Within our organisation we are looking to introduce Squads organised around Product level OKRs. In order to facilitate this, there is a requirement to set up and configure Jira projects and boards to support these new processes and team structures.
At present, work is divided across multiple Jira next-gen boards. Next gen boards have allowed our teams to ramp up quickly and start working independently however they are designed for a single team use case.
I would like to configure a Jira project so that each squad has its own view of the backlog, work in progress, and allow us to run sprints in parallel. Having read through the documentation and some of the community posts, it seems to me that one way of supporting this is:
In the community's opinion would this allow for us to run the squads in parallel effectively?
Each squad would have their own:
Does my jira configuration approach make sense?
You can use components to represent teams/squads and use separate boards for each within one project (backlog)... for Classic projects. You cannot do this with NextGen as that feature is modeled around the simplicity of stand-alone, autonomous teams with one project-one board.
As you note, doing this for Classic projects is a good model of collaborating teams working on the same source backlog for a product. Just define the boards and their filters to include ... AND Component = Squad1
As an added benefit, you can create a view-only, roll-up board for conversations like multi-squad touchbases (scrum of scrum in scaled agile).
Bill thanks for the answer, it's helpful validation for my approach that I've begun to experiment with but was still unsure whether I was on the right track. You've listed some valuable added benefits with regards to the roll-up board etc. I'll accept your answer.
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