One backlog with multiple teams

My company is using JIRA Cloud.   I would like to set up JIRA to handle the following scenario.

We have one product/backlog and there are multiple scrum teams developing that product.   We need to be able to assign stories to versions/releases and report the release burndown.  At the same time we need to enable each team pull stories from the backlog into their individual team sprint backlogs and report on their individual team velocity at the end of each sprint.

We have tried different configurations but we can't figure out how to have multiple teams with their own sprint backlogs with the ability to measure their sprint velocity AND at the same time have a consolidated view of release burndown across teams.


Is this pattern possible to achieve within JIRA Cloud - with or without add-on products?  If so how do we set up projects and boards to accomplish this?

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One option is to use components/labels/a custom field to differentiate work for different teams and use team-specific boards based on team-specific filters for each team. All burndowns etc work for each board. You can still have a consolidated view of the overall project with a project level board.

Try the Great Gadgets add-on (see It offers a Release Burndown Chart Gadget that is based on a JIRA issue filter - so you can decide which issue are in the scope of the project - and it allows you to select the start and end date for your release.


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