Set current Sprint or close existing sprint in Visual Studio Team Services (was TFS Online)

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Used JIRA for a long time and have moved to Visual Studio Team Services.

How do you close the existing sprint and start the next ..the dates ending does not automatically roll it forward to the next

We are using SCRUM

TFS can be very confusing when it comes to sprint ends.

I have found that the best way to make it work is to ensure that you have several sprints configured, with the end date of one being followed the day after by the start date of the next.

If there is a gap between the sprint dates then the previous sprint stays 'current' up until the day on which the next sprint starts.

So something like this:

Sprint 1: 8th June - 21st June

Sprint 2: 22nd June - 5th July

Sprint 3: 6th July - 19th July

Note that there is no manual way to close a sprint. You have to do it with the dates.

Define Iteration Paths and configure team iterations, Implement Scrum using Azure Boards; Sprint backlogs and Azure Boards | Azure DevOps Server 2019 | TFS 2018 | TFS 2017 | TFS 2015 The Planning pane will only show the current sprint and the next 10 future you can add sprints or select existing sprints for your team's use. 0 Open; 0 Closed. If there is a gap between the sprint dates then the previous sprint stays 'current' up until the day on which the next sprint starts. So something like this: Sprint 1: 8th June - 21st June. Sprint 2: 22nd June - 5th July. Sprint 3: 6th July - 19th July. Note that there is no manual way to close a sprint. You have to do it with the dates.

In the VSTS web app:

  1. Click on the project/team combo (upper left corner).
  2. Click on the gear (blue bar).
  3. Click the "Work" tab.
  4. Add an iteration (if you don't already have the new one created).
  5. Under "Backlog iteration", press "Change" and select the desired iteration.
  6. Profit.

An even faster way is to change the ending of the VSTS URL to:

%20Team/_admin/_work?_a=iterations

Schedule sprints to support working in Scrum, Assign work to a sprint or iteration working with Scrum methods in Azure Boards or Team Foundation Server (TFS) By setting team capacity and estimating tasks, the team can see when the team or a have full access to backlog and board features just like users with Basic access. 0 Open; 4 Closed. Set current Sprint or close existing sprint in Visual Studio Team Services (was TFS Online) asked Jul 9, 2019 in Azure by Eresh Kumar ( 26.6k points) #azure-devops

Implement Scrum, track work in sprints, Implement scrum using the sprint taskboard in Azure Boards & Team Azure Boards | Azure DevOps Server 2019 | TFS 2018 | TFS 2017 | TFS and exercise all board features, you must be granted Basic access or only those sprints that have been selected for the current team focus. Set view options. Used JIRA for a long time and have moved to Visual Studio Team Services. How do you close the existing sprint and start the next ..the dates ending does not automatically roll it forward to the next . We are using SCRUM

Assign backlog items to a sprint, Set team capacity for a sprint or iteration working with Scrum methods. Azure Boards | Azure DevOps Server 2019 | TFS 2018 | TFS 2017 The values displayed for Activity (Agile, Basic, or Scrum) or only those sprints that have been selected for the current team focus. Allocate capacity for team Web. I'm trying out TFS online and using the Scrum template. I have Sprint 1 under Current and then I have Sprints 2 - 6 listed under Future. Once I have all tasks moved to the Done column, how do I close out Sprint 1 and make Sprint 2 the Current Sprint?

Update and monitor your Taskboard, Once teams are working with the Agile planning tools of TFS, most of the (shared) set of default SCRUM queries that are delivered when creating a new Team Project Figure 1 - Default current sprint related queries - SCRUM process template The first solution I have, is relevant for all versions of Visual Studio prior to  The point is that while large teams may benefit from predictable sprint durations, Visual Studio Team Services allows for flexible durations if that works better for you and your team. To set the dates, go to the Work section of the team project.

Set sprint capacity, Use “PUL-Web” as the Team name and click Create team. The second sprint is our current iteration, and the third is in the near Set the Iteration to Parts Unlimited\Sprint 2 and click Save & Close. Your Kanban board turns your backlog into an interactive signboard, providing a visual flow of work. Taking for example a current sprint change from Release 1/Sprint 1 to Release 1/Sprint 2, this means that you have to change the value of the iteration path clause for all current sprint related queries (at least the default 5) to Scrum/Release 1/Sprint 2. For one sprint this may be acceptable, but in case of having 26 sprints each year and multiple teams working this way, maintaining the default configuration leads to a significant waste of time.

How to deal with the current sprint/iteration in TFS queries?, How to define sprints • Create a team to work in the sprint • Set team capacity for the sprint. For Duration: 14:56 Posted: Aug 4, 2017 You can track the progress of requirements, bugs, and other work to be completed in the current sprint using the @CurrentIteration macro. Any item assigned to a sprint which corresponds to the current iteration path for the team will be found. For example, if a team is on Sprint 5, then the query will return items assigned to Sprint 5.

Comments
  • It looks like @Esther Fan - MSFT edited out the TFS content from this question, but the TFS tag was left in. Is the TFS tag now outdated, or is TFS a subset of VSTS (or the other way around)?
  • No, TFS still applies to the on-premises product. So I'm removing the TFS tag because this thread was originally about VSTS, which is the cloud version and separate from TFS. Thanks!
  • ahh... ok ..I didnt have a start date for the NEXT sprint so even after the end date had elasped it still stayed in the SPRINT 1
  • I came from JIRA to TFS as well and was really surprised how difficult this was to do!
  • Actually, you can manually close the sprint, but you will risk being unorganized because it will ask you to move the tasks from the closing sprint to another, or to the top level of the iteration. To do so... From the dashboard, hover the the gear/cog icon and click on Work. You then can manually close/delete sprints from there.