Scaled Professional Scrum

The Scaled Professional Scrum for Practitioners (SPSP) Workshop will show you how to launch, structure, staff, and manage a large agile or Scrum project. In this 2-day workshop you will organize and simulate a scaled software development project to learn the infrastructure, tools and practices needed for success. You will leave knowing how to scale Scrum in order to maximize the value of your software development initiative.

In SPSP, you will be introduced to the Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) framework and walk through forming and managing a Nexus, the core development unit of SPS. This experience will help you understand the techniques, philosophies, and challenges that Ken Schwaber, Jeff Sutherland, and have learned through years of formulating and coaching scaled Scrum projects.

Course Outline

Section 1: Nexus, an introduction

  • What is the Nexus
  • Nexus roles, events, and artifacts
  • Nexus integration team
  • Nexus sprint retrospectives
  • Related practices

Section 2: Nexus in Action

  • The Effect of dependencies
  • Feature teams
  • Nexus sprint planning
  • Product backlog refinement in the Nexus
  • Story mapping
  • Related practices

Section 3: Mapping the Nexus

  • Reporting progress
  • Improving performance
  • Adding more teams
  • Nexus health checks
  • Related practices

Section 4: Agile Planing at Scanle

  • Determining the next product generation a product
  • Determining a business model
  • Driving a product backlog from a vision
  • Value driven backlog creation
  • Creating good stories
  • Estimating using story point

Section 5: Nexus+, scaling the Nexus

  • Large scale development
  • Nexus+
  • Scaling options
  • Related practices

Section 6: Closing and Questions 

  • Specific questions on agile in context of your organization


Attendees make the most of the class if they:

  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working with a Scrum Team or through taking a professional scrum master or similar course.
  • Have an understanding of development techniques, tools, and practices needed to sustain large scale development.
  • Attempted the scrum practitioner open assessment located at