How To View Previous Sprints In Jira

JIRA by Atlassian is an exceptional tool for managing your team’s work, ensuring that everyone stays on track and meets their deadlines. One of its key functionalities is the ‘Sprints’ feature. Sprints are time-boxed periods during which certain tasks need to be completed. However, after a sprint has ended, you might need to look back on it to see what was accomplished. In this blog post, we shall guide you on how to view previous sprints in JIRA.

Locating a Previous Sprint

To view a previous sprint, there are a couple of steps you need to follow:

  1. Navigate to your desired project
  2. Select “Active Sprints” from the dropdown menu at the top of the screen
  3. Click on the “Sprint” dropdown menu
  4. Scroll through the sprints list until you locate the desired sprint

Note: The ‘Active Sprints’ dropdown menu might be labeled as ‘Current Sprint’ or ‘Backlog’ depending on the settings of your JIRA software.

Viewing Completed Issues in a Previous Sprint

If you need to see the issues that were completed during a previous sprint, follow these additional steps:

  1. Once you have located and selected the desired sprint, click on it
  2. Choose ‘View Sprint Report’ from the dropdown menu
  3. Click on ‘Completed Issues’

This list will show you all the issues that were marked as completed during the selected sprint.

Using JQL to Locate Previous Sprints

Alternatively, you can use the JIRA Query Language (JQL) to find and view previous sprints. Here’s an example of how to do it:

    issuekey in sprint("Project name", "Sprint name")

Replace “Project name” with the name of your project and “Sprint name” with the name of the sprint you want to view. This will return all the issues that were part of the specified sprint.


Looking back at previous sprints can help you understand what worked, what didn’t, and how you can improve in the future. JIRA provides a streamlined way to do this with just a few clicks or a simple JQL query. Happy sprinting!

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