BigPicture is a comprehensive tool that supports project & portfolio management. With BigPicture, you can get help planning, managing, and tracking your projects and products. The application is available for Cloud and Datacenter based on Jira data. The application can be seamlessly integrated with Jira and Trello, and future integrations for other systems are also being worked on. Your teams can continue to use Jira while you get an overview of the work process.
With BigPicture you can:
- Plan and manage your initiatives
- Lead teams and set priorities
- Monitor performance and track progress
- Coordinate resources and distribute tasks
- Detect and respond to risks and more
Which type of customers is BigPicture relevant for?
BigPicture is relevant for all companies that work with project & portfolio management. This applies to agile, traditional, and hybrid portfolio management.
At aety, we recommend using BigPicture if you work across projects and have more than just a few projects to follow. BigPicture is also particularly relevant if you work agile with SAFe. Here, the application can help you get an overview of the company’s progress, status & dependencies across ARTs and teams. BigPicture is thus relevant for all levels of management. Many customers find the application helpful in visualizing whether deadlines are being met.
Essential features in BigPicture
Below we briefly describe the application’s two main features, which are its Roadmap and Board functions. We also illustrate the processes visually, so you can better understand how and why you should support your portfolio management with BigPicture.
The application’s Roadmap function can structure tasks hierarchically to get an overview of grouped tasks and deliveries. The Roadmap module also allows you to reorganize and group your tasks based on custom fields and set baselines for your projects.
BigPicture’s Roadmap function is illustrated below. On the left, the tasks are hierarchically divided based on different issues with stories, and on the right, you see the tasks displayed on a timeline.
In BigPicture’s Roadmap function, you can also clearly see whether there is an exceeded task or a task outside the main task. For example, it may be that the task does not fall within the same time frame as the main task. We have illustrated this below, on the left, in yellow. The exceeded tasks are marked, on the right, in red. To open up the functionalities, you have to press the eye, marked in green, in the top left corner.
When you use the Board function in BigPicture, you can see all team dependencies and timeboxes illustrated in three colors. Many customers have requested this feature. Below you can see the meaning of the three colors:
- Green: The dependence between the tasks is possible.
- Yellow: The two tasks are within the same timebox. You must therefore be aware of starting the tasks in the correct order.
- Red: The planned dependence is not temporally possible.
Another essential feature of the Board function is that you can see your backlog in the info bar.
We hope this sample of BigPicture has given you a better impression of how to use the application to support your project & portfolio management. If you want to know more about BigPicture, you can contact us by phone: +45 70 70 72 71 or on mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.