What is a Release Train Engineer and what do they do? Who should become an RTE? How do I get certified? How should I prepare for the course and exam?

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Photo of a team collaborating in a workshop setting
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The Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a relatively new role that is becoming increasingly in demand. In this article, I discuss what an RTE does, who might be a good candidate, and my personal experiences of the training and certification process.

What is an RTE and what do they do?

The RTE is a role at an organisation that has implemented SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework).

Tom Boswell

Certified Release Train Engineer, Agile Coach and Scrum Master https://www.tomboswell.com

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