How do I combine issues from multiple projects into a single backlog and sprint?

Hi,

I am managing a development team that works on multiple different projects, a fairly common scenario I assume. I would love to base our sprint planning based on the team though, rather than doing it on a project by project level. What I am asking is, is there a way to view project A, B & C's issues that are in the backlog of each respective project, in a single backlog view, thus allowing me to create ONE sprint containing issues from each different project? This seems to me to be something that would be fairly common, however I am yet to discover an answer on this. I hope someone here can enlighten me about this practise.

Best regards,

André

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It´s absolutely possible. When you create the board, Jira asks you if it will be for an existing project or for an existing saved filter.

You have to select the second (first you have to create a saved filter that includes all projects you want to managed togheter, the simplest is project in (PRJ1, PRJ2, PRJ3)) and then the board, both backlog and active sprint views, will include issues from several projects.

Regards.

You are indeed right sir, found it out this morning actually. But forgot to update my post.

Thank you for taking the time to explain it though, someone else might get something useful out of the answer later.

Very helpful answer! Thanks for posting the question Andre and thanks for answering Aylin

Hello guys, I am trying to do this, how do I create a filter that includes all projects so that I can create a sprint with issues from multiple projects?

Go to the issue search and create a filter like "project in (ABC, DEF, GHI)", then use that in the board.  Or edit the filter in the board configuration so that it includes many projects.

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