Blueprint Storyteller vs GitLab

GitLab compared to other DevOps tools

Blueprint Storyteller is a visual application modeling tool that enables creating process models, design artifacts, and includes workflow to manage the lifecycle events and collaboration of the artifacts.

FEATURES

Issues

Quickly set the status, assignee or milestone for multiple issues at the same time or easily filter them on any properties. See milestones and issues across projects.

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Labels

Labels provide an easy way to categorize issues, merge requests, or epics based on descriptive titles as 'bug', or 'documentation'.

Learn more about GitLab Labels

Burndown Charts

GitLab provides Burndown Charts as part of Milestones. This allows users to better track progress during a sprint or while working on a new version of their software.

Read our Burndown Chart Documentation

Issue Analytics

See issue analytics at the group level.

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Project Issue Board

GitLab has Issue Boards, each list of an Issue Board is based on a label that exists in your issue tracker. The Issue Board will therefore match the state of your issue tracker in a user-friendly way.

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Group Issue Board

Issue board scoped at the group level, so that you can view issues in all projects of that group.

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Multiple Project Issue Boards

Large companies often have hundreds of different projects, all with different moving parts at the same time. GitLab Enterprise Edition allows for multiple Issue Boards for a single project so you can plan, organize, and visualize a workflow for a feature or product release. Multiple Issue Boards are particularly useful for large projects with more than one team or in situations where a repository is used to host the code of multiple products.

Multiple Project Issue Boards

Issue Board Epic Swimlanes

View epics as swimlanes in an issue board.

See epic for details

Multi-level Epics

Plan and track strategies, initiatives, and features with multi-level epics that collect issues together.

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Roadmaps

Visualize multiple epics across time in a roadmap view.

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Scrum

Able to support the time-boxed (sprint) approach of the Agile -Scrum software delivery. Specific features would include: Issues, scrum boards, burndown charts, burn up.

Kanban

Able to support the flow based approach of Agile - Kanban software delivery. Specific features would include: Issues, Kanban boards, burn up, cumulative flow diagram.

SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) - Essential SAFe

Able to support the key principles and practices of the [Essential SAFe configuration.](https://www.scaledagileframework.com/essential-safe/), Agile Release Train, (a combined CD pipeline where multiple projects align to release), Planning Increment (PI) Planning (cadence driven project planning/ vision)

SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) - Lean Portfolio Management

Provides support for the key elements of [Lean Portfolio Management](https://www.scaledagileframework.com/lean-portfolio-management/). Specific features would include: Release Train, Lean Portfolio Management.

Financial Management

Tracking, managing and reporting on the budget and actual spend of projects and programs within specific portfolios. Able to allocate costs to OPex or CAPex depending on specific organization reporting rules. Time tracking information used to determine labor cost allocations. Specific features would include: budget, spend, time, resource cost.

Resource/Team Management

Tracks and manages the availability of team members by skill, experience, location, and cost, so they can support both planned and unplanned work. Specific features would include: individual capacity, individual skills, individual assignments, labor cost.

Work Planning/Management

Able to define, schedule and assign specific tasks to team members and manage the sequence and interdependency of tasks with each other. This form of structured planning is needed when tasks are clearly defined and sequence of execution is critical. Specific features would include: WBS, Gantt Chart, Task Assignment, Scheduling, task sequence, task relationships.

Out-of-the-box Agile Reporting

Teams have access to more than a dozen out-of-the-box reports with real-time, actionable insights into how their team is performing sprint over sprint. Example reports are sprint burndown, epic burndown, cumulative flow diagram, velocity chart, burn up chart, and sprint report.

Read our Burndown Chart Documentation

Product Roadmap

Establishing the **product** vision and strategy to organize, govern and shape the effort of the multi-disciplinary team building specific business services. The Product Roadmap is based on specific business goals and objectives, manages high level requirements, prioritizes future features, allocates resources, tracks progress and measures business results linked to the business strategy. Specific features would include: Product Strategy, Idea Gathering, Requirements Management, Resource Management, Feedback Collection, Milestone Tracking, Release Management, Workflow Management, Feature Tracking/Deviation, Roadmap Analytics, Centralized Notes, Report Generation, Imports, API/SDK, Conflict Management, and Customized Alerting.

Requirements Management

Able to gather, document, refine and track approval of business and system requirements. Managing and tracking the relationships between requirements and other requirements, requirements and code, requirements and test cases for each version of requirements. Specific features would include: definition, traceability, requirement hierarchy, dependency.

See epic for details

Merge Requests

Create merge requests and @mention team members to review and safely merge your changes.

Learn more about merge requests