How do they compare to each other? BigGantt, Big Picture, BigPicture Enterprise and other JIRA addons. Check our plugins comparison chart below.
A picture is worth a thousand words. As a rule of thumb our addons focus on visualizing. Sure, JIRA does a great job managing projects. We do even better presenting, aggregating and filtering 1k of tasks. And in comprehensible format.
Standalone are the majority of our JIRA plugins. This means: a particular addon requires just JIRA and no other plugin from the palette. A notable exception exists though: the BigPicture Enterprise. It builds on regular BigPicture. Thus you need both: BigPicture and BigPicture Enterprise to use the latter’s functionalities.
Table 1: Compare JIRA apps by SoftwarePlant
|Portfolio view||Several IT projects with common budget and common project manager that should be managed as a whole|
|Gantt||Graphically represent tasks’ duration in time||1|
|Create project structure with grouping tasks and grouping task templates||1|
|Visualize critical path||Display 5 of 100 tasks that directly influence project’s finish date||1|
|Project work grouped in numerous ways||Like in Excel pivot table. Group foods by meats, bakery, poultry. In project management language by status or resource. List untouched tasks.||1|
|Project Work Breakdown Strucuture||Subdivide your project into easier-to-tackle smaller projects||1|
|Roadmap for synchronized teams||Realize your team needs to construct walls first to get ready for the roof; changes made to core JIRA will show up in our plugins automatically|
|Managing resources allocation with focus on teams and skills||Filter out that 90% of a given skill allocated in the next month|
|Import / export from MS Project / Excel||Import your “Launch new bicycle line to the market” plan from MS Project|
|Risk management with option to define own scale||Screenshot||1|
|Role schemes supporting a variety of project management methodologies||In one click create product owner or scrum master roles for your agile processes|
|Reporting||Quickly check how much work remains to be done|
|Export issues to printable format||Print Letter/A4 overview of an issue; templates are configurable|
|SAFe – methodology|
Our recommendation: go with BigPicture. It is the most comprehensive of our apps designed to meet the demands of today’s professional project manger, such as Stefan:
1 BigPicture Enterprise is an expansion pack for BigPicture plugin.
2 In version 2.0.