Introducing Structure speed mode for cloud


Structure on cloud now gives users a choice of two separate starting modes to create structures in their Jira cloud instance: Speed mode and power mode.

No one knows the importance of time more than Tempo. Getting our users up and running with our tools as fast and efficiently as possible is vital and, while Structure was simple enough for the Jira admins of the world, we felt there was more we could do to help show the value of structure to more Jira users within an organization.

Structure by Tempo provides teams unlimited ways to manage issues, track progress, and report on work across multiple projects, product lines, and initiatives. All while sticking to your preferred agile, waterfall, or hybrid methodology and enabling management to get a real-time, portfolio overview. Now, with speed mode, more users can get started with ease.

Hello onboarding accelerator

In the spirit of which this new feature was developed, let's cut to the chase. With speed mode in Structure, users can get up and running quicker with three simple steps:

  1. Define scope — choose which project or projects you want to manage
  2. Choose hierarchy settings — select how you want your data to be filtered and sorted
  3. Give your structure a name and description

That’s it. No code, no advanced settings, no fuss. 

Simplifying how users get started with Structure with this onboarding accelerator provides a simple way to evaluate products and see the benefits.

The learning curve is flattened, structures are created faster, and users adopt the tool faster. You now have a great starting point to view, manage, and edit your Jira issues in one screen while viewing only the data that’s pertinent to your day to day operations.

Bring on the Structure stampede

Teams that love Jira but get frustrated by their data being disorganized often turn to Structure to bring order to the chaos. With Structure, you can visualize multiple Jira projects, programs, and portfolios in one place, so you can align execution with strategy.

Speed mode means more users can unlock success with Jira. Here’s what they stand to gain:

  • Empower teams to work and grow: Structure doesn’t impose global hierarchy settings, enabling teams to manage thousands of issues, with minimal setup and effort. It sets teams up to scale successfully and adapt to shifting demands without changing apps or processes.

  • Communicate progress clearly and efficiently: Structure connects work from multiple projects and teams in one view, allowing teams to communicate real-time progress to the organization across all levels of work, without all the meetings and exports. 

  • Unlock key insights to unblock work: Structure’s powerful aggregation and business intelligence/reporting features enable teams to extract real-time insights from their Jira data, detect risks early, and make timely decisions.

Structure — “it’s the only way to work”

We recently interviewed Dave Liao, a well-known community leader and sysadmin in the Atlassian ecosystem, to get his take on why teams love Structure.


Sounds simple — how does it work?

When creating a new structure, users will be met with two options: Speed mode or power mode. Power mode is exactly the same as before (the same Structure you know and love). 

Let’s explore how speed mode works.

Rather than using generators to add and organize Jira issues, speed mode uses a step-by-step wizard to create structures. It’s a simpler, faster way to get going in the app.

The logic is different between the two modes: 

  • Power mode (Structure current state) starts with one level, and the user inserts issues. Then the system builds upon that — extending, adding subtasks, etc, via generators.

    > Generators are responsible for the scope and hierarchy
  • Speed mode is a departure from this logic — it splits scope and hierarchy. First you define the scope (choosing the projects), and then you define the hierarchy. 

structure-speed-mode-screenYou’re welcome too, power mode users

With great power comes great responsibility. And the responsibility to set up new structures, and any other administrative duties, was often the role of the Jira or sysadmin. But no longer.

Structure is the center of everything that happens in a production environment. By empowering users to set up and manage their projects, this reduces admin requests. With this new update, even more users can benefit.

Sounds awesome — when can I use it?

It’s already live! Starting today, the two new modes will be available to all cloud users of Structure, by Tempo.

Keen to give Structure a try for the first time? Tried Structure before but wished it was a little easier to get started? Simply download from the Atlassian Marketplace and check out our support pages if you need any help. 

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