Certified LeSS Practitioner:Principles to Practices

17 January 2018 - 3 days

Hong Kong

Course Description

The objective of the course is to understand what it takes to organize for continuous delivery of a large product, while reducing organizational complexity. At the same time, being able to bring real improvement without comprimising any of the Agile principles.

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a simple framework for product development with 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.

The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework and rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and improving LeSS to your product development group. The course contains an overview of LeSS, stories on LeSS adoptions, exercises and extensive LeSS Q&A to ensure we discuss the topics most of interest to the participants.

Audience & Prerequisite

The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is for anyone involved in a software product delivery. Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Certified ScrumMaster or a Professional ScrumMaster course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum.

After course completion

All participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on less.works. Here they can find additional information about LeSS, share course information and stay in contact with the other course participants.

All participants get access to the draft of the new upcoming book: Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS.

Course Agenda

The course is three days. The first day has the focus on the LeSS Overview, the LeSS Principles and organizational aspects. The second day focuses on managing the product development with Definition of Done, role of the Product Owner and how (line) managements role changes in LeSS. The last day focuses on how the different teams coordinate their work, how LeSS is adopted in organizations and the role of the ScrumMaster.

Day 1:

  • Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge Overview
  • Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams
  • LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective

Day 2:

  • What is your product?
  • Definition of Done and its impacts.
  • Feature Team Adoption Map
  • Product Owner and Product Backlog
  • Role of Management
  • ScrumMaster role within LeSS
  • Organizational impacts and typical LeSS organizational structure
  • Distributed teams and offshoring

Day 3:

  • Consideration on technical practices when scaling.
  • Integration & Coordination
  • Adopting LeSS in your organization
  • Case Studies from trasport and banking industry

About Viktor

Viktor is an Agile / Scrum Coach, Certified LeSS trainer, IT architect and software craftsman, with 17 years of experience in leading and coaching (distributed) teams, management, and building software. Viktor has delivered complex software solutions for transport, government, banking and retail industries. Viktor provides regularly Agile Architecture masterclasses and Scrum introduction trainings. He has trained teams, led Agile transformation in companies such as Dutch Chamber of Commerce, Municipality of Amsterdam, Dutch Police, Bol.com, ProRail, Port of Rotterdam, Cathay Pacific, Sdu Publishers, SETAR, Societe Generale Hong Kong and Japan. Viktor is a speaker who regularly talks about Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Agile Architecture: (ASAS2014, GOTO Amsterdam 2012 and 2013)


19/F, Connaught HarbourFront Building, 35-36 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong


1 person (early bird price before one month before class start date)

1 person (CSM holder): HKD 13,000

1 person standard price: HKD 15,000


For enquiry or registration, please send email to Viktor Grgic or Steven Mak