Author: Gene Gendel
The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework, rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and continuously improving LeSS in your product development group using various thinking tools, organizational tools and action tools. The course contains an overview of LeSS, stories on LeSS adoptions, exercises and extensive Q&A sessions to ensure we discuss the topics most of interest to the participants.
The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is for anyone who is involved a large agile adoption. Basic Scrum knowledge is expected. This can be achieved by attending a Certified ScrumMaster course, Professional ScrumMaster course, or by thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.
(To view photos and summary of the previous LeSS course (September, 2015) in NYC please click here.)
In this highly interactive course, participants will get a thorough introduction to LeSS, a deep understanding of the underlying principles and the concrete practices to help them to implement LeSS in their own organization.
- The History and Overview of LeSS
- LeSS Principles
- Organising by Customer Value
- Organisational Impact
- Feature Teams
- What is Your Product?
- The Product Owner Role in LeSS
- Defining Done
- Product Backlog
- The role of Management
- Adoption in your Organisation
- The ScrumMaster Role in LeSS
- LeSS Sprint
- Product Backlog Refinement
- Sprint Planning
- Sprint Review & Retrospective
- Coordination & Integration
- Technical Excellence
- Working with multiple sites
There will also be multiple opportunities for participant-driven Q&A sessions.
After course completion
All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on the less.works website. Here they can find additional information about LeSS, share course information and stay in contact with the other course participants.
All participants get access to the draft of the new upcoming book: Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS.
About the trainer
This workshop will be led by Karim Harbott. Karim is an experienced enterprise Agile Coach and trainer. He has guided many large organizations through ‘Agile transformations’ and helped them on their journey to continuous improvement in their product development capability.
As a former Head of Scaled Agile at McKinsey & Co. Karim is comfortable operating at all levels of the organization, but specialists in the enterprise level and organizational redesign.
A trained business and executive coach, Karim is well placed to build internal capabilities in an organization; be it developing Agile Coaches, ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Developers or working at the C-level to help leaders make the changes necessary to enable true, large-scale business agility.
Karim is a Certified Scrum Coach, Certified LeSS Trainer, SAFe Program Consultant and Accredited Kanban Trainer.