Scale Frameworks (part 4)


Introduced by Scrum org – Last update Jan 2021
Framework is created for scaling multi scrum team
Minimize and managing dependencies
It build upon Scrum and keep Scrum cores

“A Nexus is a group of approximately three to nine Scrum Teams that work together to deliver a single product; it is a connection between people and things. A Nexus has a single Product Owner who manages a single Product Backlog from which the Scrum Teams work” ( )

It still base in 3 pillars of Scrum (Transparency, Inspect and Adapt) to give team have opportunities to change process, project structure or communication across teams

Nexus is used with 3-9 Scrum teams

Nexus extends Scrum in the following ways:

  • Accountabilities: have a Nexus Integration Team to ensures Integrated Increment every Sprint. (PO.SM, and Members)
  • Events: Events are appended to, placed around, or replace regular Scrum events to augment them. A Nexus Sprint Goal is the objective for the Sprint.
  • Artifacts: Still same, One Single Product Backlog. A Sprint Backlog is created to make transparency in which items team working on.

Events still use timebox and follow Scrum Guide.

  • Sprint ( same as Scrum)
  • Nexus Sprint Planning
  • Nexus Daily Scrum
  • Nexus Sprint Review
  • Nexus Sprint Retrospective
  • Cross Team Refinement

Nexus Sprint Planning

  • Product Owner will introduce all teams purpose of Sprint align with product goal
  • Goal of each team will align with Nexus Sprint goal
  • Each team will do visible their sprint backlog and dependencies

Nexus Daily Scrum

  • Each Scrum team still have their own Scrum Daily
  • Nexus Daily Scrum will have representatives from each team to detect cross team issue and dependencies

Nexus Sprint Review

  • Same as Sprint Review in Scrum but all teams will join in one event at the end of Sprint
  • Visible progress towards product goal
  • Collaboration and get feedbacks from stakeholders

Nexus Sprint Retrospective

  • Besides scrum team retrospective , will have addition Nexus Sprint Retrospective for whole sprint retros.
  • In Nexus retros will focus in issues and communication across teams

Scale Frameworks (part 1)

Scale Frameworks (part 2)

Scale Frameworks (part 3)

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