Scaled Professional Scrum     

Scale Scrum Beyond a Single Team

Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) with the Nexus Framework is a 2-day course designed for anyone involved in building software products with multiple teams learn how they can scale product delivery and Scrum.

Within the Nexus Framework, a Nexus is comprised of approximately three to nine Scrum Teams dedicated to building a single software product while a Nexus+ enables larger scale development with multiple Nexus’s.

The SPS course is delivered with an end-to-end case study where you’ll work together with other students on a simulated software development project using the Nexus Framework. You’ll learn the infrastructure, tools and practices needed to successfully scale Scrum and maximize the value of your software development initiatives. You’ll also learn the challenges in large-scale development initiatives and solutions for successfully meeting them.

After participating in this class, you'll receive credentials to attempt the SPS assessment and earn the industry-recognized SPS Certification.  Earning your SPS Certification makes you part of an elite community of 3,000+ SPS badge holders from around the globe and unlike other Scrum training and certification organizations, your certification will never expire nor require future renewal fees.


Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved in scaled product delivery using the of the Scrum Framework.

Learning Objectives

Following the SPS course, you'll have learned how to perform the following:

  • Effectively scale Scrum with the Nexus Framework as described in the Nexus Guide.
  • Describe how to optimize productivity with multiple Scrum Teams engaging on the same product.
  • Explain how to overcome challenges in large-scale development initiatives, including how to identify, minimize and remove dependencies.




The SPS  course is a mix of lecture, case studies and interactive exercises as you collaborate with other students:

  • Why Scale?
  • Scaled Scrum is Still Scrum
  • The Nexus Framework
    • Nexus (Approx 3 – 9 Teams)
    • Nexus+ (Multiple Nexus’s)
  • Organizing Teams
    • Structuring for Scaling Success
    • Product Perspectives in Large Scale Development
    • Managing Product Backlog Dependencies
    • Feature Teams
  • Geographically Distributed/Virtual Teams
    • Definition of Done for a Nexus
  • Organizing Work
    • Visualizing and Planning Work at Scale
    • Impact Mapping
    • Story Mapping
    • Cross Team Product Backlog Refinement
  • Nexus in Action
    • Scrum Events within a Nexus
    • Techniques for Facilitating Large Scale Events
    • Scaled Product Ownership
    • Continuous Integration
    • Automated Acceptance Testing
    • Sharing Architecture
    • Aligning with DevOps
    • Communities of Practice
  • Managing a Nexus
    • Measuring Progress & Value
    • Improving Performance
    • Nexus Health Check
    • Geographically Distributed/Virtual Teams
    • Offshoring Success Factors
  • Nexus+ (Multiple Nexus’s)
    • Overcoming the Challenges of Large-Scale Development
    • Guiding Principles
    • Scaling Options
    • Platform Engineering & Tradeoffs
    • Integration at Large Scale
    • Planning and Managing the Flow of Work
    • Stakeholder Feedback at Large Scale
  • Certification

After completing a Professional Scrum Master course, you'll receive credentials to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment and earn the industry-recognized PSM I Certification.  These credentials never expire, however should you attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days after receiving your credentials and not receive a passing score, you'll be granted a 2nd attempt for no additional fee.  

Earning your PSM I Certification will make you part of an elite community of 300,000+ PSM I badge holders from around the globe and unlike other Scrum training and certification organizations, your certification will never expire nor require future renewal fees.


Public and Private Training

Please visit our public training schedule to find our upcoming public SPS classes.

Interested in private on-site or Live Virtual Training?  If so, private classes are available with group discounts! Please contact us at or 844.BE.AGILE so we can discuss your needs.


PMI PDU Credits

Students of courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs. Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for earning a certification. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s "Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs here.


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About Madison Henry PST PTN

The Madison Henry Group helps clients realize the benefits of agile software development and pursue organizational agility.

Founded in 2005, Madison Henry enables high performance and optimizes the value delivered by complex software through three lines of professional services: Agile Transformation with coaching and consulting across the enterprise; Training & Certification in partnership with industry leaders such as, Kanban University and Scaled Agile (SAFe); and Staff Augmentation for the key roles of Scrum Masters, Scrum Developers and Kanban Delivery Managers.

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