Atlanta Certified LeSS Practitioner Course Summer 2023
- Course Agenda
- DAY 1: Setting the Stage
- DAY 2: Seeing Simplicity through Systems Modeling
- DAY 3: Modeling decisions through Systems Modeling & LeSS
- After course completion
- Air-Force Specifics
- Participant Testimonials
- Training Venue Details
- Consider Staying On-Airport The Last Night
The morning of the first of three days will be used to establish the overall context of the system modeling activities which follow. This will be done through a small amount of lecture, combined with both small and large group discussions.
Once the stage is set, we will transition to thoughtful analysis of the impact of different organizational design decisions on adaptability and value delivery using system modeling. Following each incremental framework agnostic advance in our understanding, we will map concrete aspects of LeSS into our increasingly enlightened understanding of organizational system dynamics. The system modeling brings deeper insight, while mapping this insight into LeSS facilitates better retention along with an understanding of how to act on what is being learned.
We will continue to incrementally advance our depth of understanding using system modeling for the majority of the three days. Towards the end of the third day time 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.
DAY 1: 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.
- Avoiding Taylorism
- Estimates, not Commitments
- People are Valuable
- System Optimization, not Local Optimization
- Discovering Value
- Implications of multiple Product Backlogs
DAY 2: 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: Modeling decisions through Systems 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
Each participant will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and will get an account on less.works. Here one 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
This course is listed in the Air Force’s Education and Training Management System (ETMS). More details are available here.
Training Venue Details
TBD: Very likely in the Buckhead area at a venue near a large number of walkable restaurants.
Great advantages of the Buckhead area venues under consideration include:
- Proximity to an area where many potential attendees live
- Walkability to a number of table service restaurants
- More restaurants within a 4 minute drive
- The freedom to choose where we go as a group for lunch
Lunch is included in the price of the course.
Consider Staying On-Airport The Last Night
The training venue will be on the northern side of Atlanta, likely in the Buckhead area. This is about 30 minutes away from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL).
If you have an early outbound flight, you may want to consider spending the last night at one of the on-airport hotels. These are connected to the aiport terminal by the airport’s SkyTrain. This is the same SkyTrain you will have taken to get to the airport rental car center when you flew in.
- Marriott Gateway Hotel
- Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway
- SpringHill Suites Gateway
- AC Hotel by Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway