In this blog post, we would understand
What is a Release
What is a Release Version
How to make use of Releases
We know Project is an endeavor to perform work in a given amount of time. Each Project lead wants to define the timelines based on the Project plan. But how do you facilitate coordination across multiple projects from a timeline perspective. This is where Release is required. The release can be thought of like a train and each Project can be thought of as a compartment in that train. One Release can serve multiple Projects but one Project can only have a maximum of one Release. The assignment of Release to a Project is optional.
A train has always a schedule of stops along the way. They are called Release versions. A Release version can exist only within a unique Release and has a date range. As an example look at the screenshot below
Step 1: Create a Release
Step 2: Create Release Versions
Step 3: Assign Release to Project
Step 4: Assign Requirement to Release Versions
Note that since only one Release can be assigned to Project, The Requirement has only the Release version assignment.
Gantt chart allows you to see Release and Project timeboxes together