SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Official SAFe® course with SAFe®6 Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification. Delivered by Estratecno, Scaled Agile GOLD Transformation Partner, Inc.


Unique to SAFe®, the Release Train Engineer (RTE) is part of the trio of leaders, including product managers and system architects. This is critical in leading Agile Release Trains (ARTs) to deliver value. The RTE must create the right environment, have the right conversations, facilitate the right meetings, and gather the right people to make decisions based on the right data.

In the SAFe® RTE course, you’ll learn to execute SAFe and continuously improve PI Planning and other vital SAFe events. You’ll discover how to coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. And you’ll get the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

Includes the certification exam for the  SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification.

Who should attend?
  • RTEs and Solution Train Engineers (STEs)
  • Program and project managers
    Scrum Masters
  • Leaders and managers
  • Agile coaches
  • SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)
What you will learn?
  • How to lead ARTs and large solutions in a SAFe organization
  • How to apply Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to release value
  • How to foster relentless improvement
  • How to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach
What you will get?

Class registration includes:

  • Course workbook and SAFe Studio access to help you prepare to take the certification exam, claim your digital badge, and tools to get started in your SAFe role
  • Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
  • One-year membership to SAFe® Studio with your first class attendance
    • Access to RTE Essentials Online Learning Series
    • Facilitation Guides for all ART events
    • Online collaboration tools for facilitating SAFe ART events, like PI Planning and System Demo
  • Access to content, tools, and resources you need to practice Scaled Agile Framework every day
  • SAFe® Release Train Engineer certification exam
How the training is delivered?
  • Live virtual classroom.
  • Expert trainers and facilitators in online training.
  • Breakout rooms for teamwork.
  • Virtual Campus with LMS (Learning Management System) platform for the study material, tests, forums, and complementary materials.
  • Collaborative tools for exercises, practices and simulations. Each of them is carefully selected and adapted to the course using:
    • Miro
    • SAFe Collaborate
    • Easyretro
    • Trello…

The infrastructure and software are provided by Estratecno. Having a stable and high-speed internet connection and a computer with a microphone and a camera is enough. During the course, you will practice and learn to optimize work in distributed environments.


SAFe® official agenda

Lesson 1: Exploring the role of the RTE and its responsibilities

  • Connect the role of the RTE with SAFe
  • Examine the responsibilities of the RTE role
  • Identify effective RTE behaviors
  • Outline the benefits of being an RTE

Lesson 2: Apply SAFe principles

  • Correlate important SAFe principles with RTE

Lesson 3: Organize ART

  • Identify the attributes of an effective ART organization
  • Examine the key roles and responsibilities of ART
  • Identify the responsibilities of the System Team

Lesson 4: Plan a Program Increment

  • Identify preparatory activities for the IP planning event
  • Facilitate the activities of the first day of the PI planning
  • Facilitate the development and engagement of final PI plans
  • Explore facilitating PI planning across multiple locations

Lesson 5: Run a Program Increment

  • Identify key iteration events at the team level
  • Examine the events and tools needed to manage the flow in ART
  • Explore PI execution metrics
    Prepare and facilitate PI iteration activities
  • Examine the DevOps culture to arrive at “Deliver on Demand”

Lesson 6: Foster Relentless Improvement

  • Explore the three components of the Inspect & Adapt Workshop
  • Identify self-assessment tools to evaluate ART
  • Examine the concepts of Systemic Thoughts and Value Stream Mapping
  • Examine the relentless improvement mindset

Lesson 7: Serving ART

  • Explore the characteristics of a service leader
  • Identify facilitation techniques that involve group dynamics
  • Examine coaching techniques
  • Explore group facilitation techniques
  • Identify the steps to create a unique team culture in an ART

Lesson 8: Continuing the learning path

  • Create a custom RTE action plan
  • Create an improvement roadmap for ART
  • Commit to plans

To perform the role of a SAFe® Release Train Engineer, you 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 your learning journey
Certification and Exam
  • Format: web based, timed exam. Questions are structured in a multiple-choice, single-select format
  • Access: Through the SAFe Community Platform after the attendee has completed the SAFe® RTE course
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Number of questions: 60
  • Passing score: 78% pass rate
  • Language: English only
  • Second attempt cost: 50 USD
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