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.  We also partner with Rick Waters, Nigel Baker, Anu Smalley, Aaron Sanders, Tricia Broderick, Lonnie Weaver Johnson and Scott Dunn for our advanced Scrum workshops. Rick, Nigel, Anu, Aaron, Tricia, Lonnie 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.


We work with multiple leading Certified Scrum Trainers and Path to CSP educators, with extensive Agile and Scrum experience.


Dates for our next Advanced-Certified ScrumMaster class —  Monday and Tuesday, June 10 and 11.  The workshop will be a virtual, instructor-led live online workshop, taught by Lonnie Weaver Johnson. The regular course fee is $1,195/student, but early enrollment before June 3 will be $995/student.  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.

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.

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