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What are Jira Service Management team-managed projects?

We currently support both company-managed and team-managed projects in Jira Service Management Cloud. The main functionality between the project types are the same, but there are key differences you should know to decide what’s right for your organization.

The difference between company-managed and team-managed projects

Team-managed service projects have simpler project configuration and give project admins more control over set up without involving a Jira admin (unlike company-managed projects, where one is required to configure schemes and screens). Both project types have Enterprise Service Management (ESM) templates: Customer service, HR, Facilities, and Legal service management.

Company-managed projects require a Jira admin to configure screens and schemes that projects are based on. Hence, company-managed projects have greater complexity in project configuration, but also the ability to standardize workflows across projects that team-managed projects don’t have. When a Jira admin changes a scheme or screen, every company-managed project that uses that configuration changes accordingly. In team-managed projects, you can only copy workflows within a project and not to another project on your site. Company-managed projects can also be created using the latest IT service management template. Learn how to Migrate between team-managed and company-managed projects.

Feature list

Team-managed and company-managed projects also don’t currently have the same features. Check the feature list below to determine which project type suits your needs:

Company-managed service project

Team-managed service project

Advanced setup and configuration

Easy setup and reimagined features

Classic look and feel

Updated look and feel

Great for expert Jira users

New features added regularly

Expert configuration

Easy and fast to set up

Managed by Jira admins

Managed by project members

Detailed permissions

Simplified permissions

Advanced workflow editor

Easy to use workflow editor

Asset management

Asset management

Language support

Language support



Agent notifications

Agent notifications

Customer transitions

Customer transitions

How to choose between a company-managed or team-managed project

Choose a team-managed project if:

  • Your team wants easier project configuration to get started quickly.

  • You need an independent project for each team in your organization.

  • You’re an ESM team who wants to use a project template.

Choose a company-managed project if:

  • You need consistent workflows across teams.

  • There are features in company-managed projects that aren’t available in team-managed projects.

  • You want to use an IT service management template.

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