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GreenHopper Labs enables our customers to test some exciting new functionality within GreenHopper, giving you a sneak preview of new features coming in future releases of GreenHopper.

Please note that Labs features represent work-in-progress. They may be incomplete, or may change before being incorporated into the product (some Labs features may never be incorporated into the product). We try to keep Labs features stable, but please note that we cannot guarantee that data used while evaluating a Labs feature will be completely intact.

Enabling Labs features

To switch 'Labs' on:

  1. Log in as a user with the 'JIRA Administrators' global permission.
  2. Select JIRA Administration from the top bar, then select Plugins > GreenHopper.
  3. Under GreenHopper Labs, select the features that are of interest to you:


On this page:

Parallel Sprints

Turn on Parallel Sprints to enable multiple active, parallel sprints. For example, if you have two teams working from the same backlog, each team can now work on their own sprint.

Please note the following caveats with this simple approach:

  • The Velocity Chart will not show the velocity per team.
  • The current implementation assumes that the teams perform estimation identically, which is unlikely in practice.

Please note that this feature is still undergoing development and may change from its current implementation.



Turn on Analytics to share your usage of GreenHopper with the GreenHopper development team. This provides us with insight into what features are being used, where customers are encountering difficulties, and where we should be focusing our time and energy.


Release Planning

(Introduced in 6.1.4)

Turn on Release Planning to make the Versions panel available in Plan mode, enabling you to assign issues to versions.