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Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

Radtac Portugal

Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 5:30 PM (WET)

Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

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Register at one of Radtac’s Portugal training courses and get 1 remote free ticket for the most surprising Agile conference in Europe.

26 – 30 September 2020



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.


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


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 renting are 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

  • Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite & Offshore Development with LeSS

  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for LeSS



Agenda :

LeSS Overview

  • descaling and simplifying over scaling: more with LeSS

  • LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments

  • two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge

Systems Thinking & Organizational Design

  • 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

LeSS Huge Framework

  • Requirement Areas

  • Area Product Owners

  • role of Overall Product Owner

  • Area Backlogs

  • adoption

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


  • pre-adoption: building interest

  • the adoption guides

  • 3 principles

  • getting started

  • scope of first adoption

  • stories of LeSS adoptions

More on LeSS Roles

  • Managers in a LeSS organization

  • Scrum Masters in LeSS

  • Product Owner in LeSS

Why LeSS?

  • shu-ha-ri and frameworks

  • empirical control

  • why "More with LeSS"?

  • systems optimization

  • occupational psychology

Details :

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

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

  • (free) digital versions of the first, second, 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


Meet the Trainer


Craig Larman



Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He works as an organizational design consultant, introducing LeSS with executive teams for very large and multisite product development (often, HW-SW systems). He also works with product management for highly complex product definitions, and hands-on as an embedded-systems legacy-code C and C++ TDD coach with feature teams, to keep in touch with the real work and workers.


Although one of the very first LeSS trainers and CSTs, he practices and encourages a focus on doing over teaching.


He is the co-author of several books on scaling lean & agile development, including:

  • Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking & Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum

  • Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum

  • Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide


Craig has served as the lead coach of lean software development adoption at Xerox, and serves or has served as a consultant for LeSS and large-scale agile adoptions at BMW (on the autonomous-driving car LeSS adoption), Ericsson, JP Morgan, Cisco-Tandberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alcatel-Lucent, UBS,, and Nokia Networks and Siemens Networks, among many other clients. Craig has also served as chief scientist at Valtech, with a division in Bengaluru where together they evolved LeSS for agile offshore development.


Craig holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer science from beautiful SFU in Vancouver, BC, with research emphasis in artificial intelligence (having very little of his own).

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The course is open to anyone age 18 and up.


Do I need to bring a computer to the event?
No. Personal computers are not necessary. All course material will be provided.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please use the email


Can the course be postponed/cancelled?
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel this course if there are insufficient registrations. If this is the case, you will be notified between 3 and 5 working days before the course start date. In this case, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund. We will not be responsible for any other costs incurred.


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Oriente Museum
Doca de Alcantara Norte, Av. Brasília
1350-352 Lisboa

Monday, October 26, 2020 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 5:30 PM (WET)

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