Course description

At the SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management course, you will master the practical tools and techniques necessary to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions of Strategy and Investment Funding, Agile Portfolio Operations and Lean Governance in your organisation.

At this course, you will capture the current and future state of your portfolio with the Portfolio Canvas tool and identify important business initiatives for achieving your future vision. You will learn how flow works on the portfolio level with the Portfolio Kanban and how to prioritise initiatives for maximum economic benefit. You will also learn how to establish Value Stream Budgets and Lean Budget Guardrails and measure Lean portfolio performance. Lean Portfolio Management is one of the seven core competencies in SAFe framework and is needed to achieve Business Agility.

Nitor has implemented Lean Portfolio Management with several companies, and Nitor's Agile Coaches Rami Sirkiä and Maarit Laanti are the inventors of Lean-Agile Budgeting. Learn through real-life examples and stories from the trenches.

Learning objectives

  • Foundations of Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)

  • Connect the portfolio to enterprise strategy

  • Establish Portfolio Vision

  • Implement Lean budgeting and Guardrails

  • Establish portfolio flow with the Portfolio Kanban

  • Support operational growth with APMO and Communities of Practice

  • Coordinate across Value Streams

  • Measure Lean portfolio performance

  • Build a plan for Lean Portfolio Management implementation

Target group

The Lean Portfolio Management course is beneficial for everyone involved with lean portfolio management, including executives, leaders, PMO personnel, architects, program and solution managers, epic owners, agile coaches, and release train engineers. Anyone is welcome to attend this training, but familiarity on SAFe and basic lean and agile concepts are highly recommended.


The attendees can take an optional SAFe Lean Portfolio Manager Exam after the course. Attendees who pass the online exam receive a SAFe Lean Portfolio Manager (LPM) Certification. For more information about the certification exam, please visit Scaled Agile websites.

  • Duration of the course: 

    • Online: 4 modules 4 hours each

    • Classroom: 2 days

  • Pricing:

    • Early Bird 2190€ (+VAT) per person. Enroll at least one month before course starts.

    • Normal 2490€ (+VAT) per person.

    • Price includes training materials and SAFe Lean Portfolio Manager Exam. Attendees who pass the online exam receive the certification.

  • Cancellation policy: Cancellation has to be done 14 days before the course starts to avoid costs. Cancellations made later than 14 days prior to the course will be charged 50 % of the course price. In case of no show the full price is charged. The organizer reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course if the minimum number of participants is not reached.

NEW: Optional extra workshop

On top of this training we are willing to offer you something extra: a workshop within your own organization. This workshop prepares the enterprise to successfully adopt and execute SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) in your specific portfolio.

 Topics to be covered:

  • building a roadmap

  • planning how to execute LPM  activities

  • building an adoption plan for LPM practices

 Participants needed:

  • SPCs, senior leaders, members of the APMO, LACE, and other key stakeholders​

 The workshop can be facilitated as single big team or in several smaller groups. If the workshop is run in several small teams, outputs from the teams will then be discussed jointly and combined as the combined output.

Click here to let us know, if you are interested to add this workshop to your training.