SAFe Agile Product and Solution Management (APSM Certification)

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SAFe Agile Product and Solution Management (APSM Certification)
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Introduction

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.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified Agile Product and Solution Management with SAFe (APSM).

Objectives

At the end of this course students will be able to:

  • 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

Student Profile

This training is ideal for:

  • 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.

Course Materials

Each student will receive a copy of the course documentation workbook prepared by Scaled Agile as well as membership to the SAFe Community Platform for one year ($295 renewal for each year thereafter).

Accreditation

  • A certificate of completion will be issued to students who attend the full course.
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 24 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute® (PMI®) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications

Certification

Attending both days of this course prepares and qualifies individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agile Product and Solution Manager (APSM). Students will be registered with Scaled Agile to take the APSM exam at their convenience within 30 days of attending the course.

Students who successfully pass the certification exam will receive a certificate and a digital badge to promote their achievement virtually.

Exam Details

  • Format: Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • Delivery: Web-based (single browser), closed book, no external assistance, timed
  • 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.
  • Duration: once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Language: English
  • 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.
  • See the Scaled Agile website for more APSM exam details including the the current passing score and study materials. (The conditions of the additional Certification services are subject to the terms of the license owner or the authorized certification body.)

Course Outline

  • 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

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PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, CAPM, PMP, and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Public Classes

Currently, we don't have any public sessions of this course scheduled. Please let us know if you are interested in adding a session.

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Course Details

Reference

JJM 160

Duration

3 days

Delivery Mode

Face-to-Face

Certification

SAFe 4 Agile Product and Solution Manager
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