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weekly capacity not variable in Jira Portfolio improved interface


The problem occurs in the Portfolio Improved interface and not in the 'tradional interface'.

In the traditional interface you can specify the number of working hours for one person for one week, e.g. 40 hours. For a team of 7 persons, based on these values the total weekly capacity is computed automatically, nl. 280 hours.

In the improved interface this this not possible and you can only view the number of 200 working hours as a specified maximum for a team.

Does this mean that a variable weekly capacity for different persons in a team has not yet been implemented in the Jira Portfolio improved interface ? If yes, in which version / when can this desired functionality be expected ?

With kind regards,
Bertran de Boer

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Roi Fine Atlassian Team Mar 25, 2020

Hi @Bertran de Boer ,


I'm a product manager on the team. We decided not to prioritize individual capacity in the new interface. We believe empowering our customers to focus on teams' capacity rather than individuals would be more beneficial.

We believe focusing on teams' capacity is less effort for planners, enables planning at scale, yet still provides accurate results.

At the same time, we know that today you can't plan with variable future capacity. Soon, we will release the ability to adjust future sprints' capacity. Related to capacity planning, we also plan to release:

  1. Link to the teams' velocity chart in Jira from the sprint flyouts 
  2. Editing future sprints - Name, date. goal

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. 



Thanks for the question and for the detailed answer @Bertran de Boer and @Roi Fine!

A few people in my company have the same question 
@Roi Fine when do you expect to release the varible Sprint capacity feature or in which future release? 

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Roi Fine Atlassian Team Mar 26, 2020

Soon @Mohsen Mehrafrouz  :) I can just say that we're working on it. 


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Any update on when the variable sprint capacity will be available? We would also make great use of this feature. Thanks.

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Hi @Roi Fine,

the urgently awaited feature to set variable capacities for future sprints/iterations seems to be included in the data center version of adv. roadmaps since June 2020..? 

Can you tell us when this feature will finally be available in the cloud version?



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Roi Fine Atlassian Team Dec 07, 2020

Hi Nico,

In a matter of weeks, this feature would be available in our cloud offering too.

Stay tuned,


Hi Roi,

thanks for the quick reply!



This feature would be awesome for me team. Any news about it?

Best Regards!


Hi @Roi Fine  , 

are there any updates on this? 

We want to implement the variable sprint capacity, but i cant find anything in roadmaps. 



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