LeSS Practitioner Training

LeSS Practitioner Training with Michigan Technology Services

Michigan Technology Services offers instructor-led Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices training, as well as other Agile and Scrum courses. Our training takes place at our location in the Farmington Hills/Novi area, 20 miles outside of Detroit.

We are pleased to offer you this unique opportunity to learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 3-day highly-participative course. Craig has been named one of the top 20 Agile influencers of all time and is the co-author of several books on scaling lean & agile development with LeSS.

Participants (senior managers, product developers, …) will 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.

Please note: This course runs from 8:30 – 6:00 each day. For certification, full attendance is 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 Craig Larman for a deep dive into more with LeSS, based on his long experience with LeSS adoptions.

Additional Benefits of taking our LeSS course

After course completion all participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on less.works. Here they can find additional information about LeSS, share course information and stay in contact with the other course participants.

Schedule:

The next LeSS Practitioner class in Farmington Hills will be June 22-24, 2020. The regular course fee is $2,699/student, but early enrollment, prior to May 22, is $2,299/student.

Private classes for groups are available upon request. Call 248-489-0408 for details.

Who should attend this workshop?

Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Developers, Agile Coaches, Managers and Leaders who are interested in learning how to scale their Scrum adoption beyond a single Development Team.

Prerequisites

Before the training participants must have knowledge about Scrum and Agile, gained from training like a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster workshop, agile experience, or other forms of education.

Workshop Agenda & Learning Goals

LeSS Overview

  • descaling and simplifying over scaling: more with LeSS
  • LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments
  • two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge

Adoption

  • pre-adoption: building interest
  • the adoption guides
  • 3 principles
  • getting started
  • scope of first adoption
  • stories of LeSS adoptions

Local Optimization & System Optimization

  • 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

Why LeSS?

  • shu-ha-ri and frameworks
  • empirical control
  • why "More with LeSS"?
  • systems optimization
  • occupational psychology

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

LeSS Huge Framework

  • Requirement Areas
  • Area Product Owners
  • role of Overall Product Owner
  • Area Backlogs
  • adoption

More on LeSS Roles

  • Managers in a LeSS organization
  • Scrum Masters at scale
  • Product Owner in LeSS

 

Student Successes

Programs and Certifications