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404 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90071

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This course is designed to be an in person course. The venue listed has COVID precaution/health safety plan in place. However, given the fluctuating health guidelines situation, the course is on tentative status. Full Refunds will be give to anyone who registers but the course get ends up getting cancelled or modified to the point where they cannot participate.

Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 3-day highly-participative course. Participants (senior managers, product developers, ...) 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.

Video thumbnail for Craig Larman on the value of Systems modeling Exercises for the Large Scale Scrum course

(Aside, but noteworthy: Course runs until 17:30 on day 3; for certification, full attendance required)

(Course location is within 30 minutes from LAX Airport)

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 rentingare important elements of LeSS and how it's learned, and Craig emphasizes this in the course learning experience.

Join Larman for a deep dive into more with LeSS, 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

Click below for Debriefing Systems Modeling video

Video Thumbnail for Craig Larman on Debriefing Systems Modeling Exercises in Large Scale Scrum Class

Agenda :

LeSS Overview

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


  • 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

Details :

After successful course completion (attending full-time, etc)...

All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on less.works. Here you can find:

  • (free) digital versions of the first and third LeSS books
  • more LeSS learning (videos, etc)
  • the course handout PDF and photos of everything created within the course that was on the walls
  • contacts of all course participants
  • a course certificate

Details :

Price: $2,699 USD

Early Bird Price: $2,299 USD

Additional Price Information: group discounts available

NOTE: class will meet from 8:30AM to 17:30PM all three days including day 3. Please arrange your schedule accordingly. Participants MUST plan to stay until precisely 17:30 on day *3* i.e., 17:30 on ALL days.

Local Agile Training Partner: Rocket Nine Solutions

Craig Larman, cofounder of LeSS, and the trainer for this course, has partnered with Rocket Nine Solutions, a Southern California-based agile training and coaching consultancy led by Scott Dunn, CST, to host this course. Please refer any logistical questions about this training to our training coordinator whose contact information can be found below. Course content related information can be found on LeSS.works. This particular Large Scale Scrum class is listed here.

Cancellation Policy - Reschedule to another of our classes anytime, or cancel anytime up to 7 days before class for 100% refund. Fewer than 7 days notice will result in a 75% refund to cover hard costs. No-shows or move/cancellation requests on day of class are non-refundable. For minimum learning experience, the course must run with a minimum five registrants. If fewer than five are registered, the class may be cancelled three to seven days in advance, and attendees will be offered seats in the next Rocket Nine Solutions classes in the area or a full refund.

Please be aware that Rocket Nine Solutions may choose to record electronic and traditional media (e.g., photographs, video, audio footage, testimonials) at this event and attendees may appear in these recordings. By submitting a registration for yourself or someone else, or by attending this event, you grant permission for Rocket Nine Solutions to store those recordings in a database and to use them in future print, electronic, or other visual media for educational and promotional purposes. If you do not wish to grant permission, please contact the event coordinator listed below prior to attending the event.

If you need assistance with other logistical details of the class, larger group rates (6 or more), etc., please contact Cliff Rosa at cliff@rocketninesolutions.com or call 714-699-4679.

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