SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification

SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification


Certification by SCALED AGILE




Skill Level

2 Days





Facilitating Lean-Agile Program Execution

Facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs)—and learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach—when you become a SAFe® Release Train Engineer and earn your SAFe® RTE certification.

During this three-day SAFe® Release Train Engineer certification course, gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of an RTE in the SAFe® enterprise. Through experiential learning, examine the RTE role in a Lean-Agile transformation. Learn how to facilitate ART processes and execution, coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. Explore how to prepare, plan, and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organisation.


The following prerequisites are highly recommended :

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

  • People in the role of Release Train Engineer
  • Program Managers who will evolve into the role of Release Train Engineer
  • People who have been Chief Scrum Masters in other scaled agile environments
  • Agile coaches and consultants working to support Release Train Engineers in a SAFe environment
  • Scrum Masters who will go on to learn how to be Release Train Engineers
  • Executives and leaders in a SAFe environment who will work closely with Release Train Engineers to assure the delivery of value
  • Architects, and product development professionals

Learning Path

  • The role of the RTE in SAFe
  • Responsibilities of the RTE
  • Effective RTE behaviours
  • Attributes of an effective Agile Release Train
  • Key ART roles and responsibilities
  • Responsibilities of the Systems Team
  • Identify preparation activities for PI Planning
  • Facilitate Day 1 activities for PI Planning
  • Facilitate Day 2 activities for PI Planning
  • Facilitation across multiple locations
  • Team Iteration events
  • Events and tools needed to manage ART flow
  • Metrics for measuring PI execution
  • Prepare and facilitate IP Iteration activities
  • DevOps and Release on Demand
  • Three components of Inspect & Adapt
  • Assessment tools to evaluate the ART
  • Systems Thinking
  • Value stream mapping
  • Relentless improvement
  • Servant leadership
  • Facilitation techniques that evolve group dynamics
  • Coaching techniques
  • Group facilitation
  • Creating an ART with a one-team culture

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Completion of this course gives you access to the exam and all related study materials as part of your Learning Plan in the SAFe® Community Platform.

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