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Mar 31

How to locate the best Gantt chart plugin for Jira?

Best Gantt chart plugin for Jira
Is it features, price or perhaps a vendor's reputation? How to select the best Gantt chart for Jira for your organization? Don't fall into the trap of choosing a cheap plugin. To navigate to the best Gantt chart, look at features, but also prospects of an Atlassian vendor. I cannot... read more →
Mar 24
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All-in-one SAFe® plugin for Jira?

SAFe Scaled Agile plugin for Jira
When you search Atlassian Marketplace for 'Scaled Agile' or 'SAFe', what do you get? Close to zero openly 'SAFe plugins'. It's because established vendors cannot explicitly say 'We're a Scaled Agile Framework plugin'. One reason is that they would scare away the non-SAFe public. Another one: nobody wants to bet... read more →
Mar 17

Calendar planners in BigPicture (3 approaches)

Calendar
Although BigPicture is by definition a tool for a team and not for an individual, people increasingly seek calendar views in our software. BigPicture has three calendar-like modules, and surprisingly the new portfolio management-oriented BigPicture 8 makes things even better. One by one, let's look at calendar planners available in... read more →
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How to go about Product Management in Jira?

A great Product Manager innovates and motivates more than they make plans or resource management. A Jira-based product manager is no exception to that rule: a simple roadmap and cross-team dependency board are tools to go with. What's the workflow of a Product Manager (as opposed to a Project manager).... read more →
Feb 11

Four approaches to WBS in BigPicture / BigGantt

Work-breakdown structure
To most users, Jira's standard work breakdown structure (a.k.a. Epic –> Story –> Sub-task) is not enough. They need a visual WBS, and this is delivered by addons available from Atlassian Marketplace. These plugins can build their graphical, drillable WBS on Jira's native issue links, such as 'relates to' or... read more →