SAFe Product Manager/Product Owner with POPM Certification in Orange County

SAFe Product Manager/Product Owner with POPM Certification in Orange County

In this two-day course, you will learn how the roles of Product Manager, Product Owner, Solution Manager, and Epic Owner drive the delivery of value in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise, taught by a SAFe Silver Partner and an instructor with real world experience as a Release Train Engineer, Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Scrum Team Member within multiple Agile and SAFe implementations at HP and Verimatrix.

You’ll get an overview of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), the Lean-Agile mindset, and an understanding of how the Product Manager and Product Owner roles operate in the enterprise to drive the delivery of value. Finally, you will get an in-depth understanding of the specific activities, tools, and mechanics used to effectively deliver value to the enterprise.

By the end of this course, you should be able to write Epics, Capabilities, Features, and User Stories within the context of SAFe, and have a solid foundation for managing backlogs and programs in a Lean-Agile enterprise.


  • Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, and Business Analysts

  • Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads

  • Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects


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

Topics Covered:

  • SAFe PM/PO Introduction

  • Embracing the Lean-Agile mindset

  • Exploring Product Manger 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

Every Participant Will Receive:

  • Lunch and coffee

  • Printed & PDF training materials

  • Certificate of completion

  • The certification exam for SAFe Product Manager/Product Owner (PMPO) to be taken at your convenience 

  • Eligibility to apply for 15 PDUs to help maintain certifications such as PMP, PgMP

  • Eligibility to apply for 15 Scrum Alliance SEUs (Category C) upon completion of the course


Ron Cohen has been a key Agile Change Agent in the launch and continuance of two Agile Release Trains at Verimatrix for over four years. He is currently a Release Train Engineer and earlier was a Product Owner and a Scrum Team Member as a Senior QA Engineer. Previously at HP, he was a Scrum Master and Scrum Team Member as a Senior Software Designer and Technical Writer. Ron has 35+ years in the software field; other roles he has held include: Development Manager, QA Manager, Agile Lifecycle Project Manager, Program Manager, and Business Analyst. Ron holds a graduate degree in Computer Science. Ron has trained hundreds of students in SAFe and Scrum Guide courses. Ron will share his real world experiences with Scaled Agile Framework implementation, and compare and contrast to non-scaled Agile implementation.

Exact location in Orange County will be dependent upon number of registrants. Students will be notified of exact location at least 2 weeks prior to training.

Cancelation policy: Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made more than 30 days from the start of the course. For cancellations less than 30 days prior to course start, registrants may contact us to change their registration to another offering. 

Notice: If you are booking travel please be sure to book refundable tickets. If 5 or more students do not register for the course, the course will be canceled and you will be notified of cancellation at least 2 weeks prior to class. Sprint Ahead will not be responsible for any canceled airline or hotel reservations.

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