What is an overview?

As of May 2024, Overviews have been combined with Plans for customers who have a Jira Premium and Enterprise license. Read more about this change on our community blog.

If you see the Plans tab at the top of your page, you can find documentation for this experience here: Head over to the documentation for Plans.

This page refers to the Overviews tool that’s found only in business projects for users with Jira Work Management or Jira Service Management Cloud Premium and Enterprise standalone licenses.

Overviews are collections of projects that help you get a high-level and aggregated view of work spanning multiple business projects.

There are a few reasons you may want to create an overview:

  • To get an aggregated view of work spanning multiple Jira Work Management projects

  • To understand dependencies between work that’s happening in separate business projects

  • To get visibility over your teams' workload. This ensures work is equally and correctly distributed across your team and projects are properly resourced.

  • To get a holistic view of how work is being prioritized, the status of all items, and the different types of work.

An overview is private and only visible to the person who created it. If you create an overview, only you will be able to view those collections of projects in the overview.

Learn more about what you can do in overviews

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