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📣 Early access program for a brand new Team field in Jira Software

Hello, Atlassian community 👋

We have an upcoming release of a brand new Teams field in Jira and we’d like to invite you to join a limited Early Access Program!

With this field enabled, users will be able to

  1. Create and manage teams

  2. Associate Jira issues with Teams

  3. Search (JQL), filter, and create reports for issues by Team

  4. View the issues associated with a team on the team profile (across Jira, Confluence and more)

We are launching this as part of a larger mission to enable our products to be more effective for teamwork. This field uses the Atlassian Teams concept (the one that is accessible through the People menu on the top nav on Jira and Confluence cloud editions). We are also working on unifying the different team concepts you see in our products today into one single Atlassian Teams concept that can be used across the Atlassian product suite.

If this sounds interesting to you, we would love it if you would join us in trying out these early features to help us shape the future of Atlassian Teams.

What’s involved in this?

We’d like to give you access to an early release of the Atlassian Team field for use in your daily workflows. We’ll invite you to join a private online community group where you can report bugs, ask questions, suggest ideas, and generally join the Atlassian Teams product team conversation! We may also email you directly with questions outside of the online group.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for teams that currently use the free & standard edition of Jira software.

We are hoping to include users who regularly work as teams and want to improve teamwork and accelerate change in their organization.

Who is running it?

The group will be managed by

  • Anish Deenadayalan - Senior Product Manager, Platform

  • Blake Fawcett - Lead Designer, Platform

How long am I needed?

The EAP will run for 3 months starting mid-November.

How do I sign up?

Please let me know in the comments if you are interested or email me at

Also please fill out this form: EAP - Team fields in Jira software

Thanks - I’m looking forward to shaping the future of Atlassian products with you!


John Funk Community Leader Oct 13, 2021

Thanks for the opportunity!

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Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Oct 13, 2021

Hey @Anish Deena ,

Happy to see this going in to EAP!

I'm gonna start with the obvious questions here :)

  • Is the EAP only for JSW or also for JSM? (I feel like teams are more used in a JSM context to be honest)
  • And nothing to do with the EAP but just to get you on the record ;) will this also make it's way towards Datacenter?

Filling out the form no matter what :)

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Oct 14, 2021

How do Teams relate to Groups and Roles?

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Definitely interested and looking forward to providing feedback!

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Mykenna Cepek Community Leader Oct 14, 2021

We'd like to know how this proposed Teams field relates to the Team field in Advanced Roadmaps?

The Team field in Advanced Roadmaps is not fully implemented (e.g. it is not available in Automation), and that makes this admin unhappy.

I might also recommend covering field disambiguation in the documentation for this new Teams field (e.g. for JQL), since I suspect some Jira instances already have an existing custom field named Teams.

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Is the field to be named "Team" or "Teams"? Both are used in this article and it makes a difference

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And as Mykenna said, is this going to clash with the Team field from Advanced Roadmaps in Data Center?

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Anish Deena Atlassian Team Oct 14, 2021

Hi @Dirk Ronsmans

As always, its great to hear from you. 


1. Will teams be in JSM? 

This EAP is focused only on JSW. But it is absolutely the plan to bring Teams into JSM. We'll need to first figure out a few things (eg: how groups and teams will work together in approvals, etc) before introducing it in JSM.

2. Will this make its way into data centre? 

We do not have any plans to take this to data centre as of now and will be entirely cloud-focused over the medium term


Thanks for signing up. Looking forward to getting your input on the experience :) 

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Anish Deena Atlassian Team Oct 14, 2021

Hi @Jack Brickey ,


Great question. Teams and Groups are separate concepts as of now but we are currently working on simplifying the model and bridging the two concepts. While Teams and Groups will live as separate concepts in the short term, expect more interoperability, security and permissions policies and features to be shared between the two. We will also be making it simpler for Admins to have oversight into Teams as part of this work

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Anish Deena Atlassian Team Oct 14, 2021

Hi @Mykenna Cepek

We are currently working on unifying this Teams concept with the Team field in Advanced Roadmaps. As a result, there will be one team field that can be used across Jira (and other products), thus simplifying the experience for users.

The reason this EAP is only open to free and standard Jira users is because we are currently unifying the two fields and as a result cannot onboard premium and enterprise customers since their sites will have the Advanced Roadmaps field and we want to avoid any potential conflict until unified.

Good input on field disambiguation, our documentation will be covering this. Thanks :) 

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Anish Deena Atlassian Team Oct 14, 2021

Hi @Matt Doar__ LinkedIn ,

The field will be named Team and will become the standard team field in JSW and unify the team field in Advanced Roadmaps. There will not be any conflicts with the Advanced Roadmaps team field in data centre since we do not have plans to roll this out to DC anytime soon.

Thanks and looking forward to getting your feedback.

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SUPER interested :)

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Danny Community Leader Oct 15, 2021

Sounds like an interesting opportunity to test this out. 

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I am open for it.


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