How To See Past Sprints In Jira

Jira is a widely used project management tool developed by Atlassian. It helps teams to plan, track, and manage their agile software development projects in one place. One of the many useful features of Jira is its ability to manage sprints; a set period of time during which certain tasks are completed.

A common issue for many Jira users, especially those new to the platform, is not knowing how to view past sprints. However, navigating to completed sprints is quite straightforward. In this post, we’ll guide you on how to easily access and review your completed tasks in past sprints in just a few steps.

Accessing Past Sprints in Jira

Before beginning, ensure that you have the necessary permissions to view the project’s backlog and sprint information. Once you confirm your access rights, you can follow the steps below:

1. Navigate to the desired project
2. Click on "Backlog" in the left-hand menu
3. Scroll down past the "Active Sprints" section. Here, you will find a list of your completed sprints in the "Past Sprints" section
4. Click on the name of the sprint you wish to view

By following these steps, you can access the details of any completed sprint, including the list of tasks, their status at the end of the sprint, the assignee, and any associated comments or attachments.

Seeing Past Sprint Reports

Besides viewing the details of past sprints, Jira also allows you to generate sprint reports, a useful feature for post-sprint reviews. To generate a sprint report, follow the steps below:

1. Navigate to the desired project
2. Select "Reports" from the left-hand menu
3. Choose "Sprint Report" from the drop-down menu
4. In the "Sprint" drop-down, select the sprint you wish to review

The Sprint Report will show you a burn-down chart of your sprint, completed issues, and issues not completed. This helps to visually analyze your team’s efficiency and identify areas for improvement.

In conclusion, while it may seem challenging at first, viewing past sprints and their reports in Jira is quite straightforward. By familiarizing yourself with the Jira interface and learning where to find the information you need, you can make the most of this powerful project management tool.