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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 backlog.
(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)