Step 1 - Teams Overview

Learn best practices for setting up and managing Teams.


A Team represents a cross-functional squad, or any other group of users who collectively own Stories, Epics, and Iterations. To learn more about what Teams are, first, read Teams in Shortcut.

This article covers the best practices that will help your organization use Teams successfully. Teams are the central organizing force that helps you represent the way your people collaborate in your organization and connect to other entities in Shortcut. This means it’s important to set them up in a way that will lead to success now while also planning for the future.

The term team can be a bit nebulous but Teams in Shortcut are designed in a way that will set you up for success no matter your organization structure. We understand there isn’t a one size fits all approach to using Shortcut, that being said, we are sharing best practices around Team setup that lead the majority of organizational structures to success in organization, collaboration, and as you scale.

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