Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) - How to Scale and Stay Agile

The CSM and CSPO classes focus on single team Scrum. But what if you have a large product with multiple teams all working on the same code base. How do you address the team coordination logistics and the larger organizational issues that naturally arise, without getting bogged down in layers of beurocracy, proliferation of roles, and time consuming coordination meetings?

This course immerses participants in in-depth discussions of how to use the Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework to address these issues. We will examine the thinking tools and practices that are designed to help you scale Scrum successfully in the simplest way possible.

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 LeSS Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting LeSS within 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 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 ScrumMaster course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.

Students who successfully complete this course will become Certified LeSS Practitioners.

Course content

The following topics will be covered in the LeSS Practitioner course:

  • Why LeSS?
  • Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge Overview
  • LeSS Rules and Principles
  • Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams
  • What is your product?
  • Definition of Done and its impacts.
  • Product Owner and Product Backlog
  • Role of Management
  • Organizational impacts and typical LeSS organizational structure
  • LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective
  • Consideration on technical practices when scaling.
  • Integration & Coordination
  • Adopting LeSS in your organization
  • ScrumMaster role within LeSS