A SAFe Product Manager is like …

A SAFe Product Manager is like a film director. Both seek out key people to collaborate with… they don’t do things alone.

Diverging ideas will occur as the ‘thing of value‘ is being fleshed out; and overtime, at some point, the ideas hit a plateau… then these ideas crystallize or go through a process of synthesis… recognizing what they could do and could not do within a given time and resources/capacity… converging into a point of clearer vision with a set of clearer benefit for the customer that in turn form as set of features… these features become part of the program backlog of a viable, feasible, desirable and sustainable product or service.

Just like a film director — who will get a lot of ideas from collaborators– who is the ultimate keeper of the story; the product manager is the ultimate keeper of the content of the program backlog… the administrator of resources, and the provider of the roadmap — with the correct sequencing — of features that, when put together, creates something that is valuable and beneficial to the customer.

By Clarence Galapon

CE, MBA, Lean Agile coach, Trainer, SPC, RTE, PSM, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, CC, ABNLP NLP Practitioner. NLP Coach, NLP Trainer, Software Executive, Entrepreneur, Author, Investor, and Innovator with a Creative, Lean, Agile, and Wander mindset

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