Configuring Increment Sprints - Cloud

The Sprint Length and Sprint Count properties are stored at the Increment level rather than at the Program level. 

This allows a change of cadence during the life of the Program. 

When configuring Sprints for a Program Increment, you have 2 options:

  • all of the teams in your Program Increment share the same sprints or

  • all of the teams in your Program Increment manage their own sprint which live on their agile board in Jira

In both cases, the sprint start and end dates will need to align across all teams.

Any future Sprints already created on the Jira board, can be adopted by the Program. All the work scheduled in those Sprints will be reflected in the Program. 




Shared/Global Sprints vs. Team Managed Sprints


Shared/Global Sprints

Benefits of configuring a Program Increment to use shared/global sprints in Jira include:

  • central sprint management
  • ease of cross-team reporting


To configure shared/global sprints for an Increment:

  • Select 'Teams use shared sprints from a dedicated board' under the Sprint source header:



  • Under the Shared sprint board heading, select the Board where your shared sprints live/should be created on
  • Each Program Increment sprint can be configured via their corresponding dropdown. Here is where you can configure any active or future sprints on your dedicated board. If no sprints exist, Easy Agile Programs will create them for you



Team Managed Sprints

Benefits of configuring a Program Increment to use team managed sprints in Jira include:

  • autonomy of the teams to manage their own Sprints on their agile boards


To configure team managed sprints for an Increment:

  • Select 'Teams independently manage their own sprints on their team board' under the Sprint source header:




  • Once selected, each team will need to map the Sprints from their agile board in Jira to the Program Increment
  • Navigate to the Increment Overview page, where you will see a blue Schedule Team Issues button next to each team:



  • Clicking on the Schedule Team Issues button next to a team's name will present you with the following screen:



  • Each Program Increment sprint can be configured via their corresponding dropdown. Here is where you can configure any active or future sprints on your dedicated board. If no sprints exist, Easy Agile Programs will create them for you




Modifying Increment Sprints for a Team

If the incorrect sprints were configured for a team board. It is possible to reset the configuration by removing the team board from the program, via the "Edit Program" button. Then adding the board back via the same button.

As a side effect, this will reset the sprints of every increment within the program, so they will need to be reconfigured too.