The Expansion Group is part of the Growth section and works directly with our product counterparts on the Product Direction for Expansion. As well as feature deliverables for GitLab products the Expansion Group works to deliver product based Growth-Deliverables.
Prioritization is a collaboration between Product, UX, Data, and Engineering.
We use the Product Development workflow when working on issues and merge requests across multiple projects.
While not all of the work we do relates to the GitLab project directly, we use
milestones to track
Deliverables and other enhancements.
|Planning||This board shows Expansion team work that has been allocated to a particular milestone.|
|Deliverables||A subset of the milestone board shows issues the Product Manager has determined to be
UX- defines what the team should aim to deliver. Once complete, the Product Manager will move to
workflow::planning breakdown(larger issues) or straight to
workflow::schedulingfor Engineering to pick up. If there is no Engineering input required the issue can be closed.
group::retention) schedules issues for development in the build phase, based on the Product Managers priorities. For
security issues, Priority and Severity labels will have been added by the Product Manager.
The above boards can be filtered by milestone to provide additional context around priority.
For example a
P3 security issue (due within 90 days)
will be added to one of the next 3 milestones by the Engineering team during the
workflow::scheduling stage to ensure that SLA is met.
The following people are permanent members of the Expansion Group:
|Phil Calder||Backend Engineering Manager, Growth:Expansion and Retention|
|Jackie Fraser||Fullstack Engineer, Growth:Expansion|
|Doug Stull||Senior Fullstack Engineer, Growth:Expansion|
The following members of other functional teams are our stable counterparts:
|Matej Latin||Senior Product Designer, Growth:Expansion|
|Timothy Noah||Senior Product Designer, Growth:Retention|
|Jacki Bauer||Product Design Manager, Growth & Enablement|
|Michael Karampalas||Principal Product Manager, Growth:Retention|
|Amanda Rueda||Product Manager, Growth:Fulfillment|
|Tim Hey||Principal Product Manager, Growth:Expansion|
|Sid Reddy||Senior Product Manager, Growth:Telemetry|
|Kevin Comoli||Product Designer, Growth:Conversion|
|Emily Sybrant||Product Designer, Growth:Acquisition|
|Jeff Crow||Senior UX Researcher, Growth|
|Jensen Stava||Senior Product Manager, Growth:Acquisition|
|Sam Awezec||Senior Product Manager, Growth:Conversion|
|Alex Buijs||Senior Fullstack Engineer, Growth:Acquisition|
|Nicolas Dular||Senior Fullstack Engineer, Growth:Acquisition|
|Alper Akgun||Senior Fullstack Engineer, Growth:Conversion|
|Dallas Reedy||Fullstack Engineer, Growth:Conversion|
|Russell Dickenson||Senior Technical Writer, Secure (Static Analysis, Dynamic Analysis), Growth|
|Vincy Wilson||Quality Engineering Manager, Growth|
|Hila Qu||Director of Product, Growth|