Certified LeSS Basics

Date: April 27, 2018
(1 day)
Time: 08:30 ~ 17:30
Trainer: Ram Srinivasan
Address: 89 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON
Toronto Postal Code: M5G 1R1
Canada

Language: English

Description :

When there is only one (Development) Team building the "product", the Scrum Guide gives guidelines on how the Scrum Framework works. But what if multiple teams need to work on the product? How can they "scrum" together? What are the "rules" of the game? What guidelines can that they can follow? How can managers/leaders design the organization to be Agile and have teams deliver highest value work every Sprint? Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) addresses these questions.

LeSS is a scaled up version of one-team Scrum. LeSS address the question of how teams can "scrum together" in building the product and how leaders can design such an organization. It is based on Scrum principles such as empiricism, transparency, customer focus, systems thinking, queueing theory, and self-managed cross-functional teams. And to maintain the simplicity and elegance of Scrum, LeSS is a "barely sufficient" and "intentionally incomplete".  Principles scale, practices don't. And at the same time, principles are abstract and hard to implement. So LeSS lays out minimilistic set of rules which the teams/organizations have to follow (e.g. single product backlog for multiple teams). LeSS also gives you many guidelines(suggestion) or strong recommendations which have worked successfully for many organizations. And there are more than 600 experiments which you can try when implementing LeSS.

Agenda :

Why Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) ?

  • Clearing misconceptions about what is Scrum and what is not

  • Why LeSS (and Scrum) are "barely sufficient" and "intentionally incomplete"

  • Systems Thinking, System Goal and System Optimization

    • Local vs Global Optimization (a.k.a Scaling vs DeScaling)

    • Understanding Org Design for (De)Scaling

What is Large Scale Scrum?

  • Multi-team Scrum vs. Multiple Scrum Teams

  • The LeSS Complete Picture - Principles, Rules, Guide and Experiments

    • (Smaller) LeSS Framework (upto "8" teams)

    • LeSS Huge Framework (beyond 8 teams)

  • The Roles

    • Component Teams vs Feature Teams

    • Product Owners

    • Scrum Master

    • Role of Management

  • LeSS Events

    • Sprint Planning

    • Daily Scrum,

    • Sprint Review

    • Sprint Retrospective

    • Product Backlog Refinement

  • The Artifacts

    • Product Backlog

    • Sprint Backlog

    • Increment

  • Coordination and Integration practices

  • Importance of Technical Excellence

Implementing LeSS

  • Understanding your Organizational Landscape

  • LeSS Adoption

    • A Guide to getting started with LeSS

    • Initial Product Backlog Refinement

    • Definition of Done

    • Beyond "8" teams - LeSS Huge Adoption guidelines

    • LeSS Resources

Details :

Target Audience:

Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Developers, Agile Coaches, Managers and Leaders who are interested in learning how to scale their Scrum adoption beyond a single Development Team. After the workshop, the participants will be able to understand that LeSS is multi-team Scrum,  understand what is LeSS, what is not LeSS, and the principles behind LeSS, understand how the current organizational design comes in the way of the organization being Agile and evaluate what changes need to be made to help the organization adopt LeSS

Before the training, participants must have knowledge about Scrum and Agile, gained from training (e.g. Certified ScrumMaster), experience, or other forms of education. We recommend checking your knowledge by completing the Scrum Quiz. Knowledge of basic information about LeSS is helpful, but not obligatory. You can get them on the LeSS website .

After the workshop, the participants will be able to

  • Understand that LeSS is multi-team Scrum
  • Understand what is LeSS, what is not LeSS, and the principles behind LeSS
  • Understand how the current organizational design comes in the way of the organization being Agile
  • Evaluate what changes need to be made to help the organization adopt LeSS

Price: 845 CAD

Early Bird Price: 645 CAD (End Date: 2018-03-31)

Additional Price Information: Please contact Ram (Ram+LeSSWorkshop at InnovAgility.com) for group (3+ ) discounts