Large Scale Scrum: Certified LeSS for Practitioners


  • Valtech 103 Rue de Grenelle Paris, IDF, 75007 France

Certified LeSS Practitioner - Principles to Practices

For more about LeSS, see LeSS.works

In this 3-day highly-participative course, participants get a thorough introduction to LeSS. And people are introduced to — and practice — Systems Thinking with Causal Loop Modeling. There will also be an in-depth clinic with Craig Larman, the co-creator of LeSS, based on his long experience with Large-Scale Scrum adoptions.

In addition to course material, each participant will also receive 3 books on LeSS:

  • Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

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

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

The course outline includes...

Introduction

Why LeSS?

Systems Thinking, Organizational Design, and the Contract Game

LeSS Organizational Design

LeSS Principles

LeSS Rules

Two LeSS Frameworks

 

LeSS Structure

Multiple Feature Teams on One Product

ScrumMasters in Large-Scale Scrum

Role of Managers

Adoption: From Smallish to Huge

Multisite

 

LeSS Product

Definition of Done and its Impact on Structure

Product Owner and the Five Relationships

Product Backlog: Organizing and Prioritizing Bigger Backlogs

Product Backlog Refinement with Many Teams

Multisite

 

LeSS Sprint

Sprint Planning with Many Teams

Coordination and Integration: From Communities to Architecture

Scaling the Sprint Review and Retrospective

Multisite

 

In-Depth Special Topics: A Deep-Dive Q&A Clinic

Although there are some constants in a LeSS adoption, there are many variations, due to myriad contexts. And there are many special-topic questions that participants have, usually variations of “When scaling Scrum, how do we…?” These questions range from “contracts to career path.” Therefore, a full half-day to day of this course is dedicated to a structured Q&A session that works through a group-prioritized list of burning issues and questions. Craig Larman, drawing on his many years of experience of actual LeSS adoptions, will dialog and explore solutions with the group.

 

For more information...

The website for LeSS, including case studies of various companies adopting LeSS (Ericsson, JP Morgan, and more) is http://less.works.

There are three books on LeSS:

  • Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

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

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

Bio of Craig Larman, co-creator of LeSS