Closing A Sprint: Stories w/ 'Done' Resolution Moved to Next Sprint?

We are using a simplified workflow (To Do, In Progress, Done) and have just closed our first sprint.  Now, despite the Sprint Report defining the issues as "Completed" and the resolution for each completed issue defined as "Done", these previous 'done' issues have been moved into our new sprint and are appearing in the Done column in Work Mode.

Did we miss something when closing the previous Sprint?  Is there a setting, or Post Function that we may have overlooked?


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Boris Berenberg Community Champion Jan 05, 2015

Take a look at: and see if the statuses in the Done column have the Set Resolution checkbox set.

Thank you for the feedback Boris. After checking the board configuration, the Set Resolution checkbox has indeed been set for our Done column. When viewing the Sprint report, both the status and resolution for each of our completed issues have been defined. Somehow though, when closing the previous sprint, all of our done issues were carried over into the new sprint. I will continue to review the documentation on the simplified workflow. Thanks.

Did you manage to find the origin of this problem? I would be very interested as I encountered this exact same problem today ;-(

Tim - We were able to find out the reason for this issue in our project. The Category attribute for our Done status in the workflow we were using had been unintentionally changed from "Done" (green), to "To Do" (grey). Once we fixed this issue in our workflow, the issues we had completed in our Done column were not carried over into our next sprint. Hope this helps.

Thanks for your quick response. will check this.

It appears that issues which are moved to a new sprint and get closed (before the sprint has started), do not show up in the Plan view, but after you start the that sprint will reappaear on the Work view. The Burndown does not show them either as the Sprint had not yet started when the issues were closed.

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