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Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practice - Hosted by Hollstadt

Collaborative Leadership Team, Inc.

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

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Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 3-day highly-participative course. Participants (senior managers, product developers, ...) get a thorough understanding of LeSS, Large-Scale Scrum, for scaling agile development to many teams working together on one product. In-depth, we exploreadoption, new organizational design, systems thinking & optimization, the role of management, and very concretely how to work together in a Sprint at scale in terms of coordination, architecture, planning, and much more. 

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 canown the ideas by discovering them for themselves, rather than "renting" the ideas. A focus on why andowning not renting are important elements of LeSS and how it's learned, and Craig emphasizes this in the course learning experience.

The course also includes in-depth Q&A clinics with Craig Larman, based on his long experience with LeSS adoptions.


Feedback from previous courses

“It was inspiring to discuss Large-Scale Scrum with Craig Larman. The content of the course was top-notch.” – Steve Alexander

“The delivery was outstanding and the supporting material vast and detailed.” – Simone Zecchi

“The best course I have ever been on. Totally blown away.” – Simon Powers


In addition to course material, each participant will also receive 2 books on LeSS:

  • Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS
  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum

 

 

Agenda :

LeSS Overview

  • LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments
  • two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge
  • learning resources

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

Adoption: Organizing by Customer Value 

  • towards global optimization: multiple feature teams on one product
  • adoption & organizational design implications of feature teams
  • 3 types of development
  • where is the Product Owner?
  • discovering/defining your product scope in LeSS
  • incremental change: feature-team adoption mapping

Why LeSS?

  • shu-ha-ri and frameworks
  • empirical process control
  • why "More with LeSS"?
  • systems optimization
  • occupational psychology
  • lean thinking & value-driven

LeSS Sprint 

  • preparation meetings before first Sprint
  • Sprint Planning with many teams
  • coordination & integration: from communities to architecture
  • scaling Product Backlog Refinement
  • scaling the Sprint Review & Retrospective
  • multisite

Done & Undone in LeSS 

  • perfect and imperfect Done
  • improvement, organizational design, and Done
  • handling Undone
  • shipping and DevOps

LeSS Rules 

  • rules for smaller LeSS framework
  • rules for LeSS Huge

LeSS Huge Framework

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

More on LeSS Principles 

  • systems thinking and causal-loop modeling
  • whole-product focus
  • lean thinking
  • queuing theory

More on LeSS Roles

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

 

In-Depth Special Topics: A Deep-Dive Q&A Clinic

Although there are some constants in a LeSS adoption, there are many variations, due to myriad contexts. And there are many special-topic questions that participants have, usually variations of “When scaling Scrum, how do we…?” These questions range from “contracts to career path.” Therefore, a full day of this course is dedicated to a structured Q&A session that works through a group-prioritized list of burning issues and questions. Craig Larman, drawing on his many years of experience of actual LeSS adoptions, will dialog and explore solutions with the group.

 

Details :

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.

Craig

Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum), and since 2005 has worked with clients to apply the LeSS framework for scaling Scrum, lean thinking, and agile development to big product groups. Much of his work is organizational-design consulting with senior-management teams of product groups adopting LeSS. 

Craig has served as the lead coach of large-scale lean software development adoption at Xerox, and serves or has served as a consultant for LeSS at Ericsson, JP Morgan, Cisco-Tandberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alcatel-Lucent, UBS, bwin.party, Nokia Networks and Siemens Networks, and Ion Trading, among many other clients. Craig has also served as chief scientist at Valtech and while living in Bengaluru India, at Valtech’s development centre helped to create agile offshore development with LeSS.

In addition to his focus on hands-on LeSS consulting and product work, he occasionally speaks in public, such as keynoting on LeSS at the 2014 Software Executive Summit, the 2013 Agile India conference, and the 2011 QCon conference. 

Craig has been named one of the top 20 Agile influencers of all time and is the author of several books on scaling lean & agile development with LeSS, including:

  • More with LeSS
  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking & Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum
  • Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum
  • Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide


Craig was one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers, and helped kick off the Agile movement, especially with his 2003 book “Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide”. 

Have questions about Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practice - Hosted by Hollstadt? Contact Collaborative Leadership Team, Inc.

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Hollstadt Consulting
1333 Northland Dr Ste 220
Saint Paul, MN 55120

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM (CDT)


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Collaborative Leadership Team, Inc.

About Collaborative Leadership Team

Collaborative Leadership Team (CLT) is the premier Agile Consultancy. We subscribe to the Values and Principles in the Agile Manifesto. Our mission is to train and coach Individuals, Teams and Leaders in order to improve their ability to deliver valuable, working product. We help our Clients achieve their goals through assessments, training, mentoring and coaching.

Since 2006, CLT has had a significant impact on the way people and organizations achieve higher levels of productivity:

  • Over 15,000 Students trained in Agile & Scrum

  • Over 100 Organizations achieving their goals by transforming and adopting Agile & Scrum

For more information including Training offerings, Coaching offerings, Client Feedback. and more, please visit us at http://collaborativeleadershipteam.com

CLT can aid in your Agile Transformation and Adoption.  Our diverse experts will help with exactly the right combination of Assessments, Training, and Coaching.

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