Certified LeSS Practitioner with Craig Larman

03/11/2021 - 05/11/2021
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Connexxo Italia Academy

Certified LeSS Practitioner:
Principles to Practices

We care for your health and your safety! Of course we are taking all the measures required by national and local law to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On top of that, we believe a great learning experience can be achieved only when the participants also *feel* safe, therefore our team has developed a series of additional measures for the protection of participants and trainer. Have a look at our brochure. Should you have questions or should your company require more information to allow you to participate, feel free to contact us.

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Please note: for any cancellation related to COVID-19 (e.g. travel restrictions) a 100% refund policy applies!

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 and 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.

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.

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. LeSS.works gives an overview. LeSS builds on top of the Scrum principles such as empiricism, cross-functional self-managing teams and provides a framework for applying that at scale. It provides simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development.

The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework and rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and improving LeSS to your product development group. The course contains an overview of LeSS, stories on LeSS adoptions, exercises and extensive LeSS Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most of interest to the participants.

The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is for anyone who is involved in a LeSS effort. Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Certified Scrum Master or a Professional Scrum Master course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.

Want to learn more about how companies have implemented LeSS? Please visit the LeSS Case Studies page.


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Course Times: 8:30 to 17:30 all 3 days!
For certification, full attendance required!

Course content

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


  • 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

After Course Completion

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


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

Price & Conditions:

Course Times: 8:30 to 17:30 all 3 days!
For certification, full attendance required!

For payments until October 3rd, 2021: 2.199 EUR
For payments after October 3rd, 2021, and before the course commencement date: 2.499 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-day course, lunch and coffee breaks as well as the training material.


Please use the online booking form below. When your booking is confirmed, we will send you an invoice, to be paid by bank transfer within 10 days – otherwise the place will be reassigned.

Cancellation Policy:

Please note: for any cancellation related to COVID-19 (e.g. travel restrictions) a 100% refund policy applies!

Up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the course: 100% refund
Up to 14 days prior to the beginning of the course: 50% refund
Less than 14 days prior to  the beginning of the course: no refund
The participant can be replaced at any time.

Should we cancel the course, your investment will of course be reimbursed.
We are not responsible for any additional costs incurred by the participant.

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