Today, more than ever, organizations need to build products that add higher value to customers and the business. To be more competitive companies need to develop products in a faster way by reducing costs. To accomplish this goal organizations can use the Nexus framework to scale software and product development.
What is Nexus?
Nexus is a framework based on Scrum. It uses an iterative and incremental approach to scaling software and product development.
This framework helps companies to plan, launch, scale and manage large product and software development projects. In fact, organizations that have multiple teams working on the same product can use the Nexus framework.
Ken Schwaber, creator of the Scrum and Nexus frameworks, says that Nexus is the exoskeleton of Scrum. In fact, it protects and reinforces Scrum teams by creating connections between them and by encouraging transparency and scaling as uniform as possible.
How does Nexus work?
To scale more, organizations who have had positive results by using Scrum with one or two teams can use Nexus. In fact, Nexus requires from 3 to 9 Scrum teams to work on a single Product Backlog. These teams have the objective to build an Integrated Increment that meets a goal.
In addition, there are two core elements that need to be considered for those struggling with a scaled initiative: cross-team dependencies and integration issues.
The Nexus Integration Team
An important element of the framework is the Nexus Integration Team (NIT). In fact, this team is responsible for producing an Integrated Increment at least every Sprint. Basically, it is accountable for the successful integration of all work created by all the Scrum teams.
This team works on several activities such as identifying cross-team issues, recognizing dependencies early, and ensuring tools and techniques are understood and used.
Keep in mind
Today companies can develop products in a faster and cheaper way by using the Nexus framework which is based on Scrum. Essentially, Nexus uses an iterative and incremental approach to scale software and product development.