Documentation workflows at GitLab

Documentation workflows at GitLab differ depending on the reason for the change. The two types of documentation changes are:

  • Feature-change documentation workflow - The documentation is being created or updated as part of the development and release of a new or enhanced feature. This process involves the developer of the feature (who includes new/updated documentation files as part of the same merge request containing the feature’s code) and also involves the product manager and technical writer who are listed for the feature’s DevOps stage.
  • Documentation improvement workflow - All documentation additions not associated with a feature release. Documentation is being created or updated to improve accuracy, completeness, ease of use, or any reason other than a feature change. Anyone (and everyone) can contribute a merge request for this type of change at any time.