SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager | Applying the Product Management role within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise
March 25 @ 8:00 am - March 26 @ 5:00 pm
SAFe® 4.5 Product Owner/Product Manager with POPM Certification
Delivering value through effective Program Increment execution With SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager Certification Based on version 4.6 of the Scaled Agile Framework
Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise— and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs—by becoming a SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role.
They will also learn how to apply lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, attendees learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART.
Who will benefit?
The following individuals will benefit from this course:
Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, and Business Analysts
Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads
Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects
To perform the role of a SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager, attendees should be able to:
Apply SAFe in the Lean enterprise
Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles
Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management
Explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning
Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value
Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
Create a role action plan
Applying SAFe in the Lean enterprise
Relating a Lean-Agile Mindset to the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
Collaborating with Lean Portfolio Management
Continuously explore customer needs
Executing the Program Increment
Defining the Product Owner/Product Manager roles and responsibilities
Creating a Product Owner/Product Manager action plan
All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) certification exam:
Attend a Leading SAFe® course
Experience working in a SAFe environment
Experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications
What Attendees Get
The class registration includes:
Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) exam
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion
Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.
SAFe Certification Kit
Becoming a SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:
SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager PDF certificate
SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the PO/PM Community of Practice
Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections with other SAFe certified professionals
A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey
Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned.
Renewal fee: $100
Exam name: SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager Exam
Exam format: Multiple choice
Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
Exam access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager course
Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
Number of questions: 45
Passing score: 35 out of 45 (78% passing score)
Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any retake questions.
Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.
Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.
For more information, contact CapTech Consulting
CapTech SAFe® Trainers
Rob Cucé is an Enterprise Agile Transformation Leader for CapTech. Mr. Cucé provides guidance on Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean Systems Thinking, and Enterprise Agile scaling practices to transform the way organizations deliver value to their customers. Rob is a certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4), and Prosci Change Management Professional who guides clients through their Agile transformation so that they can transform the relationship between business and IT.
With almost 20 years of experience in agile transformations and coaching, training, project management, and data management, Ms. Bullock has spent her career helping organizations and teams succeed in delivering high quality software and maximum business value. She has specialized expertise in training and implementing agile through the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Ms. Bullock is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Scrum Master (CSM). And is a founder of the Agile community of practice and training program at CapTech and serves as a thought leader for their agile practitioner community.