Certified LeSS Basics
(Certified LeSS Basics Event )
Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. 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.
The Certified LeSS Basics course is a brief introduction into the LeSS Framework. It provides a 1-day overview of the framework and some of the essential concepts that it uses. It will help determining whether LeSS is for you. For LeSS adoptions, we’d recommend you follow it up with a LeSS Practitioner course.
This review will combine instructor-led structured learning of key principles of LeSS, introduction to System Modelling and Q&A that is based on experience of practical implementation and lessons learned by experienced LeSS coaches and trainers.
Introduction to LeSS (Why LeSS?)
Lean Thinking and System 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
Product Development Types
Product Portfolio Management (real portfolios vs. fake portfolios)
Why are there so many attempts to modify LeSS, without trying it?
LeSS vs. LeSS Hug
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. Course participants will be also recognize 'fake' LeSS adoptions and articulate why the latter don't succeed.
About the Trainer
Gene Gendel is an Organizational Design Consultant, Agile/Lean Coach and Trainer. Almost 15 of his 20+ years of his professional experience – Gene had spent working with companies of various sizes and lines of business, trying to help them improve internal dynamics, organizational structure and efficiency. Gene engages at all organizational levels: senior- and mid-level management, teams and individuals. In his work, Gene uses various methods, tools and techniques to strengthen learning by others and to ensure that others gain autonomy after Gene “coaches himself out of the job”.
Gene is a proud member of the small community (less than 100 people worldwide) of Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coaches (CEC). Today, he is the only CEC who resides in NY State. Gene is also one of the co-creators of Team Level Coaching Certifications (CTC) program for Scrum Alliance.
Gene is a well-recognized blogger and publisher. He is the co-author of the following popular agile books:
- Agile Coaching: Wisdom from Practitioners (free pdf).
- Best Agile Articles of 2017 (free pdf)
- Collection of personal essays (“The Green Book“)
Gene contributes equally a lot to global and local agile communities, where he influences people via open-space workshops, webinars, seminars, panel discussions, lunch & learn, coaching retreats, professional gatherings.