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May 19

Basic Tasks in BigPicture

Basic tasks vs Jira issues
BigPicture lets you create basic tasks as an alternative to Jira issues. With basic tasks there is no need to fill a dozen of Jira fields, just enter a name for your basic task. A basic task can aggregate its child issues (Sum time, Count status, etc.), or it can be... read more →
May 17

From PMO to DTO

From PMO to DTO
DTO, or Digital Transformation Office, is a temporary, yet more initiative-taking, influential, and powerful body of the PMO-DTO couple. DTO is brought into being in organizations that opted to undergo a digital transformation. DTO’s reason to be is to invent what digital transformation means for a particular sector, business, or... read more →
May 14

Corporate Reporting: How to Communicate in 2021

The world of corporate reporting is constantly evolving. Last year, the pandemic taught many companies to expect the unexpected and forced them to reevaluate their communication policies and modi operandi. Today, the need for sustainability and openness in organizations is greater than ever, which drives the leading trends in corporate... read more →
May 12

Enterprise Agile Planning (EAP) Tool. What to Look for?

Enterprise Agile Planning tool
Until recently, in many organizations agile planning tools were coexisting with PPM software. One might even say that agile planning tools were “reporting” to the “upper-level” classic Project Portfolio Management applications. Now that the agile transformation trend has gained momentum, Enterprise Agile Planning (EAP) tools are advancing to the portfolio... read more →
May 10

Managing Resources with BigPicture Enterprise

Resources in BigPicture Enterprise
Cross-project, cross-program, or cross-product resource management are the top reasons to select BigPicture Enterprise or upgrade your regular BigPicture instance. But there are more resource-related features in BigPicture Enterprise other than the ‘Show overall assignment’ view. Let’s review how BigPicture Enterprise does the resource management job. The presence of cross-project... read more →
Apr 30
Apr 22

Junk Data: How to Cope with It?

Junk data is a real thing. The term refers to every file and byte of data that does not serve any real purpose other than wasting space. Salesforce classifies four types of junk data: missing information, inaccurate information, outdated data, and duplicate data. Some users tend to keep such files... read more →
Apr 20

Change Management in BigPicture Software

Change management
What change management software will stand the test of time? Before we answer, let's realize that there are two types of change management out there: the widely known "human” change management and product-related change request management. Could a single software solution serve both purposes? Let's see how BigPicture supports managing... read more →
Apr 02

Deep Work: 5 Ways to Achieve the State of Focus

Distraction is among the major challenges of professional life these days. No wonder the term digital overstimulation is getting more and more popular. Pop-ups, apps, and notifications are hijacking your attention. Under the flood of distractors, staying focused is getting ever more difficult. Fortunately, new methods of staying focused are... read more →
Mar 30

Program vs. Portfolio vs. Project in BigPicture

Boxes, projects, programs, portfolios in BigPicture
Projects and Portfolios are Box types available in BigPicture. Program on the other hand, while ubiquitous until BigPicture 7, has become an option in BigPicture version 8. Before we proceed to BigPicture-specific settings, let's explain projects, programs, and portfolios from a manager's perspective. What is their application in classic and... read more →