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Agile and Certified Scrum Master classes in Denver, Colorado

Here you will find the list of public Scrum classes offered in Denver, Colorado. These are mostly Certifed Scrum Master (CSM) classes. At the end of the class, attendees will be eligible for taking the test to become a CSM from Scrum Alliance. 

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June 24-26 Certified LeSS Practitioner - by Craig Larman

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Certified LeSS Practitioner - by Craig Larman Denver: June 24-26

Learn with Craig Larman—the co-creator of LeSS—in this 3-day highly-participative course. Participants (senior managers, product developers, ...) explore a deep understanding of LeSS, Large-Scale Scrum, for lean & agile development with many teams working together on one product. We explore adoption, new organizational design, systems thinking & optimization, the role of management, and concretely how to work together in a Sprint at scale in terms of coordination, architecture, planning, and more. See the full course description

(Aside, but noteworthy: Course runs until 18:00 on day 3; for certification, full attendance required)

About LeSS

LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) is the simple high-impact framework for scaling lean and agile development designed to optimize the whole system. It’s based on over a decade of adoptions in many big groups worldwide (e.g., see case studies). You may learn about it at less website.  You may also learn about less from the three books on LeSS that come from that decade of experience: (1) Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking & Organizational Tools with LeSS, (2) Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Large, Multisite, & Offshore Development with LeSS, and (3) the latest book, More with LeSS.

Unlike some other scaling frameworks, LeSS does not define a one-size-fits-all detailed recipe, and like Scrum, is based on recognizing that development is too complex and situational for a prescriptive detailed recipe that a group can just “buy and install.” Rather, it will require creating a learning organization, and lots of situational adaptation. There are no fancy titles, no trains, no layers of management, but when you simplify and descale, you ought to be able to achieve more impact and flexibility with LeSS.

About Craig

Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He works as an organizational design consultant, introducing LeSS with executive teams for very large and multisite product development (often, HW-SW systems). He also works with product management for highly complex product definitions, and hands-on as an embedded-systems legacy code C and C++ TDD coach with feature teams, to keep in touch with the real work and workers.


In addition to course material, each participant will also receive 2 books on LeSS:

  • Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum



LeSS Overview

  • descaling and simplifying over scaling: more with LeSS

  • LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments

  • two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge


  • pre-adoption: building interest

  • the adoption guides

  • 3 principles

  • getting started

  • scope of first adoption

  • stories of LeSS adoptions 

Local Optimization & System Optimization

  • local versus global systems optimization

  • local optimization in backlogs

  • local optimization in product definition

  • local optimization in planning

  • local optimization in analysis & design

  • local optimization in programming

Product Definition

  • redefining the scope of product, and the impact on global optimization

  • portfolio management

Why LeSS?

  • shu - ha - ri and frameworks

  • empirical control

  • why "More with LeSS"?

  • systems optimization

  • occupational psychology

LeSS Sprint

  • preparation before first Sprint

  • Sprint Planning with many teams

  • coordination & integration: from communities to architecture

  • scaling Product Backlog Refinement

  • scaling the Sprint Review & Retrospective

  • multi-site development

LeSS Huge Framework

  • Requirement Areas

  • Area Product Owners

  • role of Overall Product Owner

  • Area Backlogs

  • adoption

More on LeSS Roles

  • Managers in a LeSS organization

  • Scrum Masters at scale

  • Product Owner in LeSS

See the full course description here

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Have questions about Large Scale Scrum: Certified LeSS Practitioner (Denver) - by Craig Larman? Contact Manoj Vadakkan -

Want to network with people learning and practicing LeSS in the Denver area? Join us at our LeSS meetup

Cancellation Policy: 

We may cancel the class if we do not have enough participants registered for the class. If we cancel the class for any reason, we will refund all the registration fees. We are not responsible for your travel expenses and other expenses. Please check with us if you are making any non-refundable reservation such as travels. 

If you cancel: cancellations more than 2 weeks before the course date receive a full refund. Cancellations within 2 weeks of the course date receive a 70% refund so to cover our expenses. 

Note: Please be aware that we may choose to record electronic and traditional media (e.g., photographs, video, audio footage, testimonials) at this event and attendees may appear in these recordings. By submitting a registration for yourself or someone else, or by attending this event, you grant permission for us to store those recordings in a database and to use them in future print, electronic, or other visual media for educational and promotional purposes. If you do not wish to grant permission, please contact us and let us know prior to attending the event.