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March 27-28 2020
April 24-25 2020






Ionut Grecu


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Course Overview

Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise—and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs—by becoming a SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-day course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role.

You will also learn how to apply Lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, you will learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART.

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager.

The class is based on SAFe® 4.6 version and will run in Romanian.

Learning Goals

After this course, you should be able to:
  • Apply SAFe in the Lean enterprise
  • Connect SAFe Lean-Agile principles and values to the PO/PM roles
  • Collaborate with Lean Portfolio Management
  • Explore continuous value with Program Increment Planning
  • Execute the Program Increment and deliver continuous value
  • Articulate the Product Owner and Product Manager roles
  • Create a role action plan

What You’ll Get

The class registration includes:
  • Printed workbook
  • 1-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe 4.0 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) certification exam – requires course attendance
  • Eligibility to apply for 15 PDUs to help maintain certifications such as PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP
  • Eligibility to apply for 15 Scrum Alliance SEUs (Category C) upon completion of the course
  • Welcome coffee, lunch and coffee breaks

Who Should Attend

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)certification exam:

  • Attend a Leading SAFe® course
  • Experience working in a SAFe environment
  • Experience with Lean, Agile, or other relevant certifications

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, and Business Analysts
  • Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, PMO personnel, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, Solution, and System Architects

Interested in taking up this course?

What are you waiting for?


1Is the course confirmed?
The course needs 10 attendees as a minimum to be able to be confirmed. If it has not reached the minimum number 10 days prior the course date, the attendees will be informed about.
2What do I get with my enrollment?
Enrollment in our public courses includes the following: refreshments and lunch served both days, printed course workbook and other materials, course certificate of completion, preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager exam (exam fees included), post training support, 10% discount on any other course. In addition, the course include one-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform.
3What is the dress code for the class?
Our class do not have a required dress code. However, most participants opt for casual or business casual attire. Our cours include a variety of activities which require that you stand, walk and move about repeatedly, so it is important that you wear something that will be comfortable to move about in.
4What do I need to bring to class?
Just yourself and your desire to learn! We will provide everything else you need.
5Do I need to bring a laptop to class?
No, you do not need a laptop for the class. In fact, we prefer that students keep their laptops and smartphones tucked away during class as they can often hinder the level of engagement that the class requires.
6When does the class begin and end each day?
Our class run from 9am-6pm each day.
7Will there be breaks during class?
Yes, breaks will occur regularly during class. Although the break times may vary slightly from class to class in order to accommodate questions, discussion or activity, the breaks typically occur around the following times: morning break from 10:15-10:30am, lunch from noon-1pm, afternoon break from 2:30-2:45pm.
8What is the agenda for the class?
We maintain a flexible agenda during class so that we can adapt to the skill and experience level of each group and address the unique questions and situations that arise in each course. However, for a list of topics that will be covered in your particular class, please take a look here.
9Will lunch be served during class?
Yes. During class, you can expect refreshments, lunch and afternoon snacks to be served each day.
10What if I can only attend part of the class?
Due to the interactive nature of our class, missing large portions not only impacts your own learning, but that of your teammates as well. For this reason, we strongly recommend that students make arrangements so they can attend class in its entirety. Also, missing a large portion of class will result in an our inability to approve your eligibility for certification or badging.
11Will this course run?
When you register for this class, we take your commitment seriously and will do everything we can to ensure your class will run. Although we do reserve the right to cancel or reschedule courses due to unforeseen events (such as illness, family emergency or inclement travel weather), it is extremely rare that we do so. In the event that we do find it necessary to cancel or reschedule your class, you will be given the option of rescheduling your attendance to a future class or receiving a full refund.
1Is the venue confirmed?
The venue might change but it will be confirmed 10 days prior the course date and it will always be communicated to the attendee.
2Do I take the SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager exam during class?
You must take your SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager exam within 30 days of your SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager course. We believe that students should be allowed to utilize the 30-day timeframe to study or review if they wish. Additionally, we understand that many learners will be more comfortable taking the exam in an environment of their own choosing. Therefore, we do not offer the exam in class, instead allowing each student to take it at his or her own convenience. Please note, although you have 30 days during which to take your exam, you must take the exam in its entirety during one sitting. You will not be able to stop and restart the exam.
3Can I become a certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager without taking a POPM class?
No. Successful completion of a SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager course is required to take the SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager exam. Passing the exam will result in becoming a SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager.
4Do I have to pay extra for the exam?
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.
5How do I guarantee my seat in the class?
Our classes often sell out. You must provide payment in order to guarantee your your seat in the class. If the class reaches capacity and we have not yet received your payment, you will be moved to a waitlist and notified if a seat becomes available.
6Do you offer group discounts?
Yes. Please email us at support@smartcoach.ro to let us know how many individuals are in your group so we can provide you with the appropriate discount.
7I am unemployed / student. Can I get a discount?
Yes. Please email us at support@smartcoach.ro to let us know more about your situation so we can work with you.
8Do you offer other discounts?
We offer quite a few discounts, including Group discounts, Early Bird specials and a Transition discount for those between jobs. Please email us at support@smartcoach.ro for more information.
9Can I reschedule my attendance to a different class?
We understand that life can be unpredictable, so we are happy to reschedule your course attendance to another course if necessary. However, rescheduling within 2 business days of your scheduled course will be subject to a $150 rescheduling fee. If you need to reschedule, please email us at support@smartcoach.ro.
10Can I transfer my registration to a different person?
Yes. Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to commencement of the class. There is no charge for this service. If you would like to transfer your registration to another person, please email us at support@smartcoach.ro.
11Can I take the class again?
Yes, you can. We reserves three complimentary seats at each of our public courses for students who have successfully completed a previous course from us, but would like to take it a second time to brush up on their learning. This offer is provided on a first-come, first-served basis and must be used for the same type of course as the original. This offer is only available within the first 12 months following the original course. If you would like to take advantage of this offer email us at support@smartcoach.ro to reserve your seat.


