Delivering value through effective Program Increment execution

During this two-day SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager training 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. Participants that complete the course will be eligible to sit the SAFe POPM certification exam.

Attendees explore how to apply Lean thinking to decompose Epics into Features and Stories, refine Features and Stories, manage Program and Team backlogs, and plan and execute Iterations and Program Increments. Attendees also discover how the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture contribute to the relentless improvement of the ART.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Australia all Pretty Agile SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager classes are being delivered live online. You can learn about our approach to remote SAFe training here.

SAFe POPM Certification

What do people say about Pretty Agile’s SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager training?

Thanks, Melissa and Claire for a great course! I enjoyed the learning experience, the exchanges and at times, the challenging discussions with a group of very diverse industry background and experience. Thanks, everyone!
Very pleased to have obtained Product Owner / Product Manager certification in the Scaled Agile Framework for enterprise. Many thanks to the terrific trainers from Pretty Agile Melissa Hay and Claire Sanders as well as the wonderful support, mentoring and coaching from the AMP Agile+ Ways of Working team.
Thanks to Pretty Agile and the Agile+ team at AMP for making this a fun and interactive virtual experience.
Was an amazing course with equally amazing facilitators! Thank you Adrienne Wilson and Claire Sanders
Thanks to [the] Pretty Agile team and specially to our awesome instructors Claire Sanders and Adrienne Wilson for making the learning so enjoyable.
Deran HewavitharaneDeran HewavitharaneSenior Business Analyst | Product Owner, HUB24
Em and Claire had really good practical insights for concepts discussed on the SAFe model that we could take away to try out in our environment as Product owners. They also had the skills, knowledge and the right tools to be conducting the SAFe POPM class on a remote basis, given the prevailing lockdowns in Melbourne. Several group activities were conducted throughout the two days that kept the us really engaged with the rest of the attendees while being able to learn from their experiences.
Thanks Pretty Agile. Great facilitation Melissa Hay & Claire Sanders.
Highly recommend to anyone transitioning into PO/PM roles or driving Agile transformations to understand how to optimise Product Management function.
Em Campbell-Pretty / Claire Sanders -- Thanks for the training/coaching, was a great couple of days.
Claire used a great mixture of knowledge transfer and activities to reduce fatigue. She also has a great understanding of class behaviour and how people learn in different pace.
Melissa is the best. No seriously. She adapted her style to the room and participants which ensured that everyone got a lot out of the course. She always gave very detailed answers to some curly questions and we are grateful for her wisdom!

Upcoming SAFe POPM Certification Events

Location Start End Trainer(s) Cost Register
Live Online AESTWed, 09 Jun 2021Thu, 10 Jun 2021Melissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
Early bird pricing ends on 10th May.
Registration fee includes POPM exam.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
Live Online AESTThu, 09 Sep 2021Fri, 10 Sep 2021Melissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
Early Bird Pricing ends on 10th August.
Registration includes POPM exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
Live Online AEDTThu, 09 Dec 2021Fri, 10 Dec 2021Melissa Hay,
Claire Sanders,
Early Bird Pricing ends on 10 November.
Registration includes POPM exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).

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Why choose SAFe training from Pretty Agile?
Our trainers are experienced real-world practitioners who have been working with SAFe full time since at least 2014. Pretty Agile is the only Scaled Agile Partner that guarantees your SAFe training will 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.


What is included?

  • Course workbook (physical & digital)
  • SAFe Big Picture and Implementation Roadmap handouts
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe POPM exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • E-learning courses to help you prepare for the class
  • Fun Pretty Agile swag including a SAFe POPM laptop sticker, a Sharpie, Planning Poker Cards, a stress ball and hand sanitiser!

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

For Live Online SAFe Product Owner classes you will receive a Digital Workbook. The physical workbook will be posted to you.  All Pretty Agile Online classes are delivered by two deeply experiences SPC/Ts.

Who will benefit?

  • Product Owners, Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Business Owners, and Business Analysts
  • Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, and members of the LACE
  • Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects

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

SAFe POPM Certification Prerequisites

There are no mandatory prerequisites for the SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager certification, however, this class does assume participants have an understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework.

The following  prerequisites are highly recommended :

  • Attend a Leading SAFe course
  • Experience working in a SAFe environment
  • Experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications

Learning Goals

  • Articulate the SAFe Product Owner and SAFe Product Manager roles
  • Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the POPM roles
  • Decompose Epics into Features and decompose Features into Stories
  • Manage Program and Team backlogs
  • Collaborate with Agile teams in estimating and forecasting work
  • Represent Customer needs in Program Increment Planning
  • Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value

Topics Covered

  • Becoming a SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager in the SAFe enterprise
  • Preparing forPI Planning
  • Leading PI Planning
  • Executing Iterations
  • Executing the Program Increment
  • Becoming a Certified SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager

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.