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Certified LeSS Practitioner - Certification


The 'Certified LeSS Practitioner - Principles to Practices', course is a 3-day training to prepare you to become a Certified LeSS Practitioner.

Learning Objective(s): 

As a graduate of the 'Certified LeSS Practitioner - Principles to Practices' course, 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 the draft of the new upcoming book: Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS
  • Over the 3 days you will gain the understanding of how the principles and practices of the framework support Agile Teams, Agile Programs, Agile Program Portfolio Management and Agile Architecture.
  • This training is facilitated by LeSS Consultants authorized to teach this course.
  • Participants of this course will also be eligible to apply for PDU's toward their continuing education requirements with the PMI (Project Management Institute) for this 3-day class. Class registration includes a copy of course materials, initial certification and exam fee. Continental breakfast, lunch and snack items are served daily, including beverages.

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. LeSS.works gives an overview. 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 in a LeSS effort. 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.

Want to learn more about how companies have implemented LeSS? Please visit the LeSS Case Studies page.

The following topics will be covered in the Certified LeSS Practitioner course:
  1. Why LeSS?
  2. Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge Overview
  3. LeSS Rules and Principles
  4. Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams
  5. What is your product?
  6. Definition of Done and its impacts
  7. Product Owner and Product Backlog
  8. Role of Management
  9. Organizational impacts and typical LeSS organizational structure
  10. LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective
  11. Consideration on technical practices when scaling
  12. Integration & Coordination
  13. Adopting LeSS in your organization
  14. ScrumMaster role within LeSS

To obtain the certification, you must attend the 3-day Certification Class and pass the exam. The LeSS Practitioner Certification will expire after 2 years and will require a renewal fee.

Internal change agents, external consultants and managers and leaders responsible for implementing Agile programs as part of an enterprise Agile change initiative.