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A sprint — also known as an iteration — is a short (ideally two to four week) period in which the development team implements and delivers a discrete product increment, e.g. a working milestone version. 

You may want to create multiple sprints, allowing you to plan several iterations ahead.

(info) This page only applies to Scrum boards that have Ranking enabled.
(info) Note that you can only create a new sprint if you have the 'Administer Projects' permission in all projects included in this board's filter. If the filter includes a global condition (not specific to a project), it means that you need to have 'Administer Projects' rights on all the projects in the JIRA instance. An example of such a filter is label = 'test' OR project = DEMO . In this example the label condition is applied to all the projects in the system and theoretically it can return issues from any project in the instance.
(info) If you would like to have more than one active sprint at a time, please enable 'Parallel Sprints' in Labs.


To create a new sprint,

  1. Log in to JIRA.
  2. Click the Agile link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar, then select your preferred board from the resulting dropdown menu.

  3. Your board will be displayed. Click Plan.
  4. Click the Create Sprint button at the top of the backlog.

Your new 'upcoming' sprint will be added to your board, below any other future sprints.

Next steps:

Screenshot: a board in 'Plan' mode — adding a sprint (click to enlarge)




1 Comment

  1. Kindly help me out through the follwing process. 
    i have a single project. with two boards. i want separate independent sprints for both boards, how can i do that ? so that when i view the other board the sprint of other board doesn't show up