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Monitor the progress of a sprint

You've started a sprint with grand plans. How do you make sure that your team is on track to deliver what they've committed to?

Jira Software provides a number of tools that you can use to monitor the progress of a sprint. If you run into problems or things are just not on track for the target date, Jira Software can help visualize or highlight problems so your team can take actions to remedy them.

Active sprints 

The Active sprints of a Scrum board just may be the central workspace for a sprint that's in progress. You and your team would usually check Active sprints at least once a day, while a sprint is running — perhaps your team has its daily stand-ups around a monitor displaying Active sprints. 

Learn more: Using Active sprints

Screenshot of an active scrum sprint in Jira Software Cloud

Development panel for issues

If you have Jira Software connected to your development tools, a 'Development' panel is shown on each issue that shows you information about the commits, branches, pull requests, builds, and more, that are related to the issue. This can help you see discrepancies at a glance — for example, issues that have related commits, but are still in the 'To Do' status.

Learn more: Configuring development tools

Screenshot of the development panel in Jira displaying the branch, commits, pull request and builds relevant to the issue..

We're gradually rolling out a new issue view, which you may see on your boards and in your backlog. The issue detail view will look a little different and some procedures will change slightly. Take a look at our info page to see what's changed and get the latest updates.

Wallboards and gadgets

A wallboard can act as an "information radiator" for your team, letting them know how they are progressing during a sprint, alerting them when builds are broken, reminding them about upcoming team events, and more. You just need to add the desired gadgets to a dashboard, then display it as a wallboard (Tools > View as Wallboard on the dashboard). 

Learn more: Configuring dashboards

A sample wallboard for the sprint Spring Cleanup. The wallboard presents overall progress, team avatars, and today's work.

Burndown Chart

The Burndown Chart shows the work that has been completed in a sprint and estimates how long it will take to complete the remaining work. This can help you determine the likelihood of your team completing a sprint on time — allowing you to visualize or highlight problems so your team can take actions to remedy them.

Learn more: Burndown Chart

A Burndown chart, depicted as a line graph. The X axis represents time, and the Y axis represents work in story points.

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