Project Management

Graduate Certificate in AGILE LEAN


Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a private, non-profit institution of higher education located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with an additional location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Education granted University status to Harrisburg University in 2005. Harrisburg University became the first comprehensive, non-profit university founded in Pennsylvania in over 100 years. The Middle States Commission of Higher Education accredited Harrisburg University in 2009 with Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs with fully approved distance education programs. In addition, the Master of Science in Project Management is now accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

The certificate program with Harrisburg University can be taken in a full-time, part-time with two options for delivery: all online or Executive (Hybrid- both online and in class format). The Graduate Certificate Program emphasizes experiential learning so that graduates obtain a concrete grasp of real-world project management issues. In addition, the courses taken prepare the student for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) certification from which is one of the most in-demand professional certifications in the field.

Certificate Description

The Agile Lean Certificate will provide students with a thorough understanding and application of Agile Lean frameworks used in the project management, software and IT product development domains. Such frameworks include Scrum, Lean, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), and others. These Agile frameworks can be applied to application development and business process improvement.

Agile Lean Frameworks have made significant impacts in organizations that are implementing these principles. The satisfaction index for using these frameworks has reached high levels of around 80%. These frameworks are used in delivering improved business processes for Product Development, Software Development, Manufacturing, Business Process Improvement and Value Centered Project/Portfolio Management. A student that graduates with a certificate in Agile Lean will have a definite edge over those students that are trained in just the more traditional aspects of Project Management.

Required Courses:

Starting with the Agile Project Management with Scrum core course, the certificate then expands to include applying Scrum to projects, conducting new product development with Agile Lean, and then concluding with leading Agile Lean transformations in organizations.

The certificate consists of four required 3 credit hour courses:

Course Name
Delivery Option
Agile Project Management with Scrum
Agile Scrum Applied Projects
Agile Lean Product Development
Agile Lean Transformational Leadership

Courses may be taken purely online or in the Executive Format. Executive format is a hybrid approach which is a combination of online and 3 half days on Saturday per 14 week semester at the Harrisburg University campus.

Prerequisite for Admission

Students would apply through the regular graduate admissions at Harrisburg University. There is an option to select non-degree certification application.

How to Register for Classes

Applicants can register by calling the admissions office at 717.901.5101 or emailing Learn more about the admissions process at

Estimated Cost

$800 per Credit hour

$ 9,600 for Entire Certificate Program (does not include any exam fees for Scrum or Lean certifications)