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Sep 23
Clock, time, overloaded manager

Time tracking in BigPicture and BigGantt [4 areas]

A project manager might be wondering how to take advantage of Jira's time tracking in a project management app, such as BigPicture or BigGantt. First and foremost – you might use time tracking to measure the progress of a project or its phases in the Scope or Gantt chart modules.... read more →
Sep 23

BigPicture vs. Structure. Two Giants compared

BigPicture and Structure are both project management apps for Jira, but they differ more than one may imagine. Structure basically resembles a very powerful Excel worksheet with sheets full of issues and hierarchy levels. The structures in Structure for Jira have lots of filtering, grouping and auto-sum options. Big Picture, on... read more →
Sep 17

BigPicture vs. BigPicture Enterprise. Who needs what

BigPicture Enterprise addresses the needs of large-scale organizations; it enhances the way projects and portfolios are managed by delivering high-level PPM features. The 'BPE', as we call it in SoftwarePlant, adds enterprise-level reporting, 'see tasks across all programs' sort of features and more. Let's enumerate what does the Enterprise extension... read more →
Sep 16
Sep 11

Wywiad z Michałem Niwińskim – współzałożycielem i CTO SoftwarePlant

Opowiedz proszę o SoftwarePlant: kim jesteście, czym się zajmujecie? SoftwarePlant to polska firma technologiczna założona w 2015 roku. Tworzymy własne, zaawansowane oprogramowanie do zarządzania portfelami projektów. Ogromną zaletą naszych produktów jest możliwość ich integracji z popularnymi narzędziami takimi jak JIRA, Excel, MS Project czy Trello. Obecnie, z naszych produktów korzysta... read more →
Sep 03

How do I track progress in BigPicture and BigGantt?

When it comes to progress tracking, BigPicture and BigGantt add two things to plain Jira: (1) a visual layer, namely progress bars, and (2) an aggregation layer, i.e. the SUM and AVERAGE functions that calculate the progress of whole epics or projects. In this tutorial, we'll review five methods of... read more →
Sep 03

Candidate’s guide to joining SoftwarePlant

SoftwarePlant has come a long way: from two founding developers sitting in a 16 m2 room, to a strong team of over 70 skilled specialists working comfortably in our new, modern office space. Still, when it comes to hiring, we value quality over quantity. We know that our recruitment meetings... read more →
Aug 27
Modify tasks in bulk in Jira

How Multi-select in Jira BigPicture helps a PM accelerate

The standard Ctrl+click and Shift+click now work in Jira BigPicture (beginning BP ver. 7.5). Which BigPicture modules let you select multiple issues at a time? How to bulk indent, outdent, move or delete tasks? Let's look closer at how the new multi-select feature might streamline your chores. You can multi-select... read more →
Aug 26

How to manage Initiatives in Jira BigPicture?

Many approaches to Initiatives exist throughout the project management community. Some claim an initiative is a short-lived, rough idea that will either receive funding (and become a project) or be scrapped. According to others, an initiative is as elaborate as a project, has epics and stories linked to it, and... read more →
Aug 26