Creating a Release & Adding Milestones in QLM

Release managers ensure that the release of an upcoming Application/product version is successful and is ready for use by end users. Opkey's Release feature helps plan and track the progress of upcoming releases.

Whether it's a major release with new features or routine bug fixes and performance enhancements, you can centralize all requirements, tickets, bugs, and issues discovered during manual or automated testing. 

Additionally, you can set milestones for different phases in a release, which may include tasks, features, and bug fixes for a particular release.

For instance, for a quarterly software release, you can break down the process into monthly milestones, like development, testing, and feature updates and further link test cases, test runs, defects, manual tasks etc. This way, you can efficiently accomplish tasks in each milestone step by step and track the overall progress of your test automation projects.

Let's understand how to create a release and add milestones to it in QLM.

Creating a New Release:

To create a release, navigate to the QLM section and select the Release option. click the + Release button.


Click the + Release button.


A Create Release panel opens on the right where you can enter the details such as:

Release Name - Enter a name for your release.Here we are naming it as Release_2024

ApplicationChoose the application for which the release is scheduled.Here we are choosing Coupa as our application.

Version - Choose a version of the product.Here we have named it as V1.

Start and End Date - Provide a start and end date for your release

Release Type - Select whether it involves a platform update, patch, or setup.Here we have selected platform update.

Status - Select the status of the release: Not Started, Completed, On Hold, In Progress, or Cancelled.Here we have selected progress as our status.

Description - Enter the description of the tasks to be accomplished in the release

You can also attach files related to a release, like images, Excel sheets, videos, etc. .

Once you have entered all the details, click Create. The release gets created, and you can access it in the Release section of QLM.

Your release is successfully created.


You can further divide a release into milestones, which include subtasks your team needs to achieve within a set timeframe. You can add multiple milestones to a release.

Adding a Milestone:

To add a milestone to a release, open a release, and click on Create Milestone.

 A page opens on the right where you can enter the following details.

Milestone Name - Give a name to the milestone.

Application - Choose the application you want to work on

Version - Select the version

Start and End Date - Select its Start and End Date

Milestone Type - Select an option from the dropdown Platform Update, Patch, Setup, or None

Status - Choose from the given options, Completed, On Hold, In Progress, or Cancelled. 

Description - Enter the description of the tasks to be accomplished in the milestone. 

Once done, click the Create button at the bottom.
Your milestone is ready. It can be viewed under the created 'Release'.

The milestones can be linked with the project tasks and subtasks, such as tickets, test suites, test runs, user stories, and all other artifacts for a project. 

You can also link the QLM Report with milestones to simplify progress tracking. Click on the Link QLM Report.

 Click on the Link option to link the report.

Your report is successfully linked

To link the user story or other tasks, click on a milestone to open it. 

Here, you get the option to link a user story, test suites, test runs, tickets, or test cases.

You can update specific details of your milestone from the right window: Details such as:

Status: It has five statuses to choose from Not Started, In Progress, Completed, On Hold, Cancelled.

Milestone type: Select whether it's a Platform Update, Patch, or a Set Up.

Planned start Date: Select an approximate Start Date from the Calendar.

Planned End Date: Select an approximate End Date from the Calendar.

Application Type - Select the Application type for the next project.

Version - Select the version of the milestone.

Creating releases and linking the related artifacts help you have a unified view of your test automation projects.

You have now reached the end of this article. 

To enhance your understanding of QLM, read Creating a User Story in QLM.

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