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Scaled Professional Scrum

Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) 

Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) allows participants to learn how to scale Scrum simply within the Nexus framework. I highly recommend that organizations consider taking this class as a group. Check out my Private Group SPS course listing, which is located here. 

Nexus was collaboratively developed by and Ken Schwaber -- one of the co-creators of the Scrum framework. Learn to apply Nexus’s simple scaled approach. In SPS, we will discuss the difference between Product teams, technology silos, feature teams, and more. 

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Scaling in the context of Scrum means adding a framework to help teams manage dependencies and communications. If you have more than one Scrum team, and they need to talk to each other, that’s fine when you have two. But what happens with you have three? Or more? When three or more teams work together to deliver a Product, communications can get… messy.

More about SPS

Nexus scaling keeps the key elements of Scrum while adding a few extensions to help teams work together on the same product. This results in several key benefits:


  • Small changes, big impact: Nexus adds only what is necessary and builds upon the Scrum framework rather than changing it. Teams can adopt Nexus without losing the benefits of Scrum.

  • Scalable Transparency: Nexus provides transparency at scale with a single Product Backlog, Product Owner, and Definition of Done across all teams. This simplifies the product development process. Everyone works towards a common goal.

  • Empowering Teams: Teams self-organize and make decisions collaboratively. Empowered teams take ownership of how the product is delivered and work toward a common goal.

Nexus: Simplicity at Scale

Scrum accountabilities
Corporate strategy department

Scaling means putting in place a structure to coordinate across Scrum teams. If you have three or more Scrum teams working together on a single Product, Nexus can help your team manage dependencies and communicate better. 


Nexus is the simplest scaling framework available, and that’s what makes it great. Nexus scales Scrum without adding a lot of overhead and complexity. Nexus preserves and enhances the simplicity that makes Scrum great. 


Scrum's success can be attributed to its simplicity. This simplicity is built upon transparency, inspection, and adaptation—the underpinnings of Empiricism.

What is Nexus?

The information I learned in the class will benefit our team and organization for the better

​“Mary was an excellent coach. The class was informative and impactful. I am sure the information I learned in the class will benefit our team and organization for the better.” - Kiarra
  • Do you need to know Scrum to take this class?
    Not at all. This class is valuable for those who are completely new to Scrum as well as those who have been using Scrum but have had no formal training.
  • Will I get a certification?
    After participating in the Applying Professional Scrum course, you will receive a free chance to earn the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification. This is a globally recognized certification backed by
  • What does the APS certification exam look like?
    The certification exam has 80 questions. Participants have 60 minutes to complete it. There will be a mix of easier and more difficult questions; many will go fast, while some will require additional thought. A passing score of 85% is required to achieve the PSM certification. The exam is online only, so there is no need to go to a testing center. The format for the PSM certification exam is multiple-choice questions and a few True / False questions.
  • What are the prerequisites for taking the Applying Professional Scrum class?
    None. It can be helpful to review the Scrum Guide before taking the class. The Scrum Guide is available at
  • How long is the APS course?
    The APS course from is usually scheduled for two days, each including about eight hours of instruction. Rebel Scrum offers more flexible options, including an opportunity to take the class in four half-days instead of two full days. You may schedule a private course for your organization, or you can sign up for any of our public classes.
  • Can I attend the APS class remotely, or is it only available in person?
    The APS class is available in person and online, allowing participants to choose the format that best suits their needs. Organizations may contact Rebel Scrum to schedule a private course.
  • What is your largest class size capability?
    Need to train a large number of people? No problem! From 5 to 5,000 participants, we can work with you to get you the training you need.

Executives who have Scrum team members in their chain of command

Scrum team members

Scrum Masters and Developers

Agile transformation leaders and agile coaches

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