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Lean Portfolio Management SAFe®​ Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Lean Portfolio Management

  • Lean Portfolio Management
  • Why Lean Portfolio Management?
  • Lean-Agile Mindset and SAFe® Principles
  • Problem with Project-Based Accounting
  • Benefits of Organising Around Value
  • SAFe® Portfolio Structure
  • Shift to LPM

Module 2: Establishing Strategy and Investment Funding

  • Connecting the Portfolio to the Enterprise Strategy
  • Maintaining the Portfolio Vision
  • Developing the Portfolio Roadmap

Module 3: Realising Portfolio Vision Through Epics

  • Portfolio Epics
  • Estimating Epic Costs
  • SAFe® Lean Start-Up Cycle

Module 4: Establishing Investment Funding

  • Lean Budget Guardrails
  • LPM Events overview
  • Strategic Portfolio Review and Portfolio Sync
  • Participatory Budgeting
    • Adjust the Portfolio Budget Allocation
    • Value Stream Budgets
    • Benefits of Participatory Budgeting

Module 5: Managing Portfolio Flow

  • Value of Portfolio Flow
  • Establishing Flow with the Portfolio Kanban
    • How Kanban Works?
    • Portfolio Kanban Benefits
  • Sequencing Epics for Implementation Using WSJF

Module 6: Applying Agile Portfolio Operations

  • Value Stream Coordination
  • Supporting ART Execution and Operational Excellence
    • Function of the Lean-Agile Centre of Excellence
    • LACE Operating Models
    • Measure and Grow to Improve LPM Competency

Module 7: Applying Lean Governance

  • Measuring LPM Performance
  • Coordinating Compliance
  • Technology Business Management with SAFe®
  • Agile Software Capitalisation
  • Getting Started with Lean Portfolio Management Workshop
  • Additional LPM Resources

Module 8: Practicing SAFe®

  • LPM Practice Guides on the Adopt LPM page
  • LPM Class Page
  • SAFe® Toolkits
  • Online Learning Resources
  • Community Video Hub
  • SAFe® Collaborate
  • SAFe® Assessments
  • Discussion Forums

Module 9: Getting Started with LPM

  • Establish the Case for Change
  • Portfolio Scope
  • Identify LPM Participants
  • Prepare for Empathy Interviews
  • Design the LPM Events
  • Sponsor the LPM Community of Practice
  • Prepare for LPM Kickoff Event
  • Anticipate Common Challenges
  • Preparing Finance for LPM Implementation
  • Plan Your Next Steps

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Who should attend this Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Course?

The Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) SAFe® Course is intended for individuals who are responsible for Portfolio Management within an organisation and are interested in implementing Lean-Agile principles to optimise and govern their portfolios. This course is particularly relevant for:

  • Portfolio Managers
  • Senior Executives
  • Product Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Agile Leaders
  • Enterprise Architects

Prerequisites of the Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Course; however, qualities like an understanding of Agile principles and practices, familiarity with SAFe®, and experience in a Lean-Agile environment will be beneficial.

Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Course Overview

Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® is a discipline that applies lean thinking to the management of business, program, and product portfolios. It's highly relevant in today's fast-paced business environment, as it enables organisations to achieve a flexible flow of high-value work, gain visibility, optimise strategies, and connect strategy with implementation.

Understanding Lean Portfolio Management is essential for professionals involved in Portfolio Management, business strategy, and Agile practices. Portfolio Managers, Business Leaders, and anyone aiming to enhance their strategic management skills should aim to master this subject. Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® empowers professionals to make informed decisions, optimise portfolio operations, and align business strategy with execution.

The 2-day Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Training by the Knowledge Academy is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills to effectively implement lean portfolio management in their organisations. During this training, delegates will learn how to conduct low-cost experiments to evaluate Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) and create solution roadmaps for forecasting solution deliverables.

Course Objectives:

  • To develop solutions required for collaborating with external suppliers
  • To convert a business hypothesis into a technology-enabled solution
  • To develop business initiatives and implement new features
  • To balance the backlog of new business features with continual investment
  • To provide a shared mindset for improving operational efficiency
  • To launch the LPM implementation and create a sense of urgency for change

At the end of this training course, delegates will be able to use practical tools and techniques to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions in their organisations. They will also be able to capture the current and future state of the portfolio and identify important business initiatives to achieve the portfolio vision.


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What's included in this Lean Portfolio Management SAFe®  Course?

  • Lean Portfolio Manager Certification Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Certificate 
  • Digital Delegate Pack

Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Exam Information 

The Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® examination assesses a candidate's understanding of aligning strategy with execution within the SAFe® framework. It certifies their ability to implement Lean-Agile portfolio operations, strategic themes, and portfolio strategy. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 45 
  • Total Marks: 45 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 77%, or 35/45 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book 

Why choose us

Our Maidstone venue


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Air conditioned

To keep you comfortable during your course we offer a fully air conditioned environment.

Full IT support

IT support is on hand to sort out any unforseen issues that may arise.

Video equipment

This location has full video conferencing equipment.

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Hilton Maidstone Hotel
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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® FAQs


Lean Portfolio Management explains how a SAFe® portfolio combines value streams for a specific business domain in an organisation.
Lean Portfolio Management focuses on aligning Agile development with business strategy, focusing on delivering value to customers by creating products and solutions.
There are various principles of Lean Portfolio Management including, identify your clients and specify the value, map your value stream, create a value flow and eliminate waste, and pursue perfection.
Attending this Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Training course will enhance your abilities to make the working environment stable and productive. The obtained information will help you attain highly reputed designations such as portfolio manager, portfolio delivery manager, agile portfolio transformation coach, and many other highly paid job roles.
In this Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Training, you will learn about SAFe® principles, developing the portfolio roadmap, value of portfolio flow, agile software capitalisation, LACE operating models, coordinating compliance, identify LPM participants and related concepts.
The price for Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® certification in Maidstone starts from £1795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Lean Portfolio Management SAFe®.
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Best price in the industry

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Trusted & Approved

We’re an APMG Accredited Training Organisation (ATO)


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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