Certified LeSS for Basics

Introduction to LeSS


LeSS is an organizational design approach, aiming at simplifying organizations through reducing complexity. LeSS is optimized for highest-level adaptiveness (agility) in the service of the highest-level value.

LeSS builds on top of Scrum and the Scrum principles such as empiricism and cross-functional self-managing teams. LeSS provides simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development with multiple teams.

The Certified LeSS Basics course is a brief introduction into the LeSS Framework. It provides an overview of the framework and some of the essential concepts that it uses. It will help determining whether LeSS is for you but for LeSS adoptions, we’d recommend to follow it up with a LeSS Practitioner course.

Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Certified Scrum Master or a Professional Scrum Master course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.

Trainings are oriented on the methods of “Training from the back of the room”, as well as the effect of team learning over individual learning.

Course Content

The following topics will be covered in the Certified LeSS Basics course:
  • Welcome
  • A LeSS Overview
  • The 10 LeSS Principles
  • Introduction into Systems Thinking
  • The LeSS Scrum Master
  • The Product Owner in LeSS
  • Product Definition
  • LeSS simulation with exclusive reflection
  • Q&A

After successful Course Completion

All participants will be receiving a Certified LeSS Basics badge, certificate  of attendance, and an account on less.works. The LeSS Basics Certificate will not expire.