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SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management with LPM Certification

The Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) course provides a three to four-day, intensive workshop for senior leaders and other key stakeholders to learn how to align strategy with execution to create a culture of innovation, flexibility, and speed. You’ll gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the LPM functions of strategy and investment funding, Agile portfolio operations, and Lean governance.

Description

In this three to four-day workshop style course, attendees gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations and Lean Governance.

Participants in the course have the opportunity to capture the current and the future state of their portfolio with the Portfolio Canvas tool and identify important business initiatives for achieving the future state. Participants also explore methods to establish portfolio flow with the Portfolio Kanban and prioritize initiatives for maximum economic benefit. The course also provides insights on how to establish Value Stream Budgets and Lean Budget Guardrails and measure the Lean portfolio performance.

1. Who will benefit?

  • Executives and Leaders (CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, CTOs and VPs)
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Product Managers and Solution Managers
  • Business Unit Managers
  • Program Office Personnel
  • SPCs and Enterprise Agile Coaches
  • Human Resources
  • Release Train Engineer
  • Program or Project Manager
  • SAFe Program Consultant
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Consultant
  • Director
  • Program Manager

2. What is the associated certification?

Certified SAFe®Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)

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 Lean Portfolio 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 Lean Portfolio 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 – 42 out of 60 (70%)
  • 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?

To perform the role of a Lean Portfolio Manager, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)
  • Connect the portfolio to enterprise strategy
  • Establish the Portfolio Vision
  • Implement Lean Budgeting and Guardrails
  • Establish flow with the Portfolio Kanban
  • Support operational excellence with an Agile Program Management Office (PMO) and Communities of Practice (CoPs)
  • Coordinate Value Streams
  • Measure LPM performance
  • Build a plan for LPM implementation

5. What topics are covered?

  • Introducing Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)
  • Establishing Strategy and Investment Funding
  • Applying Agile Portfolio Operations
  • Applying Lean Governance
  • Implementing the LPM function

6. What will you receive?

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Course certificate of completion
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® LPM certification exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • One certification exam attempt

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the LPM 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

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience.

However, the following prerequisites are recommended:

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Attended Leading SAFe or SAFe PM/PO course
  • Experience working in a SAFe environment

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

  SAFeLPM  

   Duration

  3 days

 

PMI Certification

  Technical

 Leadership 

 Strategic 

   Total    

PMP®

      3.00

      0.00

     0.00

    3.00

PgMP®

      8.00

      0.00

     0.00

    8.00

PMI_RMP®

      8.00

      0.00

     0.00

    8.00

PMI_SP®

      6.00

      0.00

     0.00

    6.00

PMI_ACP®

      6.00

      0.00

     0.00

    6.00

PfMP®

     10.00

      0.00

     0.00

   10.00

PMI_PBA®

      4.00

      4.00

    10.00

   18.00

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