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Resource capacity / People management tools

Hello all,

I am