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Sprint Planning with Structure

With Structure, you can track all the issues for upcoming sprints – even if they're from different projects – and visualize all the data you need to track on a single screen. You can even aggregate that data for each sprint.

Step 1: Build a Sprint Planning Structure

To create a new structure:

  1. Go to the Jira menu and select Structure | Create Structure
  2. Add all the issues from a Board: Automation | Insert | Agile Board
  3. Group by sprints: Automation | Group | type "Sprint..."
  4. Open the Summary settings and select "Show Sprint and Version attributes":

Step 2: Add Data

Next, add the data you'll use to compare issue priority:

  1. Click the button at the top-right corner of the structure
  2. Select the fields or attributes you want to compare - we recommend:
    • Status
    • Assignee
    • Epic Link

    • Story Points (if you’re using them)
    • WSJF (or any other metric your team uses to prioritize issues or assess business value)
  3. Click the header of any column to sort your issues by that value.

Step 3: Assign Issues

To assign issues to a sprint, drag it from the backlog to the appropriate sprint. You can also reassign issues by dragging them from one sprint to another.

Optional Enhancements

  • Aggregate values for each sprint: when adding a column (such as Story Points), select Sum over sub-items
  • Group by assignee under each sprint to see how the work is divided across your team: Automation | Group | Assignee

  • Hide closed sprints: Automation | Filter | Hide Closed Sprints

  • Use Structure.Gantt to view any blocking dependencies between issues (to help prioritize them)
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