Centre for Continuing Education

Agile Product Owner/Manager Training Course (SAFe®)

Agile methodology. The Scaled Agile Framework®.

This course provides a detailed understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the product owner and product manager in a scaled Agile environment.

During this course you will learn how to write features and user stories and how to prioritise the development program and product backlog.

You will also develop capabilities on how to work with teams in a collaborative and rapid development environment and how you can assist teams to deliver quality products to customers.

Completion of this training course will enable you to take the Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager exam. Access to the online exam is included in the course fee. The examination process and accreditation is organised by a third party.

Aims

This course aims to build your skills in:

  • developing strategic goals and business value streams
  • developing and managing software product vision
  • driving the development of product road maps
  • helping your development teams to deliver continuous value.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • connect SAFe® Lean-Agile principles and values to Product Owner (PO) & Product Manager (PM) roles
  • collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management
  • explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning
  • execute Program Increment and deliver continuous value
  • articulate the PO and PM roles and responsibilities
  • drive software development depending on strategic business intent.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • embracing Lean and Agile Mindset
  • exploring Product Owner and Product Manager roles
  • owning and developing the product roadmap and aligning this to organisational goals
  • estimating and forecasting the backlog
  • writing, managing, and prioritising user stories, features and epics
  • contributing to portfolio content using epics and Kanban
  • defining and managing Solution Value
  • engaging senior stakeholders, internal and external customers
  • building communities of practice to enable Product Management to deliver value.

Intended audience

Suitable for professionals already acting in the role of product managers, product owners, business owners, business sponsors, as well as:

  • Solution managers
  • Portfolio managers
  • Program managers
  • PMO personnel
  • Enterprise and solution architects
  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • Business SMEs
  • Business managers.

Delivery style

Delivered as a two-day workshop using various techniques including lectures, visual thinking and simulated practical exercises.

Recommended reading

SAFe® 4.5 Introduction. Overview of the Scaled Agile Framework® for Lean Enterprises.

Materials

A course workbook will be provided in class.

Additional information

CCE will issue you with a Statement of Completion.

This course provides you with eligibility to apply for 15 Professional Development Units (PDUs) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications. This is awarded at the discretion of the external party.

Completion of this training course will enable you to take the Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager exam. Access to the online exam is included in the course fee. The examination process and accreditation is organised by a third party.

SAFe and Scaled Agile Framework are registered trademarks of Scaled Agile, Inc.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Free, expert advice
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

Agile Product Owner/Manager Training Course (SAFe®)

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