Sprints

Restriction. You can only use sprints with Scrum boards.

Tracker can help you utilize the scrum workflow approach. With scrum, all your pipeline is split into sprints. A sprint is a development cycle that lasts a certain amount of time. Each cycle starts with issue evaluation and planning for the upcoming sprint.

Plan a sprint

Step 1. Estimate the effort required for issues

Estimate the effort it will take to implement the issues in the backlog. Effort is measured in Story Points, which is an abstract way to define the complexity of project issues relative to each other. Each team comes to an agreement on how they determine their workload.

Use planning poker on the issue board to assess an issue's complexity with your team.

If you've already decided on the score, you can enter it in the Story Points field on the issue page.

If you want to evaluate the complexity of multiples issues when planning a sprint, do the following:

  1. Choose a board from the Boards menu on the top panel.

  2. Click Sprints in the upper-right corner.

  3. If there are too many issues, you can always hide some of them using filters.
  4. Hover over the issue in the Backlog column.

  5. Enter the number of Story Points in the box to the right.

    To add an issue to the poker page for team evaluation, click and choose Add to poker.

Step 2. Create a new sprint
  1. Click on the right-hand side of the Sprints block.

  2. Enter the name of the sprint and the start and end time.

  3. Click Save.

Step 3. Add issues to a sprint

There are multiple ways to add an issue to a sprint:

  • Go the Sprints page and drag the issue from the Backlog column to the sprint's column. If there are too many issues, you can always hide some of them using filters.

  • Specify your sprint on the issue page using the corresponding field on the right-hand panel.

  • To quickly add multiple issues at once, use the bulk change feature: filter your issues and specify your sprint in the corresponding field when editing the issue.

Changing sprint status

The sprint's status reflects its completion stage. To change sprint status, do the following:

  1. Choose a board from the Boards menu on the top panel.

  2. Click Sprints in the upper-right corner.

  3. Click to the right of the sprint name.

  4. Choose one of the following statuses:

    Status Description
    Open The sprint's issues are not yet being worked on.
    In progress The sprint's issues are being worked on.
    Completed All issues have been resolved.
    Archived

    The sprint has been archived and won't be displayed in the sprint list. To open the list of archived sprints, click Archived sprints .

    Archived sprints cannot be added to issues.

  5. Click Save.

Adding issues to an epic

Restriction. An issue can only be part of one epic at one time.

Epic is a type of issue that allows you to group other issues from different queues and plan your workload.

Epics can include issues from different sprints.

To add an issue to an epic, do the following:
  1. Choose a board from the Boards menu on the top panel.

  2. Click Sprints in the upper-right corner.

  3. Drag the issue from the backlog or sprint to the epic block.

You can also add issues to epics by changing their connection type.

To view an epic's issue settings, click to the left of the epic's name. An epic card displays information about an epic's issues, such as: the total number of issues, the Story Points total for all issues, the number of users working on issues and the names of the queues that are part of the epic.

Applying filters

You can filter your issues to leave only the ones you need in the Sprints tab. To do this:
  1. Choose a board from the Boards menu on the top panel.

  2. Click Sprints in the upper-right corner.

  3. Select your filter. To do this, click the filter button:
    • Resolution

      Select one or more resolution types from the list to only display completed issues falling under these resolutions.

    • Status

      Select one or more statuses from the list to only display issues falling under these status types.

    • Assigned to me

      The sprint's page will only display issues a user is working on.

    • Reported by me

      The sprint's page will only display issues created by the user.

    • Epics

      To select issues included in an epic, click on the section with the epic's name.

      To select issues not included in an epic, click No epics.

    • Versions

      Click the section with the epic's name to only display issues of a certain version.

    • Components

      Click the section with the component's name to only display issues with that component.

    • Tags

      Click the section with the tag's name to only display issues that have that tag.

Configure sprint display

You can set your sprint page to display issues and sprints in a single column. To do this:

  1. Click  → Personal settings on the upper panel in Tracker or visit the link: https://tracker.yandex.com/settings.

  2. Choose Display sprints and issues in a single column.

  3. Click Save.