Certified LeSS Basics


Description :


Large-scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for developing products with multiple teams to maximize the value. LeSS builds on top of the Scrum principles, such as empiricism, cross-functional, and self-managing teams, and provides a framework for applying them at scale. It provides simple structural rules and guidelines for adopting Scrum in large product development. The Certified LeSS Basics course covers the principles, framework rules, and guides for developing products with multiple agile teams. It provides essential information for adopting and improving Agile and Scrum in your product development group. The course contains an overview of Large-Scale Scrum, stories on successful adoptions, exercises, and extensive Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most interesting to the participants.

The Certified LeSS Basics course is for anyone involved in a large-scale agile effort. Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Professional Scrum Master course or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.

Agenda :

Learning Goals

A year (or more) after this course is over, we want and hope that participants will still be able to:


  • Articulate why LeSS
  • Explain how LeSS is a Scrum-based approach to scaling
  • Summarize how this impacts the organizational design (structures, policies, etc.)
  • Explain the dynamics of component teams vs. feature teams
  • Explain all LeSS roles and their purposes
  • Explain why there is one and only real PO and not so-called team POs
  • Explain the LeSS Complete diagram, organizing LeSS information in terms of the principles, rules, guides, and experiments
  • Explain how LeSS scales over ~8 teams
  • Know the existence of and location of major learning resources.

Details :

Detailed Agenda


Achieving Adaptiveness

LeSS is an organizational system for product development to maximize an organization’s adaptiveness. With adaptiveness, organizations can change direction at a relatively low cost, primarily based on discovery through frequent delivery to maximize value delivered to customers and end-users.

Systems Approach

Many companies are keen to adopt the latest ‘agile’ process if it doesn’t result in much change. It must be safe. But typically, minimal change brings minimal benefit. LeSS framework takes a systems approach to organizations. An organization is at least the sum of the people, customers, structure, policies, processes, and practices, plus their interaction, so to achieve adaptiveness and cheap and easy change, these are all likely to be impacted, changed, and aligned. Only focusing on adopting a mere process framework and local team agility will not achieve systemic organizational adaptiveness.

Simpler Structure

Some key barriers to adaptiveness are organizational complexity and too much single specialization. Organizations cannot simply “add agility” to their existing processes and roles to achieve adaptiveness. They have to rethink how the organization works more straightforwardly and flexibly. The More with LeSS principle recognizes that innumerable roles (especially over-specialized roles), complex processes, and over-abundant artifacts will lead to inflexible and slow organizations. It may happen even when organizations call themselves  ‘agile.’ Some structure is needed, but myriad formal processes, roles, and artifacts are costly and anti-adaptive and, therefore, to be avoided.

Cross-Functional Feature Team

Long-lived - the team stays together to ‘jell’ for higher performance; they take on new features over time. The team should be cross-functional and cross-component, as well as co-located. Work on a complete customer-centric feature across all components and disciplines, including analysis, programming, testing, and designing.

Teaching techniques

Our training is completely hands-on and deals with organizational challenges and implementation issues. Participants learn by doing, and the training facilitator focuses on individual and interaction rather than theory.



All participants will receive a Certified LeSS Basics (CLB) certificate and an account on less.works.




Naveen Kumar Singh


Naveen is a professional agile coach who has worked in Southeast Asia for a long time. He works with executives, senior leadership, and product development teams to develop authentic leadership qualities. His agile leadership coaching focuses on product, delivery, and culture leadership, where executives and teams identify leadership growth areas to maximize overall organizational performance.

Price: 18 000 INR

Early Bird Price: 15 000 INR (End Date: 2024-07-31)