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Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum, The

Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum, The

Continuously Delivering an Integrated Product with Multiple Scrum Teams

Kurt Bittner, Patricia Kong, Dave West

Jul 2018, Paperback, 176 pages
ISBN13: 9780134682662
ISBN10: 0134682661
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Today, organizations want to scale Scrum to ever larger and more complex projects, driving the benefits of agility throughout the enterprise. But most conventional solutions to scaling agility have added complexity and deviated from the principles that make Scrum so attractive. Scaling Scrum with Nexus introduces a better approach, reflecting the authors’ many years of applying and scaling Scrum in multiple industries. Four leading Scrum.org experts introduce the Nexus Framework, showing how it enables smooth integration among multiple Scrum teams, as well as highly-effective collaboration with non-Scrum teams working on the same project. Drawing on their immense experience, they explain what Nexus is, how it works, and how it solves agile scalability problems that have bedeviled organizations for years. Next, they offer start-to-finish guidance for applying Nexus Framework principles throughout your own organization. You’ll walk through forming a Nexus, organizing work in a Nexus environment, managing and enabling a Nexus, and much more -- all you need to succeed with Scrum in even the most challenging global projects.

Foreword by Ken Schwaber
1. Introduction
2. Introducing Nexus
3. Forming a Nexus
4. Organizing Work
5. Nexus in Action
6. Managing the Nexus
7. Enabling the Nexus
8. Nexus +
9. Glossary
10. References and Recommended Reading

  • Provides practical techniques and practices for adopting Scrum consistently across your organization
  • Helps you build on your agile knowledge to apply Scrum in larger and more complex situations
  • Shows how to form a Nexus across multiple Scrum teams and make it work effectively with shared services and non-Agile teams
  • Helps you reap the full benefits of fast product feedback cycles
  • Offers significant advantages over SAFe, LeSS, and other large-scale agile approaches
  • By four co-creators of Scrum.org, with a foreword by Scrum co-developer Ken Schwaber

Kurt Bittner has more than 35 years of experience helping teams to deliver software in short feedback-driven cycles, as a developer, as a product manager, and product owner; as an industry analyst; and as an organizational change agent. He is the author of three other books on software engineering, many blogs and articles, and is a frequent speaker at conferences.


Patricia Kong is a key contributor to the Nexus framework and the Evidence-Based Management framework. She led product development, product management, and marketing for several early-stage companies in the US and Europe, and worked in business development and engagement management for Forrester Research. She is fluent in four languages.


Dave West is the CEO and Product Owner at Scrum.org. He is a frequent keynote at major industry conferences and is a widely read author of books, blogs, articles, and research reports. He has led both product development and consulting organizations for multi-national organizations.

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