Set up a release
Set up releases in the relevant shared space or workspace, and define its timeline and workforce.
Releases can be defined for shared spaces and workspaces. This overview describes how to work with shared and non-shared releases.
Releases cannot be defined at the space level when the space is isolated.
Instead, admins can define releases in individual workspaces.
These releases are available in that individual workspace only.
Shared spaces (Enterprise Edition)
This table summarizes the actions admins can perform when defining releases in shared spaces and associated workspaces.
|Shared space||Associated workspaces|
The space admin can add and modify releases defined in the shared space.
The releases are available to all associated workspaces.
Must release names be unique?
Within a shared space or a workspace, release names must be unique.
However a shared release may have the same name as a release defined for an associated workspace.
You can distinguish between the releases because ALM Octane displays the shared icon for the shared releases.
Add the necessary releases before defining the timeline.
To add a release:
In Settings > Spaces, select the shared space or workspace where you want to create a new release.
Releases can be defined on a shared space level and a workspace level. If defined on a workspace level, the release is only available for that workspace.
In the Releases tab, click Add Release.
Provide an appropriate name for the release. You can also add a description and attach documents.
Select the release type: Scrum or Kanban.
For Scrum releases, define start and end dates for the release and specify the duration of sprints in days or weeks.
ALM Octane adds the release and its details to the Releases grid.
Tip: To set the release as the default release, in the toolbar click the Set as Default Release button .
ALM Octane labels the default release as [Default] next to the release number in Backlog release filters, dashboard grids, and so forth. This lets you set rules to help you fill values according to a default.
After adding releases, edit the details of the release.
To update release details:
In Settings > Spaces, select the shared space or workspace for the release. Click the release ID link to open the release.
Update the necessary details:
In addition to using release names or numbers, you can use the idea of the current or default release.
ALM Octane defines the current release based on the dates you enter for each release.
Set the default release automatically or manually:
By default, ALM Octane sets the default release as the current release.
To override the default release from the current release, set the default in the release list. For example, if you have a favorite created to monitor all defects from the default release, at the end of a release timeline - when your developers have moved on to working on the next release - you can override the default release to view details from the previous release instead of the current one.
In filters, ALM Octane displays the default release with brackets as [Default release].
When you finish working on a release, you can deactivate it. Deactivated releases no longer appear on lists of data entry, such as assigning content to a release. However they do appear in filters, so you can see which content was assigned to obsolete releases.
Select one or more releases in the Releases grid, and click Deactivate Release .