Use cycles

Cycles are a practice to keep up your team's momentum, similar to commonly used agile flavored sprints.

Image showcasing Cycle Details including percentage success, total effort, number of days ago and a chart showing effort and scope over time.

Overview

The purpose of a cycle is to focus the team’s priorities during a set period of time. Unlike sprints, cycles are not tied to releases.

Shift C to move selected issues to cycles or change their cycle

Cmd/Ctrl Shift C to move the issue to the active (current) cycle

Cmd/Ctrl I to open the cycle sidebar when viewing a cycle

G then C to open the Cycles view which lists active and future cycles

G then V to open the active cycle

G then W to open the upcoming cycle

O then C. to open any current or planned cycles

G then X to view archived cycles

G then S to go to Settings > Team settings > Cycles to configure settings

Configure

Go to team cycle settings to configure cycles and customize the timing and automations. You'll have to set them up for each team. Read how.

Basics

View cycles

See a list of all cycles for your team under the Cycles view in the sidebar. Open the list of cycles with G then C, active cycle with G then V, upcoming cycle with G then W, or a menu of all current and future cycles for your team with O then C.

Assign issues to cycles

Add issues to a cycle from the issue editor or from any board or list view. Select the issue, then use keyboard shortcut Shift C to assign issues to a cycle or save a step with Cmd/Ctrl Shift C to assign it to the active cycle. Use backlog and project views make it easy to find priority issues when cycle planning.

Issue peek

Use Issue Peek to view issue description and details without having to leave the cycles list view.

Sidebar and graph

Bring up the cycle details sidebar using Cmd/Ctrl I while viewing any individual cycle. It will show you analytics, a graph of cycle progress, and how issues have been distributed across team members. Hover over team member names and click filter to view issues by assignee. This is especially useful when running stand-ups and in cycle planning meetings.

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