Provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices
In our training, participants:
- Learn why team agility is not enough to build an organization that is able to adapt and deliver customer value fast
- Understand the principles that guide you in creating organizational agility
- Practice new thinking tools and explore rules, guides, and experiments that are most important for agility
- Experience true agility during a LeSS simulation while building a product
- Leave with action plans and resources to start making a difference in your working environment straight away
What makes our online courses stand out?
- Limited 2-phase certification offer: Reduced online course price plus option to upgrade to CLP-certificate by attending an in-person class
- A course designed to be engaging and interactive (both with material and with collaborative online work, where connecting with peers is more important than ever)
- A strong focus on how to apply LeSS and large-scale development in a remote environment
- Post-class support for all participants via Slack
- A flexible refund policy (up to 1 day before the class)
- 100% money-back-guarantee if you’re not completely happy with the experience provided
- Limited 2-for-1 offer: Pay one price for the online course and attend an in-person class for FREE
In these difficult times, quickly delivering value and innovation in ever-faster cycle times has become a key differentiator between good and great enterprises. Large product-development organizations are turning to agile principles and large-scale Scrum to be able to sustainably deliver that innovation at a fast pace.
The key questions many large product development organizations face are:
How to apply what works well on a small scale to large scale developments?
What’s the design of an organization that optimizes for learning, agility and customer value?
Can I redesign my organization to create the environment to succeed in the long run?
Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is to organizations what Scrum is to teams: a simple, powerful, large-scale product development framework designed to evolve into something that fits perfectly within any unique context. LeSS builds on top of the Scrum principles such as empiricism, cross-functional self-managing teams and provides a framework to apply them at scale. It provides simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development.
This Certified LeSS Basics Training will give you an introduction to the LeSS framework, principles, guides, and experiments. After this course, you will be able to:
Explain what is LeSS and what LeSS is not
Understand whether and how your organization can profit from implementing LeSS
Explain how LeSS is a Scrum-based approach on scaling
Summarize what impact this has on organizational design (structures, policies, etc.)
Understand how your current organizational design influences the agility of your organization
Explain the dynamics of component teams vs. feature teams
Explain the LeSS roles and their purpose
Explain how LeSS scales over approx. 8 teams
What’s special about this course?
This course has been designed from the ground up for a great remote experience with techniques from “Training from the BACK of the Room” by Sharon Bowman and “Learning How to Learn” by Barbara Oakley, PhD. It will allow you to take the information in a multisensory way (hearing, seeing, discussing, writing, reflecting and teaching it to others) and engage in an active review of the new knowledge you learned. At the end of the course, you will create action plans for how you plan to use the new knowledge in your organization after the training is over.
The course is limited to 12 participants in order to allow a deep level of engagement and learning.
The course consists of multiple sessions of up to 90 minutes each, spread out over 5 days. The regular timeframe will be between 9:00 and 12:00 and 13:30 and 15:30 CET.
At the end of the course, you will receive the pCLB badge and an account to less.works. You will also receive the three LeSS books as digital copies. To transform your pCLP badge into a Certified LeSS Practitioner certificate you need to either
- attend a 2-day LeSS & Learn workshop (with other pCLP and CLP alumni)
- attend an in-person CLP or CLE course
As a participant of our course, you will be entitled to join my in-person courses for a special price of only 1000 EUR.
In addition, after attending the course, you will be able to claim up to 24 SEUs (Scrum Education Units) under Category C, towards Scrum Alliance CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) credential.
The following topics will be covered in this course:
LeSS and Scrum (what do they have in common and what is different)
Component Teams vs. Feature Teams
The LeSS roles
The LeSS events
The LeSS principles
This course is for everyone in product development: Scrum Masters and agile practitioners, team and organizational coaches, organizational leaders and senior managers, Product Owners and stakeholders, software engineers, hands-on technologists, and others.
The only prerequisite to the course is basic Scrum knowledge. This can be achieved by attending a Certified Scrum Master or a Professional Scrum Master course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.
You need a stable and fast internet connection, a webcam, a headset and an environment where you can concentrate as well as interact with others online as needed.
Participants should review Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer
Another great preparation for this course is the Scrum Test on less.works. It’s strongly encouraged to do this test before attending the course.
About the Trainer
Robert is one of 20 certified LeSS Trainers globally and one of the few with hands-on experience in LeSS and LeSS Huge. As a change agent for 15+ years consulting and coaching, he has worked with over 30 companies, including DAX-listed global brands such as Adidas, BMW, BP, Dr. Oetker, Henkel, Hilti, Hugo Boss, SAP, Volkswagen, and ZF.
From 2015 to 2016 he led a LeSS adoption at a Global Player in the Software Industry, scaling development from 3 to 7 teams and coaching the development and the management team on how to lead a scaled agile organization. In 2018 he contributed to significant improvements in product delivery at one of the biggest LeSS Huge adoptions in the world at BMW AG. Working with over 30 teams, including large groups of over 400 employees, he led them to deliver bi-weekly product increments consisting of hardware and software.
You can read more about Robert here
Price: 2,200 EUR
Early Bird Price: 1,900 EUR (End Date: 2021-02-17)
Additional Price Information: Company discount: 20% off for three (or more) participants from the same company