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Group issues on your plan

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

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


Your plan lets you group issues on your timeline according to assignees, projects, component, teams, sprints, release, goals and labels. You can also group by custom fields. Learn how to group custom fields that have been added to your plan.

To change how issues are grouped:

  1. Navigate to the View settings menu of your plan.

  2. Find the the dropdown menu labeled Group by, then select how you want to group your issues.

    1. If you group by component or label, select + Create group. Enter a name, and then start typing to find the components or labels to add to the group.

Before you can group by labels and components, they must be configured by an administrator Learn how to configure custom labels and components.

Any issues that don’t have a value in the selected field (for instance, no team is assigned to an issue, and you group by team) will be in the Unassigned swimlane at the bottom of your plan.

When grouping by sprint

Sprints that are shared by multiple teams will have a swimlane for each team and the capacity shown will for each specific one. your plan will automatically roll up values to the parent task.

When grouping by release

Releases are ordered by release date. Those without dates, are at the bottom of the plan.

When grouping by custom field

The custom field types that can be used when grouping issues on your timeline are:

  • single-select

  • multi-select

  • user picker

  • label

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