Product Vision - Plan


The GitLab DevOps lifecycle contains the Plan stage. The product vision of Plan is to enable all people in any size organization to:

See interesting features coming in 2019, as of late December 2018.


There are a few categories that are critical for success in this stage; each one is intended to represent what you might find as an entire product out in the market. If you have thoughts or questions on any of these, feel free to jump into the conversation in the vision epic.

Project Management

Plan, organize, and track project progress with issues, kanban boards, labels, weights (story points), milestones (sprints and releases), time tracking, due dates, and assignees, using Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, and other methodologies.
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Agile Portfolio Management

Plan and manage strategic portfolios, programs, and projects with multi-level work breakdown epics, roadmaps, and milestones.
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Kanban Boards

Visually prioritize, manage, and track work execution with powerful and flexible kanban boards.
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Value Stream Management

Visualize, manage and optimize the flow of work through the DevOps lifecycle value stream.
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Quality Management

Plan and track testing and quality of your product.

Requirements Management

Gather and manage the use cases and requirements to meet business objectives.

Service Desk

Connect your team using GitLab issues, to external parties directly via email for feedback and support, with no additional tools required.
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Additional areas

Plan is also concerned with the following areas.

Governed workflows

Large enterprises, especially those in highly-regulated industries such as finance and healthcare, rely on governance frameworks in their planning and execution, in order to mitigate a variety of business risks.

GitLab will be improved with customized workflows integrated into boards, supporting the specific governed workflow stages in a particular organization. Also, GitLab will have custom fields, enabling the level of oversight and standardization required in the given large company.

See upcoming planned improvements for governed workflows.

Teams leverage GitLab search to quickly search for relevant content, enabling stronger intra-team and cross-team collaboration through discovery of all GitLab data.

See upcoming planned improvements for search.

Jira integration

GitLab supports deep Jira integration, allowing teams to use Jira for issue mangement, but still leveraging the benefits of GitLab source control and other native GitLab features.

See upcoming planned improvements for Jira integration.


These Looker dashboards are available to GitLab team members only. Get access to Looker.

How we prioritize

We follow the general prioritization process of the Product Team. In particular, we consider reach, impact, confidence, and effort to identify and plan changes in upcoming milestones (monthly iterations).

Contributions and feedback

We love community code contributions to GitLab. Read this guide to get started.

Please also participate in our issue tracker. You can file bugs, propose new features, suggest design improvements, or continue a conversation on any one of these. Simply open a new issue or comment on an existing one.

You can also contact me (Victor) via the channels on my profile page.


11.7 (2019-01-22)

11.8 (2019-02-22)

11.9 (2019-03-22)

11.10 (2019-04-22)

11.11 (2019-05-22)

12.0 (2019-06-22)

12.1 (2019-07-22)

Other Interesting Items

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!