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How do single-project and cross-project releases differ?

This page refers to Advanced Roadmaps, which is a cross-project planning tool only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

We have a separate section for documentation about the project timeline that’s included in all Jira Software plans. Go to the documentation for project-level roadmaps in Jira Software.


A single-project release only contains one release from one project. Edits to it can be saved in Jira Software as a fix version.

A cross-project release lets you edit and track several single-project releases from multiple teams and boards as one release. You can monitor a cross-project release from your timeline in the same way that you can a single-project release. Learn how on the Track releases from your timeline page.

You can also align the dates of releases contained in a cross-project release so they all finish at one time. This is helpful for converging and coordinating releases from several different work streams. Learn more about how to align multiple releases on the Align cross-project release dates in Advanced Roadmaps page.

A cross-project release is a way to align multiple single-project releases, and is only used for planning purposes in Advanced Roadmaps. They can’t be saved back to your Jira issues. When you save a cross-project release, only the single-project release associated with the teams in your plan will be updated.


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