Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in
It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Why cant we organise multiple project tasks into a single sprint?

We utilise a shared resource model,  we run multiple concurrent projects with work planned into a single shared 10-day sprint cycle.


We cant drag tickets from projects into the sprint cycle and we'd like to find a way of doing this to negate having to clone or duplicate tickets,  any suggestions?

2 answers

2 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted
John Funk Community Leader Sep 26, 2021

Hi Jon,

If you are wanting to do Sprints, you need to create a Jira Software project and not a Jira Work Management project. 

0 votes
Answer accepted

Hi @Jon Miles , welcome to the community!

If you have a Scrum board where you want to use Sprints containing tasks from multiple projects, you need to edit the filter which is used by the board/backlog. To do this, go into Board Settings > General, then under Saved Filter, click on Edit Filter Query.

By default, the filter for a new board will look something like Project = ABC (ABC is the project that the board is hosted in). You should change this to Project in (ABC, XYZ, DEF), where ABC, XYZ and DEF are the project keys for the projects you want to include in the Sprint. Click Search and then Save.

If the projects are using different workflows with different statuses, you will then need to go into Board Settings > Columns and map all of the available statuses to the workflow columns so that all tasks are visible.

The Sprint Board and Backlog should now show all of the tasks from all projects contained within the filter, and you will then be able to move tasks from each project into the Sprint.

You will need to make sure that you have the correct permissions in each permission scheme used by all of the projects within the filter. You will need the Browse Issues and Manage Sprints permissions at a minimum.

Hope this helps!

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Site Admin
Community showcase
Published in Jira Work Management

Lessons from Vilius Zigmantas’ path to Continuous Process Improvement at GeoComply

  “Organizations are made of people who create and follow processes which are constantly changing and are in need to be supported and nurtured… this is the spot where I realized I can br...

1,739 views 9 19
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you