Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Training

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Training with Michigan Technology Services

Michigan Technology Services offers instructor-led Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) training, as well as other Agile and Scrum courses, through a partnership with the only Scrum Alliance authorized Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) based in Michigan, Chet Hendrickson. Chet is one of the founders of extreme programming (XP), the first signatory of the Agile Manifesto, and is a globally recognized Scrum Trainer.  Numerous Agile educators and coaches seek his guidance and have studied with him.  He’s authored multiple books on agility.   Taking an A-CSM workshop with Chet is unlike any other Agile course.  We also partner with Nigel Baker, Anu Smalley and Scott Dunn for our advanced Scrum workshops. Nigel, Anu and Scott are all highly sought after CSTs and Agile coaches.

In a pre-Covid world our training would take place at our location in the Farmington Hills/Novi area, 20 miles outside of Detroit, or at your location anywhere around the world. Our Agile workshops and Agile coaching sessions are now offered online/virtually, reducing your need to travel.

Note that while many CST’s fly into metro Detroit to deliver a class, and then leave, we live here and support the local Agile community.   We continue to sponsor regional Agile conferences and local Agile and Scrum meetups. We have strong ties to Agile companies in the metro Detroit area.  We have successfully run this course for multiple teams in the Great Lakes area.

What is Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) training?

As a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), you’ve already been introduced to Scrum values, practices, and applications. You understand how to provide a level of knowledge and expertise above and beyond that of typical project managers.

You understand that becoming Agile is a lifelong journey. Incorporating Scrum values and Agile principles into your world of work takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement.

To further enhance your knowledge and skills, the next step is achieving an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification from a Scrum Alliance authorized Certified Scrum Trainer. Our advanced workshop is ideal for a Certified ScrumMaster who has one or more years of work experience in that role.

Additional Benefits of taking our A-CSM workshop

Participants are eligible for 16 Education Hours for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner application, 16 PMI PDUs (Professional Development Units) and 16 Scrum Alliance SEUs.


Chet Hendrickson will teach our November 2021 advanced workshop. Chet is a leading Certified Scrum Trainer and Path to CSP educator, with extensive Agile and Scrum experience.  Scott Dunn will teach our December 2021 A-CSM workshop. Scott is a CST, Path to CSP educator, as well as a Certified Enterprise Coach and Agile Leadership Educator.


Our next Advanced-Certified ScrumMaster class will be a special (confirmed) Saturday and Sunday session, November 6 and 7, 2021.  The workshop will be a virtual, instructor-led live online workshop.

The regular course fee is $1,295/student, but early enrollment for our November 6 and 7 A-CSM workshop with Chet is $995/student, prior to October 29.   Group rates are available. Call 248-489-0408 for information.

Our December Advanced-Certified ScrumMaster classes will be Tuesday and Wednesday, December 7 and 8, 2021.  The workshop will be a virtual, instructor-led live online workshop.

The regular course fee is $1,295/student, but early enrollment for our December 7 and 8 A-CSM workshop with Scott is $995/student, prior to October 29.   Group rates are available. Call 248-489-0408 for information.

The A-CSM credential is included in the course fee.

If you have at least 24 months of ScrumMaster experience you can also join Anu Smalley for our Certified Scrum Professional-ScrumMaster (CSP-SM) workshop.

Private classes for groups are available upon request. Your training can take place at our location in Farmington Hills, 20 miles outside of Detroit, onsite at your office anywhere throughout the world, or remotely, live online. Call 248-489-0408 for details.


To be eligible for the A-CSM certification you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Be an existing CSM in good standing with the Scrum Alliance
  • Have at least 12+ months experience working as a Scrum Master

This is an advanced class. Please come ready to participate, share your experiences, work hard, and have fun! There will be a small amount of pre-class reading assigned, which you must complete, so be sure to coordinate your schedule to allow time for this activity.

You will be required to attend the full workshop to earn the A-CSM credential.  If you feel like you may miss more than 30 minutes of the workshop you should plan on attending a future A-CSM instructor led session.

Course Schedule

Private, Corporate or Group Training Available

Early-Bird Price: $995

Regular Price: $1495 $1295

Date(s) Days Time Type
11/6/21 - 11/7/21 S-Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm

Live Online Class

12/7/21 - 12/8/21 T-W 11:00am - 5:30pm

Live Online Class


For additional Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Training class information or to request a class date contact Michigan Technology Services. 248-489-0408

Who Should Attend

ScrumMasters, Agile coaches, consultants, program and project managers, facilitators, and technical leaders will all benefit by joining us and building upon their CSM certification with the A-CSM.

Recommended Experience for Participants

CSM with 1+ years of experience

Course Objectives

Through the A-CSM course, you’ll learn to:

  • Facilitate dialogue between the Product Owner, team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives.
  • Respond confidently when encountering resistance to change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people.
  • Help your company adopt Scrum and support executives committed to Agile values.
  • Remove impediments that prevent long-term, deep adoption of Scrum and Agile practices by all parts of the business.
  • Explain the value of Scrum and Agile processes to skeptics.
  • Increase developer engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in.
  • Extend the impact of Scrum throughout the organization.
  • Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team.
  • Leverage your learning to gain recognition and status as the local Agile expert in your company.

Student Successes

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