Provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices


Description :

You want to learn now about LeSS, yet you cannot travel to participate a CLP or you prefer to learn in an online class? Then this pCLP is for you! In this 5-day provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner (pCLP) course, we will cover the same content and follow the same Learning Objectives as in the Certified LeSS Practitioner.

Every day 9AM - 12PM and 1PM - 4PM (CET)

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is an organizational design framework, aiming at de-scaling organizations through reducing complexity. LeSS is optimized for adaptiveness (agility) in the service of the highest-level value.

LeSS builds on top of Scrum and the Scrum principles such as empiricism and cross-functional self-managing teams. LeSS provides simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development with multiple teams

This provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework and rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and improving LeSS to your product development group. The course contains an overview of LeSS, stories on LeSS adoptions, exercises and extensive LeSS Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most of interest to the participants.

The provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner course is for anyone who is already involved or is planning a large agile adoption. Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Certified ScrumMaster or a Professional ScrumMaster course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.


Technical requirements:

In this course we use the following tools:

Zoom: a one-time registration is necessary to get a free account. Zoom can be used from a PC / Mac, tablet, and smartphone. Participation via video is welcome.

Miro: We use Miro for almost all group work. No account or registration is necessary. All work can be successfully processed as a guest.

Google: We will use google docs for a few exercises. No account or registration is necessary. All work can be successfully processed as a guest.


Example of online Systems Thinking


Example of an online mindmap


Gallery view in zoom:

"Great Job Wolfgang, thank you soooo much, this has been quite a remarkable session!I can defintely recommend this course!" - Andreas O.

"Everyone can see that he is really behind when he represents something." Oliver T.

"Best Scrum/Agile course I ever visited!" A.D.Entrepreneur, Agile Coach

Agenda :

Over the entire duration of the course, we will go through those topics

Why LeSS?

  • Intro
  • Theory “X” and “Y”

Understanding LeSS Essentials

  • Lean Thinking
  • Systems Thinking
  • Global vs. local optimization
  • Queuing Theory
  • Product Definition

Discovering LeSS responsibilities

  • LeSS roles overview
  • Team & Feature Team
  • Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • Coordination between teams

Working with the Product Backlog

  • Product Backlog structure
  • Product Backlog Refinement
  • Specification by Example

Exploring LeSS Sprint

  • Empirical Process Control
  • Scrum re-visited
  • LeSS
  • LeSS Huge
  • Requirement Areas
  • Area Product Owner

Applying LeSS

  • LeSS Adoption
  • Definition of Done
  • Feature Team Adoption Map
  • LeSS Organization
  • Management
  • Technical Excellence
  • Project or Product
  • Case study: German big Insurance company
  • Q&A

Details :

After successful course completion (attending full-time, etc)...

All participants will become a provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on Here you can find:

  • (free) digital versions of the first, second, and third LeSS books
  • more LeSS learning (videos, etc)
  • the course material as PDF and screenshots of everything created within the course that was on the walls
  • contacts of all course participants


Wolfgang is a passionate, energetic, inspiring, and authentic coach with 10+ years of experience in large-scale Lean and Agile global Product Development. He is a Certified LeSS Trainer, Certified LeSS Coach, Systems Thinker, Scrum Master, and experienced in facilitating large workshops. His learning started in 2005 when he was introduced to Scrum and Agile for the first time. He coached organizations in their LeSS adoption from 2007 onwards and in 2010 a SAFe adoption. Systems Thinking and Systematic Problem Solving workshops are just some of his favorites.

He has 10+ years of experience in Program and Project Management, including the successful commercial launch of products. Further, he has many years of experience as a Development Manager for Program Management at the Business Unit and division level within Nokia, as well as at the company level at Nokia Siemens Networks.

His 3+ years Round-The-World journey on a motorcycle with his dogs has sharpened his problem-solving skills and he started to practice the art of mindfulness.

Besides his long experience in telecommunication with Nokia/Nokia Siemens Networks, his latest assignments were in a German insurance company and in a digital automation organization within one of the largest firms in Germany. In October 2020 he founded kai kaku Oy and continues to train and coach large organizations in their adoptions.

Price: 2 150 EUR

Early Bird Price: 1 935 EUR (End Date: )

Additional Price Information: All prices are without VAT. Group discounts for 5+ available. Inhouse classes on request.