I currently have one set of product teams that start their sprints one day earlier than everyone else. With that, it becomes challenging to determine when to start and end my program increments. For example:
PI1 ends on a Monday because that one set of teams starts their sprints on Tuesdays
PI2 starts on Tuesday
My teams that start on Wednesday are not affected for PI2 but those same teams have this one day to reconcile (last day of sprint/PI1 on Tuesday).
I know the simple answer is to align all teams on the same sprint cadence. Until then, do I leave PI1 in progress and also start PI2? Will that have negative repercussions? As long as the dates don't overlap in JA, I believe the last day of work will be captured in PI1.
Assuming that you have the sync timer in Jira Align set to >1 day (recommended is 3-5) you should see ZERO impacts, negative or otherwise to your teams reporting with a one day overlap of PI's. Since the sprint data is synced based on the sprint END date (not start date) a one day overlap of your PI's should be a "snooze event" :)
@Derwin Roland you'r correct on all counts
Physically manage the PIs
Ensure the respective teams' sprints are in Jira Align as per their Jira boards and that your buffer in Jira Setup accommodates the date-range differences.
Given the one-day difference, the negative repercussions are quite minimal.
You can also set the capacity buffer for that one team to show 1 day difference
And, yes, if they're in the same program ideally you want them to have a common cadence in the long-term.