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Project Management Plugin in JIRA

Hi Team ,

Can anyone help to choose best and easy to use plugin in JIRA Core for Project Management .

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Jira Core already does "project management", that's what the tool is for (to quote Atlassian, "Jira Core is a simplified project management tool for customers looking to extend the power of Jira to their organization.")

However, I do emphasise the "simplified" in there.  It really does do the basics.  The problem with answering your question is that "project management" is undefined, and actually, very ill defined in general.

So I think before anyone can recommend any tools, we need to know what you want from "project management" - what do you want the software to actually do for your project managers (and with all the other people the projects are there for)

@Nic Brough -Adaptavist- Please find below some basic requirement we need from Project Management tool .

1) % completion of program/epic

2)  Due date should come automatically based on start date

3) Critical path 

4) Timelines based on priority

5) Heads up of different team for upcoming task based on Project progress

6) Able to see project progress through Gantt chart and reports .

1, 2 and 5 can be done in Jira, although you may want to do a little automation if the off-the-shelf stuff isn't right for you.

You could probably automate 3 as well, after leaning on the linking/dependency functions, but I would be strongly tempted to look at the answers for 4 and 6 as they'll probably make it easier.

4 and 6 - I'd look at the scale tools, the ones that do portfolio (not project) management by layering functions over the top of Jira projects - Advanced Roadmaps, Big Picture, Easy Agile and so-on

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Tania _Planyway_ Marketplace Partner Sep 15, 2021

Hi @sanjay_sapra, it's Tania from the Planyway team and I believe that Panyway could be a helpful project management tool in your case, especially if you combine it with Jira's automation. Planyway is simple and user-friendly, you can visualize epics, multiple projects (portfolio), and your team's workload on one timeline. Feel free to reach out if any questions.


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Anna-BigPicture Marketplace Partner Sep 16, 2021

Hi @sanjay_sapra

Taking into account your requirements, BigPicture/BigGantt seems to be a good match! 
But let's start from the beginning. The Boxes concept we introduced to our plugins greatly facilitates project and portfolio management. Here you will find the short concept overview. This approach will give you unprecedented clarity and control over every undertaking you’re responsible for. See my image as a reference. 
image - 2021-09-16T121835.779.png
Moreover, the plugin allows to:
  • Measuring the progress on a single task level, epic, and project phases (PI, Iterations) level. 
  • The critical path which markes issues directly influencing the project end date
  • Automatically scheduled tasks based on sub-box duration or tasks dependencies 
  • VIsualization of cross-team dependencies 
If you have more questions, just tag me in this thread. 

Hi Anna , 

Can we have demo for this . We have installed trial version for Big picture on our JIRA account . But not able to add my program and mapping with trial version


Please align someone for my queries .

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Anna-BigPicture Marketplace Partner Sep 17, 2021

Hi @sanjay_sapra

Have you had a chance to get familiar with the Quick Start Guide?

Furthermore, I recommend participating in one of the open webinars that take place every Wednesday at 4 PM UTC (and every Friday at 7 AM UTC). The webinars include a 1h product demo followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. You can join a webinar using one of the links available on this page.

In addition, please find a list of our short video tutorials

Regardless of the options I mentioned above, you can simply ask a question in this thread. I will gladly guide you through step-by-step instructions.

Let's stay in touch!

Hi @Anna-BigPicture  Thanks for details . I have gone through the guide and booked Friday window for demo . Mean while please help on below queries if possible .


1) In trail version not able to add my testing project . "+" sign not showing in big picture dashboard.

2)  By default big picture showing multiple project/dashboard in GUI view . How that coming and what is criteria behind that.

3) Currently we have approx. 200 JIRA license . what will be cost for big picture any idea.

4) How support will work once we buy the plugin .

5) Any support person can align for our initial setup.

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@Anna-BigPicture  waiting for your positive response on given queries .

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Hi @sanjay_sapra

Thank you for the information. Please find my answers below: 

  1. Could you please share a screenshot of the Home page? I would like to make sure that no filter is enabled. If you don't want to share it publicly, please get in touch with our Service Desk.
  2. Could you be so kind as to precise your question? Do you refer to the Home module? 
  3. Due to Atlassian technical prerequisites, any Jira plugin must match the Jira instance's user tier to which it is applied. Even if fewer users want to use the app than your Jira license, the two licenses should match exactly. Here you will find full pricing.
  4. Our Service Desk is available for you 5 days per week from 4 AM UTC till 8 PM UTC. However, if you need extended Support, we offer paid Premium Support available 24h 7/7. 
  5. Our Support Team is a group of highly qualified experts, and every Team member can guide you through the process during the remote session. Moreover, from the plugin level, you can schedule a free session with our Implementation Expert!

Please, let me know if you have further questions!

@Anna-BigPicture  case raised to support team . Please find attached snap shot as required.Bigpicture snap shot.JPG

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Hi @sanjay_sapra

Thank you for the information. My colleague has already taken care of your Support ticket, and your case is being investigated. 

Meanwhile, please try to use the second option of creating new boxes by clicking in-between the items on the list. See my image as a reference. 
image - 2021-09-21T184222.383.png
After clicking the "+" button, a pop-up will appear with the basic Box data required to create a Box.

Hi @sanjay_sapra 

I'm Jasmin from the Easy Agile team. Easy Agile Programs may support some of the requirements you're looking for in a tool. 

Easy Agile Programs supports teams to visualise and break down work for a Program and Program Increment right inside Jira. The tool allows you to view your features/epics and stories with varying degrees of detail, keeping it high level for conversations with stakeholders or to see all the issues teams have scheduled in sprints. 

Additionally you are able to add milestones to indicate key deliverables alongside the work that is planned. 

The work of the team is represented in team swimlanes on a Program Board, with a shared team features swimlane along the top. A key feature of the tool is to be able to see any dependencies between work and filter based on whether they are healthy, at risk, or blocked. 

Teams can plan and break down their work on their team planning board, with estimation possible right on the issue card. Team capacity is visible and easy to see for each and every sprint to understand if the team is at risk of overcommitting. 

We do not offer Gantt chart reporting, however we do have an integration with EazyBI to support reporting functions. 

Our tool supports PI Planning as part of the SAFe Framework, and I agree with @Nic Brough -Adaptavist- - it will really depend on what you need and mean from 'project management'. 

I would invite you to have a look at the demo for the product to see if it's suitable, but also as we're in the process of updating this video to check out the latest features we've released on our Feature Log

I hope this helps but please do reach out with any further questions should they come up and myself and the team will be more than happy to help.

Product Marketing Manager | Easy Agile 

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