Description

In this two-day course, you will learn how the roles of Product Manager, Product Owner, 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 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, you should be able to write Epics, Capabilities, Features, and User Stories within the context of SAFe, and have a solid foundation for managing backlogs and programs in a Lean-Agile enterprise. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify the major components of the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Connect the Scaled Agile Framework to core Lean-Agile principles and values
  • Identify key roles and responsibilities within a SAFe implementation
  • Contribute to Portfolio content using epics and the Portfolio kanban
  • Apply Value Stream strategies to define and manage solution value
  • Engage in Product Manager strategies
  • Operate as a SAFe Product Owner
  • Develop a stakeholder engagement plan
  • Build and grow communities of practice

Schedule

  • SAFe 4.0 PM/PO Introduction
  • Embracing the Lean-Agile mindset
  • Exploring Product Manger and Product Owner roles
  • Contributing to Portfolio content
  • Defining and managing solution value
  • Being an effective SAFe Product Manager
  • Being an effective SAFe Product Owner
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Building your Communities of Practice

SAFe Certification Kit

  • A SAFe PM/PO certificate
  • One-year certified membership as a SAFe PM/PO
  • A SAFe PM/PO branding kit with the PMPO certification mark

Length

Two Days

Audience

  • New Product Owners in an Agile Release Train
  • Note: Scrum Masters, Product Managers and other stakeholders often attend
  • Class size can be 5 to12 attendees on a new Agile Release Train

Pre-requisites

One or more of the following are recommended for students to attend this course and take the PMPO certification exam:
  • Leading SAFe® 4.0
  • Leading SAFe® Live Lessons 4.0
  • SAFe experience