Release Train Engineer (RTE)
The role of a Release Train Engineer (RTE)
A Release Train Engineer (RTE), also known as ‘Super Scrum Master’, communicates with stakeholders, escalates impediments and helps manage risk. A RTE further helps configure SAFe to the organisation’s needs, standardising and documenting practices. Many RTEs also participate in Lean-Agile transformation, coaching leaders, teams and Scrum Masters in the new processes and mindsets.
Over the past few years, RTEs have seen their standing rise, meanwhile becoming a formal/full time role within organisations that have adopted agile working. Main reason behind this is the development the role has made in the SAFe methodology released by Scaled Agile, the US-based thinker and guardian of the way of working. In the first edition of SAFE, the RTE was pictured outside the release train, a feat which also was the case for SAFe 2.1 and SAFE 2.5. When Scaled Agile launched the largely expanded SAFe 3.0, the RTE for the first time was included in the supporting group for release trains.
Articles about Release Train Engineers (RTEs)
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The SAFe roles
The Scaled Agile Framework has multiple different roles:
- A SAFe Agilist improves the adaption process of Lean Agile mindset within the organisation.
- A Release Train Engineer keeps the Agile Trains of an organisation on track.
- A SAFe Program consultant is the leading agent who implements the whole SAFe framework in the organisation.
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