Preparing for CLP/pCLP

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. 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 and provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner courses (also, described on 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.

Note: The Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP) can be taught ONLY by Certified LeSS Trainer (CLT) – all of them are listed on this page.


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


Target Audience
    • Experienced ScrumMasters and agile practitioners
    • Team  and  Enterprise coaches, Trainers
    • Organizational leaders and senior managers
    • Developers and Technologists
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
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:
Webinars & Podcasts on LeSS
Introduction Letter To Class Attendees:

This course is about Large-Scale Scrum, and it assumes a thorough understanding of the key ideas of basic “one team” Scrum and deep understanding of the official “Scrum Guide” Scrum (, regarding organizational design implications and practices.

In class we will explore LeSS 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, refinement, planning, and more.

The class will include a plenty of system modelling (will improvise with our virtual assets), Q&A and some other practical activities.

Below are some useful pre-course references that you may start reviewing at your own pace:

Training Agenda:
  • Introduction, Logistics, Stage Setting
  • Commonly known omissions with scaling
  • LeSS, as Organizational Design/De-Scaling Framework
  • Informed Consent in LeSS
  • What is System Thinking (& Modelling)?
  • LeSS Rules
    • Structure
    • Product
    • Sprint
  • LeSS Guides:
    • Three LeSS Adoption Principles
    • Organizational Design – 1st Order Factor
    • Local Optimization
    • Internal Contracts (& HR)
    • LeSS Guides: Organizing by Customer Value
    • Management
    • Scrum Master
    • Product
    • Product Owner
    • Product Backlog
    • Definition of Done
    • Product Backlog Refinement
    • Sprint Planning
    • Coordination & Integration
    • Review & Retrospective
  • LeSS (Huge) Rules
    • Structure
    • Product
    • Sprint
  • LeSS (Huge) Guides:
    • Organizing by Customer Value
    • Product Owner
    • Product Backlog
  • Extras:
    • Product Definition & Exploration Activities in LeSS
    • LeSS Case Studies


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