This page contains LeSS self-study information (references, reading, videos) and a list of upcoming virtual training:
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 Basics course is a brief introduction into the LeSS Framework. It provides a 1-day overview of the framework and some of the essential concepts that it uses.
The Certified LeSS basics 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. The Certified LeSS Basics course is often combined with a Scrum course where this will be the last day of a longer Scrum-focused training.
Want to learn more about how companies have implemented LeSS? Please visit the LeSS Case Studies page.
- About CLB – Overview of LeSS
- About CLB on Scrum Alliance site
- Certified LeSS Basics – Learning Objectives
- Who Can Teach CLB?: (LeSS-Friendly Scrum Trainers)
- Experienced Scrum Masters and agile coaches
- Internal agile coaches and change agents
- Senior management, HR, budgeting
- Business people and hands-on developers
Detailed Review Content
This review will combine instructor-led structured training, based on the Learning Objectives below, introduction to System Modelling and extensive Q&A that is based on experience of practical implementation and lessons learned by experienced LeSS coaches (example).
- Introduction to LeSS
- LeSS is Scrum-based approach to scaling
- LeSS: the complete picture (principles, rules, guides, experiments)
- Local Optimization vs. Global Optimization
- Impact of LeSS on organizational design (structures, policies)
- The ‘Contract’ Game
- Feature Teams vs. Component Teams
- LeSS roles and their purposes
- Why is there only one PO in LeSS?
- Role of Scrum Masters
- Role of Managers
- How can LeSS scale over up to 8 teams?
- Understanding reasons behind attempts to “modify” LeSS
Reading Pre-Requisites /Self-Study
- “Must Have” (read):
- Why LeSS?
- LeSS Principles
- LeSS Rules
- LeSS Onion (experiments included)
- Feature Team Primer, by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde
- Lean Thinking, by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde
- System Thinking, by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde
- Who are Fans of LeSS?, by Michael James
- Why Scrum Does Not Make Your Company Too Agile?, by Michael James (+ multi-language brochures)
- “Should Have” (read):
- “Could Have” (read):
- LeSS Events in NYC
- LeSS Communities Globally
- LeSS Newsletters Archive
- LeSS Articles
- LeSS Books (free download as pdf, with less.works log-in)
- Organizational Flattening with LeSS
- Hexagon of LeSS values
- LeSS Videos
- LeSS Brochure
- LeSS Rules (2-pager)
- LeSS Poster
- CLB Flyer – General
- CLB Flyer-On-Demand
- System Thinking in LeSS transformations (Lv Yi)
- LeSS related Videos
- LeSS Games
- Agile Contracts, Larman and Vodde
- Agile Contracts, library of Mark Levison
- Tests (assess yourself)
Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
LeSS in a Nutshell:
Webinars & Podcasts on LeSS
Questions about CLB: (Video Message from CLB Trainer)
LinkedIn Comments from past On-line CLB training:
Course Flyers (for in person classes only; post-COVID-19)
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