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GitLab Education Services

GitLab for Project Managers Training


This class is designed to provide users with an introduction to GitLab's Plan stage - where users can manage software products or other projects using issues. It focuses on the various tools available, including issues, epics, milestones, burndown charts, kanban boards, and agile portfolio management tools.

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.

New certification! Starting in December 2020, we're including class participant access to our new GitLab Certified Project Management Specialist certification assessments. To earn certification, GitLab for Project Managers Training participants must receive a passing score on both a written assessment and a lab assessment evaluated by a GitLab Professional Services Engineer.

Target Audiences

Anyone who will be performing project management tasks using GitLab, including project managers, program managers, product owners, and scrum masters

What’s Included

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

Learning Objectives

  • Set up projects by creating issues, labels, milestones, and groups
  • Manage projects using GitLab boards, epics, and roadmaps
  • Use GitLab to develop portfolio plans


Remote delivery is $5,000 per class. Onsite delivery is $7,000 per class plus incurred trainer travel expenses.


One delivery of this course includes two 4-hour remote sessions or one 1-day onsite session.

Class Size

Maximum 12 attendees; order this seat add-on to increase total seats per class

Course Syllabus

Schedule Topic Overview
9:00 - 9:30a GitLab Overview and Organization
  • GitLab Workflow Components
  • Planning a Project
  • The Plan Stage: Project Management
  • GitLab Organization - Groups, Projects, and Issues, oh my!
9:30 - 11:00a GitLab Plan Stage
  • Organizing the Work
  • Planning the Work
  • Doing the Work
  • Document the Work
  • GitLab Agile Planning Structures
11:00a - 4:30p Planning Functions in GitLab
  • Issues: The Starting Point for your Workflow
  • Issues Keep Everyone Connected and Synchronized
  • What Can you Expect on an Issue Page?
  • Hands on Lab: Issues and Labels
  • Hands on Lab: Quick Actions
  • Why Milestones are Important
  • The Use of Kanban Boards
  • GitLab's Service Desk
  • Utilizing Wikis
  • Hands on Lab: Create a Wiki Page
  • Hands on Lab: Epics and Kanban Boards
  • Project Management Review Quiz
  • Hands On Lab: Practice Lab 1
  • Hands On Lab: Practice Lab 2
Download the syllabus

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills

Attendees should already be familiar at a basic knowledge level with the following concepts:

  • Agile development
  • Source code management

System Requirements

Laptop with internet access and git installed, per the requirements specified here.


Private Onsite Course

$7,000 per session for up to 12 attendees per session for standard non-customized live training

Private Course Options

  • Remote for your team: $5000 per 6- to 8-hour standard course, up to 12 attendees recommended; DevOps Fundamentals Course remote delivery pricing is $20,000 and will be spread out over multiple remote sessions
  • At your site: $7000 per day for up to 20 attendees, plus travel expenses for each instructor


This course can be customized. Pricing will be based on the scope of customization you need.

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