Introduction to the Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) Framework

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Learn to build on fundamental Scrum principles, like empiricism, cross-functional self-managing teams, and apply them at enterprise level in this one-day introduction to the Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) Framework with Martine Devos. This course will give you simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development.

Since 2001, Agile development and Scrum in particular have revolutionized software development. In LeSS, multiple teams work in sync to deliver a shippable product one shared Sprint at a time, every time with iterative and incremental development.

In the LeSS Framework you will find:

  • a single Product Backlog across teams
  • one Definition of Done for all teams
  • one Potentially Shippable Product Increment at the end of each Sprint
  • one Product Owner
  • many complete, cross-functional teams (with no single-specialist teams)
  • one Sprint
  • teams responsible for cross-team communication, so nothing gets lost by a middle man All participants will receive a Certified LeSS Basics certificate, and an account with less.works.

  • Learn how to:

    • Why LeSS ? (system dynamics view)
    • Overview of LeSS and introduction to LeSS Huge (for more than 8 teams)
    • Understand the rules and principles of LeSS
    • Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Team
    • LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective
    • important technical practices when scaling
    • Decide how LeSS will work and the role of management
    • A selection of useful practices and experiments

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    "She [Martine] is always very knowledgeable and available to help answer specific questions."


    About the Author

    Martine Devos

    Martine Devos is an Organizational Development Consultant and trainer, with over 30 years of managerial experience in both traditional and Agile environments. She is a passionate thought-leader of Agile methodologies, coaching over 25,000 people in the theories and practices behind Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean Software Management and Kanban.

    • Why LeSS
    • LeSS Overview and Introduction to LeSS Huge
    • LeSS Rules and Principles
    • Feature Teams


    If you're a Product Owner, Scrum Master, or Scrum team member, and want to understand how the practices you are already using can be applied across the company for synchronized multi-team product delivery, then this course is for you!


    Attendees should have basic Scrum knowledge, as achieved by attending a Certified Scrum Master or Product Owner course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction materials such as the scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.