Agile Product Management (APM)

Lean-Agile principles are ideal for developing new ideas and products. With the Agile Product Management (APM) training, you will be able to successfully bring your organization's latest products from idea to market.
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The training

In the SAFe framework, product managers are a crucial part of the leadership team that also includes architects and Release Train Engineers. Together, they collaborate to guide Agile Release Trains (ARTs) towards the ongoing delivery of value.

During the three-day Agile Product Management (APM) training you will develop the mindset, skills and gain knowledge of appropriate methods to design new products using Design Thinking. During the training, weโ€™ll go into:

  • Product Managersโ€™ role in a Lean Enterprise

  • Continuous exploration of the market and customers

  • Strategic market segmentation

  • The role of empathy in design

  • Defining a vision and strategy

  • Developing solution-oriented roadmaps

  • Knowledge of Value Stream Economics

Our SAFe Agile Product Management courses are taught by one or two SPCs (SAFe Program Consultants) or SPCTs (SAFe Program Consultant Trainers). These inspiring trainers are consultants who are active in the field and have extensive SAFe experience in training and implementing SAFe at large organizations.

Who is it for?

This training is best suited for individuals with a background in product management or marketing, product or business owners or if you are familiar with marketing products or services.

Suitable participants for this training include:

  • 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


APM Exam & Certification

The Agile Product Management (APM) training is a three-day course (8:30 am - 5:30 p.m., including lunch) by one or more SAFe Practice Consultant Trainers (SPCTs). All our consultants are also active in the field themselves and have a lot of experience with implementing SAFe within large organizations.

After the training and passing of the exam, you will be a certified SAFe Agile Product Manager. You will receive:

  • Official SAFeยฎ Product Management (APM) certificate

  • Digital badge of the certificate (to share and promote online)

  • One-year certified membership as a SAFe Product Manager, giving you access to the SAFe Community of Practice

  • User guide for the SAFe APM certificate (including certification marks)

  • Access to a wide range of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Exam details

  • Exam name: SAFe Product Management

  • Language: English

  • Format: Multiple choice

  • Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book

  • Duration: 120 minutes

  • Number of questions: 60 questions

  • Passing score: 45 out of 60 questions correct (75% score)

  • Exam cost: The cost of the official exam is included and the exam must be completed within 30 days of training

  • Retake policy: Didn't pass the exam the first time? Nothing to worry about. Itโ€™s possible to do a first retake immediately after the initial exam. The second retake requires a 10-day wait, a third attempt can be held 30 days later. Each retake costs $50. Please contact for questions regarding the retake policy

Did you pass the exam? Then your profile will be updated immediately by the Scaled Agile Academy. From then on, you will have access to the private, online community and the possibility to make your profile public within the Scaled Agile community.

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Anyone can participate in this course. We do recommend that participants are familiar with the principles of Agile (and know how to apply them) and have taken at least one other SAFe course. Also, a background in product or solution management is recommended.

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Training Units (SEUs)

Once you have participated in this course, you may be eligible to apply for 15 continuing education PDUs from the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications. You may also be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C to earn or renew your CSP through Scrum Alliance.


Upcoming Agile Product Management (APM) Courses

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Oct 2

Agile Product Management (APM) - Virtual

virtual course- 8.30-5.30 CET
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virtual course- 8.30-5.30 CET
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Oct 21

Agile Product Management (APM) - Virtual

Virtual Training - each day from 09:00 - 17:00 CEST
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Virtual Training - each day from 09:00 - 17:00 CEST
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