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Oct 29, 2019 - Oct 30, 2019

SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager | Applying the Product Management role within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise

Course Description:

SAFe® 4.6 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

Learning Goals

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

Topics Covered

  • 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:

    • Attendee workbook

    • 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

Annual Renewal

Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee: $100

Exam Details

  • 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 support@scaledagile.com 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

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.

Susan Bullock

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.


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