How To See Previous Sprints In Jira

Understanding how to manage and navigate your project history is a significant part of successful project management. In this blog post, we are going to explore how you can view previous Sprints in Jira, a very popular project management software used by agile teams worldwide.

Why is it important to view previous Sprints in Jira?

Before we delve into the ‘how’, let’s discuss the ‘why’. Viewing previous Sprints in Jira can help you get insights into your team’s performance. It allows you to:

  • Review the work completed in past Sprints.
  • Track the speed of the team (velocity).
  • Identify patterns and understand how to optimize future Sprints.
  • Resolve any issues or conflicts that arose during a Sprint.

Steps to See Previous Sprints in Jira

Follow the steps below to see the previous Sprints in Jira:

  1. First, navigate to your desired board in Jira. You can do this by clicking on Projects, followed by the name of your project.
  2. Next, select Active Sprints or Backlog from the project menu.
  3. On the Active Sprints or Backlog page, locate the Sprint Reports option in the Reports drop-down menu. Click on it.
  4. After clicking on Sprint Reports, you’ll be presented with a sidebar listing all your past Sprints. Click on the name of the desired Sprint to see its details.

Please note that only the users with ‘Browse Projects’ permission in Jira can view the Sprint reports and thus previous Sprints.

//Navigate to the Project
Projects -> Your Project Name

//Select Active Sprints or Backlog from project's menu
Project menu -> Active Sprints/Backlog

//Locate the Sprint Reports in the Reports drop-down menu
Reports drop-down menu -> Sprint Reports

//Choose the desired Sprint
Choose Sprint from the sidebar

You can now view the detailed report of your past Sprint, including the Sprint burndown chart, the list of completed issues, and any remaining issues. This can prove invaluable for retrospective meetings and future Sprint planning.


Jira offers an intuitive, user-friendly interface to view past Sprints, helping your team to become more efficient and productive by learning from the past. I hope this guide has been helpful in explaining how to view previous Sprints in Jira. Happy project managing!