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.
Ops Sub-department regular meetings
|Meeting||Invitees (open to anyone)||DRI||Purpose||Cadence (duration)||Notes|
|Staff||Direct Report + People Business Partner||Sam Goldstein||discuss group initiatives and announcements||weekly (25 mins)|
|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|
Planning processes followed by teams in the Sub-department:
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.
To celebrate the holiday season and recognize the many incredible things we have accomplished this year, we will be organizing a combination of swag and virtual events within the Ops Sub-Dept.
The e-group has allocated a $45 per person budget which engineering managers are responsible for spending based on their number of direct reports. Expenses against the $45/person target can be submitted for reimbursement via Expensify. Expenses should be incurred in December or January so they don’t roll over into FY22.
|Verify Team Hoodies||@darbyfrey||https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/www-gitlab-com/-/issues/10205|
|Monitor Team Hoodies||@crystalpoole||monitor#53|
|Ops Section Among Us Tournament||@crystalpoole||https://gitlab.com/gitlab-com/www-gitlab-com/-/issues/10269|
The Ops Sub-department is holding a Virtual Pizza Party to celebrate our collective achievements in May. Specifically these include:
These are impressive results and we will take a moment to celebrate everyone's hard work contributing to them.
Members of the Ops Sub-department and their stable counterparts can expense up to $25 in the month of June for pizza (or food items of your choice). We will also hold several Pizza Party meetings where team members can (optionally) enjoy their pizza with their colleagues and a slack channel where team members can (optionally) share photos of themselves celebrating. Expenses must be incurred in the month of June 2020 and should be submitted through the normal expense process, with a description of June 2020 Ops Sub-department Virtual Pizza Party.
The slack channel #ops-virtual-pizza-party-celebration is created for you to (optionally) share photos with your teammates of you celebrating May's accomplishments.
Pizza Party meetings where team members can (optionally) enjoy their pizza with their collegues.