Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS)

Overview

In the Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) Workshop by Scrum.Org, you will simulate a large software development product/project using the Nexus Framework. Through this hands-on case study, you will learn many practices to reduce complexity and dependencies at scale to improve self-organizing. You will leave with the knowledge and tools necessary to scale Scrum to deliver an Integrated Releasable Increment every Sprint.

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. The Scaled Professional Scrum® (SPS) Training will show you how to launch, structure, staff, and manage a large agile or Scrum project.

Course Objective

  • Learn how to Scale Scrum using the Nexus framework
  • Learn how to overcome challenges in large-scale development initiatives
  • Keep development initiatives on track
  • Experience organizing several teams working on the same product
  • Optimize team productivity
  • Understand how to identify, minimize and remove dependencies

Is this for me?

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 projects using Agile and Scrum.

Pre-requisite

There is no prerequisite but good to read Scrum Guide before attending this work. Scrum Guide freely available here. Go through Nexus Framework prior to this workshop that available on Scrum.Org to have better understanding about this workshop.

What will this course cover?

  • 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

Certification

All participants completing the Scaled Professional Scrum course will receive a password to attempt the Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) assessment. If you attempt the SPS assessment within 14 days and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. The industry-recognized SPS certification requires a minimum passing score of 85% and involves understanding of the Nexus Framework, knowledge from the course and of Scrum.

PMI PDU Credits

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