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Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

Monday 26 October 2020

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Started 8:30 AM

Finished 17:30 PM

Organized by Radtac Portugal

Venue: Oriente Museum Lisbon

Address: Doca de Alcântara (norte)
Av. Brasília
1350-352 Lisboa

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About this event


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 & 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.


(Aside, but noteworthy: Course runs until 17:30 on all 3 days, including day 3; for certification, full attendance required)


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.


Feedback from previous courses


“It was inspiring to discuss Large-Scale Scrum with Craig Larman. The content of the course was top-notch.” – Steve Alexander


“The delivery was outstanding and the supporting material vast and detailed.” – Simone Zecchi


“The best course I have ever been on. Totally blown away.” – Simon Powers


In addition to course material, each participant will also receive 2 books on LeSS:

Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite & Offshore Development with LeSS

Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for LeSS



Agenda :

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


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

Details :

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


Meet th

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