Deleting a sprint

You might find it useful to delete a sprint if:

  • You've created a sample sprint to experiment with JIRA Software's features
  • You've accidentally started a sprint, and don't want it to reflect in any reports

Keeping these sprints can be annoying because they'll show up in menus and search results. They'll also affect reports like the Velocity Chart, which can compromise your team's future planning. Instead of keeping these sprints in your project, you can delete them.

Before you begin

To delete a sprint, you'll need to have the Manage Sprints permission

Deleting a planned or active sprint

  1. Navigate to the  Backlog of your Scrum software development project.
  2. Find the sprint you want to delete, and select more () > Delete sprint.

Things to keep in mind:

  • When you delete a planned or active sprint, all of the sprint's issues will move to the next sprint in the list. If there isn't another sprint available, they'll go to the backlog instead.
  • If you delete an active sprint, those issues will keep their status.

Deleting a completed sprint

You can delete a completed sprint on the Sprint reports screen:

  1. Click Boards in the header and pick the board the sprint belongs to.
  2. Click Reports, then select Sprint Report.
  3. Select the relevant sprint from the sprint drop-down.
  4. Select more () > Delete sprint.

Next steps

(info) 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.

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