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Getting the Most Out of Structure

Structure is more than just a way to organize your issues - it's a full-featured project management tool that allows you to view, track, and manage your data in highly customizable ways. Building your structure is just the first step - now it's time to add columns, formulas, and other features to get the most out of your data.

Add Custom Columns

Structure allows you to display tons of information about each issue - building your own custom reports.

Structure columns
You can add a column for any Jira field, as well as many custom columns available only in Structure. Here are some of our most popular columns:

  • Field columns - display and (optionally) aggregate the values in Jira fields
  • Progress Column - calculate issue progress based on the values from the issue and its sub-issues
  • Time in Status Columncalculate how much time issues spend in a particular status
  • Notes Column - add additional information about an issue or project, without affecting anything in Jira

  • Aggregate (Totals) Columns - aggregate values from numeric and time-tracking fields
  • Formula Columns - perform simple or complex calculations based on issue fields, or compare values from multiple fields

Learn more: Adding Columns

Apply Transformations

Transformations allow you to reorganize your data to focus on specific issues or look at things from a different angle. Transformations are only temporary, and can only be seen by you - even if someone else is viewing the same structure.

Add transformations

The following types of Transformations are available:

  • Filter - filter the structure to focus in on specific issues
  • Sort - reorder the structure based on the value of a field or Jira column
  • Group - group issues by Jira fields or issue attributes
  • Extend - add issues related to those issues already in the structure

Learn more: Transformations

Not ready to build your own? Use one of our predefined Quick Transformations.

Share Your Structure

Now that you've created and customized your structure, share it with your team members, so they can see the same information you're seeing.

Sharing a structure

When you share a link to the structure, others will see the same hierarchy, issues, and columns as you - provided they have the necessary permissions.

Learn more: Sharing a Perspective


Do More with Tempo

Tempo products work together to help organizations focus their priorities, people, and spend across their portfolio:

  • Structure.Gantt - Visualize your project on a timeline using any working method.
  • Structure.Deliver - Agile project forecasting based on your structures.
  • Structure.Pages - View and edit Confluence pages in Structure.
  • Structure.Testy - Add lightweight testing checklists to Structure.
  • Timesheets - View logged time for your project. Plan time and track time for your teams.
  • Planner - Plan resource capacity for your teams.
  • Custom Charts for Jira -  Easily build dashboard reports, charts, graphs, and more based on your structures.

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