GitLab for Project Managers

For project, program and product managers, this class teaches how to plan and manage product or project portfolios enabled by GitLab to help enterprise teams effectively leverage GitLab for more successful application outcome

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.

1 day/8 hours of instruction
Public Classroom Pricing


GSA Price: $685

Group Rate: $695

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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

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

  • 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 

GitLab for Project Managers Schedule


Live Online

Aug 7th - 8th, 2023
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

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Oct 2nd - 3rd, 2023
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Live Online

Nov 30th - Dec 1st, 2023
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET

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