What we're about

Discussions, experience sharing and structured training about:

• Organizational Design. Scrum Scaling by organizational Descaling

• System Optimization and Organizational Agility. Waste Management. Lean Thinking

• Technical Excellence. Continuous Improvement.

• Product Management & Ownership.

Upcoming events (3)

Certified Large Scale Scrum Basics (CLB) - April 13 | NYC

Scholastic. 601 W 26th Street

RSVP: https://less.works/course-details/less-basics-scholastic-601-w-26th-street-b-w-11th-and-12th-ave-1105 Note: This course is scheduled on SATURDAY. Course Description: 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 Basics course is a brief introduction into the LeSS Framework. It provides a 1-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 a LeSS Practitioner course. This course can be taught by a LeSS-Friendly Scrum Trainer, which is a Certified Scrum trainer with extensive LeSS knowledge. As such, this will the authentic representation of LeSS, without "softening modifications" to fit an existing organizational structure. The Certified LeSS basics course is for anyone who is involved in a LeSS effort. Basic Scrum knowledge is expected (this is not a beginner's course) and can be achieved by attending a Certifie d Scrum Master or a Professional Scrum Master course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum. The Certified LeSS Basics course is often combined with a Scrum course where this will be the last day of a longer Scrum-focused training. Target Audience Experienced ScrumMasters and agile practitioners Team and Organizational coaches, Trainers Organizational leaders and managers (basic scrum knowledge is a must) Software engineers and hands-on technologists (basic scrum knowledge is a must) Agenda & Learning Objectives: This review will combine instructor-led structured learning of key principles of LeSS, introduction to System Modelling and Q&A that is based on experience of practical implementation and lessons learned by experienced LeSS coaches and trainers. -Introduction to LeSS (Why LeSS?) -Lean Thinking and System Thinking -LeSS - as Scrum-based approach on scaling -How does LeSS scale over ~8 teams? -Dynamics of component teams vs. feature teams -Roles, Events, Artifacts -What is basic Scrum and what is specific to LeSS? -Why there is one and only real PO and not so-called team POs? -Why ScruMaster in LeSS is a full-time role? -The complete diagram of LeSS: principles, rules, guides, and experiments -Impact of LeSS on organizational design (structures, policies) -Local Optimization vs. Global Optimization -The ‘Contract’ Game -The Product -Product Development Types -Product Portfolio Management (real portfolios vs. fake portfolios) Why are there so many attempts to modify LeSS, without trying it? -LeSS vs. LeSS Huge After the training, participants will be able to understand that LeSS is multi-team Scrum, understand what is LeSS, what is not LeSS, and the principles behind LeSS, understand how the current organizational design comes in the way of the organization being Agile and evaluate what changes need to be made to help the organization adopt LeSS. Course participants will be also recognize 'fake' LeSS adoptions and articulate why the latter don't succeed.

05/15-05/17-Certified LeSS Practitioner, with Craig Larman

Registration at: 05/15-05/17-Certified LeSS Practitioner, with Craig Larman | NYC (https://less.works/course-details/certified-less-practitioner-new-york-1000) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Note: Based on the most recent experience from December class, it is best not to wait until the last possible moment to register (given limited seating in class). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 3-day highly-participative course. Participants (senior managers, product developers, ...) explore a deep understanding of LeSS, Large-Scale Scrum, for lean & agile development with many teams working together on one product. We explore adoption, new organizational design, systems thinking & optimization, the role of management, and concretely how to work together in a Sprint at scale in terms of coordination, architecture, planning, and more. Critically, we explore the Big Idea of more with LeSS: simplifying & descaling over "scaling", or... scaling product development by descaling the organization. Perhaps most importantly and interestingly, this course runs mostly as a series of "at giant whiteboards" deep-thinking exercises involving systems modeling in small teams to explore why, so that people can own the ideas by discovering them for themselves, rather than "renting" the ideas. A focus on why and owning not renting are important elements of LeSS and how it's learned, and Craig emphasizes this in the course learning experience. Join Larman for a deep dive into more with LeSS, based on his long experience with LeSS adoptions. (Aside, but noteworthy: Course runs until 18:00 on day 3; for certification, full attendance required)

May 16 | NYC - Meetup w/ Craig Larman - @ MORGAN STANLEY

NYC Large Scale Scrum Meetup (LeSS), the very first created and the biggest one in the world, will be hosting an event with LeSS co-creator Craig Larman. [Craig will be in town this week teach Large Scale Scrum Practitioner (CLP) course.] As usual, Craig's session will be an open forum with massive Q&A about LeSS guides, experiments and adoption stories ====================================== MANY THANKS to our friends and colleagues from MORGAN STANLEY for generously providing a venue for this event!!!! (Notably, some great attempts of LeSS adoptions took place in Fin Tech sector and we expect a good number of internal folks to attend). Location: -1585 Broadway, New York, 26th floor -Must have valid ID to attend ====================================== Craig's Bio: 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 with feature teams, to keep in touch with the real work and workers. Although one of the very first LeSS trainers and CSTs, he practices and encourages a focus on doing over teaching. He is the co-author of several books on scaling lean & agile development, including: -Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS -Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking & Organizational Tools for -Large-Scale Scrum -Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, -Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide Craig has served as the lead coach of lean software development adoption at Xerox, and serves or has served as a consultant for LeSS and large-scale agile adoptions at BMW (on the autonomous-driving car LeSS adoption), Ericsson, JP Morgan, Cisco-Tandberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alcatel-Lucent, UBS, bwin.party, and Nokia Networks and Siemens Networks, among many other clients. Craig has also served as chief scientist at Valtech, with a division in Bengaluru where together they evolved LeSS for agile offshore development. Craig holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer science from beautiful SFU in Vancouver, BC, with research emphasis in artificial intelligence (having very little of his own). Thanks to all, Gene

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