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Category Health

This page aims to surface a multi-dimensional view of product by collecting the various facets that contribute to category health for ongoing review and improvement. Visit maturity to see our framework for categories, application types, and stages that considers adoption and user experience.

Note: How this data is aggregated, and instructions on what fields required updated are below.


Dev

Manage

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Access Authentication and Authorization Direction Investment Plan         Complete         Works by default   2 FE, 7 BE     Documentation
Access Subgroups Direction Investment Plan         Complete Lovable on 2021-12-31       Works by default   2 FE, 7 BE     Documentation
Access Users Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   2 FE, 7 BE     Documentation
Compliance Audit Events Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-06-22       Works by default   3 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Compliance Audit Reports Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-10-22       Works by default   3 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Compliance Compliance Management Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2022-01-22       Works by default   3 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Import Importers Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE   Top Issues Documentation
Import Internationalization Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE   Top Issues Documentation
Import Templates Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE   Top Issues Documentation
Optimize DevOps Reports Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-10-22       Works by default   3 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Optimize Planning Analytics Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2022-04-22       Works by default   3 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Optimize Code Analytics Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2022-01-22       Works by default   3 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Optimize Value Stream Management Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2022-01-22       Works by default   3 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Optimize Insights Direction Investment Plan         Viable         Works by default   3 FE, 4 BE     Documentation

Plan

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Project Management Issue Tracking Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-06-22       Works by default   4 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Project Management Boards Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-06-22   Usability Issues   Works by default   4 FE, 5 BE   Top Issues Documentation
Project Management Time Tracking Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-12-22       Works by default   4 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Project Management Projects Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   4 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Product Planning Epics Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-04-30       Works by default   4 FE, 6 BE     Documentation
Product Planning Roadmaps Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-06-28       Works by default   4 FE, 6 BE     Documentation
Product Planning Design Management Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2022-02-22       Works by default   4 FE, 6 BE     Documentation
Certify Requirements Management Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-03-22 (late)       Works by default         Documentation
Certify Quality Management Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-06-22       Works by default         Documentation
Certify Service Desk Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2022-06-01       Works by default         Documentation

Create

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Source Code Source Code Management Direction Investment Plan         Lovable         Works by default   3 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Code Review Code Review Direction Investment Plan         Lovable         Works by default   5 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Code Review Editor Extension Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-05-22       Works by default   5 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Editor Web IDE Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2022-06-22       Works by default   4 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Editor Snippets Direction Investment Plan         Complete Lovable on 2023-11-18       Works by default   4 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Editor Live Preview Direction Investment Plan         Minimal         Works by default   4 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Editor Wiki Direction Investment Plan         Viable         Works by default   4 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Editor Static Site Editor Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2022-07-22       Works by default   4 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Editor GitLab Documentation Site Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default   4 FE, 3 BE   Top Issues Documentation
Editor Navigation & Settings Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   4 FE, 3 BE      
Gitaly Gitaly Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   7 BE     Documentation
Ecosystem API Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2022-12-22       Works by default   3 FE, 6 BE     Documentation
Ecosystem Integrations Direction Investment Plan         Viable         Works by default   3 FE, 6 BE     Documentation
Ecosystem GDK Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-12-22       Works by default   3 FE, 6 BE     Documentation
Ecosystem FE/UX Foundations Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-06-22       Works by default   3 FE, 6 BE     Documentation
Ecosystem Jira Importer Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-12-22       Works by default   3 FE, 6 BE     Documentation

Ops

Verify

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Continuous Integration Continuous Integration (CI) Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Complete Lovable on 2021-12-22 UX Scorecard Usability Issues   Works by default   2 FE, 4 BE   Top Issues Documentation
Continuous Integration Merge Trains Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Viable         Works by default   2 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Pipeline Authoring Pipeline Authoring Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-04-22   Usability Issues   Works by default   3 FE, 3 BE   Top Issues Documentation
Pipeline Authoring Jenkins Importer Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default   3 FE, 3 BE   Top Issues  
Runner GitLab Runner Direction Investment Plan         Lovable     Usability Issues   Works by default   7 BE   Top Issues Documentation
Testing Code Quality Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-07-22       Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Testing Code Testing and Coverage Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2022-07-22       Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Testing Load Testing Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2022-01-22       Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Testing Browser Performance Testing Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-10-22       Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Testing Usability Testing Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2022-01-22       Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Testing Accessibility Testing Direction Investment Plan         Viable         Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE     Documentation

Package

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Package Container Registry Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-05-22       Works by default   1 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Package Package Registry Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-06-22       Works by default   1 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Package Helm Chart Registry Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-05-22       Works by default   1 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Package Dependency Proxy Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-09-22       Works by default   1 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Package Dependency Firewall Direction Investment Plan         Planned         Works by default   1 FE, 4 BE      
Package Git LFS Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2022-02-22       Works by default   1 FE, 4 BE     Documentation
Package Release Evidence Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-06-22     Dogfooding: Planned Works by default   1 FE, 4 BE     Documentation

Release

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Release Continuous Delivery Direction Investment Plan         Complete Lovable on 2022-04-22       Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Release Advanced Deployments Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2022-08-22       Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Release Review Apps Direction Investment Plan         Complete Lovable on 2023-11-18       Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Release Feature Flags Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2022-11-22       Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Release Release Orchestration Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2022-03-22       Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE     Documentation
Release Pages Direction Investment Plan         Complete Lovable on 2023-11-18       Works by default   2 FE, 3 BE     Documentation

Configure

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Configure Auto DevOps Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-10-22       Works by default   6 BE     Documentation
Configure Infrastructure as Code Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-06-22       Works by default   6 BE     Documentation
Configure Kubernetes Management Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-06-22       Works by default   6 BE     Documentation
Configure Cluster Cost Management Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-10-22       Works by default   6 BE     Documentation
Configure Serverless Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2022-01-22       Works by default   6 BE     Documentation
Configure Secrets Management Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-12-22       Works by default   6 BE     Documentation
Configure ChatOps Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2023-11-18       Works by default   6 BE     Documentation
Configure Runbooks Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2022-04-22       Works by default   6 BE     Documentation

Monitor

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Monitor Error Tracking Direction Investment Plan         Minimal         Works by default   4 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Monitor Incident Management Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-07-22     Dogfooding: Limited Works by default   4 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Monitor Metrics Direction Investment Plan         Viable         Works by default   4 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Monitor Tracing Direction Investment Plan         Minimal         Works by default   4 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Monitor Logging Direction Investment Plan         Viable         Works by default   4 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Monitor Synthetic Monitoring Direction Investment Plan         Planned       Dogfooding: Planned Works by default   4 FE, 5 BE      
Monitor GitLab Self-Monitoring Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   4 FE, 5 BE     Documentation

Sec

Secure

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Static Analysis SAST Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-07-22       Works by default   1 FE, 6 BE     Documentation
Static Analysis Secret Detection Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2022-06-22   Usability Issues   Works by default   1 FE, 6 BE   Top Issues Documentation
Dynamic Analysis DAST Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-07-22       Works by default   2 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Dynamic Analysis IAST Direction Investment Plan         Planned         Works by default   2 FE, 5 BE      
Dynamic Analysis Attack Emulation Direction Investment Plan         Planned         Works by default   2 FE, 5 BE      
Dynamic Analysis Fuzz Testing Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2023-11-18   Usability Issues   Works by default   2 FE, 5 BE   Top Issues Documentation
Composition Analysis Dependency Scanning Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-07-22       Works by default   1 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Composition Analysis License Compliance Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-11-22       Works by default   1 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Threat Insights Vulnerability Management Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2022-07-22       Works by default   5 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Vulnerability Research Vulnerability Database Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   4 BE      
Vulnerability Research Security Benchmarking Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default   4 BE   Top Issues  

Protect

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Container Security WAF Direction Investment Plan         Minimal         Works by default   3 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Container Security Security Orchestration Direction Investment Plan         Minimal         Works by default   3 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Container Security Container Network Security Direction Investment Plan         Minimal         Works by default   3 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Container Security Container Host Security Direction Investment Plan         Minimal         Works by default   3 FE, 5 BE     Documentation
Container Security Container Scanning Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-12-22       Works by default   3 FE, 5 BE     Documentation

Growth

Growth

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Activation Experimentation Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   2 BE      
Activation Onboarding Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   2 BE      
Conversion Experimentation Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   2 BE      
Expansion Experimentation Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   2 BE      
Adoption Experimentation Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   2 BE      
Product Intelligence Product Analytics Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2022-06-01       Works by default   2 FE, 7 BE     Documentation
Product Intelligence Usage Ping Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-12-01       Works by default   2 FE, 7 BE      
Product Intelligence Privacy Control Center Direction Investment Plan         Planned         Works by default   2 FE, 7 BE      

Fulfillment

Fulfillment

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Purchase Purchase Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   5 FE, 5 BE      
License License Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   6 BE      
Utilization Utilization Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   5 BE      

Enablement

Enablement

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Distribution Omnibus Package Direction Investment Plan         Lovable         Works by default   8 BE     Documentation
Distribution Cloud Native Installation Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-07-22     Dogfooding: Limited Works by default   8 BE     Documentation
Geo Geo-replication Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-06-22       Works by default   1 FE, 7 BE     Documentation
Geo Disaster Recovery Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-07-22     Dogfooding: Planned Works by default   1 FE, 7 BE     Documentation
Geo Backup/Restore of GitLab instances Direction Investment Plan         Minimal Viable on 2021-10-22       Works by default   1 FE, 7 BE     Documentation
Memory Memory Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   4 BE      
Global Search Global Search Direction Investment Plan         Viable Complete on 2021-09-22       Works by default   3 BE     Documentation
Database Database Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default   3 BE      
Infrastructure Infrastructure Direction Investment Plan                   Works by default         Documentation

Single-Engineer Groups

Learn

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Applied Machine Learning Automated Portfolio Management Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default       Top Issues  
Applied Machine Learning Insider Threat Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default       Top Issues  
Applied Machine Learning Intelligent Code Security Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default       Top Issues  
MLOps MLOps Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default       Top Issues  
DataOps DataOps Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default       Top Issues  

Mobile

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
DevOps for Mobile Apps Mobile App Signing & Deployment Management Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default       Top Issues  

Deploy

Group Category Direction Investment Plan GMAU Paid GMAU Analyst Reports Competitive Comparison Current Maturity Planned Maturity UX Scorecard Usability Issues Dogfooding? Works by default? Auto DevOps Capacity Velocity Top Issues Docs
Five Minute Production App 5 Minute Production App Direction Investment Plan               Usability Issues   Works by default   2 BE   Top Issues  

How this works

This data is gathered primarily from the categories.yml and stages.yml files. This table shows where each field comes from, indicating what needs to be added and where:

Field File Property Notes
Group stages.yml name  
Category categories.yml name  
Direction categories.yml direction  
Investment Plan none n/a Links to /handbook/product/investment, with anchor based on group name
GMAU stages.yml pi_gmau Expected to be a link
Paid GMAU stages.yml pi_pgmau Expected to be a link
Analyst Reports stages.yml analyst_reports Expected to be a link
Competitive Comparison stages.yml comp_comparison Expected to be a link
Current Maturity categories.yml maturity  
Planned Maturity categories.yml available / viable / complete / lovable  
UX Scorecard categories.yml ux_scorecard_link & ux_scorecard_score Link should be a link, Score should be a letter grade
Usability Issues categories.yml label Links to issue search based on label
Dogfooding? categories.yml dogfooding_issue & dogfooding_status Issue should be a link, Status should be a text value
Works by default? none n/a Links to /handbook/product/works-by-default, with anchor based on group name
Auto DevOps unimplemented   Not currently implemented, nothing to link to curently
Capacity stages.yml be_team_tag / fe_team_tag / fs_team_tag  
Velocity unimplemented   Not currently implemented.
Top Issues categories.yml   Links to issue search based on label
Docs categories.yml documentation  
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