An Introduction to LeSS:  Large-Scale Scrum (By Craig Larman)

    Where: Infusionsoft    (Google Map) 1260 South Spectrum Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85286 Agenda: 6:00 Registration Food and Drink (no cost The Speaker, Craig Larman is Sponsoring) 6:25 Announcements 6:30 Begin the Panel 8:00 Closing Messages and Announcements NOTE:  Were mixing it up this December!  We normally dont have a December meeting, but since Craig Larman is in town teaching a Scaling Scrum class, hes agreed to give us a talk on the LeSS framework.  Craig IS THE GUY who created the LeSS method (he and Bas Vodde), so this is a chance to hear it from the guy who created it.  NOTE the date is December 8th, which is not either of our normal North or South meeting dates.  

Description:  An Introduction to LeSS: Large-Scale Scrum

Yes, this topic is a similar to the topic 2 months ago.  However, this time the planets have aligned.  We'll have some different information, more of it, and you'll hear it from the source!  Craig Larmin is the co-creator of Large-Scale Scrum (see Craig's bio below).  Also, checkout the Large-Scale Scrum website.

Speaker Bio:  Craig Larman

Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum), and since 2005, he has worked with clients to apply the LeSS framework for scaling Scrum, lean thinking, and agile development to big product groups.  Much of his work is organizational-design consulting with senior-management teams of product groups adopting LeSS. Craig has served as the lead coach of large-scale lean software development adoption at Xerox, and serves or has served as a consultant for LeSS at Ericsson, JP Morgan, Cisco-Tandberg, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alcatel-Lucent, UBS,, Nokia Networks and Siemens Networks, and Ion Trading, among many other clients. Craig has also served as chief scientist at Valtech and while living in Bengaluru India, at Valtechs development center helped to create agile offshore development with LeSS. In addition to his focus with hands-on LeSS consulting and product work, he occasionally speaks in public, such as keynoting on LeSS at the 2014 Software Executive Summit, the 2013 Agile India conference, and the 2011 QCon conference. Craig has been named one of the top 20 Agile influencers of all time and is the author of several books on scaling lean & agile development with LeSS, including:
  • More with LeSS
  • Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking & Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum
  • Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, Multisite & Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum
  • Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide
Craig was one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers, and helped kick off the Agile movement, especially with his 2003 book Agile & Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide.