SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE Certification) Training

Course 1829

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Exam Voucher: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: Advanced

Unique to SAFe®, the Release Train Engineer (RTE) is part of the trio of leaders that includes product managers and system architects. The RTE plays a critical role in leading Agile Release Trains (ARTs) to deliver value.

This SAFe RTE Training, we will prepare you for the SAFe RTE certification exam and teach you how to:

  • Execute and continuously improve PI Planning
  • Coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters utilising new processes and mindsets
  • Work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams

SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) Certification Training Delivery Methods

  • Enterprise On-Site Training

SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) Certification Training Benefits

Scaled Agile RTE certification exam included

Instruction provided by certified SAFe programme consultants

Lead programmes and large solutions in a SAFe organisation

Apply Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to release value

Build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach

SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) Certification Training Outline

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Connect the RTE role to SAFe 
  • Serve the Lean Enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) 
  • Understand the Seven Core Competencies of Business Agility 
  • Examine the responsibilities of the RTE role 
  • Identify effective RTE behaviors 
  • Outline the benefits of being an RTE

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Identify SAFe Principles that are important to the RTE 
  • Develop the SAFe Principles 
  • Understand why RTEs need the SAFe Principles 
  • Applying SAFe Principles to the RTE role

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Identify the attributes of an effective ART organisation 
  • Organise teams on the ART  
  • Move to Continuous Deployment and Release on Demand 
  • Avoid common ART organisation anti-patterns 
  • Examine key ART roles and responsibilities 
  • Identify Business Owners 
  • Identify the responsibilities of the System Team 
  • Balance Solution integration and testing effort 

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Identify preparation activities for the PI Planning event 
  • Prepare the Programme Backlog for PI Planning 
  • Use capacity allocation to create balance 
  • Maintain product integrity through capacity allocation 
  • Use the PI Planning Toolkit 
  • Assess and evolve PI Planning readiness 
  • Facilitate the management review and problem-solving meeting 
  • Facilitate final PI plan development and commitment 
  • Address programme risks 
  • Conduct a PI Planning retrospective 
  • Explore facilitation of PI Planning across multiple locations

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Identify key team Iteration events 
  • Understand Agile Team Iteration execution 
  • Examine the events and tools needed to manage ART flow 
  • Explore Metrics used to measure PI execution 
  • Prepare and facilitate IP Iteration activities 
  • Build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps 

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Explore the three components of an Inspect and Adapt event 
  • Measure and grow the ART 
  • Examine systems thinking and value stream mapping concepts 
  • Examine the mindset of relentless improvement 

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Explore the characteristics of a servant leader 
  • Identify facilitation techniques that evolve group dynamics 
  • Examine coaching techniques 
  • Explore group facilitation techniques 
  • Identify the steps to create an ART with a one-team culture 

In this module, you will learn how to: 

  • Create a personalised RTE action plan 
  • Create an ART Improvement Roadmap 

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SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) Certification Training FAQs

To succeed in this course and pass the RTE certification exam, you should have:

  • The ability to facilitate cross-team communication
  • The ability to use SAFe Principles
  • The ability to coach Agile and SAFe facilitation
  • The ability to launch or participate in at least one ART and one Programme Increment (PI)
  • The ability to manage stakeholders
  • A working knowledge of team dynamics

You should also have at least three months of real-world, hands-on experience as an RTE.

A Certified SAFe® 4 Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) programme servant leader and coaching professional responsible for driving end-to-end delivery of value in a single programme or Value Stream in a Lean-Agile enterprise. Release Train Engineers (RTEs), Solution Train Engineers (STEs), Programme Managers, Project Managers, Leaders and Managers, Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, as well as SAFe Programme Consultants (SPCs) could all benefit from attending this course and earning the RTE certification.

Completing this course gives you access to the multiple-choice, web-based exam from Scaled Agile and all related study materials as part of your learning plan in the SAFe Community Platform.

A set of organisation and workflow patterns that are intended to guide you in scaling lean and agile practices.

The Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a servant leader and coach for the Agile Release Train (ART). The RTE’s major responsibilities are to facilitate the ART events and processes and assist the teams in delivering value. RTEs communicate with stakeholders, escalate impediments, help manage risk, and drive relentless improvement. The Solution Train Engineer (STE) is a servant leader and coach for the Solution Train, facilitating and guiding the work of all ARTs and Suppliers in the Value Stream.

Although Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and Solution Trains are composed of self-organising and self-managing teams, trains don’t drive or steer themselves on autopilot. That responsibility falls to the RTE or STE, who operate most effectively as servant leaders. They have a solid grasp of how to scale Lean and Agile practices and understand the unique opportunities and challenges associated with facilitating and continuously aligning a large development programme.

Yes! You can bring this course to your facility or train your team virtual in a private training event.