Those with experience find comfort inside it, and those starting out, end up amazed. Easy to adapt, allows to quickly become proficient at it and make one’s work effortless. Improving on JIRA’s GUI, and placing a wealth of effort on enhancing User Experience, BigPicture recognizes its target users’ needs and delivers extraordinary value.
ORGANIZE YOUR TEAMS’ WORK
BigPicture straight out-of-the-box, provides outstanding flexibility and scalability, while additional Enterprise option works as a best fit for large organizations. Built with agile teams in mind, complies with agile software development methodologies and Scaled Agile Framework. It is an advanced, specialized JIRA plugin offering tools for activity planning, resource and risk management, overseeing project execution and more.
BigPicture suite contains Gantt chart module which provides the exact same functionalities as our BigGantt add-on and is also integrated with other modules. Its versatility is reflected in the ability to use it for projects with cascading tasks workflow, integration with Agile sprints or portfolio view of projects.
Gantt allows you to operate on JIRA issues in a variety of ways, all on a single screen. Creating dependencies, changing Work Breakdown Structure or dates manipulation takes just a few clicks. The chart can also display Cadences, which are time periods usually set up as Agile sprints, to show which one a task is or can be assigned to.
The plugin is highly adaptable. It gives the user a complete control over the data values, scope or permissions. Moreover, it delivers powerful Synchronization options to manage what will be synchronized between JIRA and the plugin. This can be further customized by parent recalculation or adding tasks that are out of original scope options. Gantt module wouldn’t be complete without the ability to manage hierarchy of tasks. One can easily sort the Gantt structure as desired in a matter of minutes.
Control data that is not directly on the chart but in the columns next to it which give a glimpse of values of data parameters. These can be easily changed in the configuration to fit the needs of whoever is looking. Additionally, building own Quick Filters is easy which makes it really convenient to swiftly switch between scope that is displayed on the chart.
Roadmap is like a music sheet where an array of instruments play their parts but the outcome is a perfectly aligned masterpiece.
Roadmapping is, in other words, good planning, which is what is needed at every stage of running a project. It incorporates the element of time which prompts for prioritization, careful resource allocation and setting realistic targets. It will reveal the gaps in your plans or areas which might become problematic once the project is underway. You will be able to notice dependencies and act on them accordingly.
Team members will see it as a guide and a communication tool but most importantly, thanks to the roadmap, they will gain common understanding of ongoing activities and a sense of comradery.
Roadmap was developed with Scaled Agile Framework methodology in mind. It’s a combined view of all the scrum boards with information concerning time periods.
Not only does the Roadmap make analysis and reporting easy but lets you quickly find pain points and act on them. The module shows the timeline with separate cadence row as well as backlog.
This component intuitively shows links between tasks and marks them red or green depending on whether the tasks were placed in the right timeframe or not.
Assemble teams to facilitate work in Roadmap. Have a clear view of all talent on board and do not lose sight of who is doing what and when.
Resources are almost always a limited good for any project manager, thus tradeoffs are not uncommon.
Proper resource allocation in a form of accurate timing in which a resource is utilized becomes a crucial matter when faced with their scarcity. Project’s schedule typically changes on more than one occasion over the course of its life which requires flexible resource planning for necessary adjustments.
Resource module of BigPicture allows to quickly and easily assign tasks to users and check their allocation. Thanks to synchronization between Gantt chart and Resources there is no need to have to toggle between windows, but one can reschedule a task directly in Resource window. Resource component and Gantt chart component are synchronized. Any change of task length, start or end date in Resource window is mirrored in Gantt chart.
Having a plan to follow through is not all there is to project management. It is inevitable to take the human factor into account. Let’s face it, people are not robots that can work 24/7/365. They will take days off, work in less than full capacity and make mistakes. Managing this with BigPicture becomes a no hassle, drag&drop, effective routine.
Too many times risk management is not a part of project planning. It is a recipe for a disaster however. People get sick or quit, resources run out, hardware breaks. Being able to identify, analyze and respond to an unexpected event is essential to the success of a strategy.
Once a project is fully scheduled and tracked, with time, one will note that some tasks are of particular attention. Either because they are known for causing trouble or simply due to their high importance. One could note this all on a sticky note or try to remember. It is best, however, to use the Risk matrix module of BigPicture to keep things tidy and usable.
The Risks component of BigPicture allows to design a matrix that shows sensitive issues in a visual manner. Set values to two custom fields inside JIRA task to define both Risk probability and Risk consequence. This will trigger the task to be displayed on the matrix, making it easy for anyone to quickly grasp the level of risk involved.
CHERRY ON TOP
Embrace BigPicture Enterprise plugin as an enhanced, augmented, and amplified complement to standard BigPicture. Most suitable for large-scale organizations, the Enterprise plugin on top of BigPicture meets expectations of broad reaching and widely operating firms. Most suitable for large-scale organizations, the Enterprise plugin on top of BigPicture meets expectations of broad reaching and widely operating firms.
A prosperous firm often times runs parallel projects requiring to manage a portfolio made of an array of teams and variety of goals with changing deadlines. Upgrade BigPicture with Enterprise plugin to garner the benefits without limits. These ingredients, being a rarity elsewhere, complete the already rich infrastructure of the plugin.
BigPicture Enterprise is not a standalone plugin and is available only with an active instance of BigPicture plugin
Exclusive to Resources management module. It eliminates the all-too-often problem of a Project Manager assigning tasks to a resource, not knowing that another PM already did so in a different project. With Enterprise, you always know the actual, absolute capacity and allocation, no matter how convoluted the decision processes are.
With tens, hundreds, or even more people taking part in projects bringing the competitive advantage, whether it’s by employing a new company-wide sales strategy or rebuilding existing processes, nothing should come as an obstacle. Benefit from unlimited number of holiday plans and workload plans assignable both to multiple at once and each resource separately. Easily differentiate between full-time, part-time and irregular employees and change their status on the go.
Juggling multiple projects, often arranged in an intricate network of intertwining connections and relations can easily get out of control. Metrics module provides the ability to add own custom fields. Neatly label all of your projects to know everything about them at a glance. Market, phase, responsible team, budget, deadline, marketing, status, unit number and anything else. With neatly labeled custom fields Metrics component truly puts the ‘me’ into one’s projects.
Fully exclusive feature to integrate the list of Programs with company intranet, external resources or other areas of JIRA. Creating and deleting them when needed is a breeze, so one can go ahead and create something exceeding the standard JIRA dashboard, all without leaving a single screen.
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