Charles Suscheck
Technical Instructor

Dr. Charles Suscheck specializes in agile software development methodologies, and project management.  He is one of 6 people in the world certified to teach the entire curriculum. He has over 25 years of professional experience in information technology, beginning his career as a software developer.  Dr. Suscheck holds a Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors in Computer Science. He holds multiple certifications including Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Safe Program Consultant (SPC), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).  An educator at heart, he has over 30 published articles, has taught over 1000 students software development and is a highly respected conference speaker. 



Areas of Expertise

  • requirements
  • business analysis
  • agile requirements and practices
  • agile enterprise adoption
  • scrum
  • backlog grooming
  • facilitated workshop
  • analysis modeling

Representative Courses Taught

  • Agile Requirements
  • Professional Scrum Master
  • Professional Scrum Foundations
  • Agile Games

Years of Experience in the Field


Real World Experience

  • Improving Enterprise Principal Consultant
  • Clients such as GFS, Marine Corp, Fidelity, Bank of America, Allscripts, Verision, American Airlines, and many more.


  • Presented at Agile 2009, 2011, 2012, OOPSLA, Borcon, ECOOP, Ningxia University China, and numerous local conferences
  • Member of coordinating board for Agile Coach Camp (an international conference for agile experts) in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Involved in COHAA, Agile Lunchbox, and Agile Cincinnati
  • Founder Agile Influencers of Columbus 2012
  • Reviewer for submissions to Mile High Agile 2011
  • Facilities coordinator for Agile RTP from 2009 – 2010
  • Web master for Agile Carolinas during 2008
  • Member of Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance since 2008
  • Member of Agile Leadership Network since 2010

Academic Background

  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania – BS in Computer Sci.
  • Cleveland State University – MS in Computer Info Sys
  • Colorado Technical University – Doctorate in Computer Sci.
  • Colorado State University – full time professor of CIS
  • Walden University – Adjunct computer language instructor
  • CSM (certified scrum master)
  • CSP (certified scrum practitioner)
  • PSM I and II (professional scrum master)
  • PST (professional scrum trainer)
  • PSPO (professional scrum product owner)
  • OMG – UML specialist
  • Certified RUP specialist (IBM)
  • Certified Use case with application specialist (IBM)

What are your interests outside of technology?

Banjo player, guitar player, cyclist, disc golfer


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