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Jira BigPicture training

Who can participate in training?

Anyone who wants to increase their efficiency in using BigPicture, regardless of role in the company, is a perfect candidate for 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 course, every participant is on the same page.

What will you learn during training?

Every person attending the training course will have an opportunity to grasp BigPicture concepts and correlate them with their 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 is a summary of what we provide and what is needed from the attendees:

We provide:

  • A preconfigured JIRA environment with data sets prepared for BigPicture workshop tasks.
  • Highest quality training materials crafted based on understanding SoftwarePlant customer 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 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 experience, we recommend groups of up to 10, particularly for online training. Nevertheless, this is not a rule set in stone.
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 your 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 BigPicture, a Jira app (or addon or plug-in). But as our trainer is both a Jira Cerified Administrator, 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 in advance of on-line training or 4 weeks, if on-site.

How should I prepare for BigPicture training?

You may well be a greenhorn – the majority of our trainees are! But may we suggest that you click through BigPicture before training.  An hour or so would do. The app is available free of charge on a 30-day trial.

How long does the training course last?

The course is scheduled for around 8 hours per day, to include regular rest breaks throughout. One- 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 a Support Team member. E-mail support@softwareplant.com to schedule one or simply click here to claim your free seat. The demos take place every Wednesday at 6 PM CEST and Friday at 1 PM CEST. This is a Webex-based demo.
  2. or: you may use BigPicture tutorials on our YouTube channel as well as the 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 post-training e-mails from clients.

Or jump to BigPicture training reviews page.


On-line vs on-site training

They last about the same time, 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 more expensive, but we consider this option more efficient too.

Who has attended SoftwarePlant training?

Teams from SONY, Wirecard, Qualcomm, Allianz, Allegiant to mention some big names plus many SMEs, too, such as Lola Tech. We’re happy to travel around the world to wherever you are!

Free training?

Here we share thoughts on Free Jira training.

We encourage our customers to download the free training materials here.

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 coursePMs of Lola Tech, Romania are now BigPicture trained.
Teleena teamTeleena team from Netherlands is now BigPicture trained.
Panasonic team BigPicture trainingPanasonic project managers are now proficient in BigPicture. Hamburg, Germany
ROHM FinlandProject managers of ROHM, Finland are now BigPicture trained.
Trident SQA teamProject managers of Trident SQA, India, are now Jira, BigPicture trained.
Capgemini team Casablanca MoroccoCapgemini Casablanca team.
Trainees Wirecard DubaiThe Wirecard Processing team receive BigPicture and Jira training.

Schedule your BigPicture training today at training@softwareplant.com