Using Active sprints

The Active sprints of a Scrum board displays the issues that your team is currently working on. You can create and update issues, and drag and drop issues to transition them through a workflow.

Before you begin

  • Active sprints are only available on Scrum boards. If you are using a Kanban board, see Monitoring work in a Kanban project instead.
  • Different functions on the Active sprints of a board require different permissions. For example, to remove an issue from a sprint, you need to have the Schedule Issues and Edit Issues permissions. See Permissions overview for more information.

On this page:

Using Active sprints of a Scrum board

Navigate to the  Active sprints of your Scrum board.

Screenshot: Active sprints of a Scrum board


About Active sprints:

  • An issue will only be visible in Active sprints if:
    • the issue's status maps to one of the board's columns,
    • the issue is in an active sprint (for Scrum boards), and
    • the issue matches the board's saved filter.

What can I do in the Active sprints of a Scrum board?

Task Instructions
Add issues to the 'To Do' column

Click Create in the header to open the 'Create Issue' dialog and create your issue. The issue will be added to the To Do column.

Tip: tick the Create another checkbox in the 'Create Issue' dialog to keep it open, if you are creating multiple issues.

View and edit an issue's details

Click the desired issue on the board. The issue's details will display in the issue detail view, where you can also edit some issue details, depending on the issue detail view configuration.

To open an issue in a separate tab or window, right-click on the issue key on the card.

To view the details of an epic issue, click the epic lozenge on the card.

Filter issues Click the desired Quick Filter (below the board name), e.g. Only My Issues. See Configuring Quick Filters for details.
Prioritize an issue

Drag and drop an issue within a column to rank it.

Transition an issue

Drag and drop an issue between columns.

  When transitioning multiple issues...

Depending on the following conditions, you can transition multiple issues from the backlog to the next status in your project's workflow:

  • You have the transition issues permission.
  • The statuses of the issues are already mapped to the board's columns.
  • Your project's workflow supports the particular transition for the multiple issues selected, and all transition conditions are met.
  • The issues you're transitioning have the same set of transitions.
  • The issues you're transitioning don't have any associated transition screen.
  • You can select multiple issues by using the Shift or Ctrl key while clicking the issues.

Create sub-tasks

Select the desired issue, press the '.' key, and type 'create sub-task' to open the 'Create Sub-task' dialog. Create the sub-task as desired.

Sub-tasks are useful for breaking a story (issue) down into implementable chunks.

Flag an issue Right-click an issue and select Add flag. You can also add a comment with your flag, perhaps to indicate your reason for adding the flag.
Delete an issue Right-click an issue and select Delete.
Bulk change issues Right-click (or select multiple issues and right-click) and select Bulk Change.
Remove issues from a sprint Right-click (or select multiple issues and right-click) and select Remove from 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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