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What is a business project?

Welcome to Business project basics!

Jira Cloud consists of a family of three products: Jira Software, Jira Service Management, and Jira Work Management. Each product corresponds to a project type as shown below.

Jira Work Management = Business projects

Jira Software = Software projects

Jira Service Management = Service projects

When making a new project in a Jira Cloud product you will be creating a project from one of those three types. Each project type includes unique features designed with its users in mind. For example, only Business projects (also known as Jira Work Management projects) have the new list and calendar views.  This article explains more about Business projects specifically.


Are Business projects company-managed or team-managed?

For those familiar with Jira, you will recognize the names company-managed (previously "Classic") and team-managed (previously "Next-gen"). Business projects are exclusively available as company-managed projects. For those new to these concepts, you can learn more here.


Who should use Business projects?

While Business projects can help any team manage their work, we recommend Business projects for teams such as Marketing, HR, Finance, Legal, Design, Operations, and Sales. Business teams looking for project management features will get the most value out of Jira Work Management, aka Business projects. Business projects also allow for native collaboration with other Jira Cloud projects through functionality such as global automation and task linking.


What features are included with Business projects?

Jira Work Management has many unique features within the Jira Cloud family of products that are designed to help business teams work more effectively. Some of those include:

Business projects also include features common to the Jira Cloud family, such as automation, task dependencies, custom fields, custom permission schemes, custom workflows, and much more. You can find the full documentation for Business projects here.

For a larger list of features, visit this page.


Who can create Business projects?

Business projects can be created by both users and admins depending on your permissions configuration. This, alongside the fact that Jira Work Management is included with every Jira Cloud license, means that any licensed Jira Cloud user has the potential to create their own Business projects. Jira Admins familiar with other Jira Cloud products may remember that company-managed projects are only able to be created by Jira Admins. However, the launch of Jira Work Management has changed this.

Now, Jira Admins have control over whether or not end-users have the ability to create projects themselves. If given that ability, end-users will only be able to create projects from the default list of Business project templates.

To learn more about the new permission setting to allow end-users to create projects, click here.


How do I create a Business project?

Once you've decided to create a Business project and you have the correct permission setting to do so, creating a project is easy. Read here for more information on the topic.


How do I find the Business projects I've already created?

Finding projects is also quite simple. Look at the top navigation of your Jira Cloud instance, select Projects and click View all projects, then filter the Project type by "Business". You will now see a list of all Business projects that are available in your instance.





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