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SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager with POPM Certification

For Product Management Office (PMO) professionals to apply Lean-Agile values and principles and economic prioritization, and develop skills writing epics, Capabilities, Features, and user stories within the context of SAFe. SAFe PO/PMs enable product development flow, drive program execution, and operate in the enterprise to drive the continuous delivery of value.

Description

Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise by becoming a SAFe® 5 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two to three-day course, attendees gain an in-depth understanding of how to effectively perform their role in the Agile Release Train (ART) as it delivers value through Program Increments.

Attendees explore how to apply Lean thinking to decompose Epics into Features and Stories, refine Features and Stories, manage Program and Team backlogs, and to plan and execute Iterations and Program Increments. Attendees also discover how the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture contribute to the relentless improvement of the ART.

1. 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 or Project Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects
  • Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer, Agile Coach
  • SAFe Program Consultant, Development Manager, CTO, Consultant
  • Architect, Engineer, Director, Delivery Manager, Solution Train Engineer, Software Developer

2. What is the associated certification?

Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)

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 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 5 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: 33 out of 45 (73%)
  • 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 SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager, attendees should be able to:

  • Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager role
  • Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles
  • Decompose Epics into Features and decompose Features into Stories
  • Refine Features into Stories
  • Manage Program and Team backlogs
  • Collaborate with Agile teams in estimating and forecasting work
  • Represent Customer needs in Program Increment Planning
  • Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value

5. What topics are covered?

  • Becoming a Product Owner/Product Manager in the SAFe enterprise
  • Preparing for PI Planning
  • Leading PI Planning
  • Executing Iterations
  • Executing the PI
  • Becoming a Certified SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager

6. What will you receive?

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 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.

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the POPM Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other Certified SAFe Professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey

7. Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5 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

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.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

Activity Number

  SAFePOPM  

   Duration

   2 days

PMI Certification

   Technical

 Leadership 

 Strategic 

  Total  

PMP®

      10.50

      3.00

     1.50

  15.00

PgMP®

      10.50

      3.00

     1.50

  15.00

PMI_RMP®

       0.00

      3.00

     1.50

   4.50

PMI_SP®

       0.00

      3.00

     1.50

   4.50

PMI_ACP®

      10.50

      3.00

     1.50

  15.00

PfMP®

       0.00

      3.00

     1.50

   4.50

PMI_PBAsm

       0.00

      3.00

     1.50

   4.50

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