A program in Jira is a way to manage the larger initiatives, projects, and portfolios within an organization. It is an extended, integrated project management solution that organizes projects and initiatives at the highest level. A program ties related projects and initiatives together, to track progress and manage interdependencies.
Jira provides users with the ability to create a program from either from a list of existing projects, or from scratch:
• Create a Program from Existing Projects: This allows users to quickly link together existing Jira projects and initiatives, and begin tracking progress holistically.
• Create a Program from Scratch: For more customized needs, users can create a program from scratch and take advantage of the program management tools available in Jira. This allows users to build out the program scope, add milestones, assign tasks to the projects, and more.
Jira programs also offer users additional features to make managing larger initiatives easier such as program boards, roadmaps and health metrics to monitor progress. With a program in Jira, users can get an aggregated view of progress, track deadlines, and strategize plans with ease.
For more information on how to create and manage a program in Jira, check out this guide: https://support.atlassian.com/jira-core-cloud/docs/create-and-manage-a-program/