Certified LeSS Basics

Date: November 29, 2019
(1 day)
Time: 08:30 ~ 18:00
Trainer: John Coleman
Address: Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest Hotel,
Strada Episcopiei 1-3, București , Romania
Bucharest Postal Code: 010292
Romania

Language: English

Description :

500 euro individual or 400 euro group (3 individuals or above) or for the first 5 tickets sold.

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development methods for multiple teams. A short overview can be found on LeSS.works  . LeSS builds on the Scrum principles such as empiricism and cross-functional, self-managing teams and provides a framework to use them on a larger scale. Here, simple structural rules and guidelines are given, as Scrum can also be used for large projects in product development.

The Certified LeSS Basics course provides an initial introduction to the LeSS framework. In a one-day training course, you will get an overview of the framework itself and get to know some of the basic concepts. The course will help you decide if LeSS could be the right one for your needs, but for the introduction of LeSS, we also recommend participating in a  LeSS Practitioner course .

The Certified LeSS Basics course is suitable for anyone who deals with the concept of LeSS. Basic knowledge of Scrum is required, which means, for example, that a course has already been completed as a  Certified Scrum Master  or a  Professional Scrum Master , or has been acquired through the study of specialist literature such as the  Scrum Primer and practical experience in using Scrum. The Certified Less Basics course is often offered as an extension day of a Scrum course and thus serves to deepen Scrum-focused training.

Would you like to know what practical experience some companies have had with the introduction of LeSS? Then visit the LeSS Case Studies page .

Agenda :

  • Articulate why LeSS

  • Explain how LeSS is a Scrum-based approach on 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

  • Analyze one's own current organisations’ state

  • Evaluate the applicability of LeSS in one's own current work environment

  • What organisational impacts LeSS adoption may cause.

  • What impact would LeSS adoption make to participants’ work life.

Details :

LEARNING GOALS

Foundational Knowledge

A year (or more) after this course is over, we want and hope that participants will still be able to:

  • Articulate why LeSS

  • Explain how LeSS is a Scrum-based approach on 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 (chapter 2 from book 3), the rules, the online videos & books chapters. (this should be done with at least a “2” minute online tour of these elements, by the trainer)

Application Goals

After the class, we expect that participants will have skills to:

  • Analyze their current organisations’ state

  • Evaluate the applicability of LeSS in their current work environment

Integration Goals

After the class we want and hope participants are able to make following the connections:

  • LeSS is Scrum.

  • What organisational impacts LeSS adoption may cause.

  • What impact would LeSS adoption make to participants’ work life?

  • LeSS is building on top of modern management thinking. Eg. Peter Senge, John Seddon, W. Edwards Deming, Taiichi Ohno, Richard Hackman, Robert Sutton and Jeffrey Pfeffer.  The authors and practitioners of LeSS advocate understanding leading management thinkers and prevailing evidence in terms of management thinking and participants are encouraged to continue learning post training.

 

Human Dimensions Goals

After the class we want and hope participants have made the following realisations:

  • There is no blame. People’s behaviour is determined by the system they are in (managers have a responsibility to change the system).

  • What participants could or should learn about themselves

  • What is preventing them from influencing the organization they are currently in

  • What participants could or should learn about understanding others and/or interacting with them

Caring Goals

After the class, we want and hope participants have

  • Interest in learning more about topics discussed in the class

  • New ideas about their future

Terms & Conditions

All classes are delivered in English. You can ask the trainer, John Coleman, to slow down his speech and/or to re-explain in different words as often as you like. While the trainer is Irish, his accent is neutral for an Irish person, his taxonomy is neutral, and there haven't been any issues for those with good English.

Classes are usually small, and even if not, John Coleman uses techniques that make a large class run very well, to a limit. John Coleman does not train class sizes over his operational limit so attendees can rightly get the full benefit of his classes.

Sometimes, John Coleman will have a co-trainer, someone who is already qualified or who is building up experience. Some classes may have an assistant who speaks a local language. Please let John Coleman know in advance if you need him to bring an assistant trainer who speaks your language via john@ace.works; economics will hopefully be in our favour to allow that if there is enough demand.

