How To Know Sprint Number In Jira

For numerous Agile teams, incorporating a project management tool such as Jira can be a huge advantage. It assists in maintaining organization, monitoring progress, and effectively managing sprints. However, if you’re a novice to Jira, certain aspects may prove challenging, such as locating your sprint number. In this article, we will provide a tutorial on how to locate your sprint number in Jira.

What is a Sprint in Jira?

For the uninitiated, a sprint in Jira is a short, time-boxed period when a scrum team works to complete a set amount of work. Sprints are at the very heart of scrum and agile methodologies, and they’re where you’ll spend the majority of your time when using Jira.

Where Can I Find My Sprint Number?

The sprint number is not as prominently displayed in Jira as you might expect, but it’s still relatively easy to find with a few clicks. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open your project in Jira.
  2. Click on the ‘Backlog’ or ‘Active sprints’ link on the left-hand sidebar. This will pull up a list of all your sprints.
  3. The sprint number is usually part of the sprint’s name, for instance, ‘Sprint 5’ or ‘Sprint 15’. It’s the number that increments with each new sprint.

If your team doesn’t add the sprint number to the sprint name, you might need to do a little more digging. Start by clicking on the sprint that you’re interested in, and then look for the sprint number in the URL. The URL typically looks something like this: Here, the sprint number is 4.

Using JQL to Find the Sprint Number

If you’re comfortable using Jira Query Language (JQL), you can also use a JQL query to find the sprint number. Here’s a basic example:

project = "Your Project Name" AND Sprint in openSprints()

This will display all the issues in the open sprints of your project, and you can see the sprint number in the ‘Sprint’ column of the search results.

Wrapping Up

Now you know how to find your sprint number in Jira! Remember, every team uses Jira a bit differently, so your sprint number might be located in a different place depending on your team’s specific setup. But with these steps, you should be able to track it down without too much trouble.

Happy sprinting!