Amazing news! Craig Larman is coming to Belgium

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19 January 2015

Who is Craig Larman?

craig larmanCraig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde. He serves as an organizational design consultant, with emphasis on introducing LeSS for very large and multisite product development (often, embedded systems, telecommunications, or investment banking), and coaching executive teams to succeed with larger enterprise-level agile and lean methods adoption. He is the author of several books on scaling lean & agile development, including: – Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSSScaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking & Organizational Tools for Large-Scale ScrumPractices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale ScrumAgile & Iterative Development: A Manager’s Guide Craig has served as the lead coach of lean software development adoption at Xerox, and serves or has served as a consultant for large-scale Scrum and enterprise agile adoption at Ericsson, JP Morgan, Cisco-Tandberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alcatel-Lucent, UBS,, Nokia Networks and Siemens Networks, Thomson Reuters, Ion Trading, and Statoil, among many other clients. Craig has also served as chief scientist at Valtech, a consulting, outsourcing, and skills transfer organization with divisions in many countries, with a division in Bengaluru that has applied LeSS to offshore development. Craig holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer science from beautiful SFU in Vancouver, BC, with research emphasis in artificial intelligence (having very little of his own).


Guess what?! He’s coming to Belgium! and you can meet him.

When? March 18th till 20th Where? Brussels Why? An amazing “Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices” 3 day highly interactive training.



LeSS is Scrum Scaled

What is the strength of Scrum? That is not an easy question to answer. Of course, the concepts and principles behind Scrum, such as Transparency, Empirical Process Control, Iterative development, and Self-managing teams are critical. Those principles have been around for quite a while, however, so their inclusion does not explain Scrum’s success. After much discussion, we have concluded:

Scrum hits the sweet spot between abstract principles and concrete practices.

Thus, in order to keep Large-scale Scrum as Scrum, we’ll need to find a similar balance, so that we will be able to say:

For large groups, LeSS hits the sweet spot between defined concrete elements and empirical process control. Want to know more? Reserve your seat and have a look at the LeSS website.



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