I would like to Automate the sprint from week to week with our predefined sprints in the backlog. I

Nikhil Mohanty March 6, 2024

Hello,

 

I am trying to have our sprint board to automatically start on the Friday of every week.

 

So when it hits Friday at 5 PM. CST I want it to close that sprint and move it to the next sprint. I am unsure how to automate this piece. The main reason is our developers like to review their sprint on Sunday prior to Monday work. So I want to automate this piece so I don't have to manually switch sprints on the weekend?

 

So two issues in one. I am attempting to close an sprint with open subtask and I have to move those issues to done to be able to do so. The second is the automation of the sprint from week to week.

 

-Thanks

 

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Bill Sheboy
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March 6, 2024

Hi @Nikhil Mohanty 

There is nothing built in for the Jira Cloud, standard license to automatically close / start sprints.

It is possible to write an automation rule to do this, calling REST API functions with the Send Web Request action.  One challenge will be doing this in the correct step order when you want to do things like move any incomplete issues to a new sprint, or similar things which Jira's UX currently handles with a dialog box on Complete Sprint.

Another option is to investigate the Atlassian Marketplace for addon apps which can do these types of sprint-related automation functions.

Kind regards,
Bill

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Matt Parks
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I'm not aware that Jira will require that sub-tasks be closed in order to complete a sprint if the sub-tasks are under an open issue. However, if those open sub-tasks are under a closed issue, then Jira will not allow you to complete the sprint.

 

I'm not sure exactly how it works in Cloud, but, as of Data Center 9.8, Jira allows you to configure sprints to auto-start/complete. You need to have Parallel Sprints configured in your instance. Below is a link to the latest documentation:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirasoftwareserver/configuring-a-sprint-to-auto-start-and-auto-complete-1235848794.html#Configuringasprinttoautostartandautocomplete-parallel_sprints

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