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Projects in Jira can be created as either team-managed or company-managed projects (formerly next-gen and classic). The core functionality of these project types are the same, but there are key differences you should know in order to decide what’s right for your team.
The difference between team-managed and company-managed projects
Set up and maintained by anyone on the team, team-managed projects are ideal for autonomous teams who want to control their own working processes and practices in a self-contained space. Team-managed 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).
Set up and maintained by Jira admins, company-managed projects are the best choice for teams who want to work with other teams across many projects in a standard way, such as sharing a workflow. 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. Learn how to Migrate between team-managed and company-managed projects.
Configurations and features
View the list below to learn the key differences between team-managed and company-managed projects, and determine which best suits your needs.
Set up and maintained by your team.
For teams who want to control their own working processes and practices in a self-contained space. Mix and match agile features to support your team as you grow in size and complexity.
Set up and maintained by your Jira admins
For teams who want to work with other teams across many projects in a standard way. Encourage and promote organizational best practices and processes through a shared configuration.
Get up and running quickly, with simplified configuration.
Benefit from complete control with expert configuration, customization and flexibility.
Anyone on your team can set up and maintain
Set up and maintained by your Jira admins
Settings do not impact other projects
Standardized configuration shared across projects
Multiple workflows for all issue types
Customizable workflows, statuses and issue transitions
Access level permissions
Detailed permission schemes
A modern Jira experience for teams who don’t need advanced features.
All the power and features that Jira Software is known for.
Advanced Roadmaps (Premium only)
Only show your project’s issues on your board
Pull in issues from other projects on your board
Custom quick filters
Single active sprint
Essential agile reporting
Comprehensive agile reporting
How to choose between a company-managed or team-managed project
The fundamental difference between the two project types is how they are administered, and whether that occurs at the team level or at a company/Jira admin level. Choose a team-managed project if:
Your team wants easier project configuration to get started quickly.
You want a self-contained space to manage your team’s work.
Choose a company-managed project if:
You want to standardize configuration across multiple projects in your organization
You require advanced features that aren’t available in team-managed projects.
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