How To View Sprints In Jira

If you are a project manager, software engineer, or someone passionate about agile, it is likely that you are familiar with JIRA – a project and issue tracking tool created by Atlassian. An excellent aspect of JIRA is its capability to oversee agile projects using sprints. In this article, we will lead you through the process of how to view sprints in JIRA.

What is a Sprint?

In Agile methodology, a sprint is a set period of time during which specific work has to be completed and made ready for review. It allows teams to organize their work into manageable chunks that can be completed within a specified timeframe.

How to View Sprints in JIRA

Viewing sprints in JIRA is a straightforward process. Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Login into JIRA

Firstly, you need to login into your JIRA account. Enter your credentials and hit ‘Log in’.

Step 2: Navigate to Your Board

Once you are logged in, navigate to your project’s board. You can do this by clicking on ‘Projects’ located in the header, then select the name of your project from the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Go to Active Sprints/Backlog

Now, in your project board, click on ‘Active Sprints’ if you are using a Scrum board or ‘Backlog’ if you are using a Kanban board. This is where all your current and future sprints are located.

Step 4: View Your Sprint

In the ‘Active Sprints’/ ‘Backlog’ section, you will see a list of sprints. The active sprint(s) are at the top with future sprints listed below. Each sprint displays its name, start date, end date (for Scrum), and the amount of work remaining.

JIRA Query Language (JQL) for Advanced Sprint Search

If you want to perform a more advanced search for sprints, you can use JIRA Query Language (JQL). JQL is a powerful and flexible tool that allows you to run complex searches by using entities, keywords, and operators.

For instance, if you want to find all issues in a specific sprint, your JQL query will look like this:

Sprint = “Sprint 1”

Simply replace “Sprint 1” with the name of your desired sprint.


Viewing sprints in JIRA is an easy and straightforward process. It allows you to keep track of your project’s progress and plan for future work effectively. Additionally, using JQL, you can perform complex searches and gather insightful data to help improve your project’s success.