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Complete a sprint

This page applies to company-managed projects only.

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

To complete a sprint, you must be a Jira Administrator or a user with the Manage Sprints permission.

Sprints only apply to Scrum boards. If you are using a Kanban board, check out Deploying a release instead.

All sub-tasks must be Done before you can complete a sprint. If the parent issue is not marked as Done, it will be moved to the selected future sprint or to the Backlog when the sprint is completed.

To complete a sprint:

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

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

  3. If necessary, select the sprint you want to complete from the sprint drop-down.
    Note that if you have multiple sprints in the Active sprints of your board, the 'Complete Sprint' button will not appear until you select one of the sprints.

  4. Click Complete Sprint. All completed issues will move out of Active sprints.

  5. If the sprint has incomplete issues, select from one of the following:

    • Backlog, to move the issues to the backlog

    • Any future sprint, to move the issues to any future sprint that's already created

    • New sprint, to create a new sprint and then move the issues to the new sprint

Your issues won't be marked with the date the sprint was closed; however, you can always view the sprint for an issue to find out when the sprint ended.

If you can't complete a sprint, your board's filter may be complex, and Jira is unable to determine which projects will be returned by the query. See Using Manage Sprints permission for advanced cases if you need help.

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