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.
Creating Release Elements.
To create a planning release train:
- 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.)
- Fill out the required fields and any desired optional fields.
- Enter the version of the release train in the
Description so that you can later report
on release trains and compare versions through standard
- Configure and manage the release train using the tabs that appear in
The required fields when you create a planning release train are as
- Release Manager
- Dates: Specify the dates for the release train gates. You can
also select Quarter Release or Six Month Release to auto-populate the fields
using today's date as the start date, or calculate them using a specified start
or end date.
Optional fields include:
- Release Engineers
- Release Approval Required: Specify whether approval is
required for the release train to enter production after QA is complete.
Release approval is required by default.
- Message Log
The tabs available from a planning release train once it is created are
Updating Planning Release Trains
Once created, you can update release trains as follows:
- In the
application group left navigation, expand the
Release Trains section and select one of the
activities sections to display the desired list of release trains.
- 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.
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