How do I Stop a sprint that was Started in Error

Not paying attention, Sprint 3 was started when Sprint 2 should have been started. We will do Sprint 3, just not now(must be after sprint 2)

I don't want to delete the now started sprint, but need to Stop or pause it while Sprint 2 completes.

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Hi John,

I don't think you can stop a sprint to be restarted later on. You can create a new sprint, and delete the one your started by mistake. The issues that were in Sprint 3 will move to the next sprint. Now you can re-create Sprint 3 and move the original issues back to it.

Hope it helps,


Not the answer I wanted, but the answer I expected.

I did just as you described and I'm back to where I wanted to be.

Thanks @Carlos Garcia Navarro


Hi Jone,

I'm afraid so... Per the Atlassian documentation, "You can only delete inactive sprints, so the ones that haven't been started yet, or that were already completed."

This is an article that explains how to delete sprints:

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