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Change iteration capacity from your plan

This page refers to the advanced planning features that are only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

We have a separate section for documentation about the project timeline that’s included in Jira Software. Go to the documentation for project-level roadmaps in Jira.


The capacity of your iterations can fluctuate for several reasons. Examples include public holidays, a sick team member, or team members spread across different projects. If you’re using time-based estimates, the default capacity is 200 weekly hours. If you’re using story points, the default setting is 30 story points per iteration.

The default length of iterations in your plan are inherited from each team’s settings. You can keep the sprint (and therefore your plan) accurate by editing its capacity via the sprint details flyout.

To change the capacity of a sprint from your timeline:

  1. Enable capacity planning on your timeline.

  2. Select a sprint to open the sprint capacity information window.

  3. Select the number next to the Sprint capacity field and enter a new value.

  4. Use the checkmark to confirm the change.

This can be done for active and future sprints.

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