Ideas for Business-Friendly GitLab / Project Management Optimizations
Document to discuss with Eric Brinkman (to be broken out and documented in issues).
👯 Cloning epics and related issues
Related request: Epic templates
If we can’t clone epics and related issues, then the next best thing that could save a fraction of time (i.e. Step 2) would be to have epic templates.
Upon convo with Eric: or fix issue-to-epic promotion issues, and first discuss with FMMs to make sure this doesn't create other problems.
Related request: Issue titles within issue templates
I’m curious why in a template you can’t specify an issue title. This could save time since I would only need to drop in the name of the event, instead of typing out the title for all supporting issues.
🥫 Canned responses in issue comments
Similar to gmail functionality, if you’re typing out similar reminders or requests frequently, this could really cut down on time! I continually ping FMMs with the following messages:
- “@name just a reminder to have this copy to me by tomorrow!”
- “Test email sent to @name (screenshot below).”
- “@name confirming that the email is set to send out tomorrow at 6 am recipient’s timezone”
- “@name confirming that the email has been sent. Next email copy due by [date]”
- “@name confirming that the email has been sent. Next up is the reminder to go out [date]”
- “@name confirming that the email has been sent. Closing out!”
🗓 Calendar functionality that allows filtering by assignee, due date, status, etc.
We have due date, but I don’t have a way to see when events are taking place. Would love to see my issues planned out by the date things are taking place, but more specifically see the things that are due by different people in a timeline view.
Would love to see something akin to tasks within issues that can be moved around and assigned to different team members with due dates. The checkboxes get out of hand, and I have to click into and scroll through the issue to find what I need and who I need it from and when.
📝 Planning template - can you recreate my google doc in-product somehow?
This isn't really a priority, but I think it would be cool. I have a googledoc that spits out timelines with formulas to help me plan out when thing should be done based on SLAs.
If we want other marketing teams to use GitLab as we do in the future, this would be an enticing feature. To allow the team to set their "SLA Guide" then drop in delivery date and have everything complete for them based on business days.
Epics can't be confidential
We don't really use epics in the way that they are intended to be used, I think, but we can't make them confidential so high level details are available even if the related issues are confidential.