The Ops Sub-department is composed of development teams working on Verify, Package, Release, Configure, and Monitor features of GitLab DevOps Platform.
The following teams comprise the sub-department:
Product direction can be found on the Ops Section Product Direction handbook page.
Peformance Indicator dashboards relevant to the Sub-department.
In FY22-Q2 we are adopting Error Budgets as Performance Indicators for stage groups.
Ops Sub-department regular meetings
|Meeting||Invitees (open to anyone)||DRI||Purpose||Cadence (duration)||Notes|
|Staff||EMs, Staff+ Engineers, People Business Partner||Sam Goldstein||discuss group initiatives and announcements||weekly (async)||We are experimenting with conducting this meeting async.|
|Skip-Level||Skip level EMs and ICs + People Business Partner||Sam Goldstein||roundtable discussion / opportunity to build connections across the group||monthly|
|Continuous Integration staff||Sr. Manager Verify + Managers||Cheryl Li||discuss group initiatives and announcements||bi-weekly (25 mins)|
|Continuous Delivery staff||Sr. Manager Continuous Delivery + Managers||Dan Croft||discuss group initiatives and announcements||bi-weekly (25 min / 50 mins)||25 mins one week, 50 the next. People looking to learn about management can attend the 25 minute meeting.|
|Ops Engineering Demos||All engineering team members||Mark Nuzzo||Engineering focused demonstrations of code and achievements||monthly (50 mins)||APAC and EMEA timezones, a person is selected to coordinate the demonstrations for each month|
|Ops promotion reviews||Director, Sr. Managers, Managers||Sam Goldstein||Discussion and calibration on promotion documents for the quarter||Quarterly||We'll discuss an decide if we want to do this monthly and whether we want a post calibration meeting as well.|
The weekly Ops Staff meeting follows this async format:
Planning processes followed by teams in the Sub-department:
In FY22-Q2 we are establishing a process for Ops stage groups to complete RCAs for their incidents. (Ally OKR)
DRIs for completing these RCAs is tracked in this table.
If you are assigned as a DRI to complete an RCA kindly follow complete these steps:
Ops Managers, Sr. Managers, and Directors meet in the last month of each quarter to:
Each month there are two demos sessions organized for both APAC and AMER/EMEA timezones. These sessions are organized as opportunities for engineers to show off the things they've been working on. These sessions are each organized via a planning issue linked in the epic below. Sessions are recorded and uploaded to YouTube as well.
We make an effort to celebrate our accomplishments.