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What are releases in 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 the project timeline in Jira.


Releases in your plan are referred to as Fix versions in Jira. Read more about versions in Jira Software.


Releases in your plan essentially function as large target deadlines for sections or versions of your work. In the rest of Jira, these are referred to as Fix versions.

You can set a release to happen on a set date, or after all of the issues assigned to it are completed. The former is recommended for teams that release with regular cadence (every two weeks) since any issues that aren’t completed can be bounced to the next release. For teams that have irregular releases, your plan can give you a projected release date when you define a release based on completed issues.

Your plan uses two different types of releases: single-project and cross-project. As the name implies, a single-project release is tied to one project, while a cross-project release aligns the dates of multiple projects. Read more about single-project and cross-project releases

Navigate to Releases view to view and manage your releases. This list will include any set releases that you've created in Jira Software in your plan. Before planning with releases, they need to be enabled in your project.


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