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Scaled Professional Scrum

Live Virtual Class, March 6-7, 2023

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 light-weight, open-source layer on top of Scrum that manages dependencies when many Scrum Teams are working on the same product. 

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

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 learn the 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: March 6, 2023
End: March 7, 2023

Registration & Price

Price: USD 1295

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More Information


All courses have a certain consistency from session to session, trainer to trainer. The consistency is around the learning objectives, some of the key objectives, and much of the insights.  The scrum guide and Ken Schwaber point the direction for our courses, and the learning objectives are our road map.

While curated by course stewards, courses are evolved through the input of several hundred Professional Scrum Trainers – experts in the field from across the globe.  This means that our courses are the culmination of many minds and diverse views, ensuring that the content is at the cutting edge.

While classes are the same class from instructor to instructor, the differentiator is presentation style and background. Trainers are free to 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 background for your needs.

Why Dr. Suscheck?

Chuck is a former steward of the Professional Scrum Product Owner course and one of the few PSTs in the world certified to teach the majority of’s course catalog.  

Chuck leverages over 30 years of experience in education and software.  He has taught nearly 4,000 students in Professional Scrum classes and hundreds of students in noncertified classes ranging from highly technical programming classes to executive classes on process engineering.

Professional Chuck 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.

In academics, Chuck has earned a Doctorate of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University, an MS in Computer Information Science from Cleveland State University, and a BS in Computer Science from Edinboro University.  He has been a full-time faculty member at Colorado State University and currently serves as adjunct faculty at Colorado Christian University.

Learning Objectives

Following the SPS course, you'll learn the following:

  • 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 as you collaborate with other students.

  • Scaled Scrum is still 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.
    • What to do with geographically distributed and 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+ Scaling over 9 teams
    • Challenges with massive scale development
    • Guiding principles of Nexus +
    • Scaling options
    • Techniques for large scale Nexus

Who should attend?

The course assumes experience in Scrum.  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 know the framework, this is the right class.  The class applies to non-IT work efforts.


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. The assessment is taken outside of class at the student’s convenience.




VIrtual via zoom.

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