• 30th Jun 21 - 1st Jul 21
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tickets Price VAT Qty*
Standard Ticket £300.00 (GBP)    + £60.00 (GBP)

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 (Classroom) or 2 half-days  (Live Online)  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.

Venue:   Live online

The live online courses will be delivered over Zoom video conferencing, all you will need is a computer, internet connection and to situate yourself somewhere quiet.

A headset with mic would be advisable, though not essential.

Theses courses will be delivered in small groups (3 or 4 people) and will break out into virtual rooms for any group discussion and group exercises on key topics. We ensure there is a balance of experience across the groups in order to share experiences, as we find delegates learn as much off each other as they  do from the trainer.

We have tried to maintain as much of the interactive nature of our in-person training when transferring courses online.  Whilst the lack of physicality limits what we can do, a number of the exercises do transfer.


  • Trainer: John Barratt

    John loves seeing individuals, teams and organisations become the best they can be. He does this using a mixture of coaching approaches embedded with the agile mindset. He spends most of his time supporting organisations to descale and self-organise relying heavily on his Systemic Coaching approach along with training the fundamentals of agility through the LeSS framework.

    John has worked mainly in the financial sector in the last few years helping break down some of the frustrations when working in a heavily regulated and distributed environment.

    His passion for the London agile community is clear and he can often be found at meetups around the city looking for new ideas to try and experiment with.

    In his spare time John has a love for Martial Arts, achieving a black belt in both Taekwondo and kickboxing, as well as looking after his 3 amazing children.

  • Trainer: Rickard Jones

    Rickard is an Agile coach, trainer and program lead. With an Agile mindset, values, principles and practices, he has collaborated with many organisations, teams and individuals in supporting them on their complex journey to become Agile.

    He goes where the value need is, having previously been an XP developer, programme manager, change manager, development manager, scrum master and transformation lead. Despite an unhealthy obsession with learning, he believes nothing beats a coaching journey of in-the-field practical experience.

    Not only is Rickard one of the authors of the AgileHR Manifesto, he is also an international conference speaker and Certified Team Coach.

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