SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) Workshop
Saturday Nov 16 and Sunday Nov 17 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Hyatt House Houston West Energy Corridor in Houston, TX
Support@Grow-Lean.com  or +1.609.975.9294

SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager



Date:Saturday Nov 16 to Sunday Nov 17
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day
Trainer: Joss Cardozs
Support: Support@Grow-Lean.com
+1.609.975.9294
Location:
Hyatt House Houston West Energy Corridor
15405 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
281.646.9990
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Develop the skills to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise, and apply the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs by becoming a SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-day course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and how an effective Product Owner / Product Manager maximizes the value delivered by the ART.

Apply Lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Sprints, and plan Program Increments. Understand the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to be an effective Product Owner / Product Manager, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART.

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Discounts

Alumni, Early-Bird, Group, and Unemployment Discounts

There are discounts for alumni, those registering early, groups of three or more and the unemployed. For the unemployment discount, a current state unemployment statement is required. With the exception of alumni + early bird, most discounts cannot be combined and there are a limited number per session.

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Refund Policies

Understand What Happens if You Can't Attend

We try to avoid cancellations, and do not cancel late due to low enrollments. If we do, we give you a discount. We expect you to be similarly respectful; so there are fees associated with cancellations to cover a portion of costs we incur, including credit card processing and catering fees.

Agile Trainer: Joss Cardozs

Agile Coach and Trainer
SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4); IC-Agile Certified Agile Coach; Scrum Alliance: PMI: PMP, ACP

Seasoned Agile/DevOps Transformational Coach, Trainer, Venture Capitalist & Angel Investor with over 15 years of experience in Cloud, Mobile, Infrastructure, Software, IoT programs in Health care, Finance, Oil & Gas, Mortgage and Insurance domains. Practice Agile Manifesto & SAFe principles to lead enterprise level transformations to Agile and DevOps culture to build Teal organizations. Recognized for strategic C-suite oriented approach, Multi million $ digital transformations, coaching and mentoring future Integral Agile- Practitioners, Unitive Leaders and Internal Change Agents. Distinguished for releasing predicable coaching MVPs to resolve complex problems and to foster a culture of “Process Thinking” throughout the organization.

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Refund Policies

Grow-Lean commits to canceling classes as a last resort and we expect a similar commitment from attendees

There may be situations where you as an attendee, or Grow-Lean as a host, has to cancel. We realize that you made a commitment when you registered so we try to avoid cancellations. If we cancel less than sixteen (16) days prior to the scheduled event start date, due to low enrollment, and you wish to come to another of our events, we provide you a $150 discount.

Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with the policies.

A refund, minus a 5% credit card processing fee, will apply for all refunds irrespective of when a request is made.

An additional $75 charge will apply for a cancellation or class change that Grow-Lean receives seven (7) to fifteen (15) days prior to the scheduled event.

No refunds will be issued for a cancellation or class change that Grow-Lean receives less than seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event start date. However, we will credit the amount paid toward a future event (reducing the cost for the future event) in the next six months. Attending a future event will incur a $150 transfer fee.

To cancel, email us at Support@Grow-Lean.com. After sending the email, call 609. 975.9294 during normal business hours (9:00 AM EST to 5:00 PM EST).

Grow-Lean reserves the right to cancel an event. Class cancellation notice will be provided via email and/or phone call, and a full refund will be issued promptly.

We try to avoid cancellations. In the unlikely event we cancel due to low registration, and if we cancel less than sixteen (16) days prior to the scheduled event start date, we will refund your money or provide you a $150 discount towards a transfer into another one of our upcoming events.

Hyatt House Houston West Energy Corridor

15405 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
281.646.9990



Directions

Getting to the venue

From George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) - 34 miles

Exit the airport to I-45 South. Proceed to the Sam Houston Tollway West(Beltway 8), then follow it to the South. Exit to I-10 West (Katy Freeway). Continue West and exit at Addicks Road/Highway 6. Turn left at the light at Highway 6 (passing under I-10). Take the first right onto Grisby Road. Follow Grisby Road until you reach the HYATT house Houston/Energy Corridor.

From Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) - 29 miles

Exit airport to I-45 North. Follow I-45 North until Loop 610 and enter going West. Continue on Loop 610 as it turns North. Exit to I-10 West (Katy Freeway). Continue West and exit at Addicks Road/Highway 6. Turn left at the light at Highway 6 (passing under I-10). Take the first right onto Grisby Road. Follow Grisby Road until you reach the HYATT house Houston/Energy Corridor.



Joss Cardozs, Agile Trainer

Agile Coach and Trainer
SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4); IC-Agile Certified Agile Coach; Scrum Alliance: PMI: PMP, ACP

Seasoned Agile/DevOps Transformational Coach, Trainer, Venture Capitalist & Angel Investor with over 15 years of experience in Cloud, Mobile, Infrastructure, Software, IoT programs in Health care, Finance, Oil & Gas, Mortgage and Insurance domains. Practice Agile Manifesto & SAFe principles to lead enterprise level transformations to Agile and DevOps culture to build Teal organizations. Recognized for strategic C-suite oriented approach, Multi million $ digital transformations, coaching and mentoring future Integral Agile- Practitioners, Unitive Leaders and Internal Change Agents. Distinguished for releasing predicable coaching MVPs to resolve complex problems and to foster a culture of “Process Thinking” throughout the organization.

Certifications and Education

In addition to Joss' real world experienced, Michael also has a strong educational background and he has many certifications, across a range of areas.
  • Project Management Institute
    PMI ACP- Agile Certified Practioner
    Issuing authorityProject Management Institute
  • Project Management Institute
    PMP- Project Management Professional
    Issuing authorityProject Management Institute
  • Scaled Agile, Inc.
    SA 4.0- SAFe Agilest
    Issuing authority Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • Scaled Agile, Inc.
    SPC 4.5- SAFe Program Consultant
    Issuing authorityScaled Agile, Inc.
  • Disciplined Agile Consortium
    CDA- Certified Disciplined Agilest
    Issuing authority Disciplined Agile Consortium
  • International Business and Quality Management Institute LLC
    CKC- Certified Kanban Coach®
    Issuing authority International Business and Quality Management Institute LLC
  • Scrum Alliance CSM- Certified Scrum Master
    Issuing authorityScrum Alliance
  • DevOps Institute
    DevOps F - DevOps Foundation
    Issuing authorityDevOps Institute
  • ICAgile
    ICP ACC- Certified Agile Coach
    Issuing authorityICAgile
  • ICAgile
    ICP ENT- Certified Enterprise Agile Coach
    Issuing authorityICAgile
  • AXELOS Global Best Practice
    ITIL- IT Service Management
    Issuing authorit yAXELOS Global Best Practice
  • Management and Strategy Institute
    LBBP- Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
    Issuing authorityManagement and Strategy Institute
  • Scrum.org
    SPS- Scaled Professional Scrum (Nexus)
    Issuing authorityScrum.org

SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)

Take the SAFe POPM from an authorized Scaled Agile Partner, using SAFe 4.6

Take this two-day course (based on SAFe® 4.6) to become a SAFe® 4 Product Owner / Product Manager (POPM). Develop the skill sets 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.


Attend a Grow-Lean Product Owner / Product Manager Session so...

  • You won't get canceled on at the last minute (choose your trainer wisely).
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what you can do to effectively perform your role.
  • Learn how to apply Lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Sprints, and plan Program Increments.
  • 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.
  • You have fun while learning.
  • Gain free access to the certification exam.
  • Get a Scaled Agile Inc. approved trainer, with strong experience.
  • Gain the skills necessary to pass the certification exam. The exam is hard, so get the right training once, not the wrong training twice.

