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SAFe® Agile Product Management with APM Certification

The Agile Product Management course allows you to discover the right mindset, skills, and tools you need to create successful products and solutions using Agile techniques. Learn how to use Design Thinking to create products and solutions that are: Desirable – what customers want; Viable – profitable for you to build and sell; Feasible – something you can realistically deliver; Sustainable – something you can proactively manage to realize ROI.

Description

The Agile Product Management course harnesses the power of Design Thinking to develop innovative solutions with proven SAFe capabilities to execute on those visions. Learn the right mindset, skills, and tools to create successful products—from inception to retirement—using Agile techniques.

Recognize how Continuous Exploration fuels innovation and helps you define a vision, strategy, and roadmap to tap into new markets. Find out how to accelerate the product life cycle to get fast feedback and quickly deliver exceptional products and solutions that delight customers—all while aligning with your organization’s strategy, portfolio, evolving architecture, and solution intent.

1. Who will benefit?

  • Product managers and directors of product management
  • Product marketing managers, project managers, Product Owners
  • VP of Product Management, Business Owners, Business Analysts
  • Product leaders collaborating with product management, architects, subject matter experts, and business line managers
  • Agile Coach and trainer
  • Consultant, Product Manager 

2. What is the associated certification?

Certified SAFe® Product Management (APM)

3. What are the exam details?

Completion of this course gives you access to the exam and all related study materials as part of your Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform.

  • Exam name – SAFe® 5 Agile Product Manager Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • 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 Agile Product Management course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2.0 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions – 60
  • Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75%)
  • 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.

4. What are the learning goals?

  • Use Design Thinking to achieve desirable, feasible, and sustainable outcomes
  • Explore market needs, segmentation, sizing and competitive landscape
  • Manage value stream economics, including pricing and licensing
  • Use empathy to drive design
  • Apply product strategy and vision
  • Develop and evolve roadmaps
  • Execute and deliver value using SAFe
  • Explore innovation in the value stream

5. What topics are covered?

  • Analyzing your Role as a Product Manager in the Lean Enterprise
  • Continuously Exploring Markets and Users
  • Driving Strategy with Market Segmentation
  • Using Empathy to Drive Design
  • Defining Product Strategy and Vision
  • Creating Roadmaps to Build Solutions
  • Delivering Value
  • Managing Value Stream Economics
  • Creating Innovation in the Value Stream

6. What will you receive?

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe® Agile Product Manager exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the APM Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections to other certified SAFe professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

7. Prerequisites

Attendees of this course should be familiar with Agile principles and practices and have attended at least one SAFe course prior to attending. A background in product or solution management is highly recommended. Those who have experience being a product manager, product marketer, product owner, business owner, or bringing products to market would benefit from this course.

 The following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • Attended at least one SAFe course
  • Background in Product or Solution Management

8. Professional Development Units (PDUs) & Scrum Education Units

Attendees may be eligible to apply for PDUs below toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

 Professional Development Units & Scrum Education Units

Activity Number

  SAFeAPM 

  Duration

   3 days

 

PMI Certification

  Technical

  Leadership 

 Strategic 

   Total   

PMP®

     10.00

       0.00

     0.00

   10.00

PgMP®

     10.00

       0.00

     0.00

   10.00

PMI_RMP®

      2.00

       0.00

     0.00

    2.00

PMI_SP®

      2.00

       0.00

     0.00

    2.00

PMI_ACP®

      2.00

       0.00

     0.00

    2.00

PfMP®

     10.00

       0.00

     0.00

   10.00

PMI_PBA®

     10.00

       4.00

    10.00

   24.00

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