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How to create a Sprint in Jira 7+

There seems to be no way to create a sprint in Jira 7.. on a kanban board. 

All documentation refers to to the Agile drop down that has since been moved. 

Versions are obvious and I am now wondering if Jira has decided to make a sprint a version? 

I have no sprint option in Backlog and I have Rank enabled and I have administrator permissions. 

Any assistance would be very appreciated. 

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>There seems to be no way to create a sprint in Jira 7.. on a kanban board

Kanban boards do not have, and never have had sprints.  That's the point of them.

Try a Scrum board instead.

Thanks understood and it makes sense. 

Deleted user Feb 16, 2019

If we do not have a sprint feature in kanban.... how can i have subtasks visible in a srum board?

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Hi Shawn,

Please note that the functionalities you are referring to are related to scrum boards. I'd recommend that you create a scrum project instead of a kanban project if you'd like to create a sprint.

You can find more information here:

Ok got it thanks for explaining, makes perfect sense. 

In "Scrumban" you follow the Scrum Guide in every way, but you use a kanban board in standups to track the progress of the work in sprints.    For Scrumban, it would be useful to view and set the sprint, and Scrumban is a very productive way to implement Scrum. 

I agree that in Kanban, the concept of a sprint is not used, but I have had some teams tack the current sprint on when stories are done, so that central reporting of a mixed group of Scrum and Kanban teams can report in sprints.

I think the sprint should work like any other variable while doing Kanban or Scrumban.

That's one of the weaknesses of Scrumban and I've seen strong arguments that it's not really a useful idea, it's just a slightly different way to look at a Scrum, and not a particularly useful one.

The best you can do with Scrumban is simply to put the sprint on the board view via the cards - the most popular one I've seen is to use the card colours to distinguish between closed sprints, open sprints and future sprints.

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