Payment in advance is required, no exceptions. VAT plus online ticketing charges, if applicable, are additional. All documentation requirements for invoice payment by the training date must be declared at the outset. VAT is treated automatically by the online ticket provider, if applicable. 

Location is not 100% confirmed, it is an approximate location. Location cannot be finally booked until final numbers are known. It's unusual for courses to get cancelled. Some classes require a minimum number of attendees. No responsibility is taken for costs resulting from cancellation/postponement.

Please only book travel one week in advance and use low-commitment accommodation bookings that allow cancellation one week in advance without charges. Most accommodation booking websites allow 24-hour cancellation in advance, please select that option. Please book travel at the last responsible moment (one week to go) using low-cost booking services such as Skyscanner or Kayak. 

You may cancel up to the specified online ticketing deadline, or 7 days in advance, and if so, the refund would have deductions for bank transfer fees, therefore it's an almost full refund.

You may postpone your ticket with a minimum of three business days notice, thereafter your lack of attendance at the booked date will be treated as a cancellation with zero refund (due to planning & venue costs for class numbers).

Electronic manuals are included. Physical manuals are usually not provided. Teas/coffees/water & snacks are included, but special dietary needs may not be addressed by the snacks unless you advise (hopefully the location can oblige). Neither breakfast nor lunch is included.

If the class attendees demonstrate additional ability, bonus content may get covered. However, the class pace can get set to a slower pace by even one attendee who has not prepared for class, as per pre-class communications. While John Coleman's style is to assume zero knowledge, some attendees may have negative knowledge, preconceived ideas that are incorrect according to the LeSS community.

Negative knowledge creates drag for a training class, hence John Coleman sometimes performs pre-training-screening-calls. The trainer may request in pre-training phone calls that some attendees go to Profesional Scrum Foundations/Scrum Master or equivalent to ensure a smooth learning experience, even if the booked class ticket needs to be postponed to another date, refunding if necessary less banking fees.

Wheelchair accessible venue/room set-up... If you have specific disability requirements, e.g., you require a free place for an assistant, please let John Coleman know in advance via john@ace.works.

The delivery content is a combination of slides, flip charts, and exercises. The focus is more on flip charts and exercises. The approach is a combination of experiential training and Training From The Back of The Room, regardless of the training course, while sticking to the  learning objectives. Many practical problems get discussed. and more often than not, options to solve problems are presented. But some problems need sessions in themselves, and it would be unfair to distract the class if the entire class doesn't want to take that path and/or the trainer is getting concerned that the learning objectives might not be attained within the training course timebox. In addition, some topics could be completely outside the scope of the training class. To that end, some topics may need to be "parked". Some topics could be completely outside the scope of the training class.


Subject to GDPR or other regulations:

Attendees may be asked to optionally consent to receive communications, e.g., follow-up email newsletters.

A booking is not a guarantee of attendance. The trainer may need to contact attendees to assess their readiness for the training class. It is possible the trainer will recommend additional training / reading before you can be accepted into the booked class.

In order to get an assessment, the trainer must submit your name and email address to LeSS.works; LeSS.works may in turn send you regular newsletters. 

Attendees will be invited to a slack channel for the class to enable communications before, during, and after the class.

Photographs and/or video permission will be requested in class for follow up marketing purposes. Review sites are useful but can be prone to fake revews, and hence less crediblity, even if very well accepted. To that end, Orderly Disruption is migrating to TrustPilot. Reviews & Testimonials will be requested in class; you can add the same review and star rating to each of VocalReferences, TrustPilot, and Google, to be performed optionally in class. 

A limited number of free of charge post training Zoom calls are offered. To book, attendees can arrange to meet me via Doodle on https://doodle.com/JohnColemanIRL

Attendees may be asked to join compatible communities, e.g., the LeSS community, the ACe community, the ELNA community.

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Price: 500 EURO

Early Bird Price: 400 EURO (End Date: 2019-11-09)