Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

About the Course

The 2-day Professional Scrum Master course covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework, and the role of the Scrum Master in it. This course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises, and teaches what is at the heart of the Scrum and Agile movement.

PSM is the cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and for anyone coaching a software development team toward increased efficiency and effectiveness. The course includes advanced thinking for servant-leadership and behavioral shifts.

Throughout the course, students are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.

The PSM course is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. 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.  

Students are challenged to think within the Scrum framework and the underlying values and principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace and facing complex decisions.

  1. Have a clear understanding of the rules of Scrum through the empirical foundation of Scrum.
  2. Students can act as a Scrum Master for Scrum Teams as well as stakeholders from an in-depth understanding of servant-leadership.
  3. Effectively be able to start up Scrum or increase its effectiveness if already underway.

The Professional Scrum Master course is for anyone involved in software development using the Scrum framework. It is particularly beneficial for those people within an organization accountable for getting the most out of Scrum, including Scrum Masters, managers, and Scrum Team members.

Scrum theory and principles

  • The Scrum Framework
  • The Definition of Done
  • Running a Scrum project Working with people and teams
  • Scrum in your organization
  • The role of the Scrum Master

There is no pre-requisite knowledge, skills, or experience.

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

  • PDF of the slides and exercises presented
  • One attempt to take the PSM1 exam
  • 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

All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course will receive a password to attempt the PSM I assessment, and are also entitled to a discount on the PSM II and PSM III assessments. The industry-recognized PSM certifications require a minimum passing score on these rigorous assessments.

Registration Fees

$1,295

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 MMafnas@HarrisburgU.edu. 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.
"The interactive workshops and discussions helped to provide useful context relative to employing scrum. I feel more empowered to focus on coaching and facilitating at my organization."
Professional Scrum Master (PSM-1) Student

Next Sessions

February 18-19, 2020 Harrisburg, PA

Dates & Times

February 18-19, 2020
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location

326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Instructor

Todd Miller

Todd is a Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org and is VP of the Agile Innovation Practice at Itero Group, LLC. He has been a Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Developer on a variety of technical and creative projects across a multitude of industries. He presently coaches and trains enterprises and teams across the United States on the Scrum framework, enterprise agile transformation, and professional software development. On the technical side, he has development experience in the Microsoft .NET technology stack, Team Foundation Server, and Visual Studio Team Services.

The Agile Lean 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.