How To Close The Sprint In Jira

Jira is a project management tool widely used by developers and project managers all around the world. It provides comprehensive Agile functionality, allowing teams to manage their work in sprints. In this blog post, we’ll walk through the steps to close a sprint in Jira.


Before you can close a sprint, you’ll need to have the ‘Manage Sprints’ permission in Jira. This permission is usually given to the project lead or Scrum master.

Steps to Close a Sprint

Let’s now dive into the step-by-step process of closing a sprint in Jira.

Step 1: Navigate to Your Scrum Board

From your Jira dashboard, navigate to the Scrum board for the project whose sprint you want to close.

Step 2: Go to the Active Sprint

Once on the Scrum board, click on the ‘Active Sprint’ link at the top of the page. This will display the current running sprint.

Step 3: Close the Sprint

At the top right corner of the screen, you’ll see a ‘…’ (more) drop-down button. Click on this button and select ‘Close Sprint’.

Step 4: Review and Complete the Sprint Closure

Upon clicking ‘Close Sprint’, a new window will open, showing a summary of the sprint’s statistics and the issues not done. Review this information, then click the ‘Complete’ button to close the sprint.

Step 5: Confirm the Closure

After clicking ‘Complete’, Jira will ask for your confirmation to close the sprint. Click on ‘Confirm’ to complete the process.

What Happens When a Sprint is Closed?

When you close a sprint, Jira moves all incomplete issues to the next sprint. If there’s no upcoming sprint, the issues are moved back to the backlog. A sprint report is also generated, providing valuable insights into the team’s performance.


Closing a sprint properly in Jira ensures that your project stays organized and that your team can accurately track its progress. Remember, only close a sprint when all its associated tasks are completed or when it’s necessary to do so.