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Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practice

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Date: April 11 - 13, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Venue: Euler Training
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Instructor: Craig Larman
 


Agenda

LeSS Overview

  • LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments
  • two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge
  • learning resources

Adoption

  • pre-adoption: building interest
  • the adoption guides
  • 3 principles
  • getting started
  • scope of first adoption
  • stories of LeSS adoptions 

Local Optimization & System Optimization 

  • 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

Adoption: Organizing by Customer Value 

  • towards global optimization: multiple feature teams on one product
  • adoption & organizational design implications of feature teams
  • 3 types of development
  • where is the Product Owner?
  • discovering/defining your product scope in LeSS
  • incremental change: feature-team adoption mapping

Why LeSS?

  • shu-ha-ri and frameworks
  • empirical process control
  • why "More with LeSS"?
  • systems optimization
  • occupational psychology
  • lean thinking & value-driven

LeSS Sprint 

  • preparation meetings before first Sprint
  • Sprint Planning with many teams
  • coordination & integration: from communities to architecture
  • scaling Product Backlog Refinement
  • scaling the Sprint Review & Retrospective
  • multisite

Done & Undone in LeSS 

  • perfect and imperfect Done
  • improvement, organizational design, and Done
  • handling Undone
  • shipping and DevOps

LeSS Rules 

  • rules for smaller LeSS framework
  • rules for LeSS Huge

LeSS Huge Framework

  • Requirement Areas
  • Area Product Owners
  • role of Overall Product Owner
  • Area Backlogs
  • adoption

More on LeSS Principles 

  • systems thinking and causal-loop modeling
  • whole-product focus
  • lean thinking
  • queuing theory

More on LeSS Roles

  • Managers in a LeSS organization
  • Scrum Masters at scale
  • Product Owner in LeSS