Teams will learn how to manage the enterprise backlog, delivering features, agile requirements, the events within SAFe, and finally, stakeholder management in context of a product manager role


  • Business owners
  • Sponsors
  • Product Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Stakeholders


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  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the Business, the Product Manager and the Product Owner.
  • Identify business value criteria for prioritization, decomposition, and sequencing.
  • Define business value increments.
  • Describe how to manage scope, time line, and delivery of value based on capacity of teams.
  • Identify how to create a single prioritized list and manage active work-in-progress.
  • Demonstrate use of tools and techniques that provide visibility for portfolio management and oversight.
  • Execute decision making using Lean thinking and Lean-Agile reporting in a timely manner.
  • Learn how to ensure that the highest business value is always focused on and delivered by the team.
  • Describe the mechanics of product backlog management.
  • Compare / contrast the difference in writing of the business feature and user story.
  • Identify challenges that may impede the flow of work.
  • Learn how to plan for and manage dependencies.
  • Understand how to write stories to address architecture & analysis over the life of the project.
  • Learn how to decompose complex work into small stories for the teams.


  • Introduction.
  • Mindsets.
  • Challenges.
  • Discovery.
  • Projects vs. Products.
  • Understanding Lean.
  • What is Agility.
  • The context for Lean-Agile.
  • Speed of realizing value.
  • Roles and boundaries.
  • Lean-Agile business practices.
  • Business value.
  • Value stream / queues.
  • Business prioritization.
  • Business planning.
  • Business readiness / staging.
  • Ready to pull.
  • Reports for the Product Manager and Product Owner.
  • Visual controls.
  • Iterative Agile and the Product Owner.
  • Iterative Agile.
  • Product Owner Responsibilities.
  • Business Delivery Practices.
  • Vision.
  • Business Backlog and Readiness.
  • Iteration 0.
  • Product Backlog Management.
  • Lean-Agile Estimation.
  • Iterative Agile for Product Owner.
  • Iteration Meetings.
  • Writing Stories.
  • Product Owner Focus.
  • Visual Controls.
  • Product Owner Standard Work.