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How can I have "Parallel Sprints"


I have enabled it from (Settings -> Products -> Jira Software configuration -> then enabled Parallel Sprints


In backlog, start sprint is active only for one sprint, please advise 

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Hi @Mohammad Kettaneh welcome to the Atlassian community.

Thank you for sharing the screen shots. To me , it looks like you are on team-managed Jira project type. If so, you can't run parallel sprints. The Atlassian team are currently planning to implement the same on this project type with no ETA.

You need to use the company-managed project type for running parallel Sprints,

Stay safe and stay healthy.

@G subramanyam All clear now, working fine, thanks.

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Hello @Alex Koxaras , thanks for your reply.


please check the attached photos .. I can start one Sprint only


Alex Koxaras Community Leader Jul 04, 2021

As @G subramanyam stated, by the looks of it, it seems that you are currently working on a TMP, rather than on a CMP. If that is the case, then you have to switch to a CMP to have parallel sprints.


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@Alex Koxaras  All clear now, working fine, thanks.

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I have a follow-up question;


I am in a Company managed Project so great; I can enable the parallel option! :)

Now: Is there any way by which I (admin) can solely enable this function for a certain Project?


  • I have a Project "D&A", for the entire department of small Scrum teams,
  • They have one backlog. However, they work in different sub teams and thereby need to run Sprints in Jira at the same time / simultaneously
  • Need for all teams to have their own sprint goals (work on different topics/focus areas)

My question is:

Once I enable this option, does it enable the parallel sprints for ALL teams & projects? I just want to enable it for my team & project


Suggestions would be fully & much appreciated!

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Alex Koxaras Community Leader Jul 04, 2021

Hi @Mohammad Kettaneh ,

Since you have parallel sprints enabled, you should be able to start two sprints. Can you confirm that you have at least one issue on the second sprint you want to start?


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