SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE)

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Bitte beachten: Dieser Kurs wird in Englisch durchgeführt.

Facilitating value delivery with Agile Release Trains
with SAFe 4 Release Train Engineer Certification

A SAFe 4 Certified Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a SAFe program servant leader and coaching professional responsible for driving end-to-end delivery of value in a single program or value stream in a Lean-Agile enterprise.

Key areas of competency include:

  • Facilitating program-level ceremonies
  • Leading program execution
  • Coaching ARTs and teams in relentless improvement of value delivery
  • Creating transparency using metrics to initiate and drive positive change
  • Facilitating resolution of dependencies, impediments, and risks

This individual will be expected to perform these tasks with limited assistance from peers, product documentation, and support resources.

In this advanced three-day workshop, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. Through experiential learning, you will learn how to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and value streams. You will also learn how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to plan and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primarily enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.

Scaled Agile’s SAFe Release Train Engineer exam maintains rigorous quality standards ensuring that those who have earned the certification are well prepared to effectively fulfill their role in a SAFe enterprise. Make sure to read the Certification Information below.

Audience

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • RTEs and Value Stream Engineers (VSEs)
  • Program and project managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Leaders and managers
  • Agile coaches
  • SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)

 

Learning Goals

To perform the role of the RTE, you should be able to:

  • Apply Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to execute and release value
  • Assist with program and value stream 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

Topics

  • Exploring the RTE role and responsibilities
  • Applying SAFe Principles
  • Understanding the ART
  • Planning a Program Increment
  • Executing a Program Increment
  • Fostering Relentless Improvement
  • Serving the ART
  • Continuing your Learning Journey

 

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this class you should have these skills and knowledge which are highly recommended, also in order to be successful in passing the RTE exam:

  • SAFe certification
  • Cross-team communication skills
  • Full use of SAFe principles in action
  • Coaching Agile and SAFe facilitation and leading by example
  • Launch or participate in at least one ART and one PI
  • Working knowledge of team dynamics
  • Ability to manage stakeholders
  • Minimum 3 months real-world, hands-on experience as an RTE

Online-Test and Certification

This training is a preparation for the test to achieve the SAFe RTE certification.
Attendees successfully passing the test will receive:

  • SAFe Certified Release Train Engineer certificate (PDF)
  • One year membership to the Scaled Agile RTE Community of Practice (membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned; renewal fee: $295, Renewal fee for the RTE certification is included in SPC renewal, if current SPC)
  • SAFe RTE Branding Kit with the RTE-Certification badge

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs):

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 21 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications.
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

 

Price and Course Registration

Online registration for the SAFe RTE-Training, please use the registration form for the respective course date (see below).

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook (physical version only)
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe 4 Release Train Engineer exam
  • Course certificate of completion upon request

Attendees must attend all three days in order to qualify for the exam.

  • The courses are held in Zurich or Berne 
  • The fees per attendee are CHF 2’695, excl. VAT
  • The fee includes a 2-Day training, course material, test fee and lunches.
    Ask us for entreprise in-house courses.

Exam Details & Preparation

  • Exam name: SAFe 4 Release Train Engineer Exam
  • Exam format: multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: web-based (single-browser); closed book; no outside assistance; timed exam; delivered through the Community Platform
  • Exam access: first attempt free within 30 days from course completion date
  • Exam duration: once the exam begins candidates have 120 minutes to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 60
  • Passing score: 40 out of 60 (67%)
  • Exam cost: first attempt is free within 30 days from course completion
  • Retake policy: second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10 day wait; fourth attempt requires a 30 day wait.
    Each retake attempt is $150. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions
  • Study guide: access available upon course completion; in the Learning Platform
  • Practice test: access available upon course completion; in the Learning Platform
  • Sample test: download questions

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