As a Solutions Architect, Technical Account Manager, or Professional Services Engineer, it is important to be continuously learning more about our product and related industry topics. This handbook page provides an dashboard of aggregated resources that we encourage you to use to get up to speed. Although we aggregated and/or developed these resources for Customer Success team members, they are generic enough that all team members and partners can benefit from the education and enablement resources that we have published here.
The GitLab product is organized based on the DevOps stages.
If you're new to GitLab and the concept of "stages" are new to you, simply think of it as a category of related features that a customer finds value in with a technical narrative. The stages are organized in an infinite loop diagram to show the software development lifecycle from planning to development to release, with additional value for deployed applications with security and monitoring features. You can see a high-level overview of each stage on the marketing page. Be sure to click the
Learn More link for each stage to see more about the features of that stage.
One of the most helpful resources for understanding what GitLab does, the features in each stage, and how well the feature works is our Category maturity chart. This may also be informally referred to as our "lovable feature chart".
If you understand what the stages are and want to dive deeper, you can look at the product categories handbook page for a deep-dive on each of the stages, specifically the hierarchy and the DevOps Stages.
For the purposes of education and enablement, we focus on the DevOps stages that the customer sees. There are additional stages that help GitLab as a business succeed, such as the Growth stage, Fulfillment stage, Enablement stage, and Single Engineer Groups stage. Although these are not necessarily DevOps stages, the Engineering and Product departments use the stage terminology for consistency. You do not need to spend time learning about these stages and can search for this information later if the need arises.
To align our education and enablement with our product, each of the topics below are grouped based on how GitLab product management and engineering defines it.