SAFe® Product Owner Product Manager Certification (POPM) | Product Management

Develop the skills needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise by becoming a SAFe® 5.0 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-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 also discover how the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture contribute to the relentless improvement of the ART.

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There are no prerequisites to take this course and anyone interested in exploring the SAFe® framework and building their skills to leverage it can attend this course. Prior work experience in a SAFe environment and experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications would be beneficial.

 

The SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager certification includes the following:

 

  • Certified SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager Certificate (PDF format)
  • Certified SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager Digital Badge
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Access to SAFe events and Meetup groups  
  • Various SAFe learning resources

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.

Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

There are no prerequisites to take this course and anyone interested in exploring the SAFe® framework and building their skills to leverage it can attend this course. Prior work experience in a SAFe environment and experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications would be beneficial.

 

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.

 

Second attempt on the exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.



Apart from being a mentor to other teams and companies, mentioned below are some of the other career options open to a Certified SAFe Product Owner/ Product Manager.

 

  • Certified SAFe Practitioner (SP)
  • SAFe Agile Software Engineer
  • SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)
  • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master(SASM)
  • SAFe Product Owner/ Product Manager (PO/PM)
  • SAFe DevOps Practitioner- Certified SAFe DevOps Practitioner
  • SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE)
  • SAFe Government Practitioner

Following are the steps involved in the certification process:

 

Step 1: Register for a  the Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager® course on Skillier

Step 2: Take the 2-day Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager®  course instructed by SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)

Step 3: The Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager exam is an online test comprising 45 multiple choice questions.

Step 4: Candidates will have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam and must score a minimum of 35 questions right to pass the Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager® exam.

Step 5: Score a minimum of 77% (35 out of 45) to pass the exam.

Step 6: Scaled Agile, Inc will dispatch your certificate within 5-7 business days.Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager PDF certificate.

Step 7: You will receive a one-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the POPM Community of Practice

Step 8: You have to renew the certification every year.

The course registration fee for the product owner certification course on Skillier includes the fees for live virtual training by an SAFe Instructor, the study material provided, and the POPM certification on successful completion of the training.

The course takes 3-4 days of online virtual class with 6 to 9 hours each day depending on the batch selected.

 

For detailed description regarding batch dates and timings visit the link below:

https://skillier.com/course/safe-product-owner-product-manager-popm/#Schedules

Yes. Digital reference materials will be offered once the registration process is complete that will assist you in continuing the learning journey.

Professionals in IT industries or non-IT industries who want to work in a SAFe® environment can take up this course. This includes: 

 

  • Program or Project Managers 
  • Scrum Masters 
  • Release Train Engineers 
  • Business Analysts 
  • Agile Coaches 
  • SAFe Program Consultants 
  • Development Managers 
  • CTOs 
  • Consultants 
  • Architects 
  • Engineers 
  • Directors 
  • Product Managers 
  • Product Owners 
  • Delivery Managers 
  • Solution Train Engineers 
  • Software Developers 
  • Business Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Portfolio Managers

The following is the list of courses offered by Skillier:

  1. Certified Scrum Master® (CSM®)
  2. Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®)
  3. Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM )
  4. Professional Scrum Product Owner™ (PSPO)
  5. Certified Professional Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)
  6. Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® (A-CSPO®)
  7. Advanced Certified Scrum Master® (A-CSM®)
  8. Professional Scrum Master™ II(PSM II)
  9. Professional Scrum Product Owner™ – Advanced (PSPO-A)
  10. Enterprise Transformation – Practitioner (ICP-ENT)
  11. Enterprise Agility – Coaching Agile Transitions (ICP-CAT)
  12. Leading Safe® With Certified Safe® Agilist (SA)

 

You may also visit the link below for a detailed description of the courses mentioned above.

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  1. Certified Scrum Master® (CSM®)
  2. Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®)
  3. Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® (A-CSPO®)
  4. Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM)
  5. Leading SAFe® with Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)

 

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We only partner with the best, accredited, and highly reputable trainers around the world to provide you not only with the knowledge of the course but to bring to you a high quality learning experience.

