February RTE Circle

The RTE's role in applying Lean Thinking

Zoom  •  Feb 24, 2022 at 11am EST

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Marshall Guillory

SPCT at Agile Rising


Silvio Wandfluh

Head of Product (SPC5)

About RTE Circle

What is it?

It is a free event organized by Rentouch the provider of piplanning.io It's a two-hour event and takes place every second month. The main goal is to bring together experienced RTEs and provide a platform for them to exchange knowledge, learn from each other and have fun.

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Why should I attend?

For RTE Circle event, we always invite an expert to share her / his experience on a specific topic. This triggers an interesting discussion between participants and they exchange ideas or solutions to different problems. Or else they simply share stories they have come across.

Who else attends?

Passionate RTEs from different lean|agile organizations.

How do I get invited?

Apply to attend by clicking the button. The event is limited to 20 seats. If you get accepted a link will be sent out to your email address with the confirmation.

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Previous RTE Circles

Impactful self-reflection exercises for RTEs and Leaders

Jennifer Fawcett

SAFe® Fellow

Organizations don’t transform or change, people do. We as RTEs and leaders we get to go first. We have to bring out the best in ourself, we have to know intimately ourselves. Otherwise, if we don’t have that intimate sense of self, how can we be successful in coaching others in evolving their intimate sense of self? In this keynote SAFe Fellow Jennifer Fawcett shows couple of techniques how can we grow such personal competencies like self-awareness and self-regulation.

December 9th, 2021

Value of PI Planning - Take an economic view

Cindy VanEpps


Quantifying scenarios in the language of money has the potential to motivate change in an organisation. To confirm this hypothesis, Cindy VanEpps (SPCT) is passionate about building value calculators that show clearly which values we are actually spending too much on, or which ones are worth spending much more on. Cindy has researched what are the compelling values in PI Planning and in this video she will talk about them and how we can quantify these values to make decisions later.

October 21st, 2021

Baseline Real ART Level Metrics from the 'Get Go'

Darren Wilmshurst

SAFe® Fellow

The topic of this keynote was «Baseline Real ART Level Metrics from the 'Get Go'» that was held by SAFe® Fellow Darren Wilmshurst. Darren once worked in a large bank as a manager before he started his incredible journey towards being Director at Radtac, SPCT and SAFe Fellow.

August 26th, 2021

The Fall and Rise of ROAM

Phil Gardiner


What can you do when ROAM falls? This was the topic of the RTE Circle keynote that was held by Phil Gardiner, SPCT. Phil has served as a leader, coach, and consultant helping some of the world’s largest companies and the US Department of Defense. He provides first-hand examples of typical pitfalls and how to avoid them.

June 24th, 2021

Remaining Flexible with SAFe

Michael Robertson


In this keynote Michael Robertson, who is an SPC and RTE himself, gave insights into techniques and ways that helped him to remain flexible with SAFe. He speaks about why the recipe of one ART doesn’t usually work for another ART and how important it is that everyone has a deep understanding of the backlog. Michael elaborates why we should not set our plans in stone. It is a keynote, with many excellent tips and hacks.

April 22nd, 2021

Getting the Empowerment Engine Running

Shane Harrison


Why delegation is not empowerment? Shane Harrison answers these and many other questions in this gripping keynote. It is a field report about a SAFe implementation with a focus on empowerment. Shane talks about the damage their initiatives did on servant leadership, incremental delivery, collaboration and other areas. But Shane wouldn’t be Shane if he hadn’t found a way out of it. With impressive examples and anecdotes he shows practices that everyone can apply. A very instructive keynote presentation that is well worth watching.

February 18th, 2021

The "People Runway" of the ART

Michael Stump

SAFe® Fellow

In this video, SAFe® Fellow Michael Stump is talking about putting people first on the Agile Release Train. Everybody talks about putting people first but who is really doing that? Who has people as the first priority? Micheal invested a couple of months to work with HR departments and wrote a white paper and even developed some training material around this topic. Micheal is an excellent presenter.

November 18th, 2020

The RTE's role
in applying Lean Thinking

Zoom • Feb 24, 2022 at 11am EST

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