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Dublin Certified LeSS Practitioner by Craig Larman: Principles to Practices


Dublin Certified LeSS Practitioner by Craig Larman: Principles to Practices

Description :

Craig Larman on YouTube - Systems Modeling in Certified LeSS Practitioner - Large-Scale Scrum 

Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 3-day highly-participative course. Participants (senior managers, product developers, ...) explore a deep understanding of LeSS, Large-Scale Scrum, for lean & agile development with many teams working together on one product. We explore adoption, new organizational design, systems thinking & optimization, the role of management, and concretely how to work together in a Sprint at scale in terms of coordination, architecture, planning, and more. 

(Aside, but noteworthy: Course runs until 18:00 on day 3; for certification, full attendance required)

Critically, we explore the Big Idea of more with LeSS: simplifying & descaling over "scaling", or... scaling product development by descaling the organization.

Perhaps most importantly and interestingly, this course runs mostly as a series of "at giant whiteboards" deep-thinking exercises involving systems modeling in small teams to explore why, so that people can own the ideas by discovering them for themselves, rather than "renting" the ideas. A focus on why and owning not renting are important elements of LeSS and how it's learned, and Craig emphasizes this in the course learning experience.

Join Larman for a deep dive into more with LeSS, based on his long experience with LeSS adoptions.

Feedback from previous courses

“It was inspiring to discuss Large-Scale Scrum with Craig Larman. The content of the course was top-notch.” – Steve Alexander

“The delivery was outstanding and the supporting material vast and detailed.” – Simone Zecchi

“The best course I have ever been on. Totally blown away.” – Simon Powers

In addition to course material, each participant will also receive 2 books on LeSS:

Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS
Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum

Craig Larman on YouTube - Debriefing Systems Modeling in Certified LeSS Practitioner - Large-Scale Scrum

Agenda :

LeSS Overview

descaling and simplifying over scaling: more with LeSS
LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments
two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge


pre-adoption: building interest
the adoption guides
3 principles
getting started
scope of first adoption
stories of LeSS adoptions 

Local Optimization & System Optimization 

local versus global systems optimization
local optimization in backlogs
local optimization in product definition
local optimization in planning
local optimization in in analysis & design
local optimization in programming

Product Definition 

redefining the scope of product, and the impact on global optimization
portfolio management

Why LeSS?

shu-ha-ri and frameworks
empirical control
why "More with LeSS"?
systems optimization
occupational psychology

LeSS Sprint 

preparation before first Sprint
Sprint Planning with many teams
coordination & integration: from communities to architecture
scaling Product Backlog Refinement
scaling the Sprint Review & Retrospective
multi-site development

LeSS Huge Framework

Requirement Areas
Area Product Owners
role of Overall Product Owner
Area Backlogs

More on LeSS Roles

Managers in a LeSS organization
Scrum Masters at scale
Product Owner in LeSS


Details :

After successful course completion (attending full-time, etc)...

All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on less.works. Here you can find:

(free) digital versions of the first and third LeSS books
more LeSS learning (videos, etc)
the course handout PDF and photos of everything created within the course that was on the walls
contacts of all course participants
a course certificate

This is maybe the most punctual course around with countdown timers before the start of each day, during breaks, and during lunch. Certification is only available after full & focused attendance 8:30am to 6pm for all 3 days, so plan your travel around that please, thank you.

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