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Thanks for visiting this category direction page on Groups & Projects at GitLab. The Groups & Projects category is part of the Tenant Scale group within the Core Platform section and is maintained by Christina Lohr.
This vision and direction is constantly evolving and everyone can contribute:
Groups are a fundamental building block (a small primitive) in GitLab that serve to:
In 2023, our goal is to make improvements by extending Groups & Projects to help enterprise organizations thrive on GitLab.com. We will accomplish that by iterating on existing constructs and streamlining workflows to guide users to intended usage patterns.
Historically, enterprise customers have gravitated toward self-managed GitLab as their favored solution. With the proliferation of cloud services, enterprises are looking for options to use GitLab with managed infrastructure. We need to provide a SaaS platform that can safely and securely house our customers while reducing the load and cost of having to manage and configure their own infrastructure.
Iterating on Groups & Projects will allow us to solve a number of problems with the current experience:
The Tenant Scale group is currently focusing on the Organization and Cell categories. This means that we are currently only considering improvements to Groups & Projects that benefit the maturity of either of these categories.
As a result of the ongoing consolidation efforts, we will be able to make existing project functionality available at the group level. The first iterations of this will include:
In addition, the new namespace framework also enables us to move functionality from the admin level to the group level:
Groups and Projects are used by all GitLab users, no matter what role. However, there are some heavier users of Group and Project functionality:
Here is a list of the top user upvoted issues with descending popularity: