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Value Stream Management

Measure and manage the business value of your DevSecOps lifecycle.

Value Stream Analytics

Software development should always optimize for maximum customer or business value—but how do you define value and measure progress toward it? GitLab’s Value Stream Management helps businesses visualize their end-to-end workstream, identify and target waste and inefficiencies, and tune those workstreams to deliver the highest possible velocity of value.

A Strong Performer

GitLab is a "Strong Performer" in The Forrester New Wave: Value Stream Management Tools, Q3 2018. According to the report, “GitLab combines end-to-end capability with the power of open source. GitLab offers a DevOps tool for each step of the software development process. Top-level views sitting across these tools provide its VSM functionalities.”

As the first single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle, GitLab helps you deliver higher-quality software faster, while decreasing complexity and risk. With one toolset to learn, one data model to manage, and one source of truth throughout the lifecycle, GitLab provides unmatched visibility, efficiency, and governance.

Value Stream Analytics is the first iteration of our Value Stream Management strategy. In the future, GitLab will continue to surface more granular levels of detail, support greater levels of customization for bespoke workflows, and embrace new categories of users. To see where we are headed, please read our Category Strategy.

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End to end process

The value streams help you visualize and manage the flow of new innovation from idea to customers.

  • One toolchain: In software, the toolchain is your value stream. GitLab brings the toolchain together into a single application.
  • Shared data: GitLab consolidates the disconnected islands of data into a complete view of actual work.
  • Focus on value - not ceremony: Track and manage the actual flow of work / value and eliminate unnecessary ceremony.


Drive continuous improvement based on the data from your value stream.

  • Track flow and accelerate: Focusing on the flow of value to customers is key to streamlining the delivery process.
  • Cycle time: Track the actual work and effort, the real cycle time to deliver value.
  • Business value: Link actual value back to the change.


The value streams help you visualize and manage the flow of new innovation from idea to customers.

  • Identify constraints: Find the sources of friction in your value stream and optimise lead time.
  • Remove bottlenecks: Take action to address constraints.
  • Optimize flow: Accelerate DevOps best practices across your organization.