SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager

Delivering Value through Effective Program Increment Execution

What skills do you need to deliver value in a Lean enterprise?

The SAFe® Product Owner and SAFe® Product Manager (POPM) course covers the tactical responsibilities of these roles in the Agile Release Train. The course also gives you the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

Learn how product owners and product managers should work together to achieve the best possible customer and business outcomes.

The SAFe POPM course will teach you how to adopt a customer-centric approach to building products, using Scaled Agile Framework® to deliver more value, faster.

Topics covered in this course include the daily role of POs and PMs; collaborating with engineering teams and business stakeholders; how to write epics, features, and stories; and how to design, prioritize, build, test, and deliver products with increased productivity and higher quality.

SAFe® POPM answers the questions:

How do POs and PMs plan and execute work during a PI?
How do you integrate a customer-centric mindset to deliver products customers want?
How do you connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles?

What’s included:

Course materials
Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
Access to SAFe® Collaborate, a visual online workspace
One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
Access to content, tools, and resources you need to practice SAFe every day
SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager certification exam

Attendees learn:

How to perform the role of a PO and a PM on a daily basis.
How to put the customer at the center of your design, build, and test process.
How to prepare for and lead PI Planning.
How to decompose Epics to Features and Features to Stories.
How to collaborate with Agile teams to forecast work.

Adapted for interactive remote learning with SAFe® Virtual Classrooms

Course and Exam Details

Languages Available


Duration90 minutes
Number of questions45
Passing score33/45 (73%)
Competency levelFoundational difficulty; Competent, some knowledge or experience; can perform tasks with assistance
Question formatMultiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers) New for POPM 5.1: As part of our relentless improvement to evolve our exams and provide optimal candidate experience while maintaining testing integrity and rigor, the number of answer options has been reduced. For single select questions, we have moved from four options to three. For multiple select questions, we have moved to five or four options.
DeliveryWeb-based, closed book, no outside assistance, timed
AccessCommunity Platform upon completion of the course
Languages offeredEnglish
CostFirst attempt included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake or attempt past the 30-day window is $50
Exam Sections and PercentagesReferences
Becoming a Product Owner/Product Manager in the SAFe enterprise (10%)
  • Describe SAFe for Lean Enterprises
  • Explain Value Streams
  • Describe Lean-Agile Mindset decision-making
  • Describe Product Owner/ Product Manager responsibilities
Preparing for PI Planning (30%)
  • Describe PI Planning
  • Describe the Vision
  • Forecast work through Roadmaps
  • Create beneficial Features
  • Manage the Program Backlog and Kanban
Leading PI Planning (20%)
  • Communicate the Vision
  • Establish PI Objectives
  • Manage Dependencies
  • Manage Risks
Executing Iterations (30%)
  • Apply user stories
  • Plan the Iteration
  • Manage flow with Team Kanban
  • Continuously refine the backlog
  • Participate in the Iteration Review and Retrospective
  • Support DevOps and Release on Demand
Executing the PI (10%)
  • Participate in the PO Sync
  • Participate in the System Demo
  • Innovate Throughout the PI
  • Inspect and Adapt
When you are ready to take the exam, log into the SAFe Community Platform to access the exam.

When the exam timer ends, the exam will be submitted, regardless of the number of questions answered.A score will be calculated based on the number of questions answered.

Unanswered questions will be automatically marked as incorrect. If you finish answering all questions before the exam timer ends, you can click the “Submit” button and your score will be calculated.

When you launch the exam, you will be required to review and accept the Candidate Agreement before starting the exam.

Exams are timed and the timer will be visible throughout the exam.

Questions are structured in multiple choice or multiple response format.Questions will require either one answer or multiple.

“Choose two” or a “Choose three” style multiple response questions indicate the number of answers required for the question. Multiple response questions require all correct answers to be selected as no partial credit is given.

You can report and claim your PDUs on the PMI website directly by following the workflow below: 

- Log into your PMI account
- Follow this link to the 'Report PDUs' page:
- NOTE: In order to claim PDUs you must have a certification with PMI. 
- Under 'PDU Claim Code' click "I have a claim code" 
- Type in the relevant claim code from the below table.

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Melvyn was very interactive and a very approachable teacher – he did a great job of facilitating 2 days of learning virtually, which can often be a challenge to keep the attention of the audience

Plenty of real life examples
Adapted style and explanation for those who were new to the content and those who were already experienced in this way of working

He took the time to answer all questions from participants and explain the concepts.

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