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|
|CI/CD staff||Sr. Managers + Managers from CI/CD||TBD||discuss group initiatives and announcements||bi-weekly (alternates with 2 below) (25 mins)|
|Continuous Integration staff||Sr. Manager Verify + Managers||Darby Frey||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 (50 mins)|
|CI/CD management retrospective||All managers + quality manager||Dan Croft||retrospect on previous milestone||monthly (50 mins)||Any manager can invite people to this meeting|
|Ops Engineering Demos||All engineering team members||Darby Frey||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|
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:
Each month there are two demos sessions organized for both APAC and 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.