Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 3-day highly-participative course.
Participants (senior managers, product developers, ...) get a thorough understanding of LeSS, Large-Scale Scrum, for scaling agile development to many teams working together on one product. In-depth, we explore adoption, new organizational design, systems thinking & optimization, the role of management, and very concretely how to work together in a Sprint at scale in terms of coordination, architecture, planning, and much more.
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.
The course also includes in-depth Q&A clinics with Craig Larman, 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
- 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
- redefining the scope of product, and the impact on global optimization
- portfolio management
Adoption: Organizing by Customer Value
- towards global optimization: multiple feature teams on one product
- adoption & organizational design implications of feature teams
- 3 types of development
- where is the Product Owner?
- discovering/defining your product scope in LeSS
- incremental change: feature-team adoption mapping
- shu-ha-ri and frameworks
- empirical process control
- why "More with LeSS"?
- systems optimization
- occupational psychology
- lean thinking & value-driven
- 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
Done & Undone in LeSS
- perfect and imperfect Done
- improvement, organizational design, and Done
- handling Undone
- shipping and DevOps
- rules for smaller LeSS framework
- rules for LeSS Huge
LeSS Huge Framework
- Requirement Areas
- Area Product Owners
- role of Overall Product Owner
- Area Backlogs
More on LeSS Principles
- systems thinking and causal-loop modeling
- whole-product focus
- lean thinking
- queuing theory
More on LeSS Roles
- Managers in a LeSS organization
- Scrum Masters at scale
- Product Owner in LeSS
In-Depth Special Topics: A Deep-Dive Q&A Clinic
there are some constants in a LeSS adoption, there are many variations,
due to myriad contexts. And there are many special-topic questions that
participants have, usually variations of “When scaling Scrum, how do
we…?” These questions range from “contracts to career path.” Therefore, a
full day of this course is dedicated to a structured Q&A session
that works through a group-prioritized list of burning issues and
questions. Craig Larman, drawing on his many years of experience of
actual LeSS adoptions, will dialog and explore solutions with the group.
After course completion...
All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner
and will get an account on less.works. Here they can find additional
information about LeSS, share course information and stay in contact
with the other course participants.
Price: 2,699 USD
Early Bird Price: 2,299 USD (End Date: May 14, 2017)
Additional Price Information: group discounts available
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