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Why Certified LeSS Basics?

Gain a comprehensive introduction to the LeSS (Large Scale Scrum Framework)

Gain the Certified LeSS Basics certificate and an account on the LeSS Works website

Be able to decide whether LeSS is the correct scaling framework for you

Take your first step in your scaling agile journey

The Certified LeSS Basics course is a brief introduction into the LeSS Framework. 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. This highly interactive 1 day LeSS Agile course will help to determine whether LeSS is for you and/or your organisation.

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What is this course?

The Certified LeSS Basics course (CLB) is a brief introduction into the LeSS Framework. 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 Basics course provides a 1-day overview of the framework and some of the essential concepts that it uses. It will help to determine whether LeSS is for you and/or your organisation or not. The Certified LeSS Basics course is also for anyone who is involved in a LeSS effort.

What will you learn?
  • Why LeSS?
  • LeSS Overview and introduction to LeSS Huge
  • LeSS Rules and Principles
  • Feature Teams
What will you receive?

All participants will be receiving a Certified LeSS Basics certificate and an account on the less .works website. The LeSS Basics Certificate will not expire and is a valuable industry known certificate.

What topics are covered?
  • 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
  • Analyze one’s own current organisations’ state
  • Evaluate the applicability of LeSS in one’s own current work environment
  • What organisational impacts LeSS adoption may cause
  • What impact would LeSS adoption make to participants’ work life
Who is this course suitable for?
  • Product Owners and Product Management
  • Agile Transformation Leaders, Consultants and Change Agents
  • Organizational Leaders and Managers
  • Experienced ScrumMasters and Agile Practitioners
  • Team, Organizational Agile Coaches and Agile Trainers
  • Software Engineers and hands-on technologists
Are there any prerequisites for this course?

Basic Scrum knowledge from training or working in Scrum Teams for a long time is expected (despite the title this is not a beginner’s course). This course is worth 8 SEU’s.

How should I prepare for this course?

Browse through the LeSS Framework at https://less.works/less/framework/index.html

What about exams and certifications?

There are no exams and you will receive a Certified LeSS Basics certification.

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