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Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)

In a SAFe enterprise, the Agile Release Train (ART) is where the magic happens. Making sure each team knows what to prioritize and how Trains can be built to run on schedule is the responsibility of the POPM. Expand your knowledge as a SAFe Product Owner Product Manager and develop all the skillsets you need to not just guide but to improve the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise.
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Organize your company’s complete lifecycle of products and services

SAFe® Product Owner Product Manager (POPM) Certification is a two-day course cum certification program. The course focuses primarily on execution through collaboration of the two roles, the Product Owner and the Product Manager to achieve the optimal customer and business outcomes. You will learn how to adopt a customer-centric approach to building products, that are user desirable, technically feasible and business viable to deliver more value, faster.

What differentiates the SAFe POPM training at Gladwell academy India? The experiential learning during the SAFe POPM course invokes a change from a Project to Product mindset. During the course, you would learn to be the ‘go-to ‘ person in your organization who maximizes delivery of value, enthusiastically building the business confidence on the teams.

It was very interactive which is very important and the trainer was excellent.
The Gold SPCT badge stands for the highest achievable Scaled Agile partnership.

Our SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager courses are taught by one or two SPCs (SAFe Program Consultants) or SPCTs (SAFe Program Consultant Trainers). These inspiring trainers are consultants who are active in the field and have extensive SAFe experience in training and implementing SAFe at large organizations.

Learning goals

During this two-day course you will learn to:

  • Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles

  • Apply SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to PO/PM roles

  • Break down epics into features and features into stories

  • Backlog management for programs and teams

  • Provide estimation and forecasting support to Agile teams

  • Plan program increments with customer needs in mind

  • Implement the Program Increment and deliver continuous value


POPM Exam & Certification

When you pass the POPM exam, you will receive

  • SAFe POPM certificate
  • Digital badge
  • Access to the Community of Practice
  • Access to learning resources


Two-day training program

The SAFe Product Owner course is a two-day training program. Each course day starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 06:00 PM IST.


During the program, we’ll go into the following topics:

  • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager collaboration

  • PI Planning Preparation

  • Leading PI Planning

  • Executing Iterations

  • Executing the Program Increment


Everyone is welcome to attend the course, regardless of role or experience.

For those who intend to take the SAFe® 5.1 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) certification exam, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:

  • Experience working in a SAFe environment;
  • Experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications.


After the training program, the trainer will send the participant’s details to the Scaled Academy (the accreditation organization). You’ll then receive three emails from the Scaled Academy:

  • a welcome email that you can use to create your profile;
  • a (mandatory) survey about the program where you can provide feedback;
  • an email with a link to the exam, including instructions on how the exam works.

Exam Details

  • Exam name – SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice questions
  • 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. Some questions are worth more points than others. For example: A question where you select 3 out of 4 options is worth more points than a true or false question.
  • Passing score – 35 out of 45 questions (78%)
  • Language – English
  • Exam cost – The first attempt is included as part of the course registration fee, if the exam is taken within 30 days of course and completed before midnight on the last day. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy – A second attempt on the exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. A fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact for any questions about the retake policy.

After the exam, your profile will automatically be updated when you’ve passed. The Scaled Agile Academy will inform you of this. You’ll then have access to the private online community and are able to make your profile public within the Scaled Agile community. Until that moment, only you have the privilege to see your certification.

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

Attending this course means that you may be eligible to apply for 15 Continuing Education – Strategic PDUs toward your continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications.

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


Course attendees typically include:

  • Product Owners, Product Managers, Product Line Managers
  • Business Owners and Business Analysts
  • Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, and members of the LACE
  • Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects


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