Creating a team area

You can create a team area to assign users in particular roles for work on a timeline or a particular set of deliverables. You can also create a team area within another team area to establish a team hierarchy.

Before you begin

This topic assumes that you have administrator permissions in an existing project area.


  1. In the Team Artifacts view or the Team Organization view, right-click a project area or an existing team area and click New > Team Area.
  2. In the Create Team Area window, type a name and an optional summary for the team area.
  3. Click Browse to modify the following values:
    • Select a different project area in the repository.
    • Select a team area as a parent for the new team, or click Clear to move the team area to the top-level in the project team hierarchy.
    • Assign the team to a timeline defined by the project area. By default, a child team area inherits the timeline of its parent team area.
  4. Click Finish.
    The team area opens in the editor view.
  5. Type an optional summary and description for the team area.
  6. Click Save.

What to do next

After the team area is created, you can add team members, assign roles for them, and assign the team to a different timeline. From the Links tab of the Team Area editor, you can create artifacts, such as plans, reports, and shared work item queries.