LeSS Basics Training

LeSS Basics Training with Michigan Technology Services

Michigan Technology Services offers instructor-led LeSS Basics training, as well as other Agile and Scrum courses, through a partnership with an authorized Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework trainer, also called a LeSS-Friendly Scrum Trainer.

In a pre-Covid world our LeSS training would take place at our location in the Farmington Hills/Novi area, 20 miles outside of Detroit, or at your location anywhere around the world. Our Agile workshops and Agile coaching sessions are now offered online/virtually, reducing your need to travel.

While many agile trainers fly into metro Detroit to deliver Scrum and Agile classes at a hotel, like a Scrum workshop, and then leave, we live here and support the local Agile community.   We continue to sponsor regional Agile conferences and meetups. We have successfully run Agile and Certified ScrumMaster courses for multiple teams in the Great Lakes area.

What is LeSS training?

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. LeSS builds on top of  Scrum principles such as empiricism and cross-functional self-managing teams. It provides a framework for applying Scrum at scale. It provides simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development.

The Certified LeSS Basics course is a brief introduction into the LeSS Framework. It provides a 1-day overview of the framework and some of the essential concepts that it uses. It will help determining whether LeSS is for you.  If you are looking to adopt LeSS we recommend that you follow the Basics course with the 3-day LeSS Practitioner course.

This workshop is for you:

  • If you want to understand why LeSS?
  • If you want a LeSS Overview and an introduction to LeSS Huge
  • If you want to understand LeSS Rules and Principles
  • If you want to understand Feature Teams

All participants will be receiving a Certified LeSS Basics certificate. The LeSS Basics Certificate will not expire.

Additional Benefits of taking our LeSS course

Participants are eligible for 8 Education Hours for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner application, 8 PMI PDUs (Professional Development Units).


The next LeSS basics class in Farmington Hills will be in 2023.

Private classes for groups are available upon request. Call 248-489-0408 for details.

For additional LeSS Basics Training with Michigan Technology Services class information or to request a class date contact Michigan Technology Services. 248-489-0408

Who should attend this workshop?

Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Developers, Agile Coaches, Managers and Leaders who are interested in learning how to scale their Scrum adoption beyond a single Development Team.


Before the training participants must have knowledge about Scrum and Agile, gained from training like a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster workshop, agile experience, or other forms of education.

Learning Goals

Foundational Knowledge

A year (or more) after this course is over, we want and hope that participants will still be able to:

  • Articulate why LeSS
  • Explain how LeSS is a Scrum-based approach on scaling
  • Summarize what impact this has on the organizational design (structures, policies, etc.)
  • Explain the dynamics of component teams vs. feature teams
  • Explain all LeSS roles and their purposes
  • Explain why there is one and only real PO and not so-called team POs
  • Explain the LeSS Complete diagram, organizing LeSS information in terms of the principles, rules, guides, and experiments
  • Explain how LeSS scales over ~8 teams
  • Know the existence of and location of major learning resources at less.works, including at least these sections: Why LeSS?, Introduction to LeSS (chapter 2 from book 3), the rules, the online videos & books chapters. (this should be done with at least a “2” minute online tour of these elements, by the trainer)

Application Goals

After the class we expect that participants will have skills to:

  • Analyze their current organizations’ state
  • Evaluate the applicability of LeSS in their current work environment

Integration Goals

After the class we want and hope participants are able to make following the connections:

  • LeSS is Scrum.
  • What organizational impacts LeSS adoption may cause.
  • What impact would LeSS adoption make to participants’ work life.
  • LeSS is building on top of modern management thinking. Eg. Peter Senge, John Seddon, W. Edwards Deming, Taiichi Ohno, Richard Hackman, Robert Sutton and Jeffrey Pfeffer. The authors and practitioners of LeSS advocate understanding leading management thinkers and prevailing evidence in terms of management thinking, and participants are encouraged to continue learning post training.

Human Dimensions Goals

After the class we want and hope participants have made the following realizations:

  • There is no blame. People’s behavior is determined by the system they are in (managers have a responsibility to change the system).
  • What participants could or should learn about themselves
  • What is preventing them from influencing the organization they are currently in
  • What participants could or should learn about understanding others and/or interacting with them

Caring Goals

After the class we want and hope participants have

  • Interest in learning more about topics discussed in the class
  • New ideas about their future

Student Successes

Programs and Certifications