rules, roles and heuristics governing releases
A pipeline is a metaphor for getting things done, and it’s easy to understand why when you think about an actual pipeline.
If you think of a water pipe: a big tube with a fluid getting pushed through. Open the faucet, out comes the water. Turn the faucet off, and the water just sits there, waiting till you need some more. Simple. That’s what I thought before I worked on software for oil pipelines.