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LeSS is not Scrum

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Although LeSS is strongly influenced by Scrum, it is definitively not the same.

Some key differences between LeSS and Scrum 2017 are:

  • The concept of Scrum Team does not exist in LeSS.
  • What is called Development Team in Scrum is simply called Team in LeSS.
  • Self-organizing teams are called Self-managing Team.

  • Sprint Planning is split in Sprint Planning 1 and Sprint Planning 2.
  • Backlog Refinement is not an activity but an event.
  • Sprint Goal is not a part of LeSS but considered to be a useful practice to use with LeSS.
  • Scrum Master is a fulltime role, not a member of a Team.
  • Product Owner is not an expected participant in Team Daily Scrum or in Team Retrospective.

For now, we are ignoring the Scrum 2020 version.