Category Direction - Planning Analytics

Category Planning Analytics
Stage Manage
Group Analytics
Maturity Minimal
Content Last Reviewed 2020-08-06

Introduction and how you can help

Thanks for visiting the direction page for Planning Analytics in GitLab. This page is being actively maintained by the Product Manager for the Analytics group. If you'd like to contribute or provide feedback on our category direction, you can:

  1. Comment and ask questions regarding this category vision by commenting in the public epic for this category.
  2. Find issues in this category accepting merge requests.


The DevOps lifecycle begins with planning. An idea is generated by a contributor - be it a support specialist, product manager, or community member - and is scheduled for development alongside many other feature improvements and bug fixes. In context with value stream management, it's the top of our funnel for new initiatives to be developed and eventually see their way to production. As organizations scale and resource management becomes more valuable - and more challenging, with hundreds or thousands of contributors - a strong need quickly emerges to optimize project management and find bottlenecks.

Planning Analytics seeks to deep-dive into the Plan stage of the DevOps lifecycle, by providing insight into your instance's planning activity.

Where we are Headed

The Analytics group is focused on creating at least 1 new feature that our customers consistently use. To that end, we're dogfooding Planning Analytics and finding low-hanging fruit we can pick to get internal customers to use our planning analytics features consistently.

Target Audience and Experience

Development Team Leads and Product Managers.

What's Next & Why

We're improving Issues Analytics by adding closed issues to the chart and data table. We also plan on making this feature more interactive and useful by allowing users to click into the charts for further detail.

Maturity Plan

This category is currently Minimal. The next step in our maturity plan is achieving a Viable state of maturity.