SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner (PM/PO) Certification

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.

Topics Include

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

Learning Goals

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

Course Prerequisites

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

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

Course 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.

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 for any retake questions.

Sample Test Questions

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