Beyond Agile

CONVERSATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AT gITLAB

FILIPA LACERDA

Senior Frontend Engineer, Release and Verify

@filipalacerda

gitlab.com/filipa

  1. what is gitlab
  2. how did it started
  3. company
  4. how do we ship features
  5. how to apply conversational development

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What is gitlab?

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One product that covers the entire software development lifecycle.

DEVELOPMENT

DELIVERY

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a BRIEF HISTORY

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2011: sTART OF gITLAB

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2012: gitlab.com

Sid comes in

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2013: "I want to work on gitlab full time"

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Gitlab ce & gitlab ee

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2014: OFFICIAL COMPANY

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2015: y combinator

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~420 employees

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0 offices

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47 countries

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16 timezones

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$145.5m in funding

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distributed team

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Own your own schedule

no work hours, no tracking

we only care about how well you do your job

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♥️

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RESULTS

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no limit paid time off policy

and no tracking of the days you take

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bonding

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OPEN COMPANY

EVERYONE CAN CONTRIBUTE

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(almost) everything is open

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handbook

https://about.gitlab.com/handbook

hiring policy

https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/hiring/

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paid time off policy

https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/paid-time-off/

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salary calculator

https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/people-operations/global-compensation/#compensation-calculator

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product

https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/product/

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~88 releases

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22ND OF EACH MONTH

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~420 employees

0 offices

47 different countries & 16 different timezones

community edition & enterprise edition

open source

open company

$145.5 million in funding

88 releases

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but how?

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everything starts with an issue

https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/communication/#everything-starts-with-an-issue

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Discuss

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SCHEDULE

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👨‍💼

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👩‍💼

👨‍💼

💥

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👨‍🎨👨‍💻👩‍💻

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🗓️

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8th -> 7th

master
feature

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🚀

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production

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Conversational development

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1. Shorter cycles

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BORING SOLUTIONS

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MINIMALLY VIABLE CHANGE

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MVP

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MVF

MVF

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MVC

MVC

MVC

MVC

MVC

MVC

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AUTOMATE ALL THE THINGS!

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continuous deployment

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good test coverage

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review apps

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easy trackable changes

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roll-out and roll-back

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faster feedback

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deploy more where it hurts

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2. write everything down

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single source of truth

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EMPOWER PEOPLE TO MAKE DECISIONS

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without need for consensus

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trust that you'll know better once something is released

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metrics

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Thank you!

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@filipalacerda

gitlab.com/filipa

QA

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