GitLab for Project Managers

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.

Retail Price: $795.00

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About this Course

  • Set up projects by creating issues, labels, milestones, and groups
  • Use common enterprise planning constructs like epics, burndown charts, Kanban boards, and agile portfolio management tools 
  • Manage projects using GitLab boards, epics, and roadmaps
  • Tie CI/CD pipelines to GitLab project management tools
  • Measure and monitor application workflow using GitLab
  • Use GitLab to develop portfolio plans
  • Leverage GitLab features like triggers, dependencies, and parallels for more effective project and product management 


Audience /Prerequisites

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

  • Agile development
  • Source code management

Professionals who would benefit from this training include:

  • Anyone who will be performing project management tasks using GitLab
  • Project managers
  • Program managers
  • Product owners
  • Scrum masters
  • Technical project leads
  • DevOps practice members

Course Outline


Part 1: GitLab Overview and Organization

  • GitLab Workflow Components
  • Planning a Project
  • The Plan Stage: Project Management
  • GitLab Organization – Groups, Projects, and Issues, oh my!

Part 2: GitLab Plan Stage

  • Organizing the Work
  • Planning the Work
  • Doing the Work
  • Document the Work
  • GitLab Agile Planning Structures

Part 3: 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

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