Why SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager?

Delivering maximum business value amid digital disruption and getting the business results needed is what SAFe Product Owners and Product Managers do through effective Program Increment execution.

01Iteration Planning and Execution

SAFe Agile Teams power the Agile Release Train and build increasing value – keep the train on the tracks by using a sequence of program events like daily stand-ups, ART syncs and backlog refinement.

02Plan Program Increments

Program Increments are the largest plan-do-check-act learning cycles in SAFe. Alignment is created with Program Increment planning. Help teams focus on business outcomes rather than the process and details of finishing features.

03Prioritize the Program Backlog

Use Lean economics to prioritize features for optimal return on investment. In a flow of work system, job sequencing by Product Owners and Product Managers are key to economic outcomes.

What You'll Learn

Learn the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise and the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs.

Foster Innovation through Epics

Define Epic outcomes hypothesis and create a lean business case

Execute the Program Increment

Lead Agile Release Train Syncs, backlog refinement sessions and iteration reviews

Deliver Continuous Value

Ensure stories are continuously integrated and tested so teams demo and deploy every two weeks

Break Epics into Features and Stories

Collaborate to define pieces of customer value and the definition of done

Continually Explore Customer Needs

Explore market and user needs, define Vision and set Features to address user needs

Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management

Engage in transformational patterns around Lean-Agile mindsets and approaches

Course Schedule

In this two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a Product Owner/Product Manager in a SAFe enterprise.

  • Day One:
    Lean-Agile approaches, role definition and epic preparation

    Examine the Lean-Agile mindset and Lean Enterprise competencies, connect them to the Product Owner and Product Manager roles, build a program Vision, roadmap and backlog

  • Day Two:
    Facilitating Program Increment Execution and Action Plan Creation

    From feature decomposition to release-on-demand, delve into the Program Increment Execution process. Develop your own action plan and improvement roadmap.

Emerging Jobs Report:
Product Owner

Product Owners maximize the value of a product by maintaining its conceptual and technical integrity for the team.


According to the 2020 Emerging Jobs Report released by Linkedin, annual growth for product owners has reached 24%. Top industries searching for this specialized skill set include information technology & services, financial services, computer software, insurance, and hospital & health care.

Skills Needed

Agile Methodologies, Scrum, Product Management, and JIRA

Annual Growth
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What's included:
  • Downloadable Attendee Workbook
  • Course certificate
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
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Who Should Attend

As the demand for SAFe expertise accelerates globally, there is a growing focus on Product Owners and Product Managers and the critical role they play in a SAFe implementation and successful delivery of value at the team and program level. The POPM credential is a must have certification for Product Owners and Product Managers looking to boost their value in today’s career marketplace.

  • Business Analysts and Continuous Improvement Leads
  • Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners, and Business Owners
  • Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

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 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) certification exam: attendance of a Leading SAFe course, experience working in a SAFe environment, and experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications.