Provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner

Principles to Practices​

Description

This 5-day provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner (pCLP) course consists of a total of 10 modules of 3 hours each. We will cover in this course the same content and follow the same Learning Objectives as in the Certified LeSS Practitioner.

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is an organizational design framework, aiming at de-scaling organizations through reducing complexity. LeSS is optimized for 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

This provisional 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 provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner course is for anyone who is already involved or is planning 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.
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.

Technical requirements

In this course we use the following tools:

Zoom

  • No registration nor installation is required.
  • Zoom can be used from a PC / Mac, tablet, and smartphone.
  • Chrome seems to work best for most participants.
  • Participation via video is strongly recommended.

Miro

  • We use Miro for almost all group work.
  • No account or registration is necessary.
  • All work can be successfully processed as a guest.

Google

  • We will use google docs for a few exercises.
  • No account or registration is necessary.
  • All work can be successfully processed as a guest.

Timeline

The course consits of 10 online modules of 3 hours each, spread over 5 days e.g.,
  • Mo 9-12 and 14-17
  • Tu 9-12 and 14-17
  • We 9-12 and 14-17
  • Th 9-12 and 14-17
  • Fr 9-12 and 14-17
Example of online Systems Thinking
Example of an online mindmap
Gallery view in zoom

Course Content

The following topics will be covered in the provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner course:
  • Why LeSS?
  • Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge Overview
  • LeSS Rules and Principles
  • Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams
  • What is your product?
  • Definition of Done and its impacts.
  • Product Owner and Product Backlog
  • Role of Management
  • Organizational impacts and typical LeSS organizational structure
  • LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective
  • Consideration on technical practices when scaling.
  • Integration & Coordination
  • Adopting LeSS in your organization
  • Scrum Master role within LeSS
  • Case Study: German big Insurance company

After successful Course Completion

All participants will become a provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on less.works. Here you can find:
  • your personalized (free) digital versions of the first, second, and third LeSS books
  • more LeSS learning (videos, etc)
  • the course material as PDF and screenshots of everything created within the course that was on the whiteboards
  • contacts of all course participants
  • Certificate of Attendance

Transforming your provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner to a Certified LeSS Practitioner

Your provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner will transform into a normal Certified LeSS Practitioner when:
  • You joined an in-person LeSS & Learn session, or
  • You join an in-person Certified LeSS Practitioner or Certified LeSS for Executives course.