Release management is an important part of your Disciplined DevOps strategy. Having said that, many IT departments are still in their early days of adopting a DevOps approach yet still effective release management. The implication is that the way that you approach release management will vary depending on how far down the DevOps adoption path you are. For example, with no DevOps in place at all your release management activities are likely to be performed by a team that is separate from your delivery teams. When you are in the process of adopting a DevOps mindset , release management is likely to be a collaborative effort between the delivery teams and the release management team. When you have fully adopted DevOps strategies release management is mostly performed by the delivery teams themselves.