Sprints have declared their independence.
Sprints are no longer linked to fix versions. This change lets you manage sprints and fix versions independently of each other. Linking sprints to fix versions is still an option.
Sprints respect your boundaries.
In the old agile board, new issues that matched a column and swimlane were added to the current sprint automatically. The new board gives you complete control over which issues are assigned to sprints. The ability to add new issues to a sprint automatically is still an option.
Sprints have goals.
You can set a goal for each sprint to keep the team focused on the same objective.
Board have backbones.
Create an Agile board that is pre-configured for Scrum or Kanban or build a custom board from scratch.