Certified leSS Basics (CLB)

Why is this course important?

The Certified LeSS Basics course is a brief introduction to the LeSS Framework. Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a descaling framework for agile 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 primary learning goal for participants is to gain more information on what LeSS is, what LeSS is not, the purpose of LeSS and how it may be applicable in their working environment. Students will learn where to find more information about LeSS and what to do if one is interested in adopting LeSS in their company.

By the end of the course, not only will you be more confident in your knowledge and skills, but you will also have new material to share with your teams and have felt what it’s like to be a part of a LeSS learning community.


  • Articulate why LeSS.

  • Explain how LeSS is a Scrum-based approach to scaling.

  • Summarise what impact this has on the organisational design (structures, policies, etc.).

  • Explain the dynamics of component teams vs feature teams.

  • Explain all LeSS roles and their purposes.

  • Explain why there is only one real PO and not so-called team POs.

  • Explain the LeSS complete diagram, organising LeSS information in terms of the principles, rules, guides, and experiments.

  • Explain how LeSS scales over eight teams.

  • Analyse one’s own current organisations’ state.

  • Evaluate the applicability of LeSS in your current work environment.

  • What organisational impacts LeSS adoption may cause.

  • What impact would LeSS adoption make on participants’ work-life. 


The Certified LeSS basics course is for anyone who is involved in multi-team Agile effort, such as:

  • Organisational Leaders and Managers.

  • Product Owners and Product Management.

  • Agile Transformation Leaders, Consultants and Change Agents.

  • Agile Team, Organisational Coaches and Agile Trainers.

  • Software Engineers, Technical Architects and hands-on technologists.

  • and anyone else.

Scrum knowledge from training or working in Scrum Teams for a long time is expected (despite the title, this is not a beginner’s course). A concise understanding of the Scrum Guide, which means you should have read it thoroughly.


All participants will be receiving a Certified LeSS Basics certificate and an account on the less.works website.

The LeSS Basics Certificate will not expire and is a valuable industry known certificate.

Please note: this course has the added benefit of being worth 8 Scrum Education Units® (SEU®).


The Certified LeSS Basics course provides a 1-day (2*4 hours). 


We recommend you have a read through the Scrum Guide, written by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland the co-creators of Scrum. 

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Our trainers

John Barratt

John is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) who loves seeing individuals, teams, and organisations become the best they can be. He does this using a mixture of coaching approaches embedded with the agile mindset. John spends most of his time supporting organisations to descale and become more resilient. 

John is addicted to learning new things and is often found at meetups around London trying out new ideas and learning from others. His latest interest is systemic modelling which he has been learning from the creator Caitlin Walker. He is proud of his military background and believes it is a crucial reason for his ongoing success.

Rickard Jones

Rickard Jones has over 20 years of professional services experience in Agile coach, trainer and program lead. With an Agile mindset, values, principles, and practices, he has collaborated with many organisations, teams, and individuals to support them on their complex journey to become Agile.

He goes where the value need is, having previously been an XP developer, programme manager, change manager, development manager, scrum master and transformation lead. Despite an unhealthy obsession with learning, he believes nothing beats a coaching journey of in-the-field practical experience.

Not only is Rickard one of the authors of the AgileHR Manifesto, but he is also an international conference speaker, Enterprise Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)Certified Team Coach, Program Lead, Online Remote Facilitator, LeSS Trainer and ICAgile Trainer.

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