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Penn State Great Valley is a ScrumAlliance®, Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). We are committed to providing professional training that adheres to the principles of Scrum Alliance Certification Programs, while maintaining the academic integrity of Penn State University. Upon completing any of our authorized ScrumAlliance® certification programs, you will be registered for a two-year membership with ScrumAlliance®.

The Scrum Process

Scrum has emerged as the most successful agile development process for organizations, developers, and executives. Scrum's growing popularity can be attributed to its ability to boost ROI for businesses and bring developers and executives together to align business goals. The Scrum framework helps teams to become extremely productive. It engages developers to produce the major pieces of an application in a fraction of the time consumed by traditional methods and makes defects immediately visible to the team. Scrum improves efficiency and helps organizations get things done. 

Pictured above is a recent Certified ScrumMaster class.

Penn State Great Valley's Scrum Alliance Certification Courses 

Our hands-on programs are appropriate for all software team members, including project managers, team leads, development managers, product managers, architects, developers and testers, as well as executives like CIOs and CTOs. They include multiple simulations, exercises, and role plays.

Why Penn State Great Valley is right for you:

  • Penn State Great Valley is a ScrumAlliance®, Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)
  • Classes are taught by a ScrumAlliance® Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with hands-on experience leading 40+ teams, with over 500 members
  • Two year membership in ScrumAlliance® included with your tuition for CSM, CSPO and CSD courses.
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) tuition includes link to take the ScrumAlliance® online CSM test after 2-day course is completed (no additional fees).
                - Reference Materials, examples and tutorials provided
  • Story Point estimation cards provided
  • All students earn:
                - Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
    Continuing Education Units (CEUs
                - Project Management Institute (PMI®) members earn PDUs
  • Free enrollment in ScrumAlliance® authorized AgilePA Users Group
  • Continental breakfast and lunch provided during class.
  • Convenient locations:
                -  Malvern campus off Rt. 202 and Rt. 29 (close to PA Turnpike E-Z pass slip ramp Exit 320 and
                   King  Prussia exit of PA Turnpike & Rt.76)
                -  Free parking on campus, discount rates available at local hotels
  • Philadelphia location close to Suburban Train Station, 16th and JFK Blvd.

Penn State is a Project Management Institute (PMI®) Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.).  PMPs earn Professional Development Units (PDUs).  Continuing Education Units (CEUs), based on a standard of one unit per 10 hours of classroom contact, are awarded.

Programs offered:

Certified Scrum Developer
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Product Owner

For more information call 610-648-3281 or email gvskills@psu.edu

Dates Course
March 5 & 6 Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) - CLASS FILLED
March 12 & 13 Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) - Great Valley location
April 9 & 10
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) - Philadelphia location
April 23 & 24
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) - Great Valley location
April 22, 23 & 24
Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) - University Park location
May 7 & 8 Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) - Great Valley location
June 11 & 12
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) - Great Valley location
June 15 & 16
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) - Philadelphia location
July 20 - 21
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) - Great Valley location 
August 13 & 14
 Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) - Great Valley location
Scrum Certification Programs 2015 Schedule

Date Course   (Great Valley Location)
Agile Business Analysis
TBA Agile Estimating and Planning
Effective User Stories for Agile Requirements
Agile Courses 2015 Schedule


All to the above programs and courses (except for Certified ScrumMaster) are PDO (Professional Development Opportunity) eligible for current students.


April 16   -   AgilePA Workshop

On-site Programs: Develop a stronger workforce for the future

Companies and organizations can have these programs conducted on our campus or at another location. Program content can be customized to meet the needs of the company. Call 610-648-3281 for more information.