For me, Large Scale Scrum training provides the advanced tools and principles that I wish I had known as a ScrumMaster to continue change and improvement beyond just one team, and (ideally) into the organizational structures like the PMO and management. Although SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) is popular, does it fit your culture? If you’re using (some of) it, are you continuing to improve beyond the initial wins of all-hands planning and cadence and synchronization? Many don’t. Some companies simply re-label traditional roles and processes with new terms and call it agile and stop there.
Are you trying to figure out how to work with multiple teams without putting on an overly burdensome structure on top of the teams – losing the speed, agility and team ownership and empowerment Scrum provides? How do we keep quality code across teams? What about the role of management, and where’s our guidance for where the organization might need to change?
The three-day Large Scale Scrum training is called the Certified LeSS Practitioner class LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) provides simple structural rules and guidelines on adopting Scrum in large development efforts and is also a framework for scaling Agile development across multiple teams. LeSS builds on Scrum principles such as empiricism, cross-functional and self-managing teams and provides a framework for applying those at scale.
The Large Scale Scrum training is a highly interactive, in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework, rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and continuously improving LeSS in your organization using various thinking tools, organizational tools and action tools. The course contains an overview of LeSS, stories on LeSS adoptions, exercises and extensive Q&A sessions to ensure that the topics most of interest to the participants are investigated in detail.
About the Trainer: Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum), and since 2005, he 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 center helped to create agile offshore development with LeSS.
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.