SAFe Training

SAFe 5.1 Lean Portfolio Management
with SAFe Lean Portfolio Manager (LPM) certification
Aligning strategy with execution
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Create a culture of innovation, flexibility, and speed where all people in the portfolio can effectively execute as one, unified team.

In this course, you will gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations, and Lean Governance.

You will have the opportunity to capture the current and future state of the portfolio with the Portfolio Canvas tool and identify important business initiatives for achieving the future state. You’ll be able to establish portfolio flow with the Portfolio Kanban and prioritise initiatives for maximum economic benefit. The course also provides insights on how to establish Value Stream Budgets and Lean Budget Guardrails and measure the Lean portfolio performance.

Following the overwhelming success of our online SAFe Lean Portfolio Management training, we plan to continue to offer public training online to make it accessible to our clients around Australia and across the globe. You can learn about our approach to remote SAFe training here.

Upcoming SAFe 5.1 Lean Portfolio Management Training

Location Dates Time Trainers Cost (AUD) Sale Ends Register
Live Online27 to 29 Jun 20228:30 AM to 5:30 PM AESTEm Campbell-Pretty,
Emma Sharrock,
$2,995.00 + GSTN/ARegister
Live Online15 to 17 Aug 20228:30 AM to 5:30 PM AESTEm Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
$2,695.00 + GST
14 JulRegister
Live Online5 to 7 Oct 20229:00 AM to 6:00 PM AEDTEm Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
$2,695.00 + GST
5 SepRegister
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Why choose SAFe training from Pretty Agile?

Our trainers are full-time SAFe practitioners with many years of real-world experience applying SAFe. Pretty Agile is the only Scaled Agile Partner that schedules all SAFe training to be delivered by a minimum of two deeply experienced SAFe trainers. 

In a Pretty Agile SAFe class, we go beyond the standard slides by sharing our wide and varied implementation experience. Our team prides itself on delivering classes that are full of practical takeaways. 

Should you wish to continue your SAFe journey post the class, the team at Pretty Agile is able to support your organisation as an implementation partner.


Who will benefit from Lean Portfolio Management?

This course is designed for leaders and influencers who are responsible for the Lean Portfolio Management function.

Examples include:

  • Executives and leaders (CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, and VPs)
  • Enterprise architects
  • Product managers and solution managers
  • Business unit managers
  • Program office personnel
  • SPCs and enterprise Agile coaches
  • Human resources
  • RTEs
  • Epic Owners

If you are not sure if this class is right for you check out our guide to choosing a SAFe Certification.

Prerequisites for LPM Certification

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following recommendations will make the training more productive:

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Attended a Leading SAFe or SAFe PO/PM course
  • Experience working in a SAFe environment

Learning Goals for Lean Portfolio Management

  • Describe the importance of LPM
  • Connect the portfolio to enterprise strategy
  • Establish the Portfolio Vision
  • Implement Lean budgeting and guardrails
  • Manage flow with the portfolio Kanban
  • Support operational excellence
  • Coordinate Value Streams
  • Measure the LPM performance
  • Build a plan for LPM implementation

Topics Covered in Lean Portfolio Management

  • Introducing Lean Portfolio Management
  • Establishing Portfolio Strategy and Vision
  • Realising Portfolio Vision through Epics
  • Establishing Investment Funding
  • Managing Portfolio Flow
  • Applying Agile Portfolio Operations
  • Applying Lean Governance
  • Becoming a SAFe Lean Portfolio Manager
  • Explore LPM Adoption Roadmap
  • Practice selected LPM activities for your business context
  • Build your LPM Adoption plan

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Certified SAFe professionals may be eligible to apply for Scrum Education Units (SEUs) toward earning or renewing a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) designation through the Scrum Alliance. Please confirm requirements with Scrum Alliance’s SEU policy before submitting units for credit.


Graphic Recording of Pretty Agile’s SAFe Lean Portfolio Management class

What do people say about Pretty Agile’s Online SAFe LPM training?

Lina Bergefall
Project Manager at ASX

Em Campbell-Pretty thank you for a very interesting and well executed course.

Susan Meger Konsor
Agile Coach / Release Train Engineer at University of Minnesota

Thank you to Em Campbell-Pretty for a fantastic class! I appreciated the deeper dive into budgeting at the portfolio level. It gave me more tools in my toolbox.

Robin Franko
Lean Agile Coach at Expeditors

Thanks for a great class Pretty Agile. Appreciate you sharing your wisdom with us this week.

Nancy Peterson
Director - IS Strategy at Expeditors

Nothing like waiting for my last working day of the year to finish a tough exam. BIG thank you to Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson for your excellent training!

Chris Morrison
Digital Advisor at Australian Department of Health

Thanks Em Campbell-Pretty & Melissa Hay for facilitating a great course, an engaging 3 days, and a flawless online learning experience!

Darren Hung
Portfolio & Governance Manager, ANZ

Very pleased to have passed my SAFe® 5 Lean Portfolio Management exam and receiving my LPM certification this weekend.

It was great to learn how the Scaled Agile Framework supports and aligns Strategy with Execution and how to apply Lean and System Thinking approaches to strategy and investment funding.

Special thanks to Em Campbell-Pretty & Adrienne Wilson from Pretty Agile for their guidance and real world examples in what was a very educational and fun learning experience.

#agile #lean #businessagility #scaledagile #lpm #safe5

Andrew Hobday
Digital Execution Excellence @ IAG

SAFe LPM was a great course for deepening understanding of portfolio level and how work makes it through to teams. If you're interested in the upstream view of work before agile squads start delivering on it, then I recommend it. I found it compliments the Leading SAFe course very nicely. And of course, it was great to have Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson as our guides over the three days. Their real-world experience helped bring the textbook to life.

Andrew Rix
Agile Transformation Consultant | Agile Coach | Agile Trainer, Fujitsu Australia Limited

Thank you again Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson and the girls at Pretty Agile! Passed with flying colours and owe it all to your fantastic training facilitation! Love your work! 🙂

Jeff Smith
Lean Agile and P&C Claims Solution Manager/SAFe Solution Train Engineer, USAA

A big "Thank you!" to Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson for the great coaching, instruction and accommodation - as always! Pretty Agile was able to support my learning goals through offering the virtual SAFe Lean Portfolio Management training (while they were in Australia) - an opportunity I was able to seize. I live in North America (Central time) and was able to alter my work schedule to take the course during the U.S. evening hours. Highly recommend Pretty Agile training. #tribalunity

Rachael Bacon
Senior Manager, EPMO at Ambulance Victoria

Massive thanks to Em Campbell-Pretty & Adrienne Wilson! Thanks for doing an amazing job delivering the course in a virtual setting!

Thomas Heins
Principal Consultant at ASG Group

Completed my SAFe LPM training. Fantastic course. Thanks Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne Wilson.

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