Why SAFe® 4.0 Product Manager/Product Owner (PM/PO)?
In this two-day course, attendees will develop the skill sets 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). 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 Can Attend?
The individuals who will benefit from this course include Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, and Business Analysts, Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads, and Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects
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
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
One or more of the following prerequisites are recommended for students planning to attend this course and take the PMPO certification exam: Attend a Leading SAFe 4.0 course, experience working in a SAFe environment, experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications
Benefits of Attending the Course
SAFe Certification Kit
SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager PDF certificate
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
Course 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.
Continuing Education Units
Attendees will be eligible to apply for 15 Strategic Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications
Attendees may be eligible to apply for Scrum Educational Units (SDUs) under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance
SAFe PM/PO Exam Details
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 email@example.com for any retake questions.