SAFe® 5 Lean Portfolio Management Training

Master the techniques needed to implement SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management

  • 2-day practical course
  • Get intensive preparation for the SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager Exam
  • Gain the Certified SAFe® 5 Lean Portfolio Manager (LPM) credential
  • Learn the practical aspects of applying LPM to your business
  • Get 24 PDUs and SEUs on course completion
  • Get Free E-learning Access to 100+ courses

Why should you go for LPM Course?

We are living in a very dynamic and ever changing ecosystem. The traditional way of planning strategy, making investment targets and managing portfolios which were dependent on concepts like quarterly planning, work break down structure, and detailed GANT style project plans are no longer relevant. In place of these, there is a need to learn and practice new concepts that support de- centralized decision making, continuous value flow and planning that deliver measurable metrics and results.

Organizations that follow Lean Portfolio Management have the ability of aligning their business strategy to their objectives and values without compromising on innovation and time to market, keeping in tune with the demands of an ever changing business scenario.

Our comprehensive 3-day course on LPM is focussed on helping participants understand the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations and Lean Governance.  With tools such as the Portfolio Canvas tool participants will understand the initiatives that need to be taken in order reach a portfolio state that a company has envisioned. Along with understanding how to establish Value Stream Budgets and Lean Budget Guardrails, and measure the Lean portfolio performance, participants will also prepare for the exam to become a certified SAFe® 5 Lean Portfolio Manager (LPM).

A multi-tiered organization that is made of multiple departments with different business units often finds it difficult to align to a common business vision. With each portfolio driving to a different result and with benefits often vaguely defined and not measurable, it becomes difficult for the organization to steer the ship in one direction. Coupled with the fact that we live in uncertain business times and most of the legacy tools we have for managing portfolios tend to be inflexible, the role of portfolio management becomes tenuous.

Lean Portfolio Management focuses on collaboration between three essential portfolios that are Strategy and investment funding, Agile portfolio operations and Lean governance to ensure that the right investments are allocated to building the right things and the organization is able to meet its business objectives. This results in the following benefits:

  • Happier employees, reduced turnover
  • Higher productivity
  • Continuous improvement and agility in team and program levels
  • More frequent releases
  • Reduced defects and better quality
  • Improved ecosystem relationships
  • Understand new tools for portfolio management
  • Rapidly scale adoption of Agile in the business
  • Become highly valued in the industry
  • Apply LPM to financial, technical, and business contexts
  • Improve governance and business outcomes

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Process Steps

Process to become LPM Certified

  • Step 1: Register with KnowledgeHut, a silver training partner of Scaled Agile Inc (SAI)

  • Step 2: Take the 3-day LPM course and get instructed by Scaled Agile instructors

  • Step 3: Access the exam within the SAFe® Community Platform upon completion of the course

  • Step 4: Take the 2 hour online SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager Exam, which comprises of 60 MCQs

  • Step 5: The passing score is 70% (42 out of 60)

  • Step 6: Once the test is cleared, you will get Certified SAFe® 5 Lean Portfolio Manager PDF certificate

  • Step 7: Your certificate is valid for 1 year. To renew your membership, the fee is $295.

What you will learn

  • Describing Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)

  • Connecting the Portfolio to Enterprise strategy 

  • Establishing the Portfolio Vision 

  • Establishing flow with the Portfolio Kanban

  • Implementing Lean Budgeting and Guardrails 

  • Establishing flow with the Portfolio Kanban

  • Supporting operational excellence with Agile PMO and CoPs

  • Coordinating Value Streams

  • Measuring the Lean Portfolio Management function performance

  • Building a plan for LPM implementation


The following prerequisites will better help participants to understand the topics discussed in the workshop:

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

Who can attend

  • 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

KnowledgeHut Experience


Interact with instructors in real-time— listen, learn, question and apply. Our instructors are industry experts and deliver hands-on learning.


Learn theory backed by practical case studies, exercises and coding practice. Get skills and knowledge that can be effectively applied in the real world.


Learn from the best in the field. Our mentors are all experienced professionals in the fields they teach.


Learn concepts from scratch, and advance your learning through step-by-step guidance on tools and techniques.


The SAFe®  5 LPM courseware is designed to help participants gain in-depth knowledge of the course topics.


Learning objective:

Learn about the need for establishing a Lean Portfolio Management and how it differs from traditional portfolio management.

Learning objective:

Learn how to allocate right investments to build the right things and how to focus LPM for strategy and investment funding.

Learning objective:

Learn to apply Agile Portfolio Operations that concentrate decentralization of strategy execution to empowered ARTs and Solution Trains.

Learning objective:

Learn to forecast and budget dynamically, measure portfolio performance and coordinate continuous compliance.

Learning objective:

Learn how LPM uses collaboration between strategy and investment funding, Agile portfolio operations, and Lean governance to bring leadership together.

Meet your instructors

Become an Instructor

Kumar Manu


Senior Business-IT Agile / PMO / Program / Portfolio / Project Manager / VP / Director with broad multi-cultural experience in Strategy and Planning, Execution, M&A, Transformation, Complex Cross-functional Project Management, Change Management, Operations, Six-Sigma, Financial Analysis, Marketing, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, Lean, Supplier Development, and Cost Reduction. Industry background includes Consulting, Insurance, Heavy Manufacturing.
Entrepreneurial servant-leader with business acumen and passion for results. Skilled facilitator, communicator, and trusted relationships-builder for "C" level executives, external / internal / global / remote teams, and cross-functional SMEs.
• Multi-cultural experience in USA, Canada, Brazil, UK, Colombia, India, China, with McKinsey, Travelers, Caterpillar, TCS, GE and start-ups
• Set up 24x7 Global IT Shared Services operation for GE and McKinsey
• Led a procurement and supply chain cost saving initiative for Caterpillar during the 2008 financial crisis for over $15M benefit
• Led several International expansion initiatives for Travelers Insurance in Canada, Brazil, Colombia, UK, and Asia for over $1B premium benefit
• Founded, grew and successfully divested a Management Consulting Firm in India
• Founded and developed implementation channel partnership in India for an Enterprise IT software solution now owned by HP
• Experience in Agile Transformations, Post-Merger Integrations 

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The Course

Lean Portfolio Management is important for organizations who want to ensure a consistent and sustained portfolio which will not hinder innovations and quality. A sustained Lean portfolio management also helps retain employee satisfaction and ensures better collaboration between teams. Individuals who are SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager certified will help bring in better portfolio management and sort the business which is why they are in huge demand across organizations. This course will help you aim for a first time pass of the exam and gain the credential that will set you apart from your peers in the field of portfolio management.

By the end of this course you will learn to:

  • 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

A candidate opting for SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)  training and certification course must have: 

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

No, KnowledgeHut offers this training in the classroom format only.

Your instructors are Scaled Agile certified experts who have years of industry experience.

Finance Related

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KnowledgeHut offers a 100% money back guarantee if the candidate withdraws from the course right after the first session. To learn more about the 100% refund policy, visit our Refund Policy.

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