The first run of Certified Agile Leadership – CAL class in Prague is planned on September 14-15, 2017 in English

As I wrote a few days ago I got a license to deliver new CAL – Certified Agile Leadership class certified by Scrum Alliance. The training is focused on building a modern Agile Organization and to support personal growth of Agile leaders, emphasizes the right culture of the self-organization, ownership, and responsibility while keeping safety and trust as a prerequisite. Agile leadership is one of the critical aspects of every successful Agile transformation in any organization.

Zuzi Sochova will facilitate workshop "Agile Leadership to Build Great Teams and Organizations" at Agile Austria Conference 2017

I’m really excited to facilitate my new 1-day Agile Leadership workshop called 'Agile Leadership to Build Great Teams and Organizations' at Agile Austria Conference 2017. Come and join me on 27th June 2017! It’ll be a great day full of fun and concepts how to build modern Agile Organization and grow Agile leaders. The workshop will be in English and is part of the at Agile Austria Conference 2017 in Gratz, Austria. Register here.

Agile Prague 2017 Conference registrations are open

The registrations for the 7th season of Agile Prague conference are already open. The early bird period ends on June 30, 2017 so don’t forget to secure your seat for discounted price. We also offer interesting combo registrations:

Agile Prague 2-days registration plus CSM – Certified ScrumMaster / CSPO – Certified Scrum Product Owner / CAL – Certified Agile Leadership. All classes will be in English.

Certified LeSS Practitioner: Principles to Practices

Duration: 3 days

Early bird price: 1500 EUR plus VAT (21%) valid until  30 days before the start of the training

Regular price: 1800 EUR plus VAT (21%) otherwise

Place: Prague, Czech Republic

Language: English

Dates & Registration for the workshop here.

Training is delivered by Jurgen De Smet - Certified LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) Trainer.

LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum)

Certified LeSS PractitionerLarge-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to 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.

LeSS is to the organization what Scrum is to the team: a simple, powerful, large-scale product development framework designed to evolve into something that fits perfectly with any unique context.

   If you are not moving at the speed of the marketplace you're already dead - you just haven't stopped breathing yet. - Jack Welch

The organization structure in which most of us operate today can be quite an obstacle to respond adequately to a fast-changing business environment. In fact, traditional organization structures are not designed to deal with a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world. This leads to employees feeling disengaged from their companies, and to companies being outpaced by their competition.

Consequently, organizations need to redesign their structures to cope with the phenomenon and increase their capability to move faster than competition, incorporate new technology, learn new skills...

   LeSS will give you exactly that competitive advantage!


Jurgen was an excellent trainer and facilitator. He answered all questions but first challenged the participants to figure out the answers ourselves. He was able to relate to the developers on a personal level b/c of past experience: this bought him credibility that most trainers do not have. Most of the training was spent doing exercises in groups, which kept me engaged and interested. That also made the content feel real. I was really impressed with the training and by Jurgen.
- Beth Kelly, Operations Project Manager SpareFoot

Large-Scale Scrum Practitioner Course content

The Certified LeSS Practitioner course is an in-depth course covering the LeSS principles, framework, rules, and guides. It provides essential information for adopting and improving LeSS to your product development group. 

LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum)

  • Why LeSS?
  • Scrum, LeSS and LeSS Huge Overview
  • LeSS Rules and Principles
  • Organizing around Customer Value and Feature Teams
  • What is your product?
  • Definition of Done and its impacts.
  • Product Owner and Product Backlog
  • Role of Management
  • Organizational impacts and typical LeSS organizational structure
  • LeSS Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Review and Retrospective
  • Consideration on technical practices when scaling.
  • Integration & Coordination
  • Adopting LeSS in your organization
  • ScrumMaster role within LeSS

The course is based on group exercises with lots of Q&A. During the 3 days you will get insights from LeSS adoptions at Agfa Healthcare, Base Company, Sparefoot and how to apply that learning in your context.

You will practice a lot with Systems Modelling and apply Innovation Games® during the duration of the course so that you will be able get your organization into a healthier state.

Note: Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Certified ScrumMaster  or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Guide and practicing Scrum.


Highly Dynamic - lots of concrete examples - from experiences in larger and smaller companies - good focus on what we need to implement and learn - good highlight on differences when going large scale.
- José Costa Teixeira, Product Manager at Collibra

What you will receive

Large-Scale Scrum bookYou will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and receive an account on less.works. Here you can find additional information about LeSS (incl. a copy of “Large-Scale Scrum; More with LeSS” book), share course information and stay in contact with other course participants.

Additionally, participants will have the choice to acquire Certified Collaboration Architect Credits - Innovation Games® 

Additional Information

Do you want to learn more about how companies have implemented LeSS? Please visit the LeSS Case Studies page.

Check out some LeSS related videos from the trainer:

More information can be found on LeSS.Works website.

Do not hesitate to contact the trainer for more information or alternative options linked to your needs and context.

A short introduction to Large-Scale Scrum

About the Trainer

Jurgen De SmetJurgen De Smet was a guiding hand in one of the largest Agile transitions in EU Healthcare. A master of game techniques for serious enterprise, he has taken companies in some of the most risk-averse, regulated industries and made them rock star achievers of sustainable innovation. His Belgium-based company Co-Learning supports senior and middle management in building and sustaining learning organizations. Known as tough, knowledgeable, persistent and energizing, he is a driver of Gamestorming across Europe, a Innovation Games Qualified Instructor, and the first to implement Luke Hohmann’s concepts for citizen participation in Budget Games outside the United States. Jurgen is Certified LeSS Trainer, Licensed Management 3.0 trainer, the author of “The Effective Use of Gamification Techniques in the Practical World”, the author of “Budgetspelen: Inwoners bepalen het beleid!”, co-author of “Personal Kanban in a nutshell: The practical guide to personal happiness” and a leader in regional and global communities of practice that keep him freestyling with the best.  

Certified LeSS Practitioner - Large-Scale Scrum Systems training by Jurgen De Smet


From the Creators of LeSS

Bas Vodde Craig Larman
Bas Vodde Craig Larman
Jurgen is one if the first Certified LeSS Trainers. He has a broad hands-on experiencewith LeSS adoptions from medical to telecom. One great thing about Jurgen is his broad knowledge and his ability to strengthen LeSSwith other great ideas such as Innovation Games and Management 3.0 Jurgen has an extraordinary and sensitive ability to help people see, and to own their insights. That quality, combined with his deep experience that spans from large-scale organizational design to startups, is a wonderful and rather unique combination. I am honored that a person of his calibre has joined as one of the first LeSS trainers.