In my JIRA board suddenly started seeing other teams sprints showing up? What could be the reasons? This is affecting the version reports.

I have been using JIRA for the projects and running sprints successfully. Suddenly I stated seeing some other projects sprints  showing up on my board. This is skewing the release burndown and version reports which is used effectively for  managing releases. 

What could be the possible reasons of the same.?

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In a general sense, if you see a sprint from another project, it means that this sprint contains issues that match your board's filter. Discounting flaws in your own filter, here's what could have happened:

  1. Another team (the "wrong" sprint owners) have a faulty filter which catches some of your issues
  2. Somebody interacting with your issues has manually set the Sprint field in the Edit screen to the wrong sprint. This mistake is sort of easily made.

Both scenarios can be verified by looking at the contents of the "wrong" sprint(s). Doing a JQL for Project = YourProject AND Sprint in ("WrongSprint1", "WrongSprint2"...) will show you all issues associated with the wrong sprint. From there, look at the history of individual issues to figure out what happened.

Once you've done your detective work, it's pretty much an issue of figuring out how to avoid that mistake in the future.


Thanks and  there  was  a cloning of a JIRA card and that  had  closed Wrong sprints in it which could not  be edited and hence was  showing up in our board.

Hi @Subhashish Lahiri,

You need to check the board filter and make sure that it displays only one project. A common mistake is that board filters are based on an issue type and when a new project is created with same issue type its requests will be shown together. Or it could be that someone from the team have updated the board filter without knowing that this filter is used in a board.

Hi Georges

I rechecked the board filter and it is configured to only one project. So the issue should be something else.


Hi @Subhashish Lahiri,

The other possibility then is that you have moved a request from one project to another. This will cause that the old sprint of the request will be available on the new kanban also.

Is this your case?

I have the same issue. I think its like you said. We have two projects, one we use for backlog organisation and one for the scrum project. We will merge both but still we have this behavior. We move the tickets between the two projects. 

So i will try to update the board filter to define the sprints. Even its not that flexible its fine because i don't change the sprint that often. 

Hm, i tried, but the problem is if you select the sprints you want to include, it will also affect the display of the backlog items. 

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