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Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. 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 basic rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development.

In this tutorial, we focus on LeSS framework and see how you can scale Agile development to big organizations. We will start by looking at basic assumptions behind scaling and what different approaches there. Then we learn how LeSS deals with scaling in big groups and finally how LeSS can be adopted for existing organizations and what changes it bring in.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Starting

    Introduction to training and overview what we are going to cover
    Compare shortly LeSS framework with other scaling frameworks available

Scaling Problems

    What problem are we trying to solve when scaling Agility?
    What control mechanism there are to get work done in organization and how LeSS uses them

LeSS Principles

    Introduction to 10 LeSS Principles and themes using various exercise
    Mapping the LeSS principles to current work environment of participants
    Lean thinking and LeSS
    Using LeSS to enable empirical process control to whole organization

LeSS framework

    Go in detail through LeSS framework structure and roles
    Find out what is the role of manager in LeSS

LeSS Huge framework

    Moving from LeSS to LeSS huge.
    Structure and roles in LeSS Huge framework

Q&A

    Interactive Q&A to get most important questions answered

Learning Outcome

 

After the session you are able to explaing what LeSS and LeSS Huge frameworks are is and how they are diffrent from other scaling methods

 

Target Audience

ScrumMaster, managers, Agile coaches,

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  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  2 years ago
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    Can you please add more details to the outline? The participants would like to know how the day would be spent.


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