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RTE Circle Keynotes



7h 31min 44sec

What you'll learn

  • Learn to understand what are the real fundamentals of SAFe. 
  • Without having a deep understanding of the fundamentals and principles that SAFe is built on, you will only get a false impression of what SAFe is.
  • The secret is to stay flexible within your context.
  • SAFe is a framework, so we talk over the conceptual structure of ideas. 
  • SAFe is not a rule, not a process. 
  • Implementation roadmap is a guideline, not a manual. 
  • Use that information carefully for your own context and absorb what makes sense.
  • The execution of a plan is a team effort, not one person's idea of how to execute the plan.
  • You should embrace SAFe, not turn it off if it becomes inconvenient.
  • Don't think about hierarchy, but who is the best to fill the roles in SAFe. 
  • Alignment before launch, good preparation before PI and ART launch is important.
  • Try to avoid what SAFe ‘says’ let's look at what is needed and find the best answers and what SAFe matters. 
  • Make sure people are trained and they understand their role 
  • Keep continuous improvement mindset 
  • Find a guide
  • Encourage people to share concerns and raise their hand
  • Question lead to discussion and discussion lead to solving the problems  
  • Dynamic going is gold, encourage it
  • Try to understand the underlying principles and values of SAFe to be able to stay flexible 
  • Be ready when the plan changes 
  • Quiet people have often good ideas, encourage them to speak out 
  • Being a coach involves a lot of things, not only a certification
  • Be aware of what is the cost of not collaborating
  • RTE is a servant leader 
  • Plans are important but they are not set in stones 
  • Position yourself in the way to be able to adjust 
  • Objectives are the guiding principles
  • Help team to remember what the objectives are so they can stay on the mission 
  • Always think of system thinking 
  • Address bottlenecks  
  • Stay connected with various meetings - ART sync, PO sync, scrum of scrum 
  • Make sure you demo to the customer through the PI 
  • Metrics should be value-based - how do we obtain value to the customer and how we are achieving the objectives 
  • Continuous improvement  - do it over and over again 
  • Don't use the same formula for every ART 
  • Understand the challenges of the ART and be able to address them
  • Look at the variability
  • Understand the risk and change 
  • Invest in each of your ART as you did the first one 
  • Understand the needs of the current ART that you working on
  • Adress the context of each ART separately 
  • Transparency leads to a discussion, discussion leads to problem-solving 
  • Help people to grow
  • Develop a relationship with the team

About the course

This collection includes all the keynotes that have been presented at the RTE Circles so far. Experienced keynote speakers share exciting and informative knowledge on a variety of topics related to SAFe & PI Planning.




Beginner / Intermediate


7h 31min 44sec

Last Updated

Dec 7, 2023

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Peter Pedross

CEO & Founder PEDCO AG, Chief Methodologist Applied SAFe

Creator of the product Applied SAFe. Started to program for money at the age of 14. Ex-professional sportsman with a passion for software and a knack in engineering. 30+ years working experience with 50+ publications. SAFe SPC since 2011, Agile (XP) since 1999. Happy father and married to a wonderful woman.

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Silvio Wandfluh

Head of Product, SPC5

Silvio is a certified SAFe® Program Consultant and as Head of Product at Rentouch responsible for the innovation of

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Shane Harrison

Business and Agile Leadership Coach

Shane is a business focused change agent, specialising in enterprise level digital Lean/Agile transformations. More than 17 years consulting experience across a variety of industries from pharma to banking Shane is a specialist when it comes to context and culture-specific transformations.

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Ian J Franks

SAFe® 5 Program Consultant & RTE

Ian has a deep knowledge of Scrum, Kanban and Scaled Agile, and 30 years’ experience in international IT Transformation Programs. He is a successful PO, SM & RTE and as a Consultant/Trainer he coaches his clients develop a strong Agile Mindset that delivers real change and measurable improvements.


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