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 (RTE).

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.

SAFe Release Train Engineer RTE certification

Upcoming Events

Location Start End Trainer(s) Cost Register
Live OnlineWed, 09 Sep 2020Fri, 11 Sep 2020Em Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
Registration includes RTE exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
Live OnlineWed, 02 Dec 2020Fri, 04 Dec 2020Em Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
Early Bird Pricing ends 2nd November 2020.
Registration includes RTE exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).
Live OnlineWed, 10 Mar 2021Fri, 12 Mar 2021Em Campbell-Pretty,
Adrienne Wilson,
Early bird pricing ends 7th February 2021
Course registration includes RTE exam fee.
All prices in Australian Dollars (AUD).

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Why choose SAFe training from Pretty Agile?
Our trainers are all experienced real world practitioners who have been working with SAFe full time since at least 2014 . In a Pretty Agile SAFe class we go beyond the standard slides by sharing our wide and varied implementation experience. Our team prides itself on delivering classes full of practical takeaways. Should you wish to continue your SAFe journey post the class, the team at Pretty Agile is able to support your organisation as an implementation partner.

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe Release Train Engineer and earn the SAFe RTE certification, 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

Topics Covered

  • Exploring the SAFe RTE Role and Responsibilities
  • Applying SAFe Principles
  • Organising the ART
  • Planning a Program Increment
  • Executing a Program Increment
  • Fostering relentless improvement
  • Serving the ART
  • Continuing your learning journey

What is included?

  • Course workbook (physical & digital)
  • The SAFe Big Picture and Implementation Roadmap
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe RTE certification exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion upon request
  • A complimentary copy of Tribal Unity by Em Campbell-Pretty
  • A complimentary copy of The ART of Avoiding a Train Wreck by Em Campbell-Pretty and Adrienne L. Wilson
  • Fun Pretty Agile swag including a SAFe RTE laptop sticker, Sharpie, Planning Poker Cards, a stress ball and hand sanitiser!

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

For Live Online SAFe Release Train Engineer training classes the physical workbook and your copies of Tribal Unity and The ART of Avoiding a Train Wreck will be posted to you. All Pretty Agile Online classes are delivered by two deeply experiences SPC/Ts.

RTE Training Materials

Who will benefit?


There are no mandatory prerequisites for the SAFe RTE certification.  However, the SAFe Release Train Engineer training is an advanced course and therefore the following prerequisites are highly recommended :

  • Hold at least one current SAFe certification (we recommend the SAFe Agilist certification)
  • Have launched or participated in at least one ART and one PI

Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.