Course Name : SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager

Delivering value through effective Program Increment execution

A Certified SAFe® Product Owner (PO) serves as the customer proxy for the team and works with Product Management and other stakeholders—including other Product Owners—to define and prioritize stories in the Team Backlog so that the system or solution effectively addresses program priorities while maintaining the technical integrity of the features or components the team is responsible for creating. The PO has a significant role in quality and is the only team member empowered to accept stories as done.

A Certified SAFe® Product Manager (PM) serves as the internal voice of the customer for the Agile Release Train (ART) and works with Product Owners to continually develop and communicate the customer vision to the development teams. The Product Manager provides an economically prioritized backlog for the ART, defines the features of the system to ensure that the solution meets relevant standards and other system quality requirements, and participates in the validation of the proposed feature benefit hypotheses.

Summary

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.

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

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.

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

Prerequisites

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

SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager certificate
  • A SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager, which includes access to the POPM Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager certification usage guide with POPM certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Annual Renewal

Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee is $100

Exam Details

  • xam 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 (77% passing score)
  • Language: English
  • 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.

Where this training will be conducted ?
This Training will be conducted in your city, probably within any hotel Banquette hall  or any closed city, depend on how many candidates are there.

When this training will be conducted?
we will soon published the calendar (if already not published). as Scaled agile recommend to have at least 12 participants for each class, we will schedule the training once we will have minimum of that number of participants enrolled.

Will you provide any invoice of the payment ? 
Yes we will provide a payment invoice with all necessary details that may require for any reimbursement.

Will I get any PDUs after your training program?
Yes, you will get 16 ‘Course or Training’ PDUs after completing the 2 days course, towards PMI’s PMP® / PMI-ACP® credential after training program.

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.

PMI Certification Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP® 6.00 6.00 3.00 15.00
PgMP® 6.00 6.00 3.00 15.00
PMI_RMP® 6.00 6.00 3.00 15.00
PMI_SP® 0.00 6.00 3.00 9.00
PMI_ACP® 6.00 6.00 3.00 15.00
PfMP® 0.00 6.00 3.00 9.00
PMI_PBAsm 0.00 6.00 3.00 9.00

 

Will I get any study materials?
You will get hard copy of the course material, along with that access to Scaled Agile Community. Plus multiple links to learn, prepare for exam and implement. Also access to SAFe E-learning Program, for your course.

Is there any additional cost for exam?
The first exam attempt is included with the course fees, In case you fail on first attempt, each retake will cost you $50.

When Can I Give the exam ?
with in 30 days from your course completion. 2nd Retakes can be done immediately, If you need more retakes, that have a resting period.

Can I attend this class online ?
No, these course are designed to conduct within team in a class room kind of structure.

Public Class

As per Scaled Agile Inc direction, all public class are mandatory to have a cost Range (minimum and Maximum). Keeping that in mind all Public class will cost

INR 50,000.00 (Regular cost)

Which includes,

  1. Two days of Classroom session
  2. Training Room Expense
  3. Course Materials and stationary
  4. Access to Scaled Agile Community and learning center
  5. Lunch and Tea-Break with snacks for two days
  6. First time examination fees.

There are some early bird discounts, You can contact us for details and avail the discount. Scroll to the bottom of this page to contact us.

Corporate Class

Please contact us with the following details for a quotation of corporate class.

Members Only

Please find below the mock tests available related to this course.

All the Mock tests are available to Members only. Membership can be purchased or granted free on attending Courses from Agile Digest.

POPM Mock Test – Set 1

POPM Mock Test – Set 2

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