The following information only applies to next-gen projects

If you're unsure what type project you need help with, check the bottom of your project sidebar. If you see the Give feedback and Learn more menu items, you're in a next-gen project. If you don't, you're in a classic project.

Next-gen projects and boards allow you to switch on any features you need, and ignore the ones you don't. We recommend only enabling the features your team needs and disabling everything else. This way, your project doesn't get cluttered and your team can focus on the things that matter.

To enable agile features:

  1. If not already there, navigate to your next-gen project.
  2. In your project sidebar, select Project settings Features.
  3. Use the toggles to enable and disable features for your project. 

You can enable any of the following:


The roadmap helps your team visualize how their work builds up into long-term goals and initiatives. You can use the roadmap to track dependencies and minimize risk or delays. Learn more about the roadmap.


The backlog view is a dedicated space for defining and prioritizing work your team will take on now and into the future. Learn more about the backlog.


Sprints represent what your team thinks they can achieve in specific periods of time, usually two-week intervals. Teams that work in a Scrum method use sprints to help them get a grip on the speed their team delivers and plan work accordingly. To use sprints, you must enable the backlog. Learn more about sprints.


Reports help you track and analyze your team's work throughout the course of your project. Jira Software's next-gen projects come with a few different reports that can give you insights into your team’s performance. Learn more about reports.


Better understand how fast your team can complete tasks by estimating each issue in the backlog and comparing those estimates to how long it takes to execute the task. Learn more about estimation.


Create, share and collaborate on all your project docs in one place. Requires Confluence by Atlassian. Learn more about pages.

Releases & versions

Releases represent points in time for your project. They can be used to schedule how features are rolled out to your customers, or as a way to organize work that has been completed for the project. Learn more about releases and versions.

Next-gen projects are still growing in power and functionality. We've got more agile features coming soon. Check out our public roadmap.

Want to learn more about agile?

Check out our no-nonsense guide to agile development.