We have used Gitlab for 4 years now in our organization, and are growing to the point where we are implementing Agile and trying to follow Epics, Features, User Stories, and Tasks.
We are struggling to find a way to implement this in the Gitlab Free Edition, since there is no mechanism to associate issues with other issues (other than having a "mention" or "reference").
I could create a label called "Epic" and create Epics as issues, just assigning them that label. Does anyone then know of a good way to associate issues to that particular Epic? I can list them out as a bullet point. Even if I do that, I have no nice way to see them on an issue board unless I create a label for that particular epic as well (e.g., "Epic001") and label them all with it.
I'd love Enterprise Edition, but it's insanely expensive.