With release processes, you can define, execute, and track release and quality-related activities.
Use release processes to gain control and visibility into the activities that make up your release lifecycle.
ALM Octane release processes allow you to identify issues and bottlenecks. You can also examine planned versus actual times for each stage and activity, and improve the planning for the same processes in the next release.
Example: Running a regression cycle involves a series of stages and stakeholders: Prepare test suites, plan suite runs, prepare and configure an environment for testing, run tests, analyze the results.
The release process entity provides you a way to coordinate and manage all the stages and activities from within ALM Octane.
The Grid Timeline view displays the release process flow in a Gantt chart.
On the Process Flow tab, select the Grid Timeline view to display the timeline. For details, see View types.
In this section:
Process flow timeline bars represent the release process items: stages, their actions and quality gates, as well as grouped items. The timeline bars are constructed as follows:
Color. The timeline bar's color represents the current metaphase of a release process item:
Color Phase Gray New Purple In Progress Green Done
Position. The bar's position and length are set according to the process item start and end date.
Hover over the corresponding timeline bar to view or drill down to the process item details.
The process timeline view displays both release-related milestones and the milestones that are not associated with a specific release.
Note: You can assign the release process to a milestone on the Details tab.
Milestones and the current date are displayed as vertical lines along the timeline.
|Vertical line type||Represents|
|Vertical blue line||The current date|
|Dotted vertical line||
The milestone types are distinguished by the diamonds at the top of the lines:
Hover over the lines to display the milestone details.
You can perform the following actions in the process flow timeline area:
|Zoom in or out of timescale||
Timescale slider or Ctrl + mouse wheel
|Display the process items details and drill down on process items||Hover over the timeline bars|
|Display milestone details||Hover over a milestone line|
If you are using a touchpad:
|Zoom in or out of timescale||Ctrl + two-finger scroll|
|Scroll along the timeline||Shift + two-finger scroll|
The process flow timeline is not supported on the Safari browser.