LeSS Organization: Big Ideas and Organizational Design in Large-Scale Scrum

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2 days

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This course explains how to apply Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), our focus on consulting at coaching at relatively large products (e.g., 2000 people on one product) and relatively large enterprise transformations (e.g., 50,000 people) to adopting agile and lean principles, and scaling Scrum to this size. It also reflects our experience with large-scale multisite development in China, India, Brazil, Europe, and the USA, among other countries

This workshop covers the key concepts and practices that we've learned work for Large-Scale Scrum and agile adoption.

Methods of Education

Discussion, presentation, Q&A, workshop exercises


Anyone interested in scaling -- managers, developers, technical leads, product management




  • Thorough familiarity with standard 1-Team Scrum.


  • Large-Scale Thinking, Organization, and Action Tools
  • Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS): Frameworks LeSS-1 & LeSS-2
  • The LeSS Rules and Guides
  • Adopting LeSS
  • Organizational design & organizing by customer value
  • Scaling with Requirement Areas
  • Feature and component teams
  • Scaling the Product Owner role, and Product Management
  • Product Backlog in LeSS
  • ScrumMasters @ Scale
  • Scaling the Definition of Done, and organizational design implications
  • Preparing for Sprint 1 @ Scale, and Initial Product Backlog Refinement
  • Scaling Sprint Planning
  • Scaling coordinating & integration within a Sprint
  • Scaling Product Backlog Refinement
  • Joint and multisite Sprint Reviews
  • Joint and multisite Sprint retrospectives
  • Large-scale estimation, release planning and scheduling
  • Enterprise-level policies and systems that support agility
  • Architecture & design in LeSS
  • Hierarchical continuous integration systems
  • Agile documentation in large products
  • Agile offshoring
  • Multisite and agile development
  • Contracts

Maximum Participants


Environment - Room, Tools, Texts

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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) Large-Scale Scrum: More is LeSS