Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices Karlsruhe

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Mon, 23 November 2020, 9:00 AM - Wed, 25 November 2020, 6:00 PM [WEST]

Karlsruhe Hotel, TBD, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württember, TBD, Germany.

Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices



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 Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework and rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and improving LeSS to your product development group. The course contains an overview of LeSS, stories on LeSS adoptions, exercises and extensive LeSS Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most of interest to the participants.

The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is for anyone who is involved a large agile adoption. Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Certified ScrumMaster or a Professional ScrumMaster course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.



The course is three days. The first day has the focus on the LeSS Overview, the LeSS Principles and organizational aspects. The second day focuses on managing the product development with Definition of Done, role of the Product Owner and how (line) managements role changes in LeSS. The last day focuses on how the different teams coordinate their work, how LeSS is adopted in organizations and the role of the ScrumMaster.

In more detail:

Day #1:
Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge Overview
LeSS Principles
Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams

Day #2:
What is your product?
Definition of Done and its impacts.
Feature Team Adoption Map
Product Owner and Product Backlog
Role of Management
Organizational impacts and typical LeSS organizational structure

Day #3:
LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective
Consideration on technical practices when scaling.
Integration & Coordination
Adopting LeSS in your organization
Case Study: German big Insurance company
ScrumMaster role within LeSS

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.

All participants get access to pdf books: Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS and Scaling Lean and Agile Development and Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development


Wolfgang Steffens

Wolfgang Steffens

Wolfgang is Certified LeSS Trainer from LeSS Company.

Wolfgang is a passionate Lean & Agile Coach, Trainer, Scrum Master, Problem Solver, Project Manager, Knowledge Seeker, Systems Thinker with a high level of energy. He has worked 20 years for Nokia/Nokia Siemens Networks.

He has over six years of practical experience as a Lean and Agile coach in large-scale lean and agile adoptions. He has also been leading the Program Management Development function on business unit level for four years and was a development manager in program management on company level for four years. Wolfgang’s experience covers also working as Program Manager for five years including successful commercial launch of products.

Recently he traveled for over 3 years around the world with his dogs on a motorcycle (www.sauerkraut-tofuwurst.com)

Currently he is working as an Agile Coach and trainer for Gosei where his recent engagements have taken him to Large-Scale Scrum adoptions (LeSS) in a traditional insurance company and digital manufacturing field.

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30 Days before event is scheduled without any cost. After that full fee is charged. The person participating to training can be changed without charge.

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