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Jira BigPicture training

Who can participate in training?

Anyone who wants to increase efficiency in using BigPicture, regardless of role in the company, is a perfect candidate for the training. The course covers every aspect of BigPicture, starting from basic usage and finishing with advanced features and BigPicture grooming. This approach makes sure that during the training, every participant is on the same page.

What will you learn during the training?

Every person attending the training will have an opportunity to grasp BigPicture concepts and correlate them with company’s management processes. Want some insight? Check out an extract from a two-day training agenda:



  • The building blocks in BigPicture
  • Best practices for navigating BigPicture UI
    (to get you started off on the right foot)
  • Getting comfortable with Programs
    (workshop tasks)


  • Fundamentals of BigPicture Gantt
  • Getting the most out of Gantt functionalities
  • Real-time synchronization between BigPicture and JIRA
  • Becoming the master of Gantt
    (workshop tasks)


  • Clear overview of resources workload
  • Resources allocation constraints
  • Optimizing and managing resources
    (workshop tasks)



  • BigPicture Roadmap fundamentals
  • Using Roadmap to scale Agile
  • Synergy between BigPicture and JIRA Software
  • Configuring BigPicture for Agile processes
    (workshop tasks)


  • Project management with Gantt
  • Gantt’s multi–platform compatibility
  • Effortless reporting with BigPicture
  • Unveiling project management features of BigPicture
    (workshop tasks)


  • Portfolio view in BigPicture
  • Managing portfolio level risk
  • Resources allocation with portfolio insight
  • Configuring BigPicture for Portfolio overview
    (workshop tasks)


  • Grooming of existing Programs
  • Troubleshooting interface in BigPicture
  • How to be a happy BigPicture administrator
    (workshop tasks)

Are there training materials?

Below you will find the summary of what we provide and what is needed from the attendees:

We provide:

  • Preconfigured JIRA environment with data sets prepared for BigPicture workshop tasks.
  • Highest quality training materials, which were crafted based on countless hours spent on understanding SoftwarePlant customers needs. Our materials are designed to follow the optimal learning curve for understanding BigPicture. Starting from basics and finishing with most robust features. We will guide you through a project management empowerment journey. Because, we believe that such empowerment can be achieved with BigPicture.

What is needed from you:

  • Well, we only need your ingenious mind during the training. We will take care of the rest.
Training room, white notebook, BigPictureWe provide the Jira BigPicture environment and a link to it. You use your notebooks. © ijeab / Freepik

Is there a recommended number of participants?

From our experience, we recommend organizing a group of 10 people. Nevertheless, this is not a rule set in stone. Materials implement a learn by doing approach, which scales with bigger groups.
Participants of a computer training©Pressfoto/Freepik

How much does it all cost?

Whether you would like to have a basic training package or if you would like to enrich the standard course with your use cases, we will prepare an offer tailored to your needs.
Thinking about purchasing BigPicture after the training? Well, then I have good news for you! Bundling the training and the purchase of license will get you our special discount! We’ll be happy to discuss your training needs at training@softwareplant.com!
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BigPicture training Q&A

Is this more Jira or BigPicture training?

The training is intended to focus on the BigPicture. Which is a Jira app (or addon, plug-in). But as our trainer is both a Jira Cerified Administrator and a coder and an experienced project manager, he will surely answer any Jira-related questions.

How early should I schedule my training?

We recommend that you contact training@softwareplant.com at least 2 weeks before an on-line training. Or 4 weeks before an on-site one.

How should I prepare for the BigPicture training?

You may as well be a greenhorn and the majority of our trainees are. But may we suggest that you click through BigPicture before the training. Seems like an hour or so would do. The app is available free of charge for 30-day trial.

How long will the training last?

6 hours per day. Single- or two-day variants are available.

Does a shorter BigPicture training option exist?

Yes, there are two shorter options:

  1. A one-hour training (demo) with our support team member. E-mail support@softwareplant.com to schedule one. This is a Webex-based demo. So you will hear our team member and you will share screens,
  2. or: you may use BigPicture tutorials on our YouTube channel as well as BigPicture user guide on Atlassian Confluence.

You might also try to learn, at least the Gantt module, by yourself. Gantt tutorials and thoughts on self-learning.

Are reviews of the BigPicture training available?

Below are a few excerpts from after-training e-mails from clients.

Or jump to BigPicture training reviews page.


On-line vs on-site training

While they last about the same, 1 or 2 days:

  • The Webex online training tends to be cheaper and there is no need for get-togethers. To give you an example, we had this sort of training session delivered to people connecting from San Mateo, CA, San Diego, CA and Missouri at the same time.
  • The on-site variant is when our trainer travels to a client. This is generally 50-70% more expensive, but we consider this option more efficient too.

Who attended your training before?

People from SONY, Wirecard, Qualcomm, Allianz, Allegiant to call the big names. And countless medium and small organizations, too, like Lola Tech. We’re happy to travel around the world, e.g. Germany, America.

Free training?

Here we share thoughts on Free Jira training.

Training participants arms. ActionAction! Fresh spirit after the BigPicture training.
Jira certified trainers

Our trainers are certified by Atlassian. Learn how we earned the title. Designed by iconicbestiary / Freepik

They’ve learned BigPicture

Sony skyscraper in San Mateo, CAWe trained Sony Playstation staff in San Mateo, CA.
Allegiant headquarters Las VegasProject managers of Allegiant, Las Vegas are now BigPicture trained.
Wirecard team greetingProject managers of Wirecard, Germany are now BigPicture trained.
Lola Tech training courseProject managers of Lola Tech, Romania are now BigPicture trained.
Trident SQA teamProject managers of Trident SQA, India, are now Jira, BigPicture trained.

Schedule your BigPicture training today at training@softwareplant.com