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SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)

Take the SAFe POPM from an authorized Scaled Agile Partner, using SAFe 5.0

Take this two-day course (based on SAFe® 5.0) to become a SAFe® 5 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.

SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager (POPM) Sessions

List of Currently Scheduled Public SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager Sessions


Register Discount Class Date Location Regular & Early-Bird Fees
REGISTER REQUEST Sat 5/16 - Sun 5/17 Houston, TX $1,295 ,  $895 until 4/10

Contact Us About Training

Contact via Online Interface

If you want to contact us about a discount for a training session, please use the online interface to do so.
Find the session you want on the class list, then click "Request" (early-bird does need to be requested).
Choose the appropriate discount then click it (Note that not all discounts are available for all sessions.).
Provide the requested information then click "Submit".

After your request is submitted you will receive an automated confirmation via email (this is not a discount code). No later than 24 hours later you will receive an email with a response to your request. If you are approved you will have a click-able link that will automatically apply your discount.

Contact us Via Phone

  • Call +1.609.975.9294
  • 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM ET, weekdays
  • Use online request for discounts.
  • For other information call directly.

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Public Training Discounts

You may be able to save money if you register early, are an alumni, are attending with a group, or if you are collecting unemployment

There are number of discounts available for you. Alumni (those that have attended prior Grow - Lean training) can get the best prices. Other discounts are available for those registering early, groups (three or more registrants), hardship, etc.

You can request a discount directly from the class list.

Register early to save money. The best rates applying when you register five or more weeks prior to a session.
  • Early-bird can be combined with an alumni discount, but does not combine with any other discount.
  • You do not have to request an early-bird, but, if you are alumni please request that discount (it will be combined).
  • Early-bird discounts expire, so use them while they are available.
Alumni Discount
Prior attendees of Grow-Lean Training Certified Training can get a discounted price that can be combined with the early-bird.
  • Available to prior attendees of Grow-Lean Certified Training.
  • Cannot be combined with discounts other than early-bird.
  • Can be combined with early-bird, so it benefits you to register in advance.
Coming with three or more people to one session, then request a group discount.
  • Grow-Lean will evaluate the request based on the number of attendees. More attendees results in larger discounts.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • Request and use early as based on room sizes, these discounts are not always available.
Working for a company that won't pay for training, request a self-pay discount, worth up to $200 off, of regular rate.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • For use by those that work for an employer that does not reimburse for training.
  • Early-bird rate is usually lower, so check that first.
If you are collecting unemployment benefits, and have a state unemployment document, then request a hardship discount.
  • Not combinable with any other discount.
  • Submit a copy of state unemployment compensation document.
  • Register early as supplies are limited and discount is based off of current price which goes up.

Click a tab below to find out more about 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.

  1. For early-bird click "Register" for other discounts, click "Request".
    • Find your session of interest on the class list.
    • If you want to register at the regular or early-bird rate, click the "REGISTER" button for the class you are interested in and then on the next page click "CLICK TO REGISTER NOW".
    • If you want a discount, other than early-bird, click the "REQUEST" button for the class you are interested in.
  2. Choose the appropriate discount.
    • Review the discounts for the session.
    • Click the link for the appropriate discount (or find another class).
  3. Provide the data required for the request then click the "Submit" button.

Please use the online interface for requesting a discount as described in the "Request a Discount" tab prior to contacting us so we have your required information.

After entering your request you may email us at Training@Grow-Lean.Com or call us +1.609.975.9294 so that we can assist you with your request.

Testimonials for Live Online, Virtual Training

It will be likely at least a few weeks before we return to in person training events. Until recently, the most popular agile courses, such as Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Product Owner and Leading SAFe, could only be delivered in person.

We have delivered many non-certified events virtually so we were prepared when we were allowed to deliver certification events online. To help you make a decision about our training easier we are posting reviews for our virtual events as they come in.

Liked the mixed of review and activities, and the team activity was interesting, fun, and informative.

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Laura Richardson

Instructor interaction with students and students interacting with each other and doing group activities makes it a great learning session

Certified ScrumMaster
Sailaja Uppalapati

The thoroughness of the content. The instructor’s energy level. The amount of content in two days seemed perfect for preparation to take the exam. The information provided before and after the class. The practice exams were extremely helpful, particularly the one on Kahoot - fun and memorable.

