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The release management team has been made partially redundant by machines. It is not absolute because of two reasons.
The person who manages the entire release from end to end is the release manager and is still necessary. However, the release management role went from being a full-time position to a part-time one (statistically speaking), mainly because of the diminished work (thanks to automation). Capable release managers are
The person who could do all this in the past was the product owner (PO), and thus that person is a favorite choice for a part-time release manager. POs are an adequate choice mainly because of their closeness to the business and to the development and operations teams. The person was like a bridge between the two entities and was expected to keep the boat going in the most turbulent conditions.
Thanks Abhinav (page 294)
PS I am reminded by the above of the importance of the Board Exeuctive to produce products in PRINCE2 Agile
Note below how value is produced in agile's Scrum method.
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