Release Management is the process responsible for planning, scheduling, and controlling the build, in addition to testing and deploying Releases. Release Management ensures that IS&T delivers new and enhanced IT services required by the business, while protecting the integrity of existing services1.
What is a Release?
A Release (Enterprise/ Platform/Portfolio) is a grouping of Projects from development, to production and implementation. A release generally contains projects that are either related or have dependencies on one another. A release may be executed over an extended period of time, and may involve several child projects within the release to be executed before completion.
A Release also has implementation plans which all projects follow for successful implementation. Enterprise Release types include (Enterprise, Divisional, Infrastructure or Agile).