Concurrent DevOps

Software is powered by people, and when people are empowered to work together toward common goals, big ideas become reality.

What is Concurrent DevOps?

Concurrent DevOps is a new way of thinking about how we create and ship software. Rather than organizing work in a sequence of steps and handoffs, the power of working concurrently is in unleashing collaboration across the organization. In a concurrent world, people have...

✈️ Better visibility into work in flight

💪 An opportunity to contribute earlier (shifting left)

🌟 A sense of progress

👥 Freedom to work asynchronously

To illustrate the power of Concurrent DevOps, consider the difference between Microsoft Office and Google Docs:

Microsoft Word

One person edits at a time

Multiple copies (hand offs)

Version conflicts

Waiting for feedback


Google Docs

Many people edit at the same time

One copy

No conflicts

Real time feedback


Traditional software development is typically sequential, where work flows from one team to another. Not unlike how documents are developed using Microsoft Word. Concurrent DevOps is different. Teams can collaborate and contribute to new features early and often in the life cycle. This dramatically shortens cycle times and accelerates delivery because everyone can contribute much earlier.

Everyone can contribute

Whether you’re a developer, an engineer, a product manager, a security expert, or a UX designer, you need to collaborate with a lot of different people to get work done. However, getting everyone on board isn’t always easy. That’s why we created GitLab.

Connecting teams to accelerate innovation

We believe everyone should be able to able to easily and efficiently contribute and set out to make this easy for teams of all types and sizes by creating a single, shared space where everyone can work concurrently, get all the information needed in one place, and see changes in real time.

GitLab accelerates your software development and delivery accross every stage of the DevOps lifecycle.

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