SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) certification

SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) certification


Certification by Scaled agile




Skill Level

2 Days





Align strategy with execution using the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®)

SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management is a two-day interactive course that includes an optional one-day “Getting Started with LPM” workshop. In this course, attendees will 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 will have the opportunity to capture the current and future state of their portfolio with the Portfolio Canvas tool and identify important business initiatives for achieving the portfolio vision. Participants will be able to establish portfolio flow with the Portfolio Kanban and prioritize epics 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.


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

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

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

  • Executive sponsors and Business Owners
  • General managers and senior managers
  • Finance and Accounting leaders
  • PMO officers
  • Lean–Agile Centre of Excellence (LACE)
  • Change agents

Learning Path

  • Why Lean Portfolio Management
  • Lean-Agile Mindset
  • SAFe Principles
  • The problem with project-cost accounting
  • Benefits of organising around value
  • SAFe portfolio structure
  • Shift to Lean-Portfolio management
  • Connecting the portfolio to the enterprise strategy
  • Maintaining the Portfolio Vision
  • Portfolio Roadmap
  • Defining Portfolio Epics
  • Estimating Epic costs
  • SAFe Lean Startup Cycle
  • Lean budget guardrails
  • Lean Portfolio events
  • Strategic portfolio review and portfolio sync
  • Participatory budgeting
  • Establishing flow with Portfolio Kanban
  • Sequencing Epics for implementation using WSJF
  • Value stream coordination
  • Supporting program execution and operational excellence
  • Measuring LPM performance
  • Coordinating compliance
  • Technology business management (TBM) with SAFe
  • Agile software capitalisation

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Completion of this course gives you access to the exam and all related study materials as part of your Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform.

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