Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

Agile Lean Center (ALC)

ABout the Center

The Agile Lean Center (ALC) 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.

Lean Project Management is the comprehensive adoption of other lean concepts like lean construction, lean manufacturing and lean thinking into a project management context to meet the goal of delivering more value with less waste in a project context

Agile Process Management refers to an iterative, incremental method of managing the design and build activities of engineering, information technology and other business areas that aim to provide new product or service development in a highly flexible and interactive manner.

In support of its mission, the Agile Lean Center supports the following objectives:

  1. Connectivity – provides annual conferences and quarterly technical presentations that attract and connect industry leaders and potential sponsors with other industry leaders and with organizations in need.
  2. Creativity – gathers thought leaders that support the center’s objectives through twice annual gatherings.
  3. Training – provided foundational training in Agile Lean, project management, and transformational leadership.
  4. Certifications – offers Agile Lean certificate, PMP certificate, CSM, CPO, and PSM certificate programs delivered at Harrisburg University by Harrisburg University faculty and with Harrisburg University Partners.
  5. Academic Courses – offers an Agile Lean Concentration in the Masters of Science in Project Management degree program.
  6. Projects – provides agile and lean project management contract resources to support the accomplishment of Agile Lean objectives in organizations and promote student involvement through student projects.
  7. Research – conducts research through Harrisburg University and external organizations in Agile Lean applications.


In general, sponsor benefits include:

  • Event meeting space
  • Marketing and promotional opportunities
  • Opportunities to provide educational content
  • Sponsorship of associated events

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"All aspects of the course were presented with real-life examples. As a result I expect to add a significant level of professionalism to my existing position in regard to project management."
PMP-CAPM Student
"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!"
CSM Attendee