Certified LeSS Basics with Ben Maynard


8th April 2021   3 days

English   Online Course

£350 + VAT

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  • 8th - 10th April 2021, Online Course, delivered by Ben Maynard


Want to learn a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams?

Large-Scale Scrum (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.

Provisional Certified LeSS Practitioner with Ben Maynard

The Certified LeSS Basics® course is a brief introduction into the LeSS Framework. It provides a 3-day overview of the framework and some of the essential concepts that it uses.

It will help determining whether LeSS is for you but for LeSS adoptions, we’d recommend to follow it up with the Certified LeSS Practitioner®.

The Certified LeSS basics course is for anyone who is involved in a LeSS effort or is curious about the framework.

Online Learning at Skills Matter
This course will be offered virtually over 3 half‑day sessions of 3 hours each day.
Our virtual courses offer the same expert-led, hands-on experience we've offered since 2013 — only now we’re making it accessible from the comfort of your own home (office).

You'll join Ben and participants from around the globe in a virtual classroom where you'll utilise a collaboration tools like Zoom and Slack to begin your Large-Scale Scrum journey.

Learn how to:

  1. Articulate why LeSS
  2. Explain how LeSS is a Scrum-based approach on scaling
  3. Summarise what impact this has on the organisational design (structures, policies, etc.)
  4. Explain the dynamics of component teams vs. feature teams
  5. Explain all LeSS roles and their purposes
  6. Explain why there is one and only real PO and not so-called team POs
  7. Explain the LeSS Complete diagram, organising LeSS information in terms of the principles, rules, guides, and experiments
  8. Explain how LeSS scales over ~8 teams
  9. Know the existence of and location of major learning resources at

What others are saying about Ben Maynard's Certified LeSS Basics course

"Ben Maynard is a great trainer and I found the LeSS Basics course a real eye opener and would recommend to anyone using Scrum.”

— Jonathan Farr, previous attendee

Ben is so down to earth and realistic rather than reading from a script and his stories have actual relevance to the course. I have recommended to anyone interested in gaining skills for organisational changes to read LeSS and consider Ben's course.”

— Thomas Kassar, previous attendee

About the Author

Ben Maynard

Ben has coached, trained and been passionate about software and people since 2009. Passionate about organisational culture and design that enables the creation of value both for Product and are we building it in the right way.


Course modules

  • Why LeSS, Product, Product Ownership
  • Teams, Systems & Adoptions
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This LeSS Practitioner course is designed for:

  • Anyone who is curious about the framework
  • Anyone who want to know the basics of making Scrum work with more than one team


  • Good foundation knowledge of Scrum