I'm trying to understand why this happened, so that we can prevent it in the future. I have two boards. One shows all issues for Project A, B and C. The other shows issues from Project X. They are related projects, so issues get moved between them. The currently active sprint for both boards was named the same. I completed the sprint for the Project A/B/C board. Later, I saw that the active sprint on Project X was also closed (at precisely the same time). Why would this happen and how can I prevent it in the future? Thanks for any suggestions.
Late to the party, but in case someone has a similar question in the future, I've put together this article: Changing a Sprint in one board affects a Sprint in another.
In this particular case, it sounds like an issue from A, B or C project was moved to Project X, and as it was already associated with a Sprint, that Sprint was then displayed in the Project X board. As it was the same entity, closing it in one board was reflected in the other as well.
For future reference, I'd recommend using a naming convention that would clearly distinguish Sprints created in different boards.
...It's true that there are projects in Jira; but they are merely a way to cut off issues, to tell them apart from other sections of work and to apply rules that are specific to that team (the schemes)....
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