The Frontend Plan team works on the frontend part of GitLab for the Plan stage. Among other things, this means working on GitLab's issue tracker, portfolio management features, and Markdown rendering.
For more details about the vision for this area of the product, see the Plan stage page.
|Donald Cook||Frontend Engineering Manager, Plan|
|Fatih Acet||Senior Frontend Engineer, Plan|
|Kushal Pandya||Senior Frontend Engineer, Plan & Geo|
|Simon Knox||Frontend Engineer, Plan|
|Rajat Jain||Frontend Engineer, Plan|
|Scott Stern||Frontend Engineer, Plan|
|Coung Ngo||Frontend Engineer, Plan|
|Florie Guibert||Frontend Engineer, Plan|
The following members of other functional teams are our stable counterparts:
|Felipe Artur||Backend Engineer, Plan:Portfolio Management & Plan:Certify|
|Jarka Košanová||Senior Backend Engineer, Plan:Portfolio Management & Plan:Certify|
|Brett Walker||Senior Backend Engineer, Plan:Project Management|
|Jan Provaznik||Senior Backend Engineer, Plan:Portfolio Management & Plan:Certify|
|Mario de la Ossa||Backend Engineer, Plan:Project Management|
|J.F.||Group Manager, Product, Plan|
|Patrick Derichs||Backend Engineer, Plan:Project Management|
|Heinrich Lee Yu||Senior Backend Engineer, Plan:Project Management|
|Alexandru Croitor||Backend Engineer, Plan:Project Management|
|Charlie Ablett||Senior Backend Engineer, Plan:Portfolio Management & Plan:Certify|
|Eugenia Grieff||Backend Engineer, Plan:Project Management|
|Holly Reynolds||Senior Product Designer, Plan|
|Alexis Ginsberg||Senior Product Designer, Plan|
|Nick Brandt||Product Designer, Plan|
|Gabe Weaver||Senior Product Manager, Plan:Project Management|
|John Hope||Engineering Manager, Plan:Portfolio Management & Plan:Certify|
|New Vacancy - John Hope (Interim)||Engineering Manager, Plan:Project Management|
|Russell Dickenson||Senior Technical Writer, Plan|
This chart shows the progress we're making on hiring. Check out our jobs page for current openings.
This is intended to track against some of the Development Department KPIs, particularly those around merge request creation and acceptance.
The Plan stage is split into three groups: Project Management, Portfolio Management and Certify. Due to the current size of the frontend team, we have not explicitly split the team yet. For the sake of planning, frontend engineers have specialities within groups. However, due to shifting workloads per group, frontend engineers on the Plan stage are expected to be able to take on work outside of their speciality.
|Project Management||Portfolio Management||Certify|
|Fatih Acet||Kushal Pandya||Kushal Pandya|
|Winnie Hellmann||Rajat Jain||Rajat Jain|
You can see how we work as a stage at the Plan stage page.
Like the backend team, we use the standard GitLab engineering workflow. To get in touch with the Plan frontend team, it's best to create an issue in the relevant project (typically GitLab CE) and add the ~"devops::plan" and ~"frontend" labels, along with any other appropriate labels. Then, feel free to ping the relevant Product Manager and/or Frontend Engineering Manager as listed above.
For more urgent items, feel free to also share the issue in #g_plan on Slack.
In that we value Velocity over Predictability, we prefer a lightweight system of issue weighting to help with capacity planning. These weights are used for capacity planning and the main focus is on making sure the overall sum of the weights is within 10 of the average of the past three releases.
We encourage anyone to add a weight to an issue if it does not have one. We use a similar scale to the Plan backend engineering team.
Groups in the Plan stage each have their own board which they work off of. Since we are still a single team on the frontend, we work off a higher level Plan stage board. The left column of this board is a prioritized list of items scheduled for the current release.
When deciding the next issue to take, frontend engineers should prioritize by the following:
Opencolumn. There should not be a point where there are not issues in the previous steps, but if it happens, feel free to look through the
Opencolumn and determine what is needed to move them to a more advanced step.
It's OK to not take the top item if you are not confident you can solve it, but please add a comment in the issue if that's the case, as this probably means the issue should be better specified.
When you pick something to work on, please assign the issue to yourself and add the ~"workflow::In dev" label.