How To Run Jira Reports

Performing JIRA reports is an essential aspect of managing projects. These reports offer valuable insights into your team’s achievements and aid in monitoring progress, pinpointing obstacles, and optimizing resource allocation. If you are unfamiliar with JIRA or want to improve your utilization of its reporting function, you are in the correct location. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps for running reports in JIRA.

Step 1: Accessing the Reports Section

To access the reports, you need to go to your project’s page. Once there, click on the ‘Reports‘ tab on the left-hand side of your screen. In case you are not seeing this, check with your JIRA administrator as you might not have the necessary permissions.

Step 2: Selecting a Report

JIRA offers a wide array of reports, each designed to provide specific insights. Some of the most commonly used reports include:

  • Burn Down Chart
  • Sprint Report
  • Cumulative Flow Diagram
  • Control Chart

Once you’re on the ‘Reports‘ page, you can select the type of report you want to generate from the drop-down list. Click on the report of your choice.

Step 3: Customize Your Report

Most reports in JIRA allow for customization, enabling you to filter the data based on specific criteria. For instance, you may choose to only include certain issue types, or issues that were active within a specific time frame.

To customize your report, you’ll typically need to fill in a form with different parameters. For example, when running a Burn Down Chart, you might need to specify the sprint, timeframe, or estimation statistic.

    Select Sprint > choose your sprint from the drop-down menu
    Select Timeframe > choose the desired timeframe
    Select Estimation Statistic > choose your estimation method

Once you’ve set your parameters, click the ‘Create‘ button to generate your report.

Step 4: Interpreting Your Report

Once you’ve generated your JIRA report, the next step is understanding what it means. Each report has a unique layout and presents data in different ways. If you’re unsure about how to interpret your report, refer to the Atlassian’s official documentation or help resources available online.


Running reports in JIRA is a powerful way to keep track of your team’s performance and progress. While it might seem daunting at first, with a bit of practice, you’ll be running and interpreting JIRA reports like a pro.