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About the Course

This 2-day certification course is an immersive exploration of the agile mindset, and associated business benefits. The program is intended both for agile newcomers and experienced practitioners wanting a new perspective. You learn the WHY behind agile methods, such as better customer satisfaction, better visibility, better morale, and other drivers. You also gain hands-on experience using the Scrum framework, the most common approach to HOW to achieve agility.

Learning Objectives

The training will cover all learning objectives as outlined by the Scrum Alliance. At a high level, learners will walk away with an understanding about:

  1. Lean, Agile, and Scrum
  2. Scrum Master Core Competencies
  3. Service to the Development Team
  4. Service to the Product Owner
  5. Service to the Organization

Target Audience

The program is intended both for agile newcomers and experienced practitioners wanting a new perspective.

Course Benefits

Case studies and research show agile methods promote more visibility, faster time to market with better quality products, while increasing adaptability and visibility at the same time. But these results come from unconventional practices like self organization, cross-disciplinary teams, small increments, and frequent inspection. These practices do not come naturally. You need training.

Learning Methods

The course uses multi-modal learning with video, storytelling, dialog, and kinetic activities. This use of hands-on practice and real-world examples boosts knowledge acquisition and retention.

Schedule and Topics Covered

Learn techniques such as:

  • Agile manifesto
  • Daily SCRUMs
  • Sprints and Scrum Masters
  • Definition of done
  • Backlogs and burndowns
  • Shippable increment

Continuing Education Credits

For continuing credits, the program offers 16 PMI PDUs and 16 Scrum Alliance SEUs.


The following materials are included in the cost of the course:

  • Light breakfast, lunch, and beverages

All print materials will be distributed the first day of class.

The following are not included in the cost of the course:

  • Parking fees

Registration Fees & Policies

Registration Fees


This includes the course materials and covers the Certified Scrum Master exam certification fee. If the participant passes the exam, he or she will receive a 2-year membership to the Scrum Alliance.

Cancellation & Refunds

Harrisburg University reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses/events at its discretion. Should a program or event be cancelled by the University, a full refund will be issued.

If you need to cancel your registration and would like a refund, please email Please attach the confirmation email that you received at time of registration.

  • A refund of 100% will be issued within 7 business days of your registration date.
  • A refund of 50% will be issued up until 8 days prior to the start of the course/event.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations 7 or less days prior to the start of the course/event.

“Overall the class was great. Jesse Fewell was very knowledgeable, entertaining, kept my attention (which can be hard at times when sitting and listening for an extended period of time) and an overall rock star!”

April 2019 CSM Attendee

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Harrisburg University The Center for Project Management for Innovation

The Center for Project Management for Innovation (CPMI) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology aims to significantly improve business and project outcomes for state and local governments as well as local and global businesses through professional development, certificates and academic offerings of efficient agile and lean business processes used for Product Development, Software Development, Manufacturing, Business Process Improvement and Value Centered Project/Portfolio Management.

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