Certified ScrumMaster
Caryn Nelson

Depth of material and instructor taught it well

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Eric Thompson

The comfort of attending at home was great. I was able to address things at home without disturbing anyone and the entire class had plenty of opportunities to collaborate. If anyone missed a part, David made sure to set up time after class to catch them up.

Certified ScrumMaster
Lynne Mack

In depth knowledge of the trainer and his method of providing a relatable experience.

Certified ScrumMaster
Siddhi Patel

Time Management was tremendous being it a virtual session really appreciate all your efforts and focus to cover the agenda proposed.

Certified ScrumMaster
Varun Prakash Jeya Prakash

Personal attention, break out sessions, after hour question and answer sessions.

Certified ScrumMaster
Sreeram Chandrasekaran

Having attended the first virtual CSM certification training session last weekend, I feel David and Alex did an excellent job and not only presented the material in an easy and fun way to learn but exemplified the Scrum values by continually adapting to any technical challenges. All of the material covered during the training, plus David's advice to read the Scrum Guide several times and take the practice exam, totally prepared me for the exam, which I passed with flying colors this week! One of the things I also got a lot of value from was how David engaged all students to share real world experiences. This helped to solidify the concepts and get us beginners to think more along the lines of the Scrum framework, i.e. Scrum teams, their roles, events, rules and artifacts. The training was excellent and worth every penny!

Certified ScrumMaster
Ralph Ingerto

Well organized, interactive, reality based (Down-to-earth), useful content provided towards exam prep. David actually embodies the Agile/Scrum framework and truly believes in its fundamental values/principles - and this comes across in his delivery of the material.

Certified ScrumMaster
Femi B

I really appreciated David's teaching method/format for the virtual classroom and it worked for me. I'm a full time teleworker so while I was looking forward to the in-person training, the virtual classroom was not much of a stretch. I still got to meet different people and our breakout sessions into smaller groups let me get to know them a little bit better too. I must admit that it felt like there was definitely a lot more that we could have covered but then preparing for a virtual classroom on the eleventh hour was not something that David expected. He made it work though. In my opinion, he covered what was really important and that is, what the Scrum framework is all about, how to apply it to your own work and give you the foundations to be prepared for the exam. I didn't expect to know everything after leaving his class and that's okay. It gave me enough to be able to apply some things at work with what I learned in class. Oh, one more thing, the fact that the CEO of the Scrum Alliance checked-in to see how class was going shows the care and commitment of this company.

Certified ScrumMaster
AnnMay Wentzel

David Bulkin has a wealth of knowledge. The session, being that it was the first online session, was fantastic. Personally, I though it was a seamless transition to a format that had never existed previously. The education I recieved from the session empowered me and even though it was online, the session was invaluable.

Certified ScrumMaster
Michael Sorg Jr

Initially, I was a bit nervous about a virtual course. However, I loved how informative and interactive the session was. I am completely new to the tech industry, but I felt SUPER comfortable during the session. David, Alex, and other participants really made the session run smoothly! I also loved that we were able to take breaks every hour.

Certified ScrumMaster
Tiffany Jenkins-Schaub

The breakout rooms and encouragement from David for everyone in the class to participate made it seem like we were actually in a physical room, I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to get their CSM Certification!

Certified ScrumMaster
CJ LeConey

It was highly interactive and David stretched to answer individual case specific questions. David was very dynamic, open for any questions, and made sure each and every individual was participating. He had good documentation and flash cards for Q/A which facilitated in better understanding.

Certified ScrumMaster
Pratibha Singh

Sometime I forgot that it’s virtual and I got really involved with the training.

Certified ScrumMaster
Durga Kiran Jagarlapudi

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


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® 5.0 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


  • Ideally attend a Leading SAFe® or other agile 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® 5.0 Product Owner/Product Manager PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® 5.0 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

The basics you need to know about the exam

  • No additional charge to take the exam.
  • Must attend the course prior to taking the exam.
  • Exam is taken off site, from any Internet connected location, but is closed book.
  • You will likely require additional study to prior to taking exam.
  • Exam name: SAFe® 5.0 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).
  • For support, contact us at +1.609.975.9294 or via email (links below).