Learning Objectives

What you will learn

  • 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

What You Get

From workbooks to a great training experience

  • Attendee workbook and preparation to take the exam
  • Light breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, tea and beverages
  • Free access to exam (first try), assuming you attend both full days
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) certification upon passing of exam
  • Great learning in a friendly environment conducive to learning

Attendance

Those looking to maximize the value of the software delivered should attend, those looking to take the exam should meet the prerequisites

Typical attendees are listed below, however all are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. The prerequisites listed are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) certification.

Typical Attendees

  • Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, and Business Analysts
  • Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects
  • Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads

Prerequisites

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

SAFe Certification Kit

What you will receive when you pass the certification exam


  • Certified SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other Certified SAFe Professionals
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform which includes access to the POPM Community of Practice
  • A variety of learning to support you during your SAFe journey
  • First Year of Certification. After one year from the date the certification is earned there is a renewal fee of $100

Exam Information

Basic facts about the exam

  • Exam name: SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access: You access the exam in the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe® course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, you have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score: 35 out of 45 (77% passing score)
  • Language: English
  • Exam cost: Your first attempt is included as part of your 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 Us

Reach out to us, we are responsive and will respond to requests in a business day

  • Contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 between 9:00 AM ET to 5:30 PM ET US.
  • For discount requests on public sessions, please use the "REQUEST" button on the class list, and enter appropriate information, before contacting us, so we have your information.
  • For questions about coaching, consulting or private training, you can contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 or via email (links below).
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Discounts

Early-Bird, Group, and Unemployment Discounts

There are number of discounts set aside for each session for Grow-Lean Training alumni, those registering early, groups of three or more, for the unemployed, and in a limited number of cases, for those paying on their own.

Act now as there are specific number of discounted seats per each session.

We will respond to your request in 24 hours.

There are a number of rules governing discount codes, please review them.

  • The Alumni Discount can be combined with the Early-Bird Discount. Other discounts are not combinable, only one can be used at a time.
  • If you want to register for two sessions, register for the first and request the Alumni Discount for the second.
  • Each class has a limited number of discounts.
  • You must provide supporting information for Hardship and Self-Pay Discount requests.
  • Grow-Lean reserves the right to audit, and/or deny a discount request.
  • Honesty is expected when requesting a discount so that they can be provided to those most in need.
  • The supply of discounts is limited as we often need to lock in the room setup approximately six or more weeks prior to the training.
  • If you receive a discount code it will remain valid until the time limit or total count threshold is reached, whichever is first.
  • Request discount codes early and use them quickly.

An Early-Bird Discount us available for this session until the expiration date, or until the maximum number of discounts are claimed, whichever comes first, so register now.

Click here to register with an Early-Bird Discount. Make sure to select registrant type of "Early-Bird".

We appreciate our alumni and often provide discount for prior attendees of Grow-Lean Training. If you are not an alumni but are signing up for two sessions, sign up for the first and request the discount for the second. Please note that you must attend both sessions for the Alumni Discount to be applied.

Click here to request an Alumni Discount

A group discount is available for three or more people registering together for the session. Please make your request now. Grow-Lean will evaluate the request based on the number of attendees you are sending.

Click here to request a group discount.

Self-Pay Discounts are worth up to $200 off of the regular price, but, for this class, the Early-Bird Discount is even better and you don't need to request it . Make sure to select registrant type of "Early-Bird" when registering and remember that the Early-Bird is available until the expiration date, or until the maximum number of discounts are claimed, whichever comes first, so register now.

Click here to register with an Early-Bird Discount (you don't need to request it).

A limited number of Hardship Discounts are available if you are collecting unemployment from your state of residence and can provide a copy of your most recent unemployment benefit claim. We will review, and potentially approve a Hardship Discount if any are still available (request as early as possible). If you are not currently collecting state unemployment benefits please consider the Self-Pay or Early-Bird Discounts for sessions where they are available.

Click here to request a hardship discount (if you are collecting state unemployment compensation) .