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Scaled Professional Scrum

Live Virtual Class, November 7-8, 2022

Class Overview

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Scale Scrum without adding paralyzing bureaucracy

Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) with the Nexus Framework is a 2-day course designed as a workshop for anyone involved in building software products with multiple teams. 

The Nexus Framework is a lightweight, open-source layer on top of Scrum that manages product and personnel dependencies when many Scrum Teams are working on the same product.  

The Scaled Professional Scrum class teaches the Nexus framework.  The class covers many provides complementary practices that make Nexus more effective when three to nine Scrum Teams are build a single product.  This course is not about portfolio management or project management but about approaching product development from an agile mindset. Nexus+, a way to enables larger-scale development with over nine teams, is also covered. 

The SPS course is delivered with an end-to-end case study where you’ll work together with other students to apply the Nexus Framework. You’ll also explore challenges in large-scale development initiatives and solutions solving those challenges.

Class Details



Delivery Method

Live Virtual Class
Time Zone: America/New York
Start/End Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Start: November 7, 2022
End: November 8, 2022

Class Format




Registration & Price

Price: USD 1295

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More Information


All courses have consistency around the learning objectives, key objectives, and exercises.  The scrum guide and Ken Schwaber set the direction for our courses, and the learning objectives are our road map. Even with this consistency, each instructor has their own presentation style and background - trainers frequently add stories based on their experiences.  While you will be pleased with any Professional Scrum Trainer, make sure to research the instructor's background and see if they have the right fit for your needs. courses are evolved through the input of several hundred Professional Scrum Trainers using a steward model.  This means that our courses are the culmination of many minds and diverse views, ensuring that the content is at the cutting edge.

Why Dr. Suscheck?

Dr Suscheck as over 30 years of experience in software development and education, starting his career as a developer and growing into an enterprise level agile coach.  He has taught classes to over 5,000 students and hundreds more in noncertified classes.  His classes range from advanced, highly technical programming classes to executive level organizational change classes.

In academics, he holds Doctor of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University, a Master of Computer Information Systems from Cleveland State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Edinboro University.  He has worked as full-time faculty member at Colorado State University and currently serve as adjunct faculty at several universities.

Charles not only teaches but consults with a variety of large organizations.  He focuses on helping organizations realize the benefits of agile principles and practices through better business and IT alignment.

Learning Objectives

  • What are the biggest challenges for Scaling Professional Scrum?
  • What else might be possible before we go down the path of scaling?
  • What are the most important enablers for Scaling Professional Scrum?
  • What, why, who & how of Scaling Professional Scrum with Nexus
  • How can Scrum Principles of Empiricism and Self-Organization be upheld while Scaling
  • Professional Scrum?
  • How can we launch and/or optimize a Nexus?
  • What are the key principles, values, and practices for scaling beyond Nexus – with
  • Nexus+


The SPS course is a mix of lecture, case studies, and interactive exercises designed to allow students to collaborate to discover scaling solutions.

  • Scaled Scrum =l Scrum
  • The Nexus Framework
    • Additional Role, Events, Artifacts for the Nexus.
    • Reasons to move toward or avoid scaling.
  • Organizing Teams
    • Growing teams to scale with success.
    • Organizational levers to adjust for scaling.
    • Practices to divide int teams – microservices, personas, UI, features, etc. 
    • Strategies for working with geographically distributed and fully virtual teams.
    • Nexus integration team formation and membership.
  • Organizing Work
    • Visualizing and planning work
    • Practices for determining dependencies
    • Story mapping
    • Visualizing different types of cross-team dependencies.
  • Nexus in Action
    • Nexus Sprint Planning, Sprint Goal, and Sprint Backlog.
    • Nexus Sprint Review and Retrospective techniques.
    • How to facilitate large scale events.
    • Scaling Product Ownership.
    • Techniques that make scaling easier.
  • Managing a Nexus
    • Understanding and visualizing progress with multiple teams.
    • Evidence-Based Management metrics for scaling.
    • Individual practices to manage the Nexus approach.
  • Nexus+ for scaling above nine teams
    • Challenges with massive scale development 
    • Guiding principles of Nexus +
    • Scaling options
    • Techniques for large scale Nexus

Who should attend?

The course is for anyone involved in scaled product delivery using Scrum (leadership, PMO members, Scrum Masters, or Product Owners).    If you are interested in how to scale Scrum and have some familiarity with the Scrum framework, this is the right class. 


After completing a Professional Scrum Master course, you'll receive credentials to take the Scaled Professional Scrum assessment and earn the industry-recognized the industry-recognized SPS Certification. Students take the assessment on their own after class.




VIrtual via zoom.

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