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SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management with LPM Certification

Aligning strategy with execution

SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management with LPM Certification

Aligning strategy with execution

11 Aug 2020 Live-Online London 3 days Early bird £1995 +VAT Virtual enquiry On-site enquiry Book Course On-site enquiry

Course Overview

COVID-19

On 3 March 2020, Scaled Agile announced it would allow requests for remote course delivery for on-site (private) courses. Additional guidance from their team effective from 17 March 2020 through 1 August 2020 allows for the remote delivery of public courses.

Radtac are planning to continue to run all scheduled training as planned but via remote delivery during this time. For further information please see our policy here. While we understand in-person interactive collaborative training experiences are usually preferred by our clients, we want to ensure that during challenging times different approaches are available to support our clients.


In this three-day workshop style course, attendees gain the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations and Lean Governance.

Participants in the course have the opportunity to capture the current and the future state of their portfolio with the Portfolio Canvas tool and identify important business initiatives for achieving the future state. Participants also explore methods to establish portfolio flow with the Portfolio Kanban and prioritize initiatives for maximum economic benefit. The course also provides insights on how to establish Value Stream Budgets and Lean Budget Guardrails and measure the Lean portfolio performance

Course Tutor(s)

Darren Wilmshurst

SAFe Fellow, Head of Consulting & Scaling Agile Practice Lead

Darren has a background in commercial management, being an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers following sixteen years in Retail Banking. This culminated as a Senior Personal Banking Manager within the Guildford Group of Branches. A career change into IT in the late 1990s has led to a number of senior IT positions with world-class organisations in the travel and transport industry. Darren is now an active Agile practitioner, coach and is a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), one of a small number in the UK. The SPCT Certification is the highest level of certification provided by Scaled Agile. He is also an accredited contributor to the SAFe Reference Guide. Darren is a Chartered IT Professional and frequent contributor to local Agile Interest Groups. He is the Treasurer of BCS Kent Branch and co-founder of the Kent Scrum User Group and more recently the founder of the London SAFe Meetup Group. He is a co-author of the BCS Book “Agile Foundations – Principles Practices and Frameworks” and a reviewer of “Valuing Agile; the financial management of agile projects

Glenn Smith

SAFe Trainer & Principal Consultant

A software engineer by trade, Glenn cut his teeth creating embedded telecoms equipment with Motorola back in the 90s, although now he works as a coach and trainer helping enterprises improve their ROI on their product development. He is an SPC and SPCT Candidate, which is the highest level of certification SAFe offers, which backs up his many years of experience in numerous industries. He spends most of his time on the ground supporting change with clients, so has a wealth of stories to share on how to, and how not to make the transformation work in your business.

Course Content

Topics include:

  • Introducing Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)
  • Establishing Strategy and Investment Funding
  • Applying Agile Portfolio Operations
  • Applying Lean Governance
  • Implementing the LPM function

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)
  • Connect the portfolio to enterprise strategy
  • Establish the Portfolio Vision
  • Implement Lean Budgeting and Guardrails
  • Establish flow with the Portfolio Kanban
  • Support operational excellence with Agile PMO and CoPs
  • Coordinate Value Streams
  • Measure the LPM performance
  • Build a plan for LPM implementation

Audience

  • Executives and Leaders (CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, CTOs and VPs)
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Product Managers and Solution Managers
  • Business Unit Managers
  • Program Office Personnel
  • SPCs and Enterprise Agile Coaches
  • Human Resources
  • RTEs
  • Epic Owners

Pre-requisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following recommendations will make the training more productive.

• Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
• Attended a Leading SAFe or SAFe PO/PM course
• Experience working in a SAFe environment

Course Preparation

Prior to attending the course, students should familiarise themselves with the Scaled Agile Framework

Certifying Bodies & Exams

Exam requirements

The first step toward becoming a Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager is to attend the Lean Portfolio Management course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam details

  • Exam name – SAFe® 4 Lean Portfolio Manager Exam – or – SAFe® 5 Lean Portfolio Manager Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • 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 Lean Portfolio Management course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2.0 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions – 60
  • Passing score – 42 out of 60 (70%)
  • 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.

Exam study materials

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

  • Course materials – The course materials are an essential artefact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer back to the content that was presented during the class.
  • Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
  • Practice test – The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam,* and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost. *This is not the actual exam, and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.
  • Sample Questions – A web-enabled, flashcard style version of the sample questions can be found online and in the study guide.

What you get

Becoming a Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager requires an exceptional range of skills. Certification includes:

  • Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the LPM Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections to other certified SAFe professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

What You Receive

  • Attendee workbook
  • Course certificate of completion
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® LPM certification exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • One certification exam attempt

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe Lean Portfolio Manager certificate
  • SAFe 5 Lean Portfolio Manager digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe 5 Lean Portfolio Manager, which includes access to the LPM Community of Practice
  • A SAFe 5 Lean Portfolio Manager certification usage guide with LPM certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Online Details

We use Zoom video conferencing to host our live online courses via a virtual classroom. We recommend that before registering participants run a zoom test meeting and check system requirements to ensure they are able to connect. Participants will also use our digital workspace, Mural and our Agile Tools Mobile app for collaboration with the class and completing exercises for the duration of the course. You’ll find links below to test and explain requirements for each of these tools.

Zoom requirements

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux

Zoom test meeting

https://zoom.us/test

Mural requirements

https://support.mural.co/en/articles/2113688-technical-requirements-to-run-mural

Agile Tools Mobile App

https://www.radtac.com/resources/agile-tools-mobile-app/

On registration full information will be provided via joining instructions to each partcipant with instructions on how to acess the virtual classroom and additional tools.

Still unsure? Talk to our team of friendly learning advisors, they are here to assist before, during and after your class if you have any questions.

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