Identifying promotion levels to reflect state of development

A promotion level is an attribute of a baseline that you can use to indicate the quality or stability of the baseline. The following default promotion levels are provided:
  • Rejected
  • Initial
  • Built
  • Tested
  • Released

You can use some or all of the default promotion levels, and you can define your own. The levels are ordered to reflect a progression from lowest to highest quality. You can use promotion levels to help you recommend baselines to developers. The Recommended Baselines window displays baselines that have a promotion level equal to or higher than the one you specify. You can use this feature to filter the list of baselines displayed in the window. Determine the set of promotion levels for your project and the criteria for setting each level.