Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

“As a Big Four professional services company, we believe in collaboration and helping create productive government solutions that work. Few institutions nationally have tried to foster such productivity, and no one in our view does it better than HU. We are proud that our partnership and activity with the Institute aids in HU’s extraordinary service across the Commonwealth.” – KPMG, GTI, SCE, & ALC Sponsor

   PMI is the leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession. Our professional resources and research deliver value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve organizational success and further mature the profession.” – PMI, ALC Partner

 “Sigma Resources was founded in 1998 around the principle of applying technology to solve business problems.  These traits define our culture today, to which you will find Sigma team members exploring new technologies, working with our clients to apply them in new and creating ways, and seeking new additions to our teams. – Sigma Resources, GTI & ALC Sponsor

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PMP-CAPM Exam Prep Course (Online Format)

This online course exposes students and practicing project managers to the Project Management Body of Knowledge processes and standards and prepares students to take the PMP or CAPM certification exam.

PMP-CAPM Exam Prep Course (In-Class Format)

This in-class course exposes students and practicing project managers to the Project Management Body of Knowledge processes and standards and prepares students to take the PMP or CAPM certification exam.

Agile Scrum 101 - Introduction to Agile Scrum

This course is for anyone that is curious about Scrum and especially those from a waterfall or hybrid background including PMPs. The instructor is a PMP with both waterfall and Scrum experience to help guide you from waterfall to Scrum. Anyone can read a book on Scrum. This one day session will allow you to participate in its ceremonies to understand what they are and how to use them in your project.

Philadelphia Location: Professional Scrum Master (PSM-1) Training

This 2-day course covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises based upon real-life cases.  

Harrisburg Location: Professional Scrum Master (PSM-1) Training

This 2-day course covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises based upon real-life cases.  

Project Management Fundamentals

This course emphasizes the project processes and knowledge areas, terms, tools, and formulas as well as to extend the knowledge base into soft skills such as communication, conflict management, team development, and leadership.  Agile framework and methodologies such as Scrum will also be covered during sessions.

Lean Thinking 101

The One-Day Lean Thinking Overview Workshop provides participants with an introduction to the principles and tools of Lean Thinking. For people just getting started with lean, or for organizations who are ramping up on their lean journeys, this workshop is a must!

"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
"Well-constructed class and great job on fitting a huge amount of information into a one-week period."
PMP-CAPM Student

Upcoming Summits under the agile lean center

Agile Lean Summit 2019: Taking Agile and Lean to the Enterprise

Agile and Lean values and principles are shaping the thinking of most organizations today. Scaling Agile for the Enterprise is a challenge that many large organizations face as they implement Agile Teams across more and more of their operations. Coordinating multiple Teams that are working on multiple projects can seem daunting. Our 4th annual Agile Lean Summit 2019 will focus on “Taking Agile and Lean to the Enterprise."

Past Summits under the agile lean center

Agile Lean Summit II

The summit will provide challenging technology sessions with real-life examples that will cause Traditional Project Managers and executives in attendance to pause and consider Agile and Lean and cause Agile and Lean leaders to understand and build the bridge to the Traditional approaches.

Agile Lean Summit

After the success of last year’s Agile Project and Portfolio Summit, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is pleased to invite you to attend our Agile Lean Summit 2017 on Monday, May 1, 2017. The summit will have the following four tracks with multiple sessions in each track.

Agile Project & Portfolio Summit

Three tracks will be held in addition to keynotes and a panel discussion addressing agile teams, projects, organizational transformations, and portfolio and enterprise agile.

Our Faculty

Tom Sheives

Founding Director, Agile Lean Center

Dr. Tom Sheives has nearly 10 years of experience teaching project management at the graduate level and has over 30 years of experience in project management. Dr. Sheives received his PhD from The University of New Mexico and BS and MS from Texas A&M University in Electrical Engineering. In addition, he received a 2nd Bachelor degree in Engineering from Baylor University. 


Dr. Sheives has developed and taught core graduate level project management courses including the key core Project Management Body of Knowledge topics. He has also developed and taught graduate level courses in agile project management, requirements development, team development and leadership. His interests are particularly in Agile Scrum Methodology and Project Management Offices. He has also been an international speaker at project management conferences on topics in project management and on his book published in 2009 Opportunity Unstuck.


In the corporate world Dr. Sheives has managed information technology projects using waterfall and Scrum. He has recently been working in the DC area in the IT industry providing to clients Microsoft implementations of CRM and SharePoint 2013. Previous to that while relocating to the DC area, he worked at the Department of Veterans affairs in DC in a project management contractor. He has helped establish PMOs at Texas Instruments and USAA and has helped other organizations improve their project management and business requirements processes.

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  • TSheives@HarrisburgU.edu

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