SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM Certification)

Level: Intermediate

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. Gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what you can do to effectively perform your role.

You will apply Lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Additionally, you will understand 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 Agile Release Train (ART). This training is based on version 4.6 of SAFe.

SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM Certification)

Key Features of this Training:

  • 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
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey
  • Eligible for 15 PMI PDUs

You Will Learn How To:

  • Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
  • 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
  • Create a role action plan

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SAFe POPM Training Information

  • Prerequisites

    All are welcome to attend the training, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the certification exam:

  • Exam Information

    • First exam attempt is included if web-based exam is taken within 30 days of course completion
    • 45 multiple-choice questions in 90 minutes
    • 77% Passing Score (35 out of 45 correct)
    • Each retake attempt costs $50. Second attempt on exam can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

SAFe POPM Outline

  • Applying SAFe in the Lean Enterprise

    • Recognise the problem to be solved
    • Explore SAFe foundations
  • Relating a Lean-Agile Mindset to the PO/PM Roles

    • Connect the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
    • Embrace a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Collaborating with Lean Portfolio Management

    • Collaborate with the Lean Portfolio Management function
    • Detail the role of the Epic Owner
    • Use Lean Startup cycles to foster innovation
    • Develop Epic Hypothesis Statements
    • Contribute to a Lean Business Case
    • Visualise flow using Portfolio Kanban
    • Elaborate features for the Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
  • Continuously Explore Customer Needs

    • Explore customer needs
    • Synthesize information for the Vision and Roadmap
    • Visualise Feature and Enabler flow using a Program Kanban
    • Prioritise the Program Backlog
    • Estimate and forecast the backlog
  • Executing the Program Increment

    • Create alignment with PI Planning
    • Decompose features into Stories
    • Plan the iteration
    • Execute the PI
    • Release on demand
  • Defining the PO/PM Roles and Responsibilities

    • Characterise the roles of the Product Owner and Product Manager
    • Examine other key program collaboration roles
  • Creating your PO/PM Action Plan

    • Develop a personal PO/PM action plan
    • Create a personal PO/PM improvement roadmap
    • Commit to the plans
  • About the Exam

    • Exam Overview


  • Who should attend this course?

    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

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