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Scaled Agile: SAFe Product Manager/Product Owner (PMPO)

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This 2-day workshop covers the principles of SAFe®, Lean and Agile development practices at scale, and an overview of the Scaled Agile Framework. Learn the Product Manager and Product Owner roles in the enterprise. An optional SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner certification is offered at the end of the class.

  • 16 PDUs ®| 16 SEUs
  • 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance®
  • 2 free books, estimation cards, and more
  • Silver Partner with Scaled Agile
  • Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance® and PMI
Upcoming Courses About the Instructors
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Praise for our Leading SAFe® Training

"Very interactive and detailed."
— BSA - August 2016

"The instructor was excellent and really understood the content and its nuances."
— Principal - August 2016

"If scaling is important to you, take this course."
— Agile Coach - May 2016

"Great introduction to Leading SAFe - the challenges and the benefits of the methodology - and being able to distinguish the differences between Scrum and SAFe."
— Principal Pgm - August 2016

"Great course. Knowledgeable instructor who kept the attendees engaged."
— Senior IT Project Manager - May 2016

"Course is excellent; good material to read."
— ScrumMaster - May 2016

"This course gave me a great grounding and knowledge, and ideas of how to communicate and share with my team."
— Director, Products and Services - February 2016

"It has been an excellent imparting of knowledge and (the facilitator) has been able to explain things in detail."
— Promoter - February 2016

"Instructor took the approach of teaching the principles of SAFe through analyzing real-life problems in an organization and explaining how SAFe approach would address them."
— Agile Enablement - February 2016

"Provided good understanding of SAFe Framework."
— Consultant, February 2016

"I recommend this course to all senior managers who are thinking of scaling Agile in their organization…The principles and structure of SAFe are valuable to all."
— Agile Coach - November 2015

"Excellent course. Very eye-opening. Travis is an excellent instructor who knows the material well and communicates it in a clear, engaging and entertaining way. I'm looking forward to digging deeper and applying these sensible scaling practises."
— Solution Architect - November 2015

"Provides good framework for implementation on a high level in organization, since documenting it and having transparency is key."
— Team Lead - November 2015


About Your Instructors

Jerry's Portrait

Jerry Doucett

Agile Enthusiast, Trainer, Coach, Father, Photographer & Kayaker

Jerry Doucett helps large, multi-national enterprises innovate and deliver quality software and process development initiatives. He provides guidance, facilitation and mentorship to leaders and delivery team members as they apply and scale Agile and Lean approaches such as Scrum, SAFe, Kanban and Lean Startup. By fostering an environment of continuous improvement and learning, he helps people find the 'sweet spot' where they are truly excited to be at work while exceeding customer expectations and delivering true value.

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Travis Birch

Leadership Consultant with North America's most prestigious companies

Travis is a Partner and VP of Consulting Services at BERTEIG. Travis brings patience, integrity, and sensitivity as personal qualities to his work with organizations. Travis works with executive leaders, managers, and staff on their journey toward Agility. This includes organizational consulting, transformational change management, culture change, overcoming resistance to change, all while focused on great business results and creating a great work environment.

Learning Goals

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the major components of the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Connect the Scaled Agile Framework to core Lean-Agile principles and values
  • Identify key roles and responsibilities within a SAFe® implementation
  • Contribute to Portfolio content using epics and the Portfolio kanban
  • Apply Value Stream strategies to define and manage solution value
  • Engage in Product Manager strategies
  • Operate as a SAFe® Product Owner
  • Develop a stakeholder engagement plan
  • Build and grow communities of practice

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner (PMPO).

Topics Covered

  • SAFe® PM/PO Introduction
  • Embracing the Lean-Agile mindset
  • Exploring Product Manager and Product Owner roles
  • Contributing to Portfolio content
  • Defining and managing solution value
  • Being an effective SAFe® Product Manager
  • Being an effective SAFe® Product Owner
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Building your Communities of Practice


One or more of the following prerequisites are recommended for students planning to attend this course and take the PMPO certification exam:

Additional Benefits

Planning Cards

All attendees receive as many decks of Estimation Cards as they want! You're guaranteed at least 1 deck but the instructor often brings extra. Each deck includes four sets, therefore most Scrum teams need 2 or 3 decks. Feel free to ask for as many decks as you need.

Agile Advice book cover

All attendees receive a free electronic copy of Mishkin Berteig's book "Agile Advice". In addition, everyone gets 1 other book of their choice from our list of recommended reading. You will choose a book at the end of the course. We offer free books because we encourage continuous learning!

Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider

As Registered Education Provider with Scrum Alliance®, BERTEIG instructors regularly facilitate Certified Scrum training seminars. BERTEIG is a Registered Education Provider with the Project Management Institute: our Certified ScrumMaster® and Certified Scrum Product Owner® courses have been approved by the PMI for Category A PDUs: details at CCRS.PMI.org; our Certified Scrum Developer® is valid for Category B PDUs.

In particular, the following individuals from large enterprises would benefit most from this class: Product Owners, Product Managers, Product Line Managers, and Business Analysts. Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads. Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects