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Manage helps enterprise customers setup and adopt GitLab quickly, efficiently and securely.
The Manage Stage is at the core of the GitLab platform. It is a glue that spans across different stages and enables our customers to setup and adopt GitLab by providing a frictionless Import experience to bring your applications into GitLab, Integrations with your ecosystem and an intuitive and effective Navigation system.
The Manage stage is made up of two groups. You can find the direction pages of these groups here:
The existing team members for the Manage Stage can be found under the links below:
The goal of Manage is to simplify the adoption of GitLab for Enterprises by enhancing intuitive experiences across the DevSecOps lifecycle. We will emphasize a "land and expand" strategy to establish straightforward pathways for adoption, focusing on the following:
GitLab has become mission-critical for many organizations. The Manage team will continue to work on ensuring that any security vulnerability that is found is quickly remediated within its SLO. In addition, we will continue to empower admins & group owners by providing them with a robust toolbox to choose from when balancing security requirements with ease of use for their GitLab instance.
We're going to focus on increasing and retaining the number of customers with enterprise-scale needs. By increasing operational efficiency, we will help our customers deliver faster. We will continue to automate the workflows and make it easier for all the user personas to complete their day-to-day ( starting from opening a Jira issue, collaborating through comments and notifications, pinning the most frequented menu items to making admin tasks less cumbersome and more automated ) tasks in GitLab.
The manage stage spans a number of different steps in the DevSecOps lifecycle. Our functionality touches several user journeys of most personas. We are working to improve the user experiences including standardizing the look & feel of UI components using Pajamas, and new and improved navigation. In the future, we may even invest in streamlining search and help bots.
Manage stage aims to delight business stakeholders and enables organizations to work more efficiently. We aspire to answer valuable questions for users and to automate away the mundane. We will not only provide foundational elements to operate efficiently but will exceed the standard and enable you to work in ways you previously couldn’t.
In three years, we expect :
In 2023, we are focused on three main areas:
Ability to migrate projects by direct transfer was released as Beta (available to everyone) in GitLab 15.8.
Obtaining the feature parity and Complete maturity of GitHub importer(documentation).
Improving high-priority Integrations, Atlassian Jira and Slack in order to reach Complete maturity level.
In the upcoming 6-9 months, we are focused on two main areas:
GitLab identifies who our DevSecOps application is built for utilizing the following categorization. We list our view of who we will support when in priority order.
Manage uses Stage MAU as a primary measure of success. This represents the unique number of users getting value from the stage; all groups should be able to contribute to improving this number.
Individual groups track progress against a number of group-specific performance indicators All links are to the internal handbook:
|Authorization & Authentication||MAU Using Paid SAML|
|Integrations||GMAU - MAU for Jira and Slack Integrations|
|Foundations||Percentage views on New Nav vs. Old Nav|
Manage operates under GitLab's values, but is a stage that seeks to particularly excel in certain areas that support our goals above. We seek to be leaders at GitLab by:
There are a few product categories that are critical for success here; each one is intended to represent what you might find as an entire product out in the market. We want our single application to solve the important problems solved by other tools in this space - if you see an opportunity where we can deliver a specific solution that would be enough for you to switch over to GitLab, please reach out to the PM for this stage and let us know.
Each of these categories has a designated level of maturity; you can read more about our category maturity model to help you decide which categories you want to start using and when.
Import existing work into GitLab from a wide variety of sources.
Support for crowd-sourced internationalization of GitLab.
How users easily discover and configure product features.
Improve and maintain the features, style, and build process for the GitLab Documentation website.
GitLab offers a REST and GraphQL API to give customers options on how to best integrate with GitLab.
Integrations are places where the GitLab product connects to features and services from other products. These integrations seek to offer our customers a seamless experience between these products, and range from lightweight features like Slack notifications for projects, to deep and complex integrations with Atlassian JIRA that connect a wide array of functionality throughout the GitLab product. This category is at the "viable" level of maturity.
Webhooks are a generic way for projects to be integrated with any other service. GitLab's Webhooks proactively send data to another service when certain events happen. These are increasingly important for external vendors, as they offer a key way to integrate with GitLab that doesn't require them building inside our codebase.
GitLab's design system called Pajamas. Used internally to power GitLab in order to improve user interface consistency and accessibility.
The Manage stage has several features that enable users to quickly get started with using GitLab. These features are available in Core and are Free. However, as we move into specific use-cases for Enterprise customers that need to manage their GitLab organization at scale, features will be introduced into paid tiers as well and are intended to drive company-level financial goals.
Full list of features by tier under Manage stage are here
There are a number of other issues that we've identified as being interesting that we are potentially thinking about, but do not currently have planned by setting a milestone for delivery. Some are good ideas we want to do, but don't yet know when; some we may never get around to, some may be replaced by another idea, and some are just waiting for that right spark of inspiration to turn them into something special.
Remember that at GitLab, everyone can contribute! This is one of our fundamental values and something we truly believe in, so if you have feedback on any of these items you're more than welcome to jump into the discussion. Our vision and product are truly something we build together!
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Last Updated: 2023-09-06