Overview

Aligning strategy with execution is critical to any organization’s success and a key aspect of Scaled Agile Framework®. With a Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) approach, you can collaborate across silos, empower teams, and organize around value to adapt to what customers want, faster.

The Lean Portfolio Management course helps executives, project management officers (PMOs) and other key stakeholders plan dynamically and be flexible enough to adjust initiatives and budgets as the market changes.

The LPM course provides the guidance and tools attendees need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams. Attendees will learn how to connect portfolio strategy and initiatives to the planning and execution of work, how to integrate feedback from participatory budgeting, and how to adapt to change while maintaining attendees funding vision and roadmap.

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Prerequisites

Learners are required to have a grasp of fundamental Agile concepts.

  • Existing knowledge or experience of working in a SAFe® environment

  • Complete the e-learning on Agile basics through the SAFe® community platform – this will be made available in the week running up to your course

QA’s virtual courses are delivered using the collaboration tool Miro – so all learners must ensure they have access to this prior to the course starting. An account will not be required to access, and a link will be shared by the trainer on the course starting.

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Delegates will learn how to

By the end of this course you will know:

  • How to connect the portfolio to the enterprise.
  • How to maintain portfolio vision and roadmap.
  • How to establish Lean budgets and guardrails.
  • How to create portfolio flow.
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Outline

During this two-day course, attendees will explore the SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management core competency. To support the learning, a fictional scenario is used to gain understanding of models such as the Portfolio Canvas, Strategic Themes, Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) and the SWOT/TOWS analysis

Attendees will learn in a collaborative environment, supported by one of QA’s Agile & SAFe® expert coaches and trainers.

Throughout the course, attendees will explore the following topics:

  • Introducing Lean Portfolio Management

  • Establishing Portfolio Strategy and Vision

  • Realizing Portfolio Vision through Epics

  • Establishing investment funding

  • Managing Portfolio flow

  • Applying Agile Portfolio Operations

  • Applying Lean Governance

  • Practicing SAFe®

Exam Details

  • Exam name: SAFe® 5.1 Lean Portfolio Manager Exam

  • Exam format: Multiple choice

  • 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® Lean Portfolio 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: 32 out of 45 (71% passing score)

  • Language: English

  • 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 support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

  • Please note that, in the event of cancellation within 1 week of the course start date, that £120 of the course fee is non-refundable as this is the cost to register each learner for the SAFe site for the exam.

SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager certificate

  • A SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager digital badge to promote your accomplishment online

  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager

  • A SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager certification usage guide with SA certification marks

  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe® journey

PDU credits

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 16 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications.

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

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QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

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When will I receive my joining instructions?

Joining instructions for QA courses are sent two weeks prior to the course start date, or immediately if the booking is confirmed within this timeframe. For course bookings made via QA but delivered by a third-party supplier, joining instructions are sent to attendees prior to the training course, but timescales vary depending on each supplier’s terms. Read more FAQs.

When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

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