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Release management is the part of the software management process dealing with development, testing, deployment and support of software releases to the end user. The team involved in this process is referred to as the release management team.
When software is developed and tested, it will often go through a release management team (especially in larger development shops). The main activities involved in release management are:
Releases may be classified into major, minor and emergency releases. These may be denoted by a series of release numbers, the further away from the decimal point, the less significant the changes made in that release the eample below shos how they are commonly used: