Creating Release Trains

You should create a release train when you are ready to request approval for or begin scoping and scheduling the deployment of one of more release packages. You can create a release train before or after you create the release packages that will be associated with it.

Prerequisites: Ensure you have set up the minimum objects required before you try to create a release train.

Refer to Creating Release Elements.

To create a release train:

  1. In Work Center, click +New.
  2. Search for the project that will store your release train, and then select the project to open a Submit form. (By default, the Release Trains project is used to store release trains.)
  3. Fill out the required fields and any optional fields and then click Submit.
  4. Configure and manage the release train using the tabs that appear in the form.

Required Fields

The required fields when you create a release train are as follows:

Optional Fields

Optional fields include:


The tabs available from a release train once it is created are as follows:

Copying Release Trains

To ease the release train setup process, you can create a release train and copy it to create new release trains, modifying the information as needed for the new trains. If you plan to use more than one type of release train, consider setting up a standard release train of each type that you plan to use so that release managers can then copy them and complete their configuration more quickly.

Information that you may want to set up ahead of time so that it can be copied to various release trains includes:

  • Release manager and release engineers
  • Gate exit criteria
  • Release approval levels and approvers
  • Milestones

During a release train copy, release managers select new start and end dates. Dates for stage gates and milestones automatically adjust relative to the new train stage dates. Dates can be adjusted manually as needed.

To copy a release train, select the Make a copy link located on the More drop-down list on an existing release train.

Note: The release train copy does not copy the associated objects, such as release packages. These must be added to the newly copied trains.

Related Topics

About the Release Train Process App

Creating Release Types

Creating Approval Items