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GitLab Education Services

GitLab Agile Portfolio Management Training


This class introduces users to GitLab's Plan stage, where they can manage software products or other projects. It focuses on the various tools available, including issues, epics, milestones, iterations, labels, roadmaps, burndown charts, and boards.

GitLab for Project Managers covers some features that are available in all three GitLab pricing tiers (Free, Premium, and Ultimate), some features that are only available in Premium and Ultimate, and a small number of features that are only available in Ultimate.

Target Audience

  • Anyone who plans, tracks, and manages projects, including project managers, program managers, product owners, and scrum masters
  • Prerequisite knowledge
    • High-level knowledge of the software development lifecycle
    • Familiarity with Scrum, Kanban, or other project management workflows
    • Topics covered in the GitLab with Git Fundamentals course or equivalent experience with Git and GitLab is recommended but not required

What’s Included

  • Live training sessions delivered by a GitLab technical trainer
  • Lecture with demonstrations
  • Hands-on labs
  • Slides with notes and reference links


Remote: $5,000
On-site: $7,000 plus travel expenses for each instructor


Remote: Delivered in a single day, including 1-hour break for lunch.
On-site: Delivered in a single day, including 1-hour break for lunch.

Class Size

Maximum 12 attendees. Order this seat add-on to increase total seats per class.

Course Syllabus

Part 1

Duration Topic Overview
45 mins Intro to the Plan Stage
  • How the Plan Stage fits into GitLab workflow
  • Review of GitLab Flow
  • Lab: Access the GitLab Training Environment
1 hr Intro to Project Organization in GitLab
  • Organizing Projects and Groups
  • Roles, Permissions, and Visibility
  • Lab: Create an Organizational Structure
1 hr Using GitLab to Plan & Start Projects
  • Epics
  • Milestones
  • Iterations
  • Roadmaps
  • Preview of issue boards
  • Documentation with Wikis
  • Lab: Use GitLab Planning Tools
1 hr Intro to Issues
  • Issues
  • Labels
  • Collaborating on Issues
  • Lab: Create Project Issues

Part 2

Duration Topic Overview
1 hr Deep Dive Into Issues
  • Issue Metadata Fields
  • Issue Operations
  • Quick Actions
  • Description Templates
  • Service Desk
  • Lab: Organize and Perform Operations on Issues
45 mins Merge Requests
  • Merge Requests
  • Merge Request Metadata Fields
  • To-Do list
  • Lab: Use a Merge Request to Review and Merge Code
45 mins Issue Boards
  • Purpose of Issue Boards
  • Issue Board Structure
  • Issue Board Criteria
  • Issue Board Details
  • Lab: Create and Customize Issue Boards
1 hr 15 mins Workflow Best Practices
  • General Best Practices
  • Kanban
  • Lab: Create and Manage a Kanban board
  • Scrum
  • Lab: Create and Manage a Scrum board
  • Waterfall
  • Lab: Create and Manage a Waterfall Board

System Requirements

Computer with internet access and Git installed, per the requirements specified here.

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