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BOSTON AREA - Agile Product & Solution Management with APSM Certification

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Waltham, MA 02451

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Summary

The Agile Product and Solution Management course allows you to discover the right mindset, skills, and tools you need to create successful products and solutions using Agile techniques. Learn how to use Design Thinking to create products and solutions that are:

  • Desirable – what customers want
  • Viable – profitable for you to build and sell
  • Feasible – something you can realistically deliver
  • Sustainable – something you can proactively manage to realize ROI

Attendees will 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 lifecycle 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.


Learning Goals


  • 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

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

What Attendees Get


  • Attendee workbooks
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Product and Solution Management exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion


Who will benefit?

  • Product managers and directors of product management
  • Product marketing managers, project managers, Product Owners
  • VP of Product Management, Business Owners, Business Analysts
  • Product leaders collaborating with product management, architects, subject matter experts, and business line managers

Prerequisites



Attendees of this course should be familiar with Agile principles and practices and have attended at least one SAFe course prior to attending. A background in product or solution management is highly recommended. Those who have experience being a product manager, product marketer, product owner, business owner, or bringing products to market would benefit from this course.


Annual Renewal

  • Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned

Exam & Certification Details

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® 5 Agile Product and Solution Manager is to attend the Agile Product and Solution 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

  • Exam name – SAFe® 5 Agile Product and Solution 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 and Solution 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 reference back to the content that was specifically 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 and Solution Manager requires an exceptional range of skills. Certification includes:

  • Certified SAFe® Agile Product and Solution Manager PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Agile Product and Solution Manager digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the APSM 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

Instructor

Michael Casey - ABP Founder & President, SPCT

With over 30 years experience in software development, Michael has helped both large and small organizations transform to agile practices since the mid 2000s. A hands on coach/instructor, Michael draws on several decades experience building large scale applications in banking, finance and education. Providing both Scrum and SAFe© training in both public and internal classes, Michael is passionate about helping individuals grow and helping organizations change to apply agile methodologies in ways which scale effectively.

Agile Big Picture Cancellation Policy

Attendee cancellations greater than two weeks before start of course are eligible for a refund (subject to a $250 processing charge). Should you need to cancel between 8-14 days before start of course, you may chose to transfer your seat to a course of equal or lesser value (or pay the difference in course cost). No refund or course transfers are offered within 7 days of course start, however you may transfer your seat to another person at any time up to start of course.


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