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 desired board.

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?

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 an issue's details

Click the desired issue on the board. The issue's details will display in a panel on the right of the board. For information on how to use this issue detail panel, see Searching for Issues.

You can also select multiple issues, right-click, then select View in Issue Navigator for a different view of the issues.

Prioritize an issue

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

Transition an issueDrag and drop an issue between columns.
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 issuesRight-click (or select multiple issues and right-click) to open a menu and select Add flag.
Filter issuesClick the desired Quick Filter (below the board name), e.g. Only My Issues.
Bulk change issuesRight-click (or select multiple issues and right-click) to open a menu and select Bulk Change.
Remove issues from a sprintRight-click (or select multiple issues and right-click) to open a menu and select Remove from Sprint.
Hide detail view

If you're switching between the issues quite often, it might be useful to hide the issue detail view that appears on the right of the backlog. You can do it by clicking More () > Hide detail view.

Next steps

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Last modified on Oct 6, 2021

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