The purpose of Release on Demand is to decouple Sprints and the end of Sprints from formal monthly or quarterly releases in order to:
The Product Owner is accountable for maximising the value of the product resulting from the work of the agile team. This means being accountable for release management, release planning, and the roadmap for release of features.
When many teams coordinate their work in an Agile Release Train, it is the Product Manager who is accountable for making the decision whether to release or not, particularly with respect to larger Features.
The Product Roadmap is the source of truth regarding forecasts of when there will be sufficient value to release. Product Owners should update the Roadmap as a team’s velocity changes over time.
What strategies and initiatives are going to make the right impact for our business? What will deliver valued outcomes for customers?
How do we get the release out? How can we unblock any obstacles that come u along the way?
Product Managers should integrate release governance with their Product Owner Sync (PO Sync) meetings and address the following questions with their Product Owners:
Product Managers and Product Owners should assess impacts to the release plan and roadmap at Sprint Review, engaging teams and stakeholders on the following: