Our Product Builds carefully define how the IT systems we develop are configured together.
We start by naming and describing the build and developing the build roles that define the components to be implemented. Then we create the architecture for the build, with usage information for each component itemized and definitions for all of the relationships between each component.
This usage information brings together the build, the component it supports and the context under which the build is operating. Each build has an ID designation, description, date and time and state, as well as statuses from external tools.
We also use the builds to establish our test plan. More information about this is available in Product Management