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Scrum template

Easily plan, track, and manage ֵwork across sprints.

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Software development

key features

Sprint and task planning

Progress tracking

Sprint analytics tools

What is a scrum template?

The scrum template is pre-formatted to help teams organize and plan their work within the Scrum framework. Scrum is one of the most popular frameworks for implementing agile. With scrum, the product is built in a series of fixed-length iterations called sprints that give teams a framework for shipping on a regular cadence.


Scrum boards help agile teams break large, complex projects into manageable pieces of work so focused teams, working in sprints, ship faster.

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In the scrum backlog, you can organize your sprints, fill them with issues of different types, then estimate and prioritize these issues.

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Create an interactive timeline by adding epics and mapping work items, dependencies, and releases. Timelines keep your teams and stakeholders in sync.

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Out-of-the-box reports and dashboards in Jira offer critical insights within the context of your work to ensure your teams are always up to date and set up for success.

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Iterate quickly

Release updates, fix bugs, and ship products within defined time periods called sprints.

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Increase transparency

See who’s doing what and when, identify blockers early, and keep your team aligned with a single source of truth for all your team’s work.

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Manageable workloads

Break down large projects into manageable tasks and milestones to keep your team focused and motivated.

How to get started with the scrum template

This template uses Jira to help accelerate your team across sprints.

Choose your project type

You can decide whether you want your scrum projects to be managed by your team (team-managed projects) or centrally by an admin (company-managed projects).

Team-managed projects are ideal for autonomous teams who want to get going quickly and control their own projects and workflow. They can be set up and maintained by anyone.

Company-managed projects are the best choice if you want to standardize configuration across multiple Jira projects in your organization. These are set up and maintained by a centralized admin.

Build a backlog

Before a sprint can start, you will need to populate your backlog with all the work your team needs to do. The items in your backlog (which might be user stories, design changes, bugs, etc.) will become the building blocks for the features or products you are starting to build in your board and timeline.

Plan and start your sprint

Once you’ve built your backlog, it’s time to prioritize what work items the team will complete in its first sprint. Sprints are fixed time periods (typically two weeks) in which your team completes a set amount of work. While your board may be as simple as “To do,” “In Progress,” and “Done,” you can change the workflow to mirror your team’s own unique way of working.

View the timeline for the big picture

Now that work is humming along, use the timeline included in your scrum template to view the big picture, track dependencies, and easily adjust priorities. This helps your team plan and track how you’re making progress on your project, stay ahead of potential blockers and communicate the status of work to stakeholders.

Improve and iterate with agile reports

Deliver value to customers faster with real-time insights at your fingertips. Jira enables teams to make data-driven decisions with agile reports including burndown charts, sprint reports, dashboards, and more.

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