Certified LeSS Basics

The Certified LeSS Basics course provides an initial introduction to the LeSS framework. In a one-day training course, you will get an overview of the framework itself and get to know some of the basic concepts. The course will help you decide if LeSS could be the right one for your needs, but for the introduction of LeSS, we also recommend participating in a LeSS Practitioner course (3 days). .

LeSS is a scaled up version of one-team Scrum. LeSS address the question of how teams can “scrum together” in building the product and how leaders can design such an organization. It is based on Scrum principles such as empiricism, customer focus, systems thinking, queueing theory, and self-managed cross-functional teams. And to maintain the simplicity and elegance of Scrum, LeSS is a “barely sufficient” and “intentionally incomplete”. Principles scale, practices don’t. And at the same time, principles are abstract and hard to implement. So LeSS lays out minimilistic set of rules which the teams/organizations have to follow (e.g. single product backlog for multiple teams).

Event Venue Date
Certified LeSS Basic (CLB) - jan 2020 Lean-Agile Thinking
  • 22. January 2020 9:00
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Target Audience

The Certified LeSS Basics course is suitable for anyone who deals with the concept of LeSS. Basic knowledge of Scrum is required (fx. from a PSF/PSM/PSPO/CSM course and practical experience with Scrum). The Certified Less Basics course is often offered as an extension day of a Scrum course and thus serves to deepen Scrum-focused training.

Course Agenda

  • Why LeSS?
  • LeSS Complete Picture
  • Systems Thinking, System Goal and System Optimizations
  • Feature Teams
  • LeSS Roles, Events
  • LeSS Principles & Guides, Rules
  • LeSS Simulation

Learning Goals

  • A year (or more) after this course is over, we want and hope that participants will still be able to:
  • Articulate why LeSS
  • Explain how LeSS is a Scrum-based approach on scaling
  • Summarize what impact this has on the organisational design (structures, policies, etc.)
  • Explain the dynamics of component teams vs. feature teams
  • Explain all LeSS roles and their purposes
  • Explain why there is one and only real PO and not so-called team POs
  • Explain the LeSS Complete diagram, organizing LeSS information in terms of the principles, rules, guides, and experiments
  • Explain how LeSS scales over ~8 teams

Trainer: Mads Troels Hansen

Professional Scrum Trainer & Agile Coach

Mads is a certified Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org and is one of the most experienced people in Denmark implementing and working with Scrum, Kanban and Agile practices. Mads has more than 20 years of experience working with Agile from many Danish and international companies and as Head of Development/CTO he has implemented Scrum in many different companies with departments in Denmark, Eastern Europe and Asia. He has more than 15 years of practical experience in leading teams and departments to be more Agile and create more results with more motivated employees.

Mads is certified Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) ved Scrum.org, Certified Facilitator, Certified Coach and “Training from the Back of the Room” Certified Trainer. He is using techniques and principles from “Training from the Back of the Room” in all his courses and workshops to maximize value for the participants.

More about Mads on LinkedInScrum.org or MadsTroelsHansen.com

Read more about Professional Scrum on ProfessionalScrum.dk (currently on Danish).

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