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Structure allows you to visualize, track and manage progress across Jira projects and teams, using adaptable, user-defined issue hierarchies presented in a familiar spreadsheet-like view of Jira issues. In addition, structures may contain folders and other helpful organizational elements not found in Jira.

While we've done our best to make Structure as easy and intuitive as possible, we've created the following Getting Started guide to help you get the most out of your new tool. It will walk you through the basics of working with Structure, help you create your first structures and prepare you to build your own set of customized structures for tracking and analyzing projects across your organization.

Before You Begin

Before we get started, let's go over a few basic concepts, so the rest of this guide will make more sense:

  • Structure lets you create 'containers' (called structures – with a lowercase 's') where you can add issues and arrange them into a meaningful hierarchy
  • You can add issues from any number of Jira projects and arrange them in any way, regardless of issue type, status or any other properties
  • You can create as many levels of hierarchy as you need

And one last note before we begin. This guide is only intended to cover the essential information for getting started and working with Structure. For an in-depth discussion of the many capabilities and features Structure has to offer, please refer to our Structure User's Guide.


That's it! Now let's get started: Creating Your First Structure


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