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Certified LeSS Practitioner

Certified LeSS Practitioner


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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.

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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



- 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 significant period of time at the end of this course is dedicated to a structured Q&A session that works through a group-prioritized list of burning issues and questions. Jurgen De Smet, drawing on his many years of experience of actual LeSS adoptions, will dialog and explore solutions with the group.