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What is best way to win using Jira Align for small teams?

DPK J Community Leader Jan 12, 2020

Hey, I'm currently not into Jira Align, but I have checked out all the resources and I have realized that this is cool tool but is only for large teams and organization (do correct me if I'm wrong).

But, I want to see if any any small organization or team is using Jira Align, and what are scenarios where you are most benefited by using it.


As far as I know, Atlassian is not offering Jira Align to small teams.

In case of small teams, Atlassian recommends using Portfolio.

However, I am keen to know if any small team is using Jira Align.

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The minimum number of Jira Align licences you can purchase is currently 30 as per  This is the equivalent of a team of agile teams of say 120 Jira Integrated Users. 

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Jan 13, 2020

@DPK J thanks for posting this, I was wondering the exact same thing myself.  Looks like I still have more reading to do, I feel like our company might be right on that lower entry point of using Jira Align.

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RJ Gazarek Atlassian Team Jan 13, 2020

We have some content coming out in the near future to help clarify when your teams are better suited for Jira Align or Portfolio for Jira.  Jira Align is going to be mostly suited for larger organizations that are really trying to get that very large cross team visibility, alignment, and total business agility in motion.  Jira Align is chock full of substantial features that, to be frank, are going to be a little bit too much for smaller teams - and not really necessary.  You won't be facing a lot of the challenges that Jira Align specifically solves for, and we would never want you to use a product that isn't best suited to solve your challenges and needs.  

Keep an eye out for this content, as I think it will really help clarify some things for everyone :)

In the mean time, we are always looking for people to speak to, to understand the challenges you're facing in your organization, when it comes to scaling agile practices across the company.  So if you're like to provide your input, let me know, and I can jump on a quick 30 min call with you :)  Our goal is always to put your teams front and center of our work :) 

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DPK J Community Leader Jan 13, 2020

@RJ Gazarekthanks for explaining this.

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