You will learn the big ideas in LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum), with a special focus on organizational design change implications.
Since LeSS (and even regular one-team Scrum) implies an organizational design change, the primary audience is senior managers (usually executive C-level managers) who have the authority and ability to change the design, including the authority to eliminate or change groups, roles, policies and processes.
A second key audience is ScrumMasters @ Scale who need to understand everything about Large-Scale Scrum and advise and educate senior leadership in the organizational design implications of LeSS.
A third audience are people in the various traditional manager roles that are no longer needed in Scrum, including functional (analysis, test, architecture, UX, ...) managers, team leads, project and program managers. This course will explore what new roles and behaviors may be relevant.
A fourth audience are people in traditional single-specialist roles no longer needed in Scrum, since Scrum is based on multi-skilled multi-learning T-shaped workers. This course will explore what new roles and behaviors may be relevant.
Understand all the concepts in standard 1-Team Scrum. (Some pre-readings will be assigned to facilitate this).
Discussion, presentation, Q&A, exercises
Read this: Course Environment - LeSS
Text and Notes
Participants will receive copies of 3 books:
(1) Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum
(2) Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum
(3) (when published in late 2014) Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS