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Schedule work for scrum teams on your roadmap

This page refers to the roadmap view in Jira Software and not Advanced Roadmaps, the cross-project planning tool only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

Unless otherwise noted, the roadmap view in Jira Software is the same for both company-managed and team-managed projects.

For scrum teams, child issues are scheduled according to the sprint to which they’re assigned. On your roadmap, the schedule bar for all child issues is the same size regardless of their estimated duration, aligning with the sprints at the top.

Unlike when planning for kanban teams, this ability is enabled by default in scrum projects.

What you'll see when you roll up dates in your project roadmap in Jira Software Cloud

Before you can use the roadmap view to schedule issues, you first need to create sprints with start and end dates in your backlog. You can’t create new sprints from the roadmap view. Once created, the sprints appear at the top of your roadmap in chronological order, as shown above.

To schedule scrum child issues on your roadmap:

  1. In your project, ensure that you’ve created sprints and assigned them dates. Learn how to make sprints. Once you’ve done this, they’ll automatically show on your roadmap.

  2. Hover over the timeline section based on when you’d like to schedule the issue. Faint blue drop zones will appear on the roadmap, each corresponding to a sprint. If you have overlapping sprints, the issue will be assigned to the one that begins first.

  3. Place the timeline bar in a blue drop zone, and Jira assigns the issue to that sprint.

Change sprint assignment

There are multiple ways to change a an issue’s assigned sprint on your roadmap:

  • Drag and drop the schedule bar to another sprint zone.

  • Select the schedule bar from the timeline to open the issue detail view, then change the sprint in the Sprint field.

  • Right-click on the child issue’s schedule bar to open the Change sprint menu, then select the parent issue to which you’d like to move it. You can also clear the sprint assignment from this menu.

Change your issue's sprint assignment from your roadmap view in Jira Software Cloud

Rearrange issues

To rearrange issues on your roadmap view, simply drag and drop them into your desired locations. There are a couple of different reasons you might want to change your issue order:

  • you want to change an issue’s ranking relative to issues of the same type

  • you want to assign a child issue to a new parent

These changes in your roadmap are saved to your Jira issues in real-time.

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