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LeSS stands for “LargeScale Scrum” and is a framework for scaling Scrum. It is used by organizations where multiple Scrum Teams work on one shared product.

Rather than adding complexity, LeSS aims to keep it simple. It emphasizes maintaining the core principles of Scrum. LeSS does introduce some additional events to effectively collaborate with multiple Scrum Teams.

For more information, visit the official website of LeSS. There are also other frameworks that help scale Scrum, such as the Nexus framework.

The Difference Between LeSS and Nexus

LeSS emphasizes minimizing additional processes and structures. It does introduce some extra meetings to facilitate collaboration between teams. These extra meetings, such as the Overall Retrospective and the Overall Sprint Planning, are designed to improve coordination and collaboration between teams.

Nexus on the other hand, introduces specific roles, events and artifacts. Consider the Nexus Integration Team (NIT), the Nexus Sprint Planning and the Nexus Sprint Backlog. They encourage coordination among Scrum Teams and provide a structured approach for large-scale Scrum projects. This does not mean that the framework is necessarily more complex.

As mentioned, LeSS tries to add as few structures as possible and focuses on increasing collaboration between teams. Nexus introduces specific roles and events to facilitate coordination between teams.

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