SAFe® 4.5 Product Manager / Product Owner Workshop (2 Day)
This two-day interactive workshop begins with the principles of SAFe®, lean thinking tools, agile development practices at scale, and an overview of the Scaled Agile Framework. Teams will then learn the Product Manager and Product Owner roles in the enterprise, how to manage the enterprise backlog, delivering features, agile requirements, the events within SAFe®, and finally, stakeholder management.
At the end of this workshop, attendees will have the tools and knowledge they need to write Epics, Features, and User Stories within the Scaled Agile Framework, and have a solid foundation on how to manage programs in the Lean-Agile Enterprise. An optional SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner certification is offered at the end of the class.
Who Should Attend:
This course is for Executives, Product Mangers, Product Owners, Consultants, Lean-Agile Leaders, and Agile Change Agents.
While anyone can attend this class to enhance their knowledge base, Leading SAFe®, SAFe® ScrumXP, or SAFe® SPC training are highly recommended as prerequisites for this course and to receive certification.
Certification Process (optional):
- Attend the 2-Day SAFe® Product Manager / Product Owner course
- Pass the SPMPO Exam
Those attendees that pass the exam will receive:
- Scaled Agile membership for one year
- Access to the private SPMPO member area
- Scaled Agile downloads
- Invitations to special events
Learners will gain a solid understanding of key SAFe™ Product Manager / Product Owner concepts:
SAFe® Overview Introduction to the Scaled Agile Framework™
Product Manager & Product Owner Roles An overview of Traditional vs. Agile Product Management, and defines Product Manager and Product Owner attributes
Enterprise Backlog Management A discussion about the Enterprise Backlog Model, connecting the Portfolio to the Business, Formulating Strategic Themes, and Epics and Stories
Delivering Features An experiential walkthrough of “Building/Maintaining Vision and Roadmap” and how it guides the delivery of Features over time. This naturally leads to the discussion of the refining and prioritization of the Program Backlog.
Agile Software Requirements Using Feature Stories to drive Features, Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)
Stakeholder Management Creating a Stakeholder Plan and engaging your Stakeholders
This course is taught by experienced agile professionals who are currently “in the trenches.” They have guided transformations across public and private sectors spanning all organizational levels, and they are active members in the agile community. Key concepts are solidified through real-world anecdotes, hands-on exercises, and facilitated group discussions. This course will be organically tailored to the participants’ needs while adhering to the learning objectives.
Because there simply isn’t enough time during a two day workshop to cover everything in detail, it is highly recommended you supplement the material covered in class with reading recommended by Scaled Agile:
- Agile Software Requirements: Lean Requirements Practices for Teams, Programs, and the Enterprise by Dean Leffingwell
- User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development by Mike Cohn
- Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinersten
- Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love by Roman Pichler
Contact us to schedule a private SAFe® Product Manager / Product Owner workshop.