Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

Date:
25 October 2021, 08:30 —
27 October 2021, 17:30
Location:
Lisbon, Portugal
€2199
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Craig Larman
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Date: October 25, 16, 27 - 2021 (3 days)

Time: 08:30 - 17:30

Address: Orient Museum Foundation
Av. Brasília, Doca de Alcântara (Norte)
1350-352 Lisbon
Portugal


DESCRIPTION :

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 17:30 on all 3 days, including 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
  • Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite & Offshore Development with LeSS
  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for LeSS


AGENDA :

LeSS Overview

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

Systems Thinking & Organizational Design

  • 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

LeSS Huge Framework

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

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

Adoption

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

More on LeSS Roles

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

Why LeSS?

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


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, 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

CERTIFICATION

The LeSS Practitioner Certification will expire after 2 years and will require a renewal fee.



TRAINING REMOTELY | GUIDELINES FOR A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE

Congratulations on joining Agile Thinkers remote courses. We are committed to facilitating a pleasant and enriching experience for all our attendees.

That's is why it is critically important that we are clarifying how we're going to work together to be most effective. So, let's develop some working agreements and suggestions to encourage the type of team environment that we want to foster during our training sessions.

Before the training starts:

1. Inform your co-workers/colleagues what will be the time you're attending training, and you shouldn't' be interrupted;

2. Look for a comfortable and quiet place to set your training spot.

3. Reduce distractions, noises and background interference;

4. Test your internet signal and guarantee you have a good connection.

5. Please take some time to explore the tools and how to login; You can find the tools we will be using in your Workshop Butler registration information.

6. Visit the toilet 10m before the session starts;

7. Stay hydrated;

8. Bring a notebook and a pen with you;

9. Limit interruptions from family members;

10. Make sure you turn off Outlook, gmail, Slack, WhatsApp, Skype or other sources of interruption;

11. If you can, select flight mode on your phone;

12. Test your earphones.

During Training:

1. While there are no questions, confirm you are mute;

2. Ask for help if you have any questions unmuting yourself or sending a message in chat;

3. Use Chat area to address the trainer some questions. As soon as possible, we will give feedback.

4. Respect the Time-boxes;

5. Be on time so you can deliver on time;

6. Don't accept calls while you're on training unless is extremely necessary and vital for you;

7. Please keep your camera on;

8. Have fun! Enjoy your course!

FAQ

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The course is open to anyone age 18 and up.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Use info@agile21.com

What's the refund policy?

No refunds. If this is a concern, please contact us.

Can the course be postponed/cancelled?

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel this course if there are insufficient registrations. If this is the case, you will be notified between 3 and 5 working days before the course start date. In this case, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund. We will not be responsible for any other costs incurred.

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