SAFe® 4.5 Product Manager/Product Owner

5/15 - 5/16/18
2 Days
Boulder, CO
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Deliver Value Via Effective Program Increment Execution
Overview 

Essential to the success of delivering large-scale initiatives using a Scaled Agile approach, organizations must be laser-focused on the continuous delivery of business value that incorporates scaling agile best practices. A critical part to this is ensuring well-defined implementation of Product Management and Product Owner roles, as well as the definition and management of agile content in the form of Epics, Features and User Stories driven by strategic business needs.

During this two-day course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what you can do to effectively perform your role as a SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM).

You will also learn how to apply lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, you'll learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART.

Audience 

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 Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects
Prerequisites 

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe 4 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
Additional Benefits 

Class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • A healthy lunch with a vegetarian option is served daily

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

Learning Objectives 

To perform the role of a SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe in the Lean enterprise
  • Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles
  • Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management
  • Explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning
  • Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value
  • Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
  • Create a role action plan
Agenda 

Topics covered include:

  • Applying SAFe in the Lean enterprise
  • Relating a Lean-Agile mindset to the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
  • Collaborating with Lean Product Management
  • Continuously exploring customer needs
  • Executing the Program Increment
  • Defining the Product Owner/Product Manager roles and responsibilities
  • Creating a Product Owner/Product Manager action plan