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Is BigPicture compatible with Jira 8?

The short answer: Yes, BigPicture is compatible with Jira 8.

Here is the full story…

BigPicture + Jira 8 calendar

  • BigPicture 8 has been compatible with Jira 8 since the 11th of March 2019
  • we started BigPicture + Jira 8 tests on 18-19 Feb 2019
  • we completed BigPicture tests on Jira 8 Beta in January. We’ve found BigPicture compatible with Jira 8 Beta throughout all the modules, namely Gantt chart, Scope, Resources, Risks, with one minor issue – an error popping up all over BP modules due to some Jira method name change.

Jira 8 calendar

  • Jira 8 has been released on the 11th of February 2019
  • January 23rd, 2019: Jira 8.0 has a Release Candidate
  • A beta version was released shortly before the holiday break in December 2018

Do I need BigPicture 7 for Jira 8?

Yes. BigPicture 7 was released in Fall 2018 and is recommended for Jira 8. Upgrading to BigPicture 7 is free for the majority of users, more on that.

The following and later versions have been confirmed to be compatible with Jira 8:

  • BigPicture 7.1.3
  • BigGantt 3.14.4
  • BigTemplate 3.0.6

BigPicture 6 is not compatible with Jira 8.

How about BigPicture Enterprise?

BP Enterprise hasn’t had any issues with Jira 8. Could one say that any version of BP Enterprise works with Jira 8? Well, not quite.

Since BigPicture Enterprise is an extension to BigPicture, you rely on the version of the latter in terms of Jira 8 compatibility. So effectively, you need the aforementioned BigPicture 7.1.3, or later, for BP Enterprise extension to work with Jira 8.

 

The good news
Aug 2019
BigPicture 7.4 for Jira Server, Data Center and Cloud is now live. It has new Quick assignee, Multi-select, and Time Tracking (Spent) features, among others.
July 2019
New Reporting component for BigPicture 7.3 and the corresponding version of BP Enterprise is scheduled for a release in July. Pie and column charts, as well as spreadsheet-style reports,  will be available – more.

Upcoming events

See you in:

  • San Diego for SAFe Summit, Sep 29 – Oct 4
  • Paris during Valiantys Enterprise Day, Oct 17

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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.