SAFe® 4.0 Release Train Engineer course now available!

SAFe® 4.0 Release Train Engineer course now available!

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The RTE has been a key role in SAFe since version 1.0

The concept of the Agile Release Train (ART)  originated a decade ago, and the role for the Release Train Engineer (RTE) became evident in version 1.0 of the Framework.

As ARTs have grown their ability to continuously deliver value, the RTE has evolved into a critical role as servant leader and coach for the program, and the value streams they support.

Being an effective RTE requires an exceptional range of skills, and is a career path for many servant leaders. However, until now, there has been no formal training for RTEs working in a SAFe enterprise, and the demand—as seen in job sites like LinkedIn, indeed.com, and glassdoor.com—has been skyrocketing. That’s why we are excited to announce our newest course offering: SAFe 4.0 Release Train Engineer Course with RTE Certification.

This advanced three-day interactive class offers attendees an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of an RTE. Through active learning, attendees will learn how to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through ARTs and value streams. They will also learn how to build high-performing ARTs by becoming a true servant leader and coach, and how to plan and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, which we all know is the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.

View prerequisites and the full course description here.

Visit the list of public RTE classes here.

If you know an RTE, or someone aspiring to be one, be sure to spread the word. This is an empowering course, and the feedback from the alpha and beta classes has been inspiring.


“The RTE class provided a great opportunity to network with other RTEs and facilitate real life learning and takeaways. The content is rich as well as thought provoking, and the exercises are equally dynamic and engaging.”

Desirée Cuniberti, RTE, Bloomberg LP


An enormous amount of sweat, thought, and effort went into developing this course and the exam that supports it. Many thanks to all who contributed, including our exam SMEs Eric Myers, Mark Byers, Sue Shreve, David Daughenbaugh, Catherine Turley, Kathy Marshak, Henk Mooijweer, Bas Willemsen, Cecile Auret, Chris Wagter, Jason Butler, Doug Less, Ron Alvey, Robert Ramirez-Dahlberg, Shane Harrison, Sean Baggett (and others far too humble to have their names listed…) and the entire Framework team: Dean, Inbar, and Richard, as well as the Learning and Certification team: Susan Farago, Chuck Ferguson, and Jeff Long.

Cheers and Be SAFe,
—Jennifer Fawcett, SAFe Fellow and Carl Starendal, SPC and Course SMEs

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