SAFe 6.0 Product Owner-Product Manager

Effectively Apply Product Management Techniques in a SAFe Environment

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The SAFe® POPM is a certification for Product Owners and Product Managers who work in a Lean-Agile enterprise using the Scaled Agile Framework®. The certification covers the skills and tools needed to execute on a tactical level to deliver value by identifying customer needs, writing and prioritizing epics, features, and user stories, and collaborating with those that build. The certification does not have any pre-requisites but you should ideally have a taken a Leading SAFe® (SA) or Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course.

You have many options for the SAFe® POPM Course, but few are delivered by reputable companies with deeply experienced trainers. Our session adds unique, custom, training material that is not found in any other class.

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Key Details

A rich review of Scrum@Scale and how it fits into the ecosystem of multi-team agile

Be a Product Leader

Take this course to become a SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager (POPM), positioning you to be part of an enterprise leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). After class get free access to the exam. Pass, and you are a Certified SAFe® Agilist (by Scaled Agile Inc.). The exam is difficult, so take the course with a experienced provider like Grow-Lean, that will prepare you to pass.

Key Areas You Learn

  • How to execute the role of a PO and a PM on a daily basis
  • How to put the customer / users at the center of your design, build, and test process
  • How to prepare for and lead the PI Planning to create an actionable plan
  • How to decompose large backlog items (Epics) to smaller items (Features) and then further break them down into Stories that fit into a Sprint
  • How to collaborate with those that build to forecast work

Immersive and Practical

  • Experience a blend of exercises, real-world case studies, engaging games, short videos and more.
  • Oscillate between concepts and application to illustrate the divide between what is possible with SAFe® done well, as compared to the mechanistic implementations being used by teams today.
  • Learn how to apply concepts product development concepts from Kanban, XP, Scrum@Scale, etc. with SAFe®.
  • Learn from the instructor’s years of experience, as well as learning from fellow students.

Earn the SAFe® POPM Certification

Once you complete the SAFe® PO/PM course, you’ll qualify to take the certifying exam and earn your certification. More importantly you will be ready to take your organization, and your career, to the next level

Get the best value for your training dollar.
Competitive pricing; reputable, full service provider; and experienced trainer.

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SAFe 6.0 Product Owner-Product Manager (POPM)

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Get 5% off for each public session, over $495, you took with us, up to 20%.

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Don Patti

CST | SAFe Program Consultant (SPC6) | Registered Scrum@Scale Trainer | BSP | PMI-PMP | LSSBB

Donald Patti is a seasoned agile trainer, coach, and consultant, renowned for his robust business acumen and software development expertise. He has successfully implemented agile methodologies across a diverse range of industries, teams, and organizations. As an entrepreneur, Don has founded and grown two businesses and provided c onsultation to numerous well-respected organizations. His deep understanding of lean principles, the foundation of agile, enables him to impart the intrinsic meaning of his teachings.

With a long-standing career in education, including many years as an adjunct professor and agile trainer delivering online training, Don's background in lean, agile, education, and online delivery equips him to convey information in an easily comprehensible manner.

Don devotes much of his time to coaching teams applying agile at scale and providing targeted coaching to clients. His vast real-world experience enriches his classroom instruction, where he delivers practical, reality-based agile training.

Don's service spans government, private sector, and non-profit clients. His extensive client list includes a dozen federal agencies, eleven non-profits, and over 90 private sector entities. Prominent clients include Amazon Web Services, HP, Daimler Benz, JPMorgan Chase, CheckFree, NASA, GSA, DHS, the National Cancer Institute and the Small Business Administration.

Don's strengths lie in his ability to tailor Agile and Lean techniques to the unique needs of each client and situation. His ability to explain this tailoring sets him apart.

Certifications and Education:

Don's significant real-world experience is complemented by a strong educational background and numerous certifications across various areas:

  • Scrum Alliance: Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Scaled Agile Academy: SAFe Program Consultant (SPC5), SAFe Agilist (SA)
  • RH Smith School of Business: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Information Systems and Entrepreneurship
  • Balanced Scorecard Institute: Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP)
  • Morestream University: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSBB)
  • American Society for Quality: Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB)
  • EXIN: ITIL v3/IT Service Management
  • Project Management Institute: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Microsoft: Microsoft Certified Professional –Architecture and Requirements Gathering (MCP)
  • IBM: Certified Solutions Expert/WebSphere
  • IBM: Certified Solutions Advisor

What You Learn

Maximize value delivered holistically across a large portfolio.

Lean and Agile

  • Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Apply Lean and Agile principles in concert with SAFe® roles and practices
  • Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Road-map

Product Owner / Product Manager Roles

  • Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles
  • Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management
  • Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles

Program Increment Planning and Value

  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful program execution
  • Use transformational product leadership to encourage innovation
  • Execute the Program Increment and drive value delivery through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline


  • Bring customers into the design, build, test process to align with actual need
  • Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train

Great PO/PM Training Value

Grow-Lean is a reputable provider, trainer Don Patti has 15+ years of agile experience and has trained thousands, and Grow-Lean pricing is consumer friendly. As a result you get great training value.

Exam Information

The exam itself is considered difficult but attending our session will help you pass.

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  • No additional charge to take the exam.
  • Must attend the course prior to taking the exam.
  • Exam is taken off site, from any Internet connected location, but is closed book.
  • You will likely require additional study to prior to taking exam.
  • One free attempt.

  • Exam name: SAFe® 6.0 Agilist Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access: You access the exam in the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe® course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, you have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score: 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
  • Language: English
  • Exam cost: Your first attempt is included as part of your course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

Benefits You Earn

Valuable post class benefits including membership, a free class retake, etc.

By taking the session you earn the chance to become a SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager (POPM). Since Scrum@Scale is relatively new, the certification will differentiate you, but more importantly the deep learning will provide you ideas to think through your product development with a broader perspective.

SAFe Community Membership
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform.
SAFe Agilist Certification
Pass the exam and you are a SAFe Agilist.
Exam Prep Material
Practice material to help you prepare for the exam.
Live On-Line Training
Be careful of trainings that are largely off-line or which have significant amounts of canned material. Ours is 100% live, 100% interactive!
Certification Exam
Your certification fees are covered, there are no additional, or surprise, charges.
Earn 16 Professional Development Units to help meet your PMI continuing education requirements.
Alumni Discount
When you take a training of $500 or more your alumni discount increases. One training get 5%, two get 10% off, all the way up to 25% off.
One on One Coaching
Get an hour of free mentoring from your trainer.

Why Choose This Training?

Because you get the best value for your training dollar with an agile expert.

  • Deep discussion and learning.
  • A 100% live collaborative session.
  • The best value in SAFe 6.0 Product Owner-Product Manager training.
  • Case studies and real-life examples.
  • Everything covered with no hidden cost.
  • Meaningful answers to questions.

Why Choose Grow-Lean?

Longest tenured trainers, smaller classes and higher quality.

  • Small group of elite, experienced, experts.
  • The highest quality for a fair price.
  • Caring customer support before and after training.
  • Interactive class experience.
  • Everything is included. No hidden fees!
  • Trainers are practitioners, not talking heads!
  • Unique exercises, templates and approaches.
  • Small class size so you get personal attention.
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