Jurgen De Smet - Certified LeSS Trainer is coming to Prague to deliver the awesome three days "Certified LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) Practitioner" workshop on April 22-24, 2019.
Date: April 22-24, 2020
Duration: 3 days
Early bird price: 1 600 EUR plus VAT (21%) valid until March 22, 2020
Regular price: 1 800 EUR plus VAT (21%) after March 22, 2020
Place: Prague, Czech Republic
Trainer: Jurgen De Smet
Register for workshop here.
LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum)
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 structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development.
LeSS is to the organization what Scrum is to the team: a simple, powerful, large-scale product development framework designed to evolve into something that fits perfectly with any unique context.
If you are not moving at the speed of the marketplace you're already dead - you just haven't stopped breathing yet. - Jack Welch
The organization structure in which most of us operate today can be quite an obstacle to respond adequately to a fast-changing business environment. In fact, traditional organization structures are not designed to deal with a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world. This leads to employees feeling disengaged from their companies, and to companies being outpaced by their competition.
Consequently, organizations need to redesign their structures to cope with the phenomenon and increase their capability to move faster than a competition, incorporate new technology, learn new skills...
LeSS will give you exactly that competitive advantage!
I was impressed with the training and with Jurgen.
Beth KellyOperations Project Manager SpareFoot
Jurgen was an excellent trainer and facilitator. He answered all questions but first challenged the participants to figure out the answers ourselves. He was able to relate to the developers on a personal level b/c of past experience: this bought him credibility that most trainers do not have. Most of the training was spent doing exercises in groups, which kept me engaged and interested. That also made the content feel real. I was really impressed with the training and by Jurgen
Large-Scale Scrum Practitioner Course content
The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework, rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and improving LeSS to your product development group.
Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge Overview
LeSS Rules and Principles
Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams
What is your product?
Definition of Done and its impacts.
Product Owner and Product Backlog
Role of Management
Organizational impacts and typical LeSS organizational structure
LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective
Consideration on technical practices when scaling.
Integration & Coordination
Adopting LeSS in your organization
ScrumMaster role within LeSS
The course is based on group exercises with lots of Q&A. During the 3 days you will get insights from LeSS adoptions at Agfa Healthcare, Base Company, Sparefoot and how to apply that learning in your context.
You will practice a lot with Systems Modelling and apply Innovation Games® during the duration of the course so that you will be able get your organization into a healthier state.
Note: Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Certified ScrumMaster or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Guide.
Highly Dynamic - lots of concrete examples - from experiences in larger and smaller companies - good focus on what we need to implement and learn - good highlight on differences when going large scale.
José Costa TeixeiraProduct Manager at Collibra
What you will receive
You will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and receive an account on . Here you can find additional information about LeSS (incl. a copy of “Large-Scale Scrum; More with LeSS” book), share course information and stay in contact with other course participants.
Additionally, participants will have the choice to acquire Certified Collaboration Architect Credits - Innovation Games®
Do you want to learn more about how companies have implemented LeSS? Please visit the LeSS Case Studies page.
Check out some LeSS related videos from the trainer:
Re-thinking the organization – Agile Consortium 2016 (Slides)
How organizations go nuts – Agile Prague 2016
More information can be found on
Do not hesitate to contact the trainer for more information or alternative options linked to your needs and context.
About the Trainer
Jurgen De Smet was a guiding hand in one of the largest Agile transitions in EU Healthcare. A master of game techniques for serious enterprise, he has taken companies in some of the most risk-averse, regulated industries and made them rock star achievers of sustainable innovation. His Belgium-based company Co-Learning supports senior and middle management in building and sustaining learning organizations. Known as tough, knowledgeable, persistent and energizing, he is a driver of Gamestorming across Europe, a Innovation Games Qualified Instructor, and the first to implement Luke Hohmann’s concepts for citizen participation in Budget Games outside the United States. Jurgen is Certified LeSS Trainer, Licensed Management 3.0 trainer, the author of “The Effective Use of Gamification Techniques in the Practical World”, the author of “Budgetspelen: Inwoners bepalen het beleid!”, co-author of “Personal Kanban in a nutshell: The practical guide to personal happiness” and a leader in regional and global communities of practice that keep him freestyling with the best.
From the Creators of LeSS
Bas Vodde Craig Larman Jurgen is one of the first Certified LeSS Trainers. He has a broad hands-on experiencewith LeSS adoptions from medical to telecom. One great thing about Jurgen is his broad knowledge and his ability to strengthen LeSSwith other great ideas such as Innovation Games and Management 3.0 Jurgen has an extraordinary and sensitive ability to help people see, and to own their insights. That quality, combined with his deep experience that spans from large-scale organizational design to startups, is a wonderful and rather unique combination. I am honored that a person of his calibre has joined as one of the first LeSS trainers.