SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager - Presented by Agil8, Remote, Oct 2022

2022-10-27 09:00 to 2022-10-28 17:30
2 Days
Remote Course (BST)

All prices exclude VAT.

Delivered by a partner agile training organisation, agil8.

Presented by agil8 (Silver Scaled Agile Partner)

Please note that this SAFe course will be delivered by a partner agile training organisation of Ivar Jacobson International, agil8. We occasionally offer training from partner organisations with whom we have a close working relationship, and in this case, we have known agil8 for a good number of years now and know each of their trainers to be passionate and engaging.

Training info

Course overview

In this two-day course, you will learn how the roles of SAFe Product Owner, Product Manager, Solution Manager, and Epic Owner drive the delivery of value in the SAFe enterprise. You’ll get an overview of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), the Lean-Agile mindset, and an understanding of how the SAFe Product Manager and Product Owner roles operate in the enterprise to drive the delivery of value. Finally, you will get an in-depth understanding of the specific activities, tools, and mechanics used to effectively deliver value to the enterprise.

By the end of this course, and 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

Other course info

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

* Product Owners, Product Line Managers, Product Managers, Business Owners, and Business Analysts
* Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads
* Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects
* Consultants, Business Analysts, and Agile Coaches

What you receive: 

The class registration includes:

* Attendee workbook
* Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) exam
* One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
* Course certificate of completion

Each day of the course must be attended in order to qualify for the exam. Attendees who pass the certification exam will also 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


The following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 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

Exam details: 

Exam requirements

The first step toward becoming a Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager is to attend the SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam Details:

Exam nameSAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager Exam

Exam format – Multiple choice , multiple response

Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed

Exam access – Candidates can access to the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of your SAFe® 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 POPM4 = 35 out of 45 (77%); POPM5 = 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.

Exam study materials

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

Course materials – The course materials are an essential artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer back to the content that was presented during the class.

Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.

Practice test – The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam,* and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost. *This is not the actual exam, and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.

Sample Questions – A web-enabled, flashcard style version of the sample questions can be found online and in the study guide.

Renewal details: 

Scaled Agile have recently updated their certification renewal and membership model. This is intended to simplify the annual renewal process and align the associated pricing with the value of the SAFe Community Platform and the re-certification of SAFe professionals.

As Scaled Agile have moved to a membership model for the SAFe Community Platform – individuals are now be able to renew their membership at one of three tiers. If you don’t need, or want, to include renewal of your certifications, there is also the option to only renew your membership. This will not renew your certification, but will allow you to continue to access the assets, tools, and resources to help you grow as a SAFe professional (for this option please see Individual SAFe Membership below).

The relevant Membership options for this course are included below. Please note that the first year of your certification and membership is included within the cost of this course – therefore, the following renewal fees will only apply when renewing your membership:

Certified SAFe Membership ($295/year) – For members who currently hold one or more certifications, and who may benefit from a bundled pricing approach. Renews all certifications except SPC and/or SPCT, provides access to basic and some advanced content, as well as continued access to course learnings and assets.

Individual SAFe Membership ($195/year) – For those who don’t seek certification but would still like to benefit from the valuable content on the SAFe Community Platform. No certification renewals included.

PDU credits: 

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 Continuing Education – Strategic PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications
Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

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