Certified LeSS Practitioner with Craig Larman

Organizational design of large-scale agile product organization with the co-author of the LeSS framework

May 13–15, 2024Mon–Wed
 Prague 830-1730Craigen
49 000 Kč / € 2.000(until Apr 13)54 000 Kč / € 2.200without VAT

Who should attend

This class is not about a "scaling framework". It is primarily focused on first principles of designing and simplifying large-scale agile organizations. Must-attend for:

  • Senior managers and executives
  • Engineering managers and directors, CTOs
  • Product managers, Product Owners, CPOs
  • Scrum Masters, agile coaches and agile transformation consultants
  • Anyone who wants to understand why product development on large-scale is such a pain

What will you learn

  • Simplifying organizations using Systems Thinking

  • Collaboration of many teams in a Sprint

  • Role of management in LeSS

  • Own vs rent


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 Product Owner
  • Area Backlogs
  • adoption

LeSS Sprint

  • preparation before first Sprint
  • scaling Sprint Planning to PBR to Retrospectives with many teams
  • coordination & integration: from communities to architecture
  • multi-site development


  • pre-adoption: building interest
  • owning vs renting change ideas
  • the adoption guides
  • 3 principles
  • getting started
  • Parallel Organization

Why LeSS?

  • simplicity
  • systems optimization
  • adapting to learn


Certified LeSS Practitioner


After successful course completion, you will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and get an account on Here you can find:

  • digital versions of the three LeSS books (see below)
  • more LeSS learning resources (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

Customer reviews

This class is thought-provoking and makes you rethink everything you've learned so far.

– Paweł Kałkus, QAgile

Mind-blowing and very insightful! Great investment of your time if you want to get a more adaptable organization focusing on business value. And great food :)

– Barbara Richter, ŠKODA AUTO

Where & When

Hauch Gallery
Pobřežní 20a
186 00 Prague 8 – Karlín

When: 8:30–17:30 every day

For certification, full attendance required. Please arrange you travel accordingly.

Customer reviews

Eye-opening approach to solving issues organizations create for themselves by not thinking slow. Recommended for everyone who influences organizational design.

– Anna Malá, ABRA Software

Great speaker, sees things from a very different perspective from traditional "agile coaches". Must see for sr. managers and sceptics.

– Martin Kolombo, Bohemia Interactive Simulations

Systems Thinking, deconstructing "fast thinking" false concepts, practical tips on implementation.

– Daria Radoszewska, DHL IT Services

Your 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, to keep in touch with the real work and workers.

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