Certified LeSS Practitioner with Craig Larman

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 28/06/2017 - 30/06/2017
All Day

Location
Istituto Piero Pirelli


Certified LeSS Practitioner:
Principles to Practices

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.

CLP Craig Larman
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.

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.

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

Agenda:

LeSS Overview

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

Adoption

  • 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

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

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

Done & Undone in LeSS

  • perfect and imperfect Done
  • improvement, organizational design, and Done
  • handling Undone
  • shipping and DevOps

LeSS Rules

  • rules for smaller LeSS framework
  • rules for LeSS Huge

LeSS Huge Framework

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

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
  • ScrumMasters at scale
  • Product Owner in LeSS

In-Depth Special Topics:
A Deep-Dive Q&A Clinic

Although 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.”

CLP Students talking
Therefore, a full half-day to 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.

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Price & conditions:

For payments until May 28th, 2017: 2199 EUR

For payments after May 28th, 2017, and before the course commencement date: 2499 EUR

The prices are net of any applicable VAT (22% in Italy).

Discounts for groups of three or more are possible: please contact us for more details.

The price includes the three-days course, lunch and coffee breaks, the training material and the two books by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde on LeSS:

  • Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS
  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum

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