A plan contains your issues, teams, releases and allows you to calculate your projects' schedule. You can create any number of plans which can be accessed by different users and groups.
Plans change and as you gain knowledge and refine remaining estimates, requirements become clearer, things take longer, or are completed faster than expected. Portfolio for JIRA helps you to keep your plans up-to-date by synching them with what actually happened.
Having a clear, achievable schedule gives transparency to your team. Knowing what's next helps your team to make better day-to-day decisions, even if plans change frequently. The following sections contain information on how to create and manage a plan.