Team types overview


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When creating a team, you can select between Agile Team and Community of Practice, as your team types.

  • Agile Team is a cross-functional group of individuals who together have skills necessary to define, build, test, and document increments of value in a short time.
  • Community of Practice is a group of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

To ensure the Agile and Scrum teams have full functionality, it is recommended that you select the Agile Team type. Within the Agile team, users may be assigned team-specific roles such as Scrum Master, product owner, and stakeholder. The selection of these roles will determine and influence actions that may be taken within the team or sprint. For example, after a sprint started, only the Scrum Master can make changes to the stories in the sprint.

Portfolio, solution, and programs are part of the hierarchy above teams in Jira Align. The PortfolioSolution, and Program Teams are created at the same time a portfolio, process flow, or program is created. If a user needs to be added to the program, solution, or portfolio team, you can access the team by navigating to the teams page; find the necessary team and select users in the Team Members box to add them to the team.

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