Configuring versions in a Scrum project

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A version is a set of features and fixes released together as a single update to your application. Assigning issues to versions helps you plan the order in which new features (stories) for your application will be released to your customers. In 

Jira Software

, you can view your issues according to which version they belong to. You can also drag-and-drop issues into a version to assign them to it, which you should do before you start work on the issues. This helps you plan your upcoming versions, which may span multiple sprints.

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Before you begin

  • This page does not apply to Kanban projects. See Configuring versions in a Kanban project instead.
  • The functions for managing versions require different permissions. For example, you need the 'Edit Issues' permission to add an issue to a version. Read Permissions overview for more information.

Managing versions

  1. Go to the Backlog of your Scrum project.

  2. Click VERSIONS on the left side of the board (aligned vertically) to open it.

    Add a new version Click Create version (you will need to hover over the 'VERSIONS' panel to show this link), enter the version details, and create it.
    * The Start Date is used to give you a more accurate Version Report in cases where you might plan a version many weeks or even months in advance, but not actually commence work until closer to the release date.
    * The End Date is used to calculate the days remaining in a release on the Release Hub.
    Update a version's details For the version name, click the arrow next to the name, then choose Edit name.
    For other fields (e.g. Description), click the field to edit it.
    Add an issue to a version Drag and drop the issue onto the version in the 'VERSIONS' panel.
    Remove an issue from a version Drag and drop the issue onto Issues without versions in the 'VERSIONS' panel.
    Filter issues by version Click the version in the 'VERSIONS' panel to show only issues in that version. Click All issues to remove the filter. Alternatively, click Clear all filters next to the sprint's name.

Screenshot: viewing versions in the Scrum backlog

Tips

  • The blue horizontal bar under the version's name (in the 'VERSIONS' panel) indicates progress towards completing the work estimated for the version. Note that this bar only represents progress on the estimated issues in a version.
  • You can use the JQL fixVersion  field to search for a version's issues — see

    JQL

     (

    Jira admin

    documentation)
    for details.

Next steps

 Need help? If you can't find the answer you need in our documentation, we have other resources available to help you. See Getting help.

Last modified on Jan 29, 2018

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