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Certified LeSS Practitioner Course (CLP) - October 2019 | London

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Learn Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) with our Certified LeSS Trainers 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 organisational design, systems thinking & optimisation, 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 all 3 days; 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 our trainers emphasize this in the course learning experience.

Join us for a deep dive into more with LeSS, based on our trainer's 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

Course Agenda:

LeSS Overview

    • LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments
    • two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge
    • learning resources


      • 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 optimisation
      • 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 process control
        • why "More with LeSS"?
        • systems optimization
        • occupational psychology
        • lean thinking & value-driven

        LeSS Sprint

          • preparation meetings before first Sprint
          • Sprint Planning with many teams
          • coordination & integration: from communities to architecture
          • scaling Product Backlog Refinement
          • scaling the Sprint Review & Retrospective
          • multisite

          LeSS Huge Framework

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

            More on LeSS Roles

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

              What You Will Receive

              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, second, 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

              About your Trainer

              One of the following trainers will lead this course

              Ben Maynard

              Ben has coached, trained and been passionate about people, customer focus, collaboration and iterative of delivery of value since 2009. Having historically worked on banking regulatory deliveries he is now broadening his horizons and is involved with a number of technical and non-technical distributed and co-located teams as well as driving the growth of Deutsche's Agile community. I have a degree in Computing and Business, Dissertation was to design, build and test a working system, I did so using an SSADM and TDD (In hindsight I agree, absolute madness) Ben is now at Deutsche Bank fighting the good fight and helping to create safe, happy and meaningful environments.

              Dinesh Sharma

              Dinesh is an experienced software professional, trainer and executive coach who has worked since 1996 in the professional software development field. He has worked on some of the most complex product development anywhere in the world, including many large, financial services, government departments, aerospace and global consultancies.

              His work involves advising on agile at scale, business agility, culture change, and team capability building.

              Although based in London, Dinesh has international and varied experience having worked in the US, India and London and with various size organizations.

              Dinesh is a Certified LeSS Trainer and Practitioner and also holds (CSP) since 2011. His work includes giving a wide range of training, workshops, team coaching and consulting.

              Contact the Training Organisers - Adventures with Agile:

              Call: 0203 369 1125

              Email: training@adventureswithagile.com

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