Personal Profile

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Craig Larman

Santa Barbara

Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He serves as an organizational design consultant, with emphasis on introducing LeSS for very large and multisite product development (often, embedded systems, telecommunications, or investment banking), and coaching executive teams to succeed with larger enterprise-level agile and lean methods adoption. 

He is the author of several books on scaling lean & agile development, 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 has served as the lead coach of lean software development adoption at Xerox, and serves or has served as a consultant for large-scale Scrum and enterprise agile adoption at Ericsson, JP Morgan, Cisco-Tandberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alcatel-Lucent, UBS,, Nokia Networks and Siemens Networks, Thomson Reuters, Ion Trading, and Statoil, among many other clients. Craig has also served as chief scientist at Valtech, a consulting, outsourcing, and skills transfer organization with divisions in many countries, with a division in Bengaluru that has applied LeSS to offshore development. 

Craig holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer science from beautiful SFU in Vancouver, BC, with research emphasis in artificial intelligence (having very little of his own).