Progressing Releases Through Their Lifecycles 

Each major aspect of a release, from the Release Train level to the Deployment Task level, has a lifecycle associated with it. The default release process lifecycles in Serena Release Manager are based on typical release workflows.

The states in the lifecycle guide the actions users take in Serena Release Manager as they work with release information. Your workflows will probably look different than the default implementation because most organizations customize the workflows in some way.

The Serena Release Control user interface leads you through the workflow, so you always know the state of the release objects and what actions are pending. To understand the processes underlying Serena Release Manager objects, see the following: