Certified LeSS Basics
LeSS is a scaled up version of one-team Scrum. LeSS address the question of how teams can "scrum together" in building the product and how leaders can design such an organization. It is based on Scrum principles such as empiricism, customer focus, systems thinking, queueing theory, and self-managed cross-functional teams. And to maintain the simplicity and elegance of Scrum, LeSS is a "barely sufficient" and "intentionally incomplete". Principles scale, practices don't. And at the same time, principles are abstract and hard to implement. So LeSS lays out minimilistic set of rules which the teams/organizations have to follow (e.g. single product backlog for multiple teams).
The Certified LeSS Basics course provides an initial introduction to the LeSS framework. In a one-day training course, you will get an overview of the framework itself and get to know some of the basic concepts. The course will help you decide if LeSS could be the right one for your needs, but for the introduction of LeSS, we also recommend participating in a LeSS Practitioner course (3 days) .
The Certified LeSS Basics course is suitable for anyone who deals with the concept of LeSS. Basic knowledge of Scrum is required (fx. from a PSF/PSM/PSPO/CSM course and practical experience with Scrum). The Certified Less Basics course is often offered as an extension day of a Scrum course and thus serves to deepen Scrum-focused training.
- Why LeSS?
- LeSS Complete Picture
- Systems Thinking, System Goal and System Optimizations
- Feature Teams
- LeSS Roles, Events
- LeSS Principles & Guides, Rules
- LeSS Simulation
- A year (or more) after this course is over, we want and hope that participants will still be able to:
- Articulate why LeSS
- Explain how LeSS is a Scrum-based approach on scaling
- Summarize what impact this has on the organisational design (structures, policies, etc.)
- Explain the dynamics of component teams vs. feature teams
- Explain all LeSS roles and their purposes
- Explain why there is one and only real PO and not so-called team POs
- Explain the LeSS Complete diagram, organizing LeSS information in terms of the principles, rules, guides, and experiments
- Explain how LeSS scales over ~8 teams