Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum)
and since 2005 has worked with clients to apply the LeSS framework for scaling lean thinking and agile development to large, multisite, and offshore development. He helps senior managers and teams with organizational-design consulting for groups adopting LeSS.
His forthcoming book, coauthored with Bas Vodde, is Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS
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:
He is one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers and practicing ScrumMasters, starting in the 1990s at Chevron Research.
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, bwin.party, 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 Valtech’s development centre helped to create agile offshore development with LeSS.
I recently read a description of agile and Scrum as having the goal, “... your organization can increase speed and predictability, all while optimizing existing teams.” Boy, that was depressing. Have people lost the plot and forgotten why the word “agile” was chosen?