New Assesments and Nexus Guide

Last post 06:25 pm January 8, 2021
by Eric Naiburg
1 reply
11:27 am January 8, 2021


there were some questions regarding The Nexus Guide on PSM1 exam. I wonder how it will be after the update. So my doubts concerns:

1) The Nexus Guide is more for IT guys (software delivery initiatives) and Scrum Framework is more general purpose. 

2) There may be some inconsistency between the new Scrum Guide and The Nexus Guide: for instance: DoD

"Individual Scrum Teams may choose to apply a more stringent definition of “Done” within their own teams, but cannot apply less rigorous criteria than agreed for the Increment." vs. "The Developers are required to conform to the Definition of Done. If there are multiple Scrum Teams working together on a product, they must mutually define and comply with the same Definition of Done."

What do you think about the nexus guide in updated assessments?



06:25 pm January 8, 2021

Hi Bronek,


  1. There are no questions on the PSM I exam about Nexus, it is pure Scrum only.  That doesn't mean it doesn't ask a question like 2 Scrum Teams and 1 Product, how many Product Owners or how many Product Backlogs, but that has nothing to do with Nexus, that is pure Scrum.
  2. We have a new version of the Nexus Guide coming out next week along with the test updates, etc.