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GitLab Enterprise for Waydev

Automatically convert your GitLab Enterprise commit and pull request activity into actionable metrics.

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How does it help you

The GitLab Enterprise integration enables Waydev to provide reports that help you in:

  • Daily stand-ups
  • One-on-ones
  • Code review
  • Monthly and quarterly reports

For daily stand-ups, Waydev integrates with GitLab Enterprise to provide you with:

  1. Work Log, which displays a map of team contributions and work habits. Zoom in to all commits and pull requests an engineer produces, so you can make better decisions, set expectations proactively, and help your team improve over time.
  2. Daily Update, which helps you check the velocity of your team compared to the previous week. Find out where yesterday’s work focus went and if there were any engineers who didn’t check-in code. Direct your efforts to accomplish your goals.
  3. Time Card, which acts as a heatmap of your engineers’ activity, helping you see when are your engineers committing most. Set meetings in a nondisruptive manner – outside their peak productivity hours.
  4. Inactivity, which helps you achieve a healthy, continuous delivery workflow by making sure each of your engineers is involved in the development process.

For one-on-ones, Waydev integrates with GitLab Enterprise to help you with:

  1. Developer Summary, which provides valuable insights into each engineer’s output. Understand what your engineers’ work effectiveness is. Quickly spot and eliminate any blockers that are holding down your team.
  2. Developer Compare, which assists you with tracking your engineers’ progress. See how your engineers performed sprint over sprint. Understand their work dynamics and identify coaching opportunities.
  3. Developers Stats, which centralizes your engineers’ performance metrics. Aggregate all your engineers’ stats from Waydev in a highly customizable table. Sort, filter, search, and download to fulfill your needs.

For code review, Waydev integrates with GitLab Enterprise to provide you with:

  1. Review Workflow, which provides a map of pull request activity in the selected time frame. Identify long-running pull requests, unreviewed pull requests that have been merged, and spot closed pull requests that have not been merged.
  2. Review Collaboration, which presents a unified view of submitter and reviewer metrics of the PR process. Understand how your engineering teams work collaboratively. Effectively communicate the healthy tension between speed and thoroughness in code review.
  3. PR Resolution, which helps you identify the bottlenecks in your PR cycles over the course of the sprint. The PR resolution is designed to help you find outliers. Visualize high-level team dynamics and the underlying activities that can contribute to those dynamics.
  4. Submitter and Reviewer Fundamentals, which provide a view of how the metrics from the Review Collaboration evolved over time. These features should be used as a gauge to determine if your objectives regarding the code review workflow are on track.

For monthly and quarterly reports, Waydev integrates with GitLab Enterprise to help you with:

  1. Project Timeline, which provides a view of how work focus and volume modify over time. Find out where your engineers’ work focus is. View how events impacted your team’s performance and direct your data-driven decisions.
  2. Teams Stats, which provide a unified view of your teams’ engineering contribution. Gain a comprehensive view of all team stats from Waydev. Customize the report to your own requirements.
  3. Team Compare, which helps you track the progress of your engineering teams. See how engineering teams perform compared to the previous sprint, month, or quarter. View how work dynamics shift.
  4. Retrospective, which assists you in evaluating your release’s success and compare your sprints’ output.
  5. Repositories Stats, which provide clustered engineering stats to help you visualize performance from a repository point of view.
  6. Reports History, which encompasses weekly and monthly email reports into a singular view.
  7. Targets, which help you translate uncovered opportunities to action by setting measurable targets within the application. Visualize and track progress to hit all your goals.

How to integrate GitLab Enterprise into Waydev

Step 1: In the upper-right corner of GitLab, click your avatar, and select Settings.

Step 2: On the User Settings menu, select Access Tokens.

Step 3: Choose a name and optional expiry date for the token – Don’t set any date.

Step 4: Choose the desired scopes – For Waydev we need only api scope and read_user scope..

Step 5: Click the Create personal access token button – Save the personal access token somewhere safe. Once you leave or refresh the page, you won’t be able to access it again.

Step 6: Navigate to Integrations, in the Waydev app. Select GitLab Self-Hosted. In the modal, fill in with your Personal Access Token and your organization URL. Click Test Connection. If everything works fine, you will be prompted with a Connect button. Click Connect.

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Step 7: You will be directed to the Repositories page, where you will need to select the repos you wish to import. After you select the repos, click Save Project. You have connected your GitLab Enterprise account successfully!

GitLab partnership

Waydev is an official GitLab partner for performance measurements.

About GitLab Enterprise

GitLab Enterprise is an end-to-end software development platform with built-in version control, issue tracking, code review, CI/CD, and more. GitLab Enterprise is hosted on users’ servers.

GitLab Enterprise provides solutions for each of the stages of the DevOps lifecycle:

  • Manage, with statistics and analytics;
  • Plan, providing project planning and management features;
  • Create, helping with sourcing code, data creation, and management features;
  • Verify, providing testing, code quality, and continuous integration features;
  • Package, with Docker container registry;
  • Release, with application release and delivery features;
  • Configure, helping with application and infrastructure configuration tools;
  • Monitor, by providing application monitoring and metrics features;
  • Secure, with security capability features.

Key terms

Three important terms used by developers in GitLab are forkpull request, and merge. A fork, also known as a branch, is simply a repository that has been copied from one member’s account to another member’s account. Forks and branches allow a developer to make modifications without affecting the original code.

If the developer would like to share the modifications, they can send a pull request to the owner of the original repository. If, after reviewing the modifications, the original owner would like to pull the modifications into the repository, they can accept the modifications and merge them with the original repository. Commits are, by default, all retained and interleaved onto the master project, or can be combined into a simpler merge via commit squashing.

repository is usually used to organize a single project. Repositories can contain folders and files, images, videos, spreadsheets, and data sets – anything your project needs.

Branching is the way to work on different versions of a repository at one time. By default your repository has one branch named master which is considered to be the definitive branch. We use branches to experiment and make edits before committing them to master.

When you create a branch off the master branch, you’re making a copy, or snapshot, of master as it was at that point in time. If someone else made changes to the master branch while you were working on your branch, you could pull in those updates.

In GitLab, saved changes are called commits. Each commit has an associated commit message, which is a description explaining why a particular change was made. Commit messages capture the history of your changes, so other contributors can understand what you’ve done and why.

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