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Daniel J. Miklusicak, Lean-Agile Consultant, Instructor

Monday, November 26, 2018 at 4:30 PM - Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 9:00 PM (CST)

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SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager 4,5

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- Past team-level agile certs are no longer enough; Come find out how SAFe certs goes way beyond, with Lean Start-up, Architecture, CI/CD, Scrum/XP, Portfolio Mgt, Kanban, Shared Services and DevOps at scale

- Great networking event into the lean-agile world - Recently, 3 of my students who were looking for jobs got hired via another person they met in our class

- Top 5% Instructor 1st-Pass-Rate, Extra $100 off if you register a friend - Payment Plan available, because many folks are investing in their own career and paying out of their own pocket

- 15 PDUs, PMI refers to agility as a "Game Changer" - be a part of it, at full-scale 

- Learn how your role/skills & strengths best translate into lean-agile-SAFe

- SAFe pre-read materials [optional] shared out prior to course, and study group set-up facilitated for after course to include discussion of sample test questions

- not an "Ivory Tower" Instructor. Dan, a current lean-agile xform practioner in Corporate America] brings real-life lean-agile-scaling/transformation experience from 7+ industries, 20+ companies

Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise—and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs—by becoming a SAFe® 4Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role.     

Key Elements of this course include:

  • Scrum + XP + Kanban
  • Lean and Systems Thinking
  • Applying & Scaling the Agile Manifesto
  • SAFe’s 4 Values + 9 Principles
  • DevOps, CI, CD & test automation  
  • Product Development Flow
  • Six Sigma application in SAFe
  • Agile Mindset for Leadership style
  • Agile metrics and SAFe ceremonies

The Pay-off: SAFe is the world’s leading framework for implementing enterprise agility. Now practiced in over 70% of the US Fortune 100, this proven framework has shown to significantly improve time to market, predictability, product quality and employee engagement. 

                                  -  Sample Test Questions

Additional topics addressed: Team ownership, scrum values, early value delivery, retrospectives, backlogs for stories, features, capabilities & epics, including enablers and NFRs, road-mapping, program boards,  MVP, risk management technique via ROAM, vision, objectives and goals, agile architecture,  Agile Release Train [ART] and more ~

Attendees will also learn how to apply lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, attendees learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART.

Learning Goals - To perform the role of a SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe in the Lean enterprise
  • Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles
  • Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management
  • Explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning
  • Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value
  • Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
  • Create a role action plan

Topics Covered

  • Applying SAFe in the Lean enterprise
  • Relating a Lean-Agile Mindset to the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
  • Collaborating with Lean Portfolio Management
  • Continuously explore customer needs
  • Executing the Program Increment
  • Defining the Product Owner/Product Manager roles and responsibilities
  • Creating a Product Owner/Product Manager action plan

What Attendees Get/ The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Who will benefit?     The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, and Business Analysts
  • Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, PMs-SME in their Domain & Process Leads
  • Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects

Prerequisites - All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) certification exam:

  • Attend a Leading SAFe® course
  • Experience working in a SAFe environment
  • Experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications

SAFe Certification Kit - Becoming a SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

  • SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager PDF certificate
  • SAFe 4 PO/PM digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the PO/PM Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections with other SAFe certified professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Annual Renewal:  Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned.  Renewal fee: $100

Exam Details - Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam

  • Exam name: SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice             Language: English
  • 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 SAFe 4 Product Owner/Product Manager course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 45      Passing score: 35 out of 45 (78% passing score)
  • 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. Contact for any retake questions.
  • Sample Test Questions

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

Instructor Info:    Public Profile:  

   Dan is a highly sought-after lean-agilist who has 25+ years’ experience in Big5 Mgt Consulting and Business Process Re-engineering, Instructing & Mentoring Lean-Agile approaches, Project and Program Mgt and leading major transformations in both traditional & agile environments across Fortune 500, F100 & F25 companies.  Recent engagements include Johnson Controls, Kohl’s, McDonalds, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and State Farm. Early in his career, Dan served in DoD acquisitions as an AF Officer, overseeing defense contractors including ITT-G, Boeing and Raytheon.  All told, he has worked at 2 dozen companies in 7 major industries for Corporate America, both public and private sector, and he brings all of this real-world experience into the classroom for you. 

    Dan is a life-long learner, and his certifications include Safe Program Consultant, PMP, TOGAF-Architecture, ITILv3, CSM, DSDM, e-Commerce and Lean6Sigma. He understands and integrates key elements of many disciplines, based upon nearly 3 decades of consulting, learning, studying, teaching and improving value delivery.  Dan also enjoys having fun while doing all of this, even given all of the pressure and complexity of the business world at large. 

Instructor: Daniel J. Miklusicak, Lean-Agile/SAFe Transformation Consultant & Instructor 

Have questions about +POPM-Cert- Product Owner Product Mgr 4.5 Evenings, Chic 15 PDU SEU? Contact Daniel J. Miklusicak, Lean-Agile Consultant, Instructor

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Monday, November 26, 2018 at 4:30 PM - Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 9:00 PM (CST)

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Daniel J. Miklusicak, Lean-Agile Consultant, Instructor

  Dan is a highly sought-after lean-agilist with 25+ years in areas including Big5 Mgt Consulting, Prog Mgt, leading major F500 xforms & programs in traditional & lean-agile at clients including Discover, Johnson Controls, Target, McDonalds, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, US Air Force, Ameren & State Farm.

  A life-long learner, certs include SAFe Program Consultant [SPC4], PMP, TOGAF-Arch, ITILv3, CSM, DSDM, e-Commerce and Lean6Sigma.  He has consulted at over 2 dozen companies in 7 major industries, bringing real-world experience into the classroom for you.

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