The task of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) is to help everyone involved understand the benefits of customer-centricity, an agile way of working, and continuous improvement. These, in turn, lead to the program meeting the objectives and succeeding on time. This role is at the centre of large development programs. An RTE works with a product management (PM) and system architect (SA), guiding agile release trains (ARTs) consisting of many teams in the direction the business owners have set. Most importantly, a Release Train Engineer embodies the principles of servant leadership, helping others achieve success. 

In an ART, the RTE works as a conductor who ensures that work flows effortlessly between multiple teams. In practice, an RTE has the overall visibility and all required information of a venture to solve possible challenges with the stakeholders, allowing the performing teams to focus on their core work.

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Course description

The course gives a thorough understanding of the role of an RTE and what qualities are needed to succeed in this role. You will learn what tools to use and how to use them successfully. Examples of this include:

  • Splitting a larger goal into smaller, yet valuable, parts.

  • Creating a common objective and synchronising teams and stakeholders.

  • Efficient execution and continuous improvement.  

After the course, you will know how to build cooperation with Business Owners, Product Owners, System Architects, and the Scrum Masters of interdependent teams so that all focus on creating value for the customer and your organisation.

The course gives you the competencies to build direction and visibility for development work. You will learn how to best support the members of your organisation towards success. You will know how to resolve conflicts constructively and ensure that everyone understands what needs to happen to meet the agreed goal on time. You will be able to create a space for the team’s work in a common direction, so that it flows effortlessly.

Contents of the course

  • The role and responsibilities of an RTE

  • Principles of the SAFe-framework put into practice

  • Organising an Agile Release Train (ART)

  • Planning and execution of a program increment (PI)

  • Fostering a culture of relentless improvement

  • Serving and coaching an ART through successful execution

Target group

The SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) training is targeted for Project and Program Managers who want to learn the skills necessary for the RTE role within an agile organisation as well as agile change agents and seasoned Scrum Masters who wish to advance their career as RTE.

Typical roles you might have:

  • RTEs and Solution Train Engineers (STEs)

  • Program and Project Managers

  • Scrum Masters

  • Leaders and Managers

  • Agile Coaches and SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)

To fully benefit from this training, it’s recommended that you have one SAFe certification prior to this, and that you have participated in or launched at least one ART and facilitated one Program Increment (PI).


The attendees can take optional SAFe Release Train Engineer Exam. The exam duration is 120 minutes and it will be done online. Exam format is multiple choice and there will be altogether 60 questions. For more information about the certification exam, please visit Scaled Agile websites.

Group size

  • Minimum number of participants: 8

  • Maximum number of participants: 20

Pricing and terms

  • Early Bird Price 2 195 €

  • Normal Price 2 495 € (+VAT) per person

  • Price includes training materials and SAFe Release Train Engineer exam. Certification is given to those who pass the online exam

  • Payment only by invoice

  • Cancellation policy: Cancellation has to be done 14 days before the course start to avoid costs. Cancellations made later than 14 days prior to the course will be charged 50 % of the course price. In case of no show the full price is charged. The organizer reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course if the minimum number of participants is not reached.