This gadget displays all the pending impediments or blockers of a sprint. For an issue to be identified as an impediment or blocker, it has to meet any of the following criteria:

  • The issue is flagged as important. These issues are displayed in yellow and with the flag icon (see Jira cloud flag an issue).

  • The issue has a link “blocks” to other issue, which in turn is linked with a “blocked by” relationship to the blocker issue.

Some users identify blockers by other means like using a workflow state “blocker” and a column “blocked”, with labels or with a priority “blocker”. However, none of these methods are taking into account because they are unusual.


Name your gadget meaningfully, so everyone knows at a glance what it is about and when to use it. Fill out the rest of the fields as applicable, namely:

  • The datasource, where Current indicates the Jira instance where the app is installed.

  • The project and the board where the issues are located. By default, all the issues are displayed, no matter the active sprint they belong to, in case there are parallel sprints.

  • Finally, indicate if you want to use the current settings for all the compatible gadgets in the dashboard. This option eases the pain of configuring one by one the rest of the gadgets with the same default configuration


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We are working on our growing catalog of Dashboard Gadgets: KPIs and Metrics and Dashboard Integrations: Supported Products, but contact us you want us to expedite a specific one, visit our Help Center.


This gadget appears in the following dashboard: Scrum Software Team template (see Scrum Software Team dashboard).

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