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Start a sprint in company-managed projects

In order to start a sprint, it needs to be at the top of your backlog. If you want to start a planned sprint that is lower down, you will need to reorder your sprints to move it to the top. Learn how to reorder sprints in your backlog.

If you want to have more than one active sprint at a time, you’ll need to enable parallel sprints. Learn more about what parallel sprints are, and how to use them.

To start a sprint:

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

  2. From your project’s sidebar, select Backlog.

  3. Find the sprint that you want to start and select Start sprint.

    1. Update the Sprint name.

    2. Select the Start date and End date for the sprint.

      1. To prevent inaccurate reporting, the planned time and date are replaced by a suggested time and date that match the moment you select Start sprint. This can be changed to suit your team. Learn more about reports in company-managed projects.

    3. Add a Sprint goal if desired.

      1. This sprint goal is also displayed on the Sprint Report and Burndown Chart.

  4. Select Start.

You will be taken to the Active sprints, where issues in your newly started sprint will be shown. 

You can still view your active sprint in the Backlog, and even add and remove issues from it. Be aware that adding and removing an issue from the active sprint is considered to be a scope change and will be reflected in some reports like the Burndown Chart.

When your sprint ends, you’ll be given the option to move any incomplete issues to a new sprint, or your Backlog.

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