May 02

How BigPicture yields the big picture? A fairy tale for Jira users

OOrnamental capital letter Once upon a time, there was a manager with staff and departments. He had monthly meetings to discuss what had to be done and when. He was a happy man.

Modern vs. old-fashioned manager

One day he got to work to find out that times had changed. he was expected to be more efficient and effective and to achieve more with less.

He discovered that his departments had become “teams”, his staff had become “resources” and he had become a “project manager”. New work practices and philosophies such as agile were introduced; the breakdown of work into manageable chunks, easily digestible and therefore ensured controllable incremental progress of that work.

But how to manage this process effectively in terms of timescale and the resources available to achieve the goal?

We all know that Jira is a fantastic tool, an amorphous blob of data that provides amazing analysis and reporting. However, nothing beats a visual representation of the tasks required to be achieved over a given period of time.

This is where BigGantt and the Resources module of BigPicture come into their own. Gantt shows what must be done and when and Resources shows what can be achieved given the resources available, be they people, machines or budgets.

So, BigGantt and Resources together, give you the BigPicture.

 

Roadmap in BigPicture

One of many visual project management tools available in Jira BigPicture.

 

The good news

Dec 2020
Hybrid, agile-classic organizations might soon dominate the business landscape. Project Management Institute claims that hybrid is the next step, after agile. How does the umbrella software, such as BigPicture 8, make hybridity a reality? More

Nov 2020
BigPicture 8 has been on the market since September. Watch this one-hour webinar to learn what new modules and improvements the Eight delivers.

Sep 2020
The integration with Trello arriving in BigPicture 8, paves the way for BP to “umbrella portfolio management” league. Let teams in your organization enjoy the tools they love, yet keep an eye on the big picture with Gantt charts, Roadmaps, Program Boards that BigPicture has. More on the new Trello-BigPicture interface.

 

How to acquire the big picture in Jira?

About The Author

With his automotive background Marcin goes beyond the 'Jira + software development' standard. He likes simple, up-to-five-sentence answers to complex questions.