Scaled Professional Scrum™

About the training
The Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) training is a two-day training on scaling Scrum using the Nexus framework. During the training, participants will learn about new artefacts, framework events, the new role of the Nexus integration team and more than 50 scaling practices through hands-on exercises.

"We abstracted a framework for this scaling which we named Nexus, defined as a causal link between things, such as biological nervous systems." — Ken Schwaber

Over the course of two days, participants will simulate working on a large-scale product using the Nexus framework. The training is designed as a case study from beginning to end so that participants come together and work on a large-scale solution. As part of the experience, participants will implement more than 50 practices to reduce complexity and dependencies when scaling Scrum.

The training allows you to understand how to start, organise, build teams and manage a large project using Scrum.

As part of the SPS training, participants will learn what infrastructure, tools and techniques are required to scale Scrum for maximum value of the solution being created.

Through a large number of practical exercises, participants in the Scaled Professional Scrum training are fully engaged in the learning process, experiencing the challenges of developing large-scale software and finding solutions to recover and maintain further progress. At the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the tools to discover and solve problems in their daily work.

The training will be useful to all participants regardless of experience. However, for a better understanding it is advised:
  • to know the structure and principles of Scrum.
  • to have practical Scrum experience or relevant certifications (PSM I or PSPO I)
  • to be familiar with the Scrum Guide.
The training program is accredited by
At the end of the training, participants will gain access to the Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) exam and two attempts to pass the exam.
Training is useful for
  • Directors and managers of development and infrastructure;
  • Team leaders and technology leaders;
  • Product Owners working in scalable Scrum;
  • Scrum Masters, working in scalable Scrum;
  • Project Managers, working with agile teams;
  • Program Managers working with agile teams;
  • Anyone involved in large projects using Scrum .
Training helps to
  • Learn how to scale Scrum using the Nexus framework;
  • Learn more than 50 specific scaling practices;
  • Understand how to keep the right direction and pace of initiatives;
  • Experience the organisation of several teams working together on the same product;
  • Optimise the productivity of your teams;
  • Understand how to identify, minimise and remove dependencies.
What you get as a participant
  • SPS certificate
    Participants gain access to the exam Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) with two attempts to pass this exam. Please note that attending the course does not guarantee to pass the exam.
  • Post-pack
    A letter with additional materials, a list of articles and literature for self-study.
  • Access to Facilitation Tools
    You will get access to facilitation tools and PDF files with the results of exercises.
  • 16 hours of training
    Two days from 9 to 17 with a break for lunch, coffee breaks every hour and a half. The theory will be put into practice, working in small groups of 4-5 people.
  • PDU/SEU Points
    By attending this course you will be eligible to earn up to 15 Category C SEU Points and 14 PDU Points of continuing education.
    How can I get SEU?
In the program
  • Scaled Scrum is still Scrum
  • Introduction to the Nexus framework
  • New roles, artefacts and events
  • Organisation of teams and people
  • Nexus and Nexus+ management
  • Coping with frequent problems
  • Practices for helping teams create and integrate IT products effectively