26. Outubro 2020 - 8:30
Oriente Museum
PortugalAlmadaDoca de Alcantara Norte, Av. Brasília

Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices, Oriente Museum, Segunda, 26. Outubro 2020


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 the Trainer


Craig Larman



Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He works as an organizational design consultant, introducing LeSS with executive teams for very large and multisite product development (often, HW-SW systems). He also works with product management for highly complex product definitions, and hands-on as an embedded-systems legacy-code C and C++ TDD coach with feature teams, to keep in touch with the real work and workers.


Although one of the very first LeSS trainers and CSTs, he practices and encourages a focus on doing over teaching.


He is the co-author of several books on scaling lean & agile development, including:

Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking & Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum

Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum

Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide


Craig has served as the lead coach of lean software development adoption at Xerox, and serves or has served as a consultant for LeSS and large-scale agile adoptions at BMW (on the autonomous-driving car LeSS adoption), Ericsson, JP Morgan, Cisco-Tandberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alcatel-Lucent, UBS, bwin.party, and Nokia Networks and Siemens Networks, among many other clients. Craig has also served as chief scientist at Valtech, with a division in Bengaluru where together they evolved LeSS for agile offshore development.


Craig holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer science from beautiful SFU in Vancouver, BC, with research emphasis in artificial intelligence (having very little of his own).

Web Site: http://www.craiglarman.com




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?The course is open to anyone age 18 and up.


Do I need to bring a computer to the event?No. Personal computers are not necessary. All course material will be provided.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?Please use the email email.


Can the course be postponed/cancelled?We reserve the right to postpone or cancel this course if there are insufficient registrations. If this is the case, you will be notified between 3 and 5 working days before the course start date. In this case, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund. We will not be responsible for any other costs incurred.


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Segunda, 26. Outubro 2020, Oriente Museum, Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

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