Release Train Engineers

Optimize release train performance

Maximize value delivery

Although the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) has helped define your role as a Release Train Engineer, it’s hard to say whether it paints a complete picture of the monumental task you’re up against each day. Responsible for the successful planning and execution of an Agile Release Train, you help to coordinate teams of teams to ensure PIs run smoothly and resources are perfectly allocated to meet delivery timelines. Beyond this, you’re in charge of leveling up status and progress information to portfolio and company leadership while also distilling down priorities and strategic guidance from leadership to the teams.

In order to do your job effectively, you need end-to-end visibility into all aspects of the release train (or trains) you help orchestrate and a means of sharing insights with others. This can only be accomplished when all the elements of a release train, and associated data, can be intelligently connected.

How Planview can help

Get end-to-end visibility

Agile Portfolio Kanban Screen to Deliver with Confidence View

Highly configurable program boards allow you to see the flow of value across multiple teams comprising one or more Agile Release Trains, in real-time. With clear line of sight into their work, provide accurate insight on the status and progress of work to all stakeholders.

Connect teams and trains

Agile Portfolio Kanban Screen to Deliver with Confidence View

Connect teams working in a mix of Agile team tools–including Jira Software, Azure DevOps, Rally Software, Digital.ai, and more–leveraging an array of workflows and configurations.

Plan and deliver with confidence

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Effectively align strategy to delivery by helping teams define backlogs and draft realistic plans based on top-level objectives. Ensure teams are within their capacity and WIP limits to help them successfully deliver on their commitments.

Identify risks and remove roadblocks

Exceptions Report for Agile Program Kanban View

Understand risks to plans resulting from dependency conflicts, blockers, and resource constraints, and help drive proactive measures to enable teams to deliver on time.

Provide executive-level insights

Agile Program Execution Dashboard View

Ditch static spreadsheets, PowerPoints, and emails. Deliver real-time analytics and consistent reporting to executive leadership by leveraging the open data access we provide to build custom reporting in tools like Power BI, Tableau, and more.

Optimize flow and promote continuous improvement

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Utilize board health metrics involving bottlenecks, WIP, and throughput to guide the optimization of workflows, improve velocity, and better prioritize efforts for more predictable delivery. Use Lean and Agile metrics to assess team performance and support Inspect and Adapt.

Hear what our customers have to say

Business leaders and executives now have a visual to take into meetings and use to drive conversations and build confidence around decisions.


Sheri Keller

Agile Coach, Boeing Employees Credit Union

rating 5.0 out of 5 Product Review
“Over the last two years, we kanbanised a lot of our business processes with Planview LeanKit. Our first and to date most successful implementation was in Service Operations. Since then, we started to use Planview LeanKit virtually everywhere, from Sales and Consulting over Project Management, both as meta and project specific boards up to top-level management meeting organization.”
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Daniel Schleusener Director of Operations
C+ITEC AG
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“LeanKit allows you to build a Kanban board in minutes, customize boards, drag-and-drop cards across lanes, add comments and documents, implement Work in Progress limits, and easily update the team on the status of a project. It allows us to gain full visibility of different team’s work and eliminate miscommunications and unnecessary handoff delays. LeanKit has great filter options so each user is able to easily manage their tasks without being distracted by items that are not important to them.”
Review Source • TrustRadius
Anonymous Technician in Information Technology

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rating 4.0 out of 5 Product Review
“LeanKit has great filter options so each user is able to easily manage their tasks without being distracted by items that are not important to them.”
Review Source • TrustRadius
Anonymous Technician in Information Technology

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Planview LeanKit™

“Agile is a journey, but what’s great about having LeanKit is people can finally see value in what we are asking them to do. When everybody is engaged, they don’t wonder why they’re doing something. They can see how their efforts roll up into achieving overall organizational goals.”
Janette Brace Agile Coach
Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU)
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Planview LeanKit™

“We discovered LeanKit was the enabler to extend the Agile mindset beyond the IT department, helping teams who benefit from using Kanban boards.”
Sheri Keller Agile Coach
Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU)
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Planview LeanKit™

“When we were comparing tools, we found that Planview LeanKit was distinctively better in flexibility and Kanban board design.”
Alex Agile/Kanban Coach

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Planview’s Agile Program Management Solution

Get the insight you need to understand what’s really going on across your Agile teams and Agile Release Trains, help them plan, coordinate, and deliver your organization’s biggest initiatives on time, and provide transparency to (and build confidence with) those setting the strategy for your business with Planview’s Agile Program Management solution.

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