23 - 24 MayRestaurang Ullevigatan, Göteborg, Sweden

The Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) workshop is a two-day interactive course that shows and explores how to scale software delivery endeavors, using Scrum and Nexus, with three teams or more.

Course Overview

Over the 2 days, students will simulate a large software development project using the Nexus Framework. The workshop is delivered using an end-to-end case study where students work together to organize and simulate a scaled software development project. Throughout the workshop, students will be introduced to more than 50 practices that can be used to help reduce complexity and dependencies at scale.

This workshop will show you how to launch, structure, staff, and manage a large agile or Scrum project. During the two days 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.

Who should attend

The Scaled Professional Scrum course is recommended for development leads, development managers, project/program managers and anyone else involved in coaching, formulating, participating in or managing scaled product development using agile and Scrum.


Course Topics

  • Scaled Scrum is still Scrum
  • Introduction to the Nexus Framework
  • New role, artifacts and events
  • Organizing teams & work
  • Managing the Nexus & Nexus+
  • Dealing with common challenges
  • Practices to help teams efficiently build an integrated software product

Course Modules

  • The Nexus – An Introduction
    • What's different from single-team-Scrum? What's the same?
    • What's agility at scale?
  • Forming the Nexus – How To Manage Teams
    • Dependencies - types and what to do about them
    • Self-organization and autonomy
    • Feature vs component teams - the "real" story
  • Forming the Nexus – How To Manage Work
    • Dependencies - types and what to do about them
    • Practices for Product Ownership with multiple teams
    • Product Backlog management
  • Nexus in Action – What Does It Look Like, and Dealing with Common Challenges
    • The ins and outs of the Nexus Integration Team
    • Making it work - coordination, collaboration, ...
    • Moving from "a few" to "many" - past the pilot
    • Sustainable pace at scale - techniques and practices
  • Managing the Nexus – Healthy Scaling
    • How do we know if we need more?
    • Progress reporting
    • Techniques and practices to employ
  • Nexus+
    • More than 9 teams
    • Some patterns you may employ at this scale

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe and recognize the elements of the Nexus framework: new roles, artifacts, and events necessary to scale Scrum successfully
  • Organize teams working on the same product, so efforts and productivity are optimized
  • Suggest techniques to scale the Product Owner role in a Nexus
  • List several practices for Product Backlog management at scale
  • Obtain transparency on different things and levels within a Nexus
  • Assess health of a Nexus and its teams
  • Explain how the Nexus Integration Team (NIT) is composed and their modes of operation
  • Coach and direct a NIT in successfully tackling common challenges
  • Collect data to use in order to manage sustained value delivery
  • Organize activities to use bottom-up intelligence at Nexus scale
  • Prepare facilitation of Scrum and Nexus events
  • Identify common challenges you may encounter in large-scale development initiatives and how to get back on track
  • Recognize key features of Nexus+ sized scaling of Scrum


The intended audience is systems engineers, development managers, lead developers … – the people who will make this happen and have strong familiarity with modern development and Scrum. And for those that will manage the project and need to know when to step on the throttle, and when to brake.

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

Course Instructors

Patricia Kong @pmoonk88

Patricia Kong is co-author of "The Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum", and Product Owner for Business Agility Enterprise Solutions at Patricia is fluent in four languages.

Fredrik Wendt @wendtse

Fredrik Wendt is a steward for the Scaled Professional Scrum course, organizer of Brewing Agile and one of the technical Professional Scrum Trainers that "still" touches real code. Fredrik programs in more than four languages.

Learn More

Details below contain course modules, some learning objectives and more. You can also reference the page about SPS, or download the data sheet of the class. Should you have any questions about the class or this training, please reach out to Fredrik (see contact details below).

Assessment & Certification

All participants completing the Scaled Professional Scrum course will receive a password to attempt the SPS assessment. The industry-recognized SPS certification requires a minimum passing score and involves understanding of the Nexus framework, knowledge from the course and of Scrum. Your will receive a certificate and your profile page may list a SPS badge.

PDU Credits

Students of courses are able to claim Project Management Institute (PMI) PDU credit: 14 PDUs after attending the two-day Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) workshop. Please note that PMI PDUs are earned for course attendance and not for passing a assessment. Students can claim PDUs under PMI’s "Education courses provided by other third party providers” category. You can claim your PDUs online at