Ionut Grecu

Ionut is a passionate Agile realist, organizational change advocate and corporate cultural renovator who brings a decade of experience in leading teams and organizations in Agile transformations. He translates his enthusiasm for and understanding of Lean-Agile values and principles to help organizations implement effective ways to manage work, transform theirs corporate cultures to survive in the 21st century, and engage people, with a focus on delivering genuine business value.

Drawing from Lean Thinking and Psychology, Ionut teaches teams to practically apply an Agile mindset, and in the process, find joy in their work again. For him, helping others improve their working life isn’t simply a job but a social responsibility.

He concurrently holds some of the top certifications in the industry: Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC), Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP), Professional Scrum Master I (PSM II).




09:00 - 10:30 > Applying SAFe in the Lean Enterprise

10:30 - 10:45 > Morning break

10:45 - 12:30 > Relating a Lean-Agile Mindset

12:30 - 13:30 > Lunch

13:30 - 15:30 > Collaborating with Lean Portfolio Management

15:30 - 15:45 > Afternoon break

15:45 - 18:00 > Continuously Explore Customer Needs



09:00 - 10:15 > Continuously Explore Customer Needs (cont.)

10:15 - 10:30 > Morning break

10:30 - 12:30 > Executing the Program Increment

12:30 - 13:30 > Lunch

13:30 - 14:30 > Executing the Program Increment (cont.)

14:30 - 15:30 > Defining the PO/PM Roles and Responsibilities

15:30 - 15:45 > Afternoon break

15:45 - 17:00 > Creating Your PO/PM Action Plan

17:00 - 18:00 > About the Exam

Interested in taking up this course?

What are you waiting for?



12 spots available

  • 2 Days Classroom Training
  • Refreshments and lunch served both days
  • Printed workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • 15 PDUs
  • Post training support
  • 10% discount on any other Course



12 spots available

  • 2 Days Classroom Training
  • Refreshments and lunch served both days
  • Printed workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • 15 PDUs
  • Post training support
  • 10% discount on any other Course

Cancellation Policy

S.M.A.R.T. Coaching & Training reserves the right to postpone or cancel this event if there are insufficient registrations or if presenters are unable to attend. In these circumstances, you will be notified no later than 10 days prior to the event with a full refund.
We offer a 100% refund if you cancel your place more than 15 working days before the event.

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