Pre-populate Environment Dashboard with projects
In this release, we have pre-populated the environments dashboard with the environments that have been deployed to the most recently. This eliminates the need to manually add environments in order to view them in the environments dashboard and allowing you to be able to observe what the status of your environments and if anything needs attention.
Problem to solve
As a user, I need to take manual action and add projects to the environment dashboard, this automates this by selecting the environments that were last deployed to and replacing an empty state.
- Parker, Product Manager, https://design.gitlab.com/research/personas#persona-parker
- Devon, DevOps Engineer, https://design.gitlab.com/research/personas#persona-devon
User experience goal
The user should be able to view a populated environment board so that they can easily understand what this does as opposed to an empty page
Pre populate the environment dashboard (if it is empty) with the last 3 projects that were deployed to. (If there are less than 4 environments - show all environments)
Following our on-by-default principle, we should show the functionality without requiring the user to manually configure anything