SAFe® 4.5 Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Deep Dive into the Role of the RTE

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Overview

Attendees explore the skills needed to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs)—and learn how to build a high-performing ART through servant leadership and coaching—by becoming a SAFe® 4.5 Release Train Engineer (RTE). During this three-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of an RTE in the SAFe enterprise.

Through experiential learning, attendees will examine the RTE role in a Lean-Agile transformation. They will learn how to facilitate ART processes and execution and coach leaders, teams and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. They will also learn how to prepare, plan and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.

Audience

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • RTEs and Solution Train Engineers (STEs)
  • Program and project managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Leaders and managers
  • Agile coaches
  • SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)

Prerequisites

The following prerequisites are required for those who intend to take the SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification exam:

  • Hold at least one current SAFe certification
  • Have launched or participated in at least one ART and one PI

Certification

Attendees must attend all days of the course in order to qualify for the exam. Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe Release Train Engineer certificate
  • SAFe 4.5 Release Train Engineer digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year certified membership as a SAFe Release Train Engineer, which includes access to the RTE Community of Practice
  • SAFe Release Train Engineer certification usage guide with RTE certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

SPCs who are certified RTEs can apply and qualify to teach the RTE class and certify RTEs.

Benefits

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 20 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute® (PMI) for PMP, PgMP and PMI-ACP certifications.

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4.5 Release Train Engineer (RTE) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

A healthy lunch with a vegetarian option is served daily.

Objectives

To perform the role of a SAFe Release Train Engineer, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to execute and release value
  • Assist with program and large solution execution
  • Foster relentless improvement
  • Build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach
  • Develop an action plan to continue the learning journey

Agenda

Topics covered:

  • Exploring the RTE Role and Responsibilities
  • Applying SAFe Principles
  • Organizing the ART
  • Planning a Program Increment
  • Executing a Program Increment
  • Fostering Relentless Improvement
  • Serving the ART
  • Continuing Your Learning Journey

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