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Add issues to an active sprint

This page applies to company-managed projects only.

Learn more about the difference between company-managed and team-managed projects.

In Scrum, scope creep during a sprint should be avoided. The team is supposed to deliver a working piece of software at the end of the sprint, so when adding issues to a sprint you need to know your team's capacity for work, as well as the amount of work they are committing to.

Typically, your team estimates issues before adding them to the sprint, so you can see the total estimated work for the sprint (in the sprint footer). You can match this against your team's capacity for work by looking at past sprints. Tools like the Velocity Chart and Burndown Chart can help you with this. Don't worry if you don't have any historical data — you'll get a good idea of your team's velocity once they start completing sprints.

Add an issue to an active sprint

If not already there, navigate to your company-managed software project.

Add issues from the backlog to an active sprint

  1. From your project’s sidebar, select Backlog.

  2. Drag and drop the issues onto the relevant sprint.


To add multiple issues you can:

  • select the issues (use Shift+Click or Ctrl+Click), right-click, then select the relevant sprint

  • drag the sprint footer down to include issues from the backlog.

Create an issue and add it to an active sprint

  1. From your project’s sidebar, select Active sprints.

  2. From the navigation bar, select Create.

  3. Fill in the issue details and add the relevant sprint in the Sprint field.

  4. Select Create.


To create multiple issues, select the Create another issue checkbox.

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