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To reopen a sprint, you must be a Jira administrator or a user with the Manage Sprints project permission. Learn more about permissions in Jira.
If another sprint is already active, you’ll need to enable parallel sprints before reopening a completed sprint.
To reopen a sprint:
If not already there, navigate to your project.
From your project’s sidebar, select Reports.
If you’re using a company-managed project, select the Sprint Report. If you’re using a team-managed project, select either the Burnup report or the Sprint burndown chart.
Select the relevant sprint from the sprint drop-down.
Select more (…) > Reopen sprint.
When you reopen a sprint, this event is recorded in the sprint report and the report will use your new end date.
Depending on the state of your team’s issues, and any actions you may have taken when closing the sprint, Jira Software Cloud may change the status of issues as they appear in the sprint report.
Scenarios for reopening sprints
The diagram below shows you the possible flows when you're reopening sprints, depending on certain scenarios.
In the following sample scenarios listed below, let's assume the following details:
You've created a sprint and named it 'Sprint 1'.
You've added some issues to Sprint 1, and then started it.
Your team is currently working on the issue in Sprint 1.
You have a future planned sprint named 'Sprint 2'.
Below are some examples of simple scenarios where you may want to reopen a sprint, and the results you can expect.
Sprint 1 cannot be reopened because all incomplete issues in Sprint 1 when it was closed are now in the currently active Sprint 2.
In some cases, you may be able to reopen a sprint, but the results may not be as what you expect them to be. Or you may not be able to reopen a sprint altogether. Below are some examples of complex scenarios where you may want to reopen a sprint, and the results you can expect.
Sprint 1 cannot be reopened for the following reasons:
Sprint 1 cannot be reopened because all of its issues are now in the currently active sprint, Sprint 2.
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