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Query help. carry over sprint to sprint

Anyone have a good Jira query that shows what stories are carried over from sprint to sprint.

I have tried old queries with the new company I work with but none work because the way the set it up is so jacked up. 

basically I want to see any story that did not reach a done state in one sprint and carried over to the next sprint. Seems to be quite the problem where i am at now. Poor sprint planning. 

Any good reporting plugins? 

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Jul 31, 2019

i think that you would need an addon e.g. Scriptrunner or similar. With scriptrunner you could use 

issueFunction not in completeInSprint(board name, [sprint name])

but that would only cover a specific sprint. Unsure if there is a way to cover all historical sprints. 

I can't try script runner my company wont let me buy new plugins or even try them.

This does not work.. It is pathetic that  JIRA cannot provide a report of story carrying over from one sprint to another. Such a shame for a product to provide the simplest of the report

Would it not be super helpful to have an icon or indicator on issues that are carryover.  Make it stand out a bit so it is easier for the team to spot, monitor, track, and helpfully address and improve on.

I think JIRA should come up with a report that shows all the items that were carried over across multiple sprints. This would help teams identify if they are:

  • over-committing at the start of sprints
  • if they are beginning in work that is not really ready for development (thus blocks happen and the story does not complete in the sprint).
  • If they are sizing stories to low
  • poor acceptance criteria
  • etc

Reviewing carryover work from a nice report would really help teams conduct good retros and improve. 

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