Create 'Sprint started' automation for multiple projects

Bart van der Heijden
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May 1, 2024

Hi all,

I want to create a global automation that transitions issues from Backlog → To Do whenever their assigned sprint is started. However, as far as I'm aware you always need to specify a board when you want to use the Sprint Started trigger:

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This is a limitation for me, since I want the automation to happen for any sprint that gets started in our organisation, and with the current trigger I would need to create 40+ automations (1 per project), which need to be constantly updated as new projects get added in the future.

Is anybody able to help me out with this problem?




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Walter Buggenhout
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May 1, 2024

Hi @Bart van der Heijden and welcome to the Community!

The sprint started trigger is fired from a board. This is just how it is. However, a board (from company managed projects) can use a filter to pull in data from multiple projects, thus grouping the work for a team in a single, cross-project view.

That approach would/should reduce the number of separate boards and sprints and also the number of automation rules you need. But if you do want/need to have a separate scrum board for each individual project, there will be no other way - with automation - than creating an automation rule for each associated board.

Hope this helps!

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Matt Parks
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May 1, 2024

If you have Scriptrunner, you can create a listener that will trigger off of the SprintStartedEvent that will execute the transition on all work items associated with that sprint. If this is something that you'd be interested in, I can post the code here.

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