Without a solid framework to ensure predictability and punctuality, release trains can easily derail. Runway provides that framework, building accountability and giving your team the rails on which to release on time, every time.
Supercharge your release schedule
The key to successful release trains is a predictable — and non-negotiable — schedule. Runway helps your team codify your cadence by allowing you to set and, optionally, automate your train from kickoff to submit to rollout.
Don’t leave PMs behind
When you run feature-agnostic release trains, your team often loses visibility into exactly what ends up shipping and when. Runway helps you keep track by automatically labeling work in concert with the associated release, so PMs and other stakeholders end up with a just-as-complete picture on the project management side.
“Runway is helping our team manage the overhead of releases, <highlight>enabling us to release smaller/incremental changes more often<highlight> while being confident in the integrity of what is being released.”
Bargaining over scope is out of scope
When teams squeeze work into a release, deadlines get missed and quality suffers. The key to a smooth release train is ruthlessness around scope, and Runway helps your team achieve that by setting clear expectations around milestones and serving as the final authority on the body of work shipping with a release.
Faster trains, without the extra overhead
Running a faster release train comes with a cost: more overhead and busywork for your team. Runway’s automations and structure makes this less of a tradeoff. We’ve helped teams seamlessly accelerate their trains from biweekly to weekly, or even faster.
How to run reliable release trains with Runway
Set up your schedule, and automate it
You can set up a fully customized schedule in Runway, with target days and times and a frequency of your choosing. Runway surfaces upcoming milestones to your team and, if you turn on corresponding automations, we can run the resulting train on autopilot.
Keep everyone on the same page, with the right notifications for the right people
When release trains are running at pace, it can be hard to make sure everyone is in the loop. With Runway’s rich notifications, and the ability to granularly direct specific ones to specific channels, you can make sure everyone is aware of progress throughout each release cycle.
Emergency brakes are built in — and you can add your own
No matter how smooth your trains run, there are occasionally reasons you’d need to halt a release. With Runway’s smart, status-based gates – and any custom signoffs or checklist items that you configure – your team can be confident that you won’t barrel past showstoppers.
Release better with Runway.
Runway integrates with all the tools you’re already using to level-up your release coordination and automation, from kickoff to release to rollout. No more cat-herding, spreadsheets, or steady drip of manual busywork.