Provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

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Description :

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. gives an overview. LeSS builds on top of the Scrum principles such as empiricism, cross-functional self-managing teams and provides a framework for applying that at scale. It provides simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development.

This in-depth, interactive course is taught by Greg Hutchings, founder of Amelior Services, a small global company specialized in lean, agile and digital coaching and training.  Greg is an expert in scaling Lean and Agile using LeSS and Innovation Games(tm), who has more than 15 years of experience applying, teaching and coaching large scale agile at many innovative products and services companies.  He shares this experience and centers the course on the context and questions of the students who participate actively.

That's Greg!

The Online 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.


Aaron Suedmeyer, CLP, Feb 2017:  "Greg is an amazing trainer. His knowledge of LeSS is substantial. He clearly conveys the theory of LeSS and backs that up with practical and real world experience. What make Greg a great teacher is that is extremely responsive to feedback. During my course he was able to personalize the course by changing direction mid-stream. His agility as a teacher greatly increased the value of the course not only for me but all of the students."

The Online LeSS Practitioner course is for anyone who is involved in a LeSS effort. 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.

Want to learn more about how companies have implemented LeSS?  Please visit the LeSS Case Studies page, or reach out to me at to know more.

Agenda :

The course is spread out over 6 half days, with an approximate distribution of topics as follows.  Each day's session will be a maximum of 4 hours including breaks.  Questions are welcome throughout the training!

Day 1

  • Introductions
  • Why LeSS ?
  • Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge
  • LeSS frameworks 1 and 2 ("LeSS" and "LeSS Huge")

Day 2

  • LeSS Principles

Day 3

  • Feature teams
  • The Definition of Done and its impacts
  • Product Owner and Product Backlog with LeSS
  • Roles of a ScrumMaster in LeSS organisations
  • The role of Management

Day 4

  • The Scrum ceremonies in LeSS -what is the same, what is different :
    • PBR: Product Backlog Refinement
    • SP: Sprint Planning
    • SR: Sprint Review
    • Retro: Retrospectives after the Sprint, for teams and at the level of the organisation
  • LeSS Huge (for more than about 8 teams): when to use, and the differences from the basic LeSS framework

Day 5

  • Adopting LeSS in your organisation
  • Typical impacts on the organisation when adopting LeSS
  • Putting LeSS into practice
  • How to define organisational structure for a group of products in LeSS
  • Integration et coordination

Day 6

  • Facilitation methods for facilitating large groups, including proven online methods
  • Case studies
  • Questions and answers, specific to your context
  • Closing

Details :


Greg will share his personal experience in guiding the adoption of LeSS at numerous clients, which may include Nokia, Digital Entertainment, PayU, BMW and a number of other companies.  He will be glad to discuss your company’s context and transformation needs and challenges.

To contact Greg Hutchings directly:

Twitter: @scaleagile

+33 786259811

Participants will gain free access to the digital versions of three books on LeSS:

  • Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS, 2017
  • Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum, 2010
  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum, 2008

The class will explore your questions and answers in a highly interactive and valuable session

Price: 1,950 USD

Early Bird Price: 1,750 USD (End Date: 2024-07-08)

Additional Price Information: group discounts available, $500 off per ticket for groups of 3 or more from the same organization