Scrum.org has updated the Nexus Guide, the body of knowledge for using its Nexus framework to scale Scrum. The updates were determined in part through the Scrum community feedback via the Scrum Guide User Voice website, the Scrum.org community and its Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs). An emphasis on increasing clarification around the Nexus Integration Team and the purpose of its role, asserting the importance of transparency at scale for integration and defining when “Done” is at scale are some of the major changes Scrum practitioners will find in the updated version of the Nexus Guide.
In addition, the Nexus Guide now includes a Creative Commons license, which will allow teams and organizations, globally, to reuse the guide’s content and broaden its reach. In conjunction with the updated guide, Scrum.org has released a new book, The Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum: Continuously Delivering an Integrated Product with Multiple Scrum Teams, available now.
As organizations began adopting the Scrum framework and growing from single Scrum Teams to multiple Scrum Teams working together to deliver an integrated product, Scrum co-creator and Scrum.org founder Ken Schwaber, along with the Scrum.org community, created Nexus. They did so to enable them to more easily develop and sustain scaled product and software development initiatives using Scrum. Working with organizations implementing Nexus, they learned how Nexus is used, and the difficulties and successes that drove direct feedback leading to this revision.
The Nexus Guide can be found at https://www.scrum.org/resources/nexus-guide and is available in 30 languages today. Offered for license under the Attribution Share-Alike license of Creative Commons, its copyright allows for reuse as long as it is credited back.