 

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Once you have completed the SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager certification, you can take on the SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager role in leading organizations. You can further enhance your SAFe® skills by pursuing the following credentials:  

 

  • SAFe® Scrum Master 
  • SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master 
  • SAFe® Agile Product Manager 
  • SAFe® Product Manager  
  • SAFe® Release Train Engineer  
  • SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager 
  • SAFe® DevOps Practitioner 
  • SAFe® Practitioner 

At the end of the training course, you should be able to learn the following:

  • Learn tools and techniques to improve your Product Management skills.
  • Develop credibility to showcase your Product Management skills.
  • Work with customers to identify and prioritize the Product / Solution requirements.
  • Explore the best strategies to effectively perform Product Owners / Product Managers roles.
  • Learn Product Development and Management in the Scaled Agile environment.

The skills that you acquire after the SAFe® product owner certification are:

 

  • Play the role of Product owner and product manager
  • Use the Agile-Lean principles to your role of PO/PM
  • Build user stories from features and features from epics
  • Do the refinement of the user stories
  • Forecast and estimate the work by collaboration between the teams
  • Knowledge to design and execute the program and team backlogs
  • Convert customer insight and needs into a program increment
  • Deliver continuous value through the program increments

SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) certification needs to be renewed every year. This can be done annually by providing 10 PDU or SEU, which you obtain by providing education efforts. With these units, log in to your account make a payment of USD 100, submit proof for the earned SEUs, and renew your certification. 

Yes, There is a exam associated with the POPM Certification. Clear the exam and get 34 out of 45 questions right to pass the SAFe 5 Product Owner / Product Manager exam and 33 out of 45 questions right to pass the SAFe 4 Product Owner / Product Manager exam. On passing the exam, you become a Certified SAFe 5 Product Owner / Product Manager. You will receive your SAFe 5 Product Owner / Product Manager PDF Certificate and Digital Badge within 5-7 working days.

Scaled Agile, Inc. is the provider of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), the most popular method for scaling agile at the enterprise level. SAFe® was initially released in 2011 by Dean Leffingwell as a knowledgebase for enterprises to adopt Agile. The SAFe 5 Product Owner / Product Manager certification is given to those who have successfully undertaken the SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager Certification Exam.

More Detailed Information On SAFe® Product Owner Product Manager Certification (POPM)

SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager (SAFe® POPM) is a designation offered by the Scaled Agile. SAFe® 5 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) is a program that helps you develop the skill sets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise. As a Certified SAFe® POPM professional, you will be able to apply the Lean-Agile mindset, SAFe® principles, and practices in the organization, identifying customer needs, write epics, capabilities, features, and user stories, prioritize work to deliver value to the organization, and so on.

The SAFe® Scrum Master certification helps you: 

  • Validate your commitment to continued excellence and quality 
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in SAFe® and applying Scrum at the enterprise-level 
  • Grow your career in SAFe® with confidence.  
  • Get noticed at interviews or for promotions at your current job.  
  • Command higher salaries than your non-certified peers.  
  • Network with industry leaders and Agile professionals 
  • Begin your scaling agile journey to your Advanced Certified SAFe® Scrum Master Certification 

 

The success of Agile at project and team levels has sparked off its adoption at the enterprise level too. However, implementing Agile at the team level is quite different from scaling it at the enterprise level. By the end of SAFe 5 Product Owner/ Product Manager workshop and certification programme:  

 

  • You will be able to ensure proper implementation of SAFe® to bring about continuous improvement in addition to maximum ROI generation.  
  • You will have the skills necessary to write Features, Epic, User stories in SAFe® Framework. 
  • You will understand your POPM roles and responsibilities at the enterprise level. 

 The SAFe POPM certification will help you in :

 

  • SAFe Training prepares agile Product Owners with the skills necessary to guide the delivery of services in a lean organization. 
  • They obtain a thorough understanding of executing their role successfully inside the Agile Release Train (ART). 
  • SAFe agile product owner will learn how to identify client requirements and create epics, competencies, functionalities, and stories.
  • Connect SAFe® Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles 
  • Collaborate with Agile teams in estimating and forecasting work 
  • 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 
  • Decompose Epics into Features and Features into Stories 
  • Refine Features into Stories 
  • Manage Program backlogs and Team backlogs 
  • Represent Customer needs in Program Increment Planning 
  • Identify customer needs 
  • Guide teams for high team performance 
  • Prioritize product and team backlogs 
  • Deliver maximum business value at scale

No. The version of SAFe remains SAFe 5. The change from SAFe 5 to 5.1 is simply a set of updates to SAFe 5. One of these updates includes a new SAFe 5.1 Big Picture, but this and the other updates, are all in support of SAFe 5 for Lean Enterprises.

The career benefits of doing the SAFe® product owner certification are immense:

 

  • You can lead the teams by applying agile-lean principles.
  • You have high growth potential within the team as well as in the larger enterprises
  • You can contribute constructively to the team and enterprises as well as to the SAFe community.
  • You can learn and contribute to the SAFe community of practice.
  • You understand and execute the role played by agile leaders/product owners and product managers.
  • You will be in high demand within your teams, enterprises, and the industry.

SAFe® product owner certification is in high demand as it provides the benefits of 1-year membership with Scaled Agile Inc, implement the ART and lean-agile principles to scale at the enterprise level. This certification is the most preferred certification by the professionals and product owners/product managers when compared to other certifications.

Our Certified SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager training aims to equip you with all the skills to be an effective SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager. In this engaging and interactive two-day program, you will develop the practical skills employers look for in a SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager:

 

  • Leadership 
  • Coaching  
  • Motivation  
  • Conflict management 
  • Facilitation  
  • Planning and execution of PIs 
  • Supporting execution of program 
  • Training Agile teams 
  • Enhancing team performance 
  • Leading and facilitating change 
  • Guiding teams for enhanced Delivering the maximum business value at scale 
  • Identifying customer needs 
  • Guiding teams for enhanced productivity and performance 
  • Writing epics, capabilities, features, and stories 
  • Prioritizing product and team backlogs 
  • Delivering the maximum business value at scale 

The SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager certification includes the following:

 

  • Certified SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager Certificate (PDF format)
  • Certified SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager Digital Badge
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Access to SAFe events and Meetup groups  
  • Various SAFe learning resources

A digital badge is an online image of your SAFe® Certification that enables you to verify, share, post, and manage your SAFe expertise real-time, via any platform. The Digital Badge, issued by Acclaim, the exclusive certifying entity for Scaled Agile, Inc. Your digital badge authenticates your certification and demonstrates your expertise in SAFe® and commitment to professional excellence.

A Digital Badge comes with the following benefits:

 

  • You can share your expertise in a simple, secure, and easily verifiable format. 
  • Employers have a better insight about your experience-level and capabilities. 
  • You can search as well as apply for job opportunities via the Acclaim platform.

The SAFe® Scrum Master certification exam is a closed-book test taken online. The test comes with 45 multiple-choice questions which you are required to answer within 90-minutes (exam duration).  

 

You need to get 33 out of 45 questions right to pass the SSM 4 Product Owner / Product Manager exam and 34 out of 45 questions right to pass the SSM 5 Product Owner / Product Manager exam. 



  • The SAFe Agile product owner plays a critical role in increasing organizational value and ensuring that Stories fulfill customer needs. 
  • The product owner is significantly involved in refining the program backlog and preparation for the Program Increment (PI) planning process. 
  • Typically, the PO maintains the team’s backlog and analyzes and helps with the program’s vision, road map, and content presentations.

The SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) exam is a closed book exam and is not difficult to pass, provided you have received the required training.

The latest update 5.1 was rolled out to the latest version, SAFe 5 on February 10, 2021. The key updates are as follows:

 

  • An updated Big Picture (now at version 5.1) 
  • New guidance for operational and development value streams to support organizing around value, the #1 request from our customers 
  • ART and Team Topologies, patterns for organizing teams and ARTs to improve flow. 
  • New guidance around DevSecOps technical skills and tools that power the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. 
  • Integrated Participatory Budgeting, a dynamic and collaborative process of allocating funding to value streams. 
  • Specific guidance for applying Lean-Agile practices to business and technology domains, including a new SAFe for Hardware article. 

 

More information can be found on Scaled Agile.

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