Certified LeSS Practitioner Course with Craig Larman - SOLD OUT

Jun 13, 2018 · London, United Kingdom

Adventures with Agile are excited & proud to announce that Craig Larman - the co-founder of LeSS, will be leading a Certified LeSS Practitioner course this June 2018.


About This Course

Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS (http://less.works/)—in this 3-day highly-participative course. Participants (senior managers, product developers, ...) explore a deep understanding of LeSS (http://less.works/), 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 all 3 days; for certification, full attendance required)

Critically, we explore the Big Idea of more with LeSS (https://less.works/less/principles/more-with-less.html): 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 LeSSScaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum



Early Bird: £1799 +VAT

Standard: £1999 +VAT

book your place online (https://certified-less-practitioner-craig-larman-2018.eventbrite.co.uk/)

Group booking and payment by invoice available. Contact [masked] for details.

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 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 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

"It was inspiring to discuss Large Scale Scrum with Craig Larman. The venue was great, and the content of the course was top-notch."

What You Will Receive

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

All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner (http://less.works/courses/less-practitioner.html) and will get an account on less.works (https://less.works/).

Here you can find:

• (free) digital versions of the first (https://www.amazon.com/Scaling-Lean-Agile-Development-Organizational-ebook/dp/B001PBSDIE) and third LeSS books (https://www.amazon.com/Large-Scale-Scrum-More-Addison-Wesley-Signature-ebook/dp/B01JP91OR4)

• 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 Craig Larman

Craig has been named one of the top 20 Agile influencers of all time, and is the author of several books on scaling lean & agile development with LeSS.

Craig was one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers, and helped kick off the Agile movement, especially with his 2003 book “Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager’s Guide”.

"Fascinating course giving a privileged insight into how LeSS can change an organisation & behaviour"

Contact the course organisers - Adventures with Agile:


email: [masked]

Scrum Alliance Endorsed Group

You will be eligible for 24 SEU points from the Scrum Alliance by taking this course.

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