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Agile Product Management

The Agile Product Management course harnesses the power of Design Thinking to develop innovative solutions with proven SAFe capabilities to execute on those visions. Learn the right mindset, skills, and tools to create successful products—from inception to retirement—using Agile techniques.

Recognize how Continuous Exploration fuels innovation and helps you define a vision, strategy, and roadmap to tap into new markets. Find out how to accelerate the product life cycle to get fast feedback and quickly deliver exceptional products and solutions that delight customers—all while aligning with your organization’s strategy, portfolio, evolving architecture, and solution intent.

About Agile Product Management

Duration

2 Day

Level

Foundational

Learners taking this course are:

Agile Coach, Consultant, Agile Trainer, Product Manager

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Topics Covered

  • Analyzing your Role as a Product Manager in the Lean Enterprise

  • Continuously Exploring Markets and Users

  • Driving Strategy with Market Segmentation

  • Using Empathy to Drive Design

  • Defining Product Strategy and Vision

  • Creating Roadmaps to Build Solutions

  • Delivering Value

  • Managing Value Stream Economics

  • Creating Innovation in the Value Stream

Course Information

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a Lean Portfolio Manager, attendees should be able to:

  • Use Design Thinking to achieve desirable, feasible, and sustainable outcomes

  • Explore market needs, segmentation, sizing and competitive landscape

  • Manage value stream economics, including pricing and licensing

  • Use empathy to drive design

  • Apply product strategy and vision

  • Develop and evolve roadmaps

  • Execute and deliver value using SAFe

  • Explore innovation in the value stream

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbooks

  • Eligibility to take the SAFe® Agile Product Manager exam

  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform

  • Course certificate of completion

Exam & Certification Details

Prerequisites

The following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • Attended at least one SAFe course

  • Background in Product or Solution Management

Exam prerequisite skills

These skills and knowledge are highly recommended to successfully pass the exam:

  • Familiarity with Agile principles and practices

  • Attended at least one SAFe course

  • Background in Product or Solution Management

  • Experience being a Product Manager, Product Marketer, Product Owner, Business Owner, or bringing products to market

Exam requirements

The first step toward becoming an Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager is to attend the Agile Product Management course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam details

Completion of this course gives you access to the exam and all related study materials as part of your Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform.

  • Exam name – SAFe®4 Agile Product and Solution Manager Exam – or –SAFe® 5 Agile Product Manager Exam

  • Exam format – Multiple choice; Multiple select

  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed

  • Exam access –  Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Agile Product Management course

  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2.0 hours) to complete the exam

  • Number of questions – 60

  • Passing score –  45 out of 60 (75%)

  • Language – English

  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the 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.

Exam study materials

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

  • Course materials The course materials are an essential artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer back to the content that was presented during the class.

  • Study guide This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.

  • Practice test The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam,* and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost. *This is not the actual exam, and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.

  • Sample Questions  A web-enabled, flashcard style version of the sample questions can be found online and in the study guide.

What you get

Becoming a Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager requires an exceptional range of skills. Certification includes:

  • Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager PDF certificate

  • Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager digital badge to promote the accomplishment online

  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the APM Community of Practice

  • Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections to other certified SAFe professionals

  • A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

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