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What are best practices for managing multiple products that cross projects and teams?

We're on Jira 7.3.3.  We also have Portfolio but it is currently not being used.  I am one of four product owners who manage 60+ products.  What is the best practice for managing multiple products that cross projects for cross functional teams?

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We use JIRA 7.9 server. We do not have JIRA Portfolio (although it was evaluated previously).


I think you already licensed have the first product which you should try to use: JIRA Portfolio. It is designed to sit on top of JIRA to manage multiple products.

The only caveat I have about it (which is why we did not license it) is that it seems that its resource planning and what-if scenarios rely on the existence of JIRA issue estimates.

And, since we only estimate our work one sprint at a time, JIRA Portfolio would not help us. (Doing a complete, up-front SP estimate of all issues in a release smells too much like doing waterfall project estimates ;-)

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