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Certified LeSS Practitioner

November  1-3, 2022

8:30 am – 5:30 pm each day

Sonesta Bee Cave Austin

12525 Bee Cave Parkway

Bee Cave, TX 78738

Now in Austin!

The Certified LeSS Practitioner is the most unique and impactful certification available in Agile.

Participants who complete the 3-day course will receive a Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP) certification.


Your Instructor

James Carpenter is focused on improving product development organizations through deep meaningful organizational and cultural change. Over the years change fads come and go, yet the truth of what actually works has stayed relatively constant.

Small focused highly collaborative groups of engineers who closely engage with the users tend to produce the best products. Similarly, test-first style development practices made just as much sense in the 1970s as they make today. James’ mission is to bring these insights to others wishing to improve their organizations ability to build great software.

The LeSS Framework, principles, and guides resonate very strongly with James and aligned very closely with what actually works in practice.

He is one of fewer than a half-dozen LeSS trainers in North America, and one of a couple dozen LeSS trainers globally.

You can find out more about James at his website.


The Venue

Sonesta Bee Cave Austin is near Lake Travis and the Hill Country Galleria in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.  Just a short 20 minutes from downtown Austin and the airport.

Day 1

Tue Nov 1, 2022

Setting the Stage

The first of three days will be used to establish the overall context of the system modeling activities which follow. This will be done with a  small amount of lecture, but primarily via small and large group discussions and exercises. We’ll follow this thread through the entire 3-day event.
  • Introduction
  • Avoiding Taylorism
  • Estimates, not Commitments
  • People are Valuable
  • System Optimization, not Local Optimization
  • Discovering value
  • Implications of multiple Product Backlogs

Day 2

Wed Nov 2, 2022

Seeing Simplicity through Systems Modeling

On the second day, we will take what we learned about Systems Modeling on Day 1 and use those tools to understand:
  • Benefits of Cross-Functional Teams
  • Product Breadth Considerations
  • Private Code Impedes Technical Excellence
    Managing Cognitive Fullness
  • Requirement Area Sizing Considerations

Day 3

Thur Nov 3, 2022

Modeling Decisions through System Modeling & LeSS

As we continue to advance our depth of understanding using system modeling, the third day will be spent coalescing the whole of our enhanced understanding, providing guidance on how to move forward, and orienting participants on how to navigate a wealth of additional information.
  • Product Breadth and Adaptability
  • Avoiding Middlemen
  • LeSS Complete Picture
  • Structure Drives Culture
  • Adoption in your organization
  • Extended Q&A

After course completion, all participants will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on Where 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 book Large-Scale Scrum:More with LeSS




$300 early purchase discount automatically applied at checkout until October 17, 2022.