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Scaled Professional Scrum

The Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) course is a 2-day workshop that simulates a large software development project using the Nexus Framework. Through this hands-on case study, you will learn over 40 practices to reduce complexity and dependencies at scale. You will leave with the knowledge and tools necessary to scale Scrum to deliver an Integrated Increment every Sprint.

This experience will help you understand the techniques, philosophies, and challenges that Ken Schwaber and Scrum.org have learned through years of formulating and coaching Scrum projects in enterprises.

SPS is targeted at development leads and managers and anyone else involved in formulating, participating or managing scaled Scrum product development. Organizations are encouraged to send a team of people that will be (or already are) running large Scrum initiatives.

It is especially oriented to those who:

  • Already are effectively running small Scrum projects
  • Want to apply multiple Scrum teams to develop a large system or product
  • Managing scaled projects
  • Struggling with scaled projects Scrum.org selects only the most qualified instructors to deliver this course. Scrum.org maintains the defined curriculum and materials to assure consistency and quality for delegates worldwide.
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Learning Objectives

  • Receive practical insights into the following objectives:
  • The new roles, artifacts and events of the Nexus Framework
  • How to organize several teams working on the same product so productivity is optimized
  • Practices that will help teams efficiently build an integrated software product
  • Techniques to detect irregularities and how to address them appropriately
  • Challenges in large-scale development initiatives and how to get back on track

Pre-Requisites

Delegates will make the most of the class if they:

  • Have studied the Nexus Guide (required).
  • Have a solid understanding of Scrum either through working with a Scrum Team or through taking a Professional Scrum Master class or similar course.
  • Have an understanding of development techniques, tools, and practices needed to sustain large scale development.
  • Passed the Nexus Open assessment.

Course Content

  • Forming a Nexus - Organising teams
  • Forming a Nexus - Organising work
  • Nexus in action
  • Managing the Nexus
  • Nexus

Exams & Certification

All participants completing the Scaled Professional Scrum course receive a password to take the Scaled Professional Scrum assessment (SPS). The industry-recognized SPS certification requires a minimum passing score on this rigorous assessment. Scrum.org maintains a public list with everyone holding the Scaled Professional Scrum certificate.

Pre-Reading

Delegates should be familiar with the content and rationale for the rules of Scrum in the Scrum Guide, available at www.scrumguides.org.

Delegates should also have studied the Nexus Guide (required).

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