Creating Planning Release Trains

Planning release trains are used for oversight only, including setting the schedule and milestones for the release and enabling release approvals. If you want to drive deployment using release trains, you should use deployable release trains. See Creating Deployable Release Trains.


Ensure you have set up the minimum objects required before you try to create a release train. See Creating Release Elements.

To create a planning release train:

  1. In Work Center, click +New.
  2. Search for the project that will store your planning release train, and then select the project to open a Submit form. (By default, the Planning Release Trains project is used to store planning release trains.)
  3. Fill out the required fields and any desired optional fields.
    • Enter the version of the release train in the Title or Description so that you can later report on release trains and compare versions through standard SBM reports.
  4. Configure and manage the release train using the tabs that appear in the form.

Required Fields

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

Optional Fields

Optional fields include:


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

Updating Planning Release Trains

Once created, you can update release trains as follows:

  1. In the Release Control application group left navigation, expand the Release Trains section and select one of the activities sections to display the desired list of release trains.
  2. Select a release train and click the Update button to edit it.

Options available depend on the process app workflow. For details on the default workflow, see About the Release Train Process App.

Related Topics

A Typical Release Control Flow Using Planning Release Trains

Creating Deployable Release Trains

Setting Exit Criteria and Milestones

Scheduling Release Trains

Approving Releases

About the Release Train Process App