Community of practice team type in Jira Align

Mit Tolia March 4, 2024

Dear All,

In Jira Align, when we try to create a team, the team type field allows to choose between Agile team, Kanban Team (Labs) & Community of practice.

As I understand, if a scrum board or a kanban board is synced from Jira Software, it automatically creates a team of type Agile Team and Kanban Team respectively. 

Is it fair to say that community of practice team type in Jira Align is very light touch and just allows a group of people to be represented as a community of practice; however there is no rich or additional functionality on top of this? for e.g., if there is a CoP team = product team A, no backlog items or stories etc. can be assigned to this type unless the team type = agile team or Kanban team? Also, dependencies cannot be assigned to teams of type = community of practice?

Wanted to validate my understanding & if I have missed looking at something else that is available within Jira Align?

In this situation, is there any way for a virtual team like communities of practice to be represented in Jira Align, unless they are represented in Jira Software as having their own Jira projects and working off a scrum or a kanban boards?

Thanks and Regards,

Mit Tolia

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Jamie Giantonio
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
March 4, 2024

@Mit Tolia CoP teams are scheduled for deprecation.  This type of team can still be created in Jira Align and associated with existing communities of practice for a short time. We do not recommend associating this type of team with a community of practice, as we have removed the Communities of Practice summary page. For more details, see our removal announcement for the Collaboration module

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