How To Start A Sprint In Jira

If you are into project management, you will undoubtedly be familiar with Jira, a popular tool for issue tracking and project management. One common task you’ll need to perform when working with Jira is starting a new sprint. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to start a sprint in Jira.

The Prerequisites

Before you start a sprint, you need to ensure that you have the necessary permissions. You must have the Manage Sprints permission for the project. This permission can be granted by a Jira Administrator or a Project Administrator.

Creating a Sprint

To start a sprint, you first need to create one. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Scrum backlog.
  2. Click Create Sprint at the top of the backlog.
  3. A new sprint appears at the top of your backlog, ready for you to add issues.

Adding Issues to your Sprint

Once you have created a new sprint, you can add issues to it. Here’s how:

  1. Go to your Scrum backlog.
  2. Drag and drop issues from the backlog into your sprint.
  3. If you wish to move multiple issues at once, select all the relevant issues, and then drag and drop them into your sprint.

Starting your Sprint

Once you’ve filled your sprint with issues, you’re ready to start it. Here’s how:

  1. Go to your Scrum backlog.
  2. Click Start Sprint.
  3. Update the Sprint name and add a Sprint goal if you want to, set the Sprint duration, and then click Start.

And that’s it! You’ve just started a sprint in Jira. Once you’ve started a sprint, you can view its progress from the Active sprints of your Scrum board.

Starting a sprint in Jira is an essential part of agile project management. It allows your team to organize work into manageable chunks and work towards specific goals during each sprint. So, start sprinting and get your projects moving!