Certified LeSS Basics


Description :

IMPORTANT:  This is a virtual event that is stretched for two days (about 4 hours each day, including breaks) to ensure that high degree of energy and participation remains throughout the session, and there is a better information retention by attendees.  Training hours are afternoon in Europe and morning in EDT (US east coast).

During these rough times (COVID-19), the LeSS company has granted permission to its accredited Trainers to deliver the Certified LeSS Basics Course virtually. Maximum class size allowed - 10 people.

The Certified LeSS Basics course provides essential information on how to scale your product development to multiple teams by implementing the Scrum effectively. This interactive course provides an overview of the LeSS framework and LeSS principles.

What is LeSS ?

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. LeSS.works 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. 

What's special about this CLB training ?

This is an online course distributed over two half days. Using Zoom, we will leverage break-out rooms to integrate interactive elements. The maximum number of participants is 10.

Training times:

April 9, 2020: 14:00 - 18:00 h CET (2 PM - 6 PM CET, 8 AM - 12 AM EDT)

April 10, 2020: 14:00 - 18:00 h CET (2 PM - 6 PM CET, 8 AM - 12 AM EDT)

Target audience: who benefits from the CLB course?

The course is targeted to experienced Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Coaches and Managers in Product Development departments.


  • Certified LeSS Basics certificate (In order to acquire the CLB badge you will need to attend the event over the entire period of the course.)

About the Trainer

Marc Lustig has experience adopting agile practices and Scrum since 2004. He is a Certified Agile Coach with Scrum Alliance and registered as a LeSS Friendly Scrum Trainer with the LeSS Company (less.works).


Agenda :

Agenda overview

  • Why LeSS?

  • LeSS Principles & Fundamentals

  • LeSS & LeSS huge overview

  • Feature Teams

Agenda Details

  • Introduction to LeSS (Why LeSS?)

  • Lean Thinking and Systems Thinking

  • LeSS - as Scrum-based approach on scaling

  • How does LeSS scale over ~8 teams?

  • Dynamics of component teams vs. feature teams

  • Roles, Events, Artifacts

  • What is basic Scrum and what is specific to LeSS?

  • Why there is only real PO and not so-called team POs?

  • Why ScruMaster in LeSS is a full-time role?

  • Impact of LeSS on organizational design (structures, policies)

  • Local Optimization vs. Global Optimization

  • The ‘Contract’ Game

  • Why Product definition should be broad

  • LeSS vs. LeSS Huge

Details :

What you will learn

After participating in the course, you will be able to

  • Articulate why LeSS
  • Explain how LeSS is a Scrum-based approach to scaling
  • Summarize what impact this has on the organisational 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 at less.works, including at least these sections: Why LeSS?, Introduction to LeSS, the rules, the online videos & books chapters.


Participants have passed either a Scrum foundations course (CSM, PSM) from Scrum Alliance or Scrum.org or have acquired the same knowledge from reading and practising.

The Certified LeSS basics course is for anyone who is involved in a LeSS effort. Basic Scrum knowledge is expected (this is not a beginner's course) and 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 can read more about CLB and review pre-training materials here.

Recommended preparation

To maximize your learning experience, please

Advanced reading material to prepare for the course

Price: 390 EUR