According to Scaled Agile’s Audrey Boydston, Release Train Engineer is a pivotal role in a SAFe® enterprise. There are more than a dozen listed responsibilities for this role, ranging from the day-to-day tactical to more high-level and strategic ones. Balancing everything can be challenging, yet some of the best RTEs Audrey has encountered achieve balance through focusing on the strategic and coaching and mentoring other roles for the more tactical ones.

In this session, Audrey will share some success patterns from RTEs whose impact influenced the sustainability and growth of their transformation. We’ll talk about relationships with other roles and how by focusing on the right things, RTEs have the opportunity to influence beyond their ART, and impact their enterprise’s overall adoption of SAFe.

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About Our Speaker:

Audrey Boydston is an experienced Lean-Agile coach, trainer, speaker and SAFe Program Consultant Trainer.

As a Certified Trainer for ‘Training from the BACK of the Room!’ and a Certified Facilitator in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials, her focus is on engaging her audiences and creating a love for lifelong learning through each workshop she creates and delivers.

Audrey has spent the majority of her career working for large enterprises in the financial services industry, including GE, Citigroup, Sears, Discover, HSBC, and Capital One. As an Agile Coach at Capital One, she launched a Community of Practice for around 75 SAFe Program Consultants from across the enterprise.

She is passionate about the value Agile delivers and focuses on facilitating increased collaboration for delivery teams through creating an environment that fosters sustainable transformations. Audrey often speaks at Agile meetups and global conferences and is an advocate for nurturing sustainability of Agile in the industry.

Audrey holds an array of certifications, including: SAFe Program Consultant Trainer, SAFe RTE (RTE), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Agile Leader (CAL 1), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Agile Team Facilitation (ICP-ATF) and Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC). Audrey also holds a Master’s Certificate in Program Management and in Project Management, both from George Washington University.

She is an avid runner and usually come up with her most unique coaching and facilitation ideas while training for half marathons. You can find her on LinkedIn: