The Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) workshop, presented by guest instructor Richard Hundhausen, shows you how to launch, structure, staff, and manage a large agile or Scrum project. In this two day workshop you will organize and simulate a scaled software development project to learn the infrastructure, tools, and practices needed for success. You will leave knowing how to scale Scrum in order to maximize the value of your software development initiative.
You will experience the Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) framework as you work as teams, forming and managing a Nexus – the core development unit of SPS. This will help you understand the techniques, philosophies, and challenges that Ken Schwaber, Jeff Sutherland, and Scrum.org have learned through years of formulating and coaching scaled Scrum projects.
You will also be introduced to approximately 50 new and reformulated practices, which help the Nexus to operate more predictably. Several of these practices will be applied to the case study during the workshop. For example, practices include techniques for organizing your teams to maximize the initiative, Product Backlog refinement at scale, and scaling the Scrum events. You will take home some new experiments to apply when addressing situations when technical debt, domain knowledge, and test results impede forward progress.
Students who complete the workshop will receive a password to take the intermediate level Scaled Professional Scrum assessment.
- Scaled Scrum is still Scrum
- How to deliver working software without scaling
- Knowing when and why to scale (and descale)
- The Nexus framework (roles, events, artifacts)
- Organizing teams to form a Nexus while minimizing dependencies
- Effectively staffing and leveraging the Nexus Integration Team
- The Product Owner and Product Backlog at scale
- Refining the Product Backlog to identify and minimize dependencies
- Development practices for ensuring a “Done” Integrated Increment
- Managing the Nexus from a reporting and financial impact perspective
- Using decentralized coordination practices
- Practices for distributed and offshore teams
- Going beyond nine teams with Nexus+