1-Day LeSS Overview

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework used by multiple Scrum teams, working on the same Product and sprinting synchronously.   LeSS is NOT a congregation of many independent teams, working on unrelated products and doing their own sprinting, independently.

LeSS does not treat Scrum as a low-level foundation, on top of which additional framework layers are built.   LeSS is based on principles of Scrum as they are described in “The Scrum Guide”.  LeSS uses Scrum as a pivotal building block to scale large product development at enterprise level, by many teams, across multiple product areas, by de-scaling  unnecessary organizational complexity that exists today in many companies.  LeSS has deep roots in Lean and System Thinking and tightly coupled with understanding System Dynamics.

About This Review

This 1-day introduction and review is designed for individuals/organizations that already have solid experience with implementing basic Scrum and want to learn about LeSS, in a time-effective manner, to the extent that they can make educated decisions about LeSS, as a tool/method for improving system design and overall organizational agility.
By its nature, the content of this review is very provocative and mind-challenging.  It makes people think outside of their usual comfort zone.  People inevitably face  this need, once they better understand  system design and system dynamics.

If delivered internally (inside a company) it is recommended to cater LeSS review to whole feature team(s), along with their Product Owner(s), key business stakeholders and senior management.  This will insure a stronger learning experience and shared understanding of the subject.

Target Audience
  • Experienced ScrumMasters and agile practitioners
  • Team  and  Organizational coaches, Trainers (e.g. CTCCEC, CST)
  • Organizational leaders and senior managers
  • Software engineers and hands-on technologists
Review Content

This review will combine instructor-led structured learning of key principles of LeSS, hands-on 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 vs. LeSS Huge
  • Lean Thinking & System Thinking
  • Local Optimization vs. Global Optimization
  • The ‘Contract’ Game
  • The Product:
    • Product Development Types
    • Portfolio Management
  • LeSS Roles
    • Product Owner (Overall & Area)
    • Feature Team (vs. Component Team)
    • ScrumMaster
  • Managers
  • Events
  • Definition of Done (DoD)
  • System Thinking & Dynamics
Reading Pre-Requisites /Self-Study
Additional References
Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

After attending this review session, students will be able to claim up to 8 SEUs (Scrum Education Units) under Category C, towards Scrum Alliance CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) credential.

LeSS in a Nutshell:

Classroom Preparations Logistics

(Note: To see the list of 3-day LeSS certification courses, worldwide, please visit this page.)