Professional Scrum Master Advanced™ Training PSM-A

November 21-22
Language: Japanese

Online / virtual

Professional Scrum Master Advanced™ (PSM-A) course is a 2-day advanced Scrum Master class designed to support Scrum Masters in their professional development.  The PSM-A course is intended for Scrum Masters with at least one year of experience who are looking to grow their knowledge and abilities as a Scrum Master. This course is one step in that journey. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam.

Unlike the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course which focuses on how to use Scrum, the Scrum framework and the role of the Scrum Master, PSM-A is an advanced course helping students to:

  • understand the stances that characterize an effective Scrum Master
  • dive deep into how they serve the Developers, Product Owner and organization
  • learn related practices and skills to enable Scrum Masters to have the right types of conversations and how to apply them

About the PSM II Scrum certification‘s Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) is a globally recognized, industry standard assessment.

★★ All students of this PSM Advanced class will be issued a password to take the PSM II assessment ★★

Once you receive your password, you must take the exam within 14 days. A passing score of 85% or higher is required. If you do not score 85% or higher, you will be allowed a second attempt at no additional cost.
Unlike other certifications, certifications do not expire.

Learning Objectives

Over the 2 days, students will learn about areas critical to growing as a successful Scrum Master such as how the principles and values of Scrum help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make and how the Scrum Master can help change the environment of Scrum Teams, creating an environment for agility to thrive. The Scrum Master role is complex and often, a Scrum Master must be able to apply different stances in order to be effective, such as:

  • The Scrum Master as a Teacher
  • The Scrum Master as a Coach & Mentor
  • The Scrum Master as a Facilitator
  • The Scrum Master as a Change Agent

As a Scrum Master, being able to identify, and effectively apply, which stance would benefit your team the most depending on the situation or circumstance could prove to be the key to the success of your team.

As a Scrum Master, part of your role is to help management and other stakeholders across your organization understand the benefits of Scrum and Agile. Therefore, it is imperative that you have the information and background that is needed to gain credibility in order to be an effective change agent.  Throughout the class, your PST will provide stories, exercises, facilitation techniques (such as “Liberating Structures”), resources and more.

There will also be time in class for the Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) to provide coaching on challenges that you and your classmates may be experiencing today or may in the future.  

Who should attend?

  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Coaches
  • Change Agents

Course content

  • What practices, tools, skills and stances make an effective Scrum Master
  • How the Scrum principles and values help guide Scrum Masters in the decisions they make
  • How the Scrum Master acts as a servant-leader and improve their ability in this role
  • What the Scrum Master can do to support Developers and Product Owners to become more effective
  • Ways that the Scrum Master can help to change the environment making it more conducive for Scrum Teams to be successful with greater agility
  • Provide tips and techniques for the Scrum Master to work with the rest of the organization in support of their Scrum Teams
  • Improve effects on the organization of a successful Scrum Master
  • Dealing with team conflict
  • Removing impediments
  • Communicating the importance of a “Done” Increment
  • How to support the Scrum Team
  • Understanding the challenges of middle management

Your Trainer

Gregory Fontaine is the founder of Agorax. He is the only Japanese-speaking Professional Scrum Trainer. Aside from being a trainer, Gregory has been supporting many organizations in a variety of industries as an Agile coach, consultant, and a Scrum Master.


~220,000 jpy(tax included)per student


Typically 9:00 – 17:00 for 2 consecutive days


Virtual (Zoom) or onsite

Number of participants

Typically 20 per class


Public classes in Japanese (no translation line) or English.

For Private classes, Japanese, English and French are possible.