Release Train Engineer and Value Stream Engineer

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It is a misuse of our power to take responsibility for solving problems that belong to others.

—Peter Block

Abstract

While Agile Release Trains (ARTs) are largely self-organizing and self-managing teams of teams, they don’t necessarily drive or steer themselves. The responsibility for steering falls to the Release Train Engineer (RTE). The RTE is the one who facilitates Program Level processes and execution, escalates impediments, manages risk, and helps drive program level continuous improvement.

At the Value Stream Level, the Value Stream Engineer (VSE) plays a similar role, facilitating and ...

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