Soirée Scrum à l'échelle (LeSS) avec Craig Larman

Vous avez déployé Scrum dans vos équipes et son succès vous porte aujourd'hui à le généraliser à une plus grande échelle. Cependant, vous souhaitez assurer la cohérence du dispositif global avec lesprincipes essentiels de Scrum, à savoir simplicité et empirisme.

Pour évoquer ce sujet d'actualité et thème du ScrumDay 2015, le FrenchSUG est heureux d’accueillir Craig Larman, la référence mondiale du sujet « Agile @ scale », pour vous présenter LeSS(Large-Scale Scrum), ses dernières avancées sur ce sujet, sesnombreuses expériences et répondre à vos propres interrogations…


L'évènement auto-finance les frais qu'elle a par deux nouveaux formations certifiantes LeSS avec Craig Larman (voir les formations a Paris et autres sur

Pour en savoir plus dès maintenant, bio de Craig Larman et présentation de LeSS en anglais : 

Craig Larman

Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum), and since 2005 has worked with clients to apply the LeSS framework for scaling Scrum, lean thinking, and agile development to big product groups. Much of his work is organizational-design consulting with senior-management teams of product groups adopting LeSS.

Craig has served as the lead coach of large-scale lean software development adoption at Xerox, and serves or has served as a consultant for LeSS at Ericsson, JP Morgan, Cisco-Tandberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alcatel-Lucent, UBS,, Nokia Networks and Siemens Networks, and Ion Trading, among many other clients. Craig has also served as chief scientist at Valtech and while living in Bengaluru India, at Valtech’s development centre helped to create agile offshore development with LeSS.

In addition to his focus on hands-on LeSS consulting and product work, he occasionally speaks in public, such as keynoting on LeSS at the 2014 Software Executive Summit, the 2013 Agile India conference, and the 2011 QCon conference.

Craig has been named one of the top 20 Agile influencers of all time (see and is the author of several books on scaling lean & agile development with LeSS, including:

• Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

• Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking & Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum

• Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum

• Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide


Craig was one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers, and helped kick off the Agile movement, especially with his 2003 book “Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide”.


LeSS – Large-Scale Scrum

What is the strength of Scrum? That’s not an easy question to answer. Of course, the principles behind Scrum, such astransparency, empirical process control, iterative development, and self-managing cross-functional teams of multi-skilled workersare critical. But there’s something else, subtle but important: Scrum hits the sweet spot between abstract principles and concrete practices.

Thus, in order to keep Large-Scale Scrum as Scrum, we’ll need to find a similar balance, so that we will be able to say: For large groups, LeSS hits the sweet spot between defined concrete elements and empirical process control.

This leads to some decisions in the creation of LeSS:

• LeSS needs to be simple

When scaling, there is a tendency to add roles, artefacts, processes, etc. This should be avoided so that a process can empirically be created by the product group. Most other scaling frameworks fall into the trap of providing a detailed defined process with many prescribed methods. In LeSS we want to avoid that trap and keep LeSS minimal and simple.

• Large-Scale Scrum is truly Scrum scaled

Rather than having Scrum simply as a lower-level building block for a different scaled framework that is inconsistent with Scrum at higher levels, we need to look at Scrum and for each element ask “Why is it there?” followed by “If we have more than one team, how can we achieve the same purpose on a larger scale, and remain consistent with Scrum principles all the way up?”

For more information…

The website for LeSS, including case studies of various companies adopting LeSS (Ericsson, JP Morgan, and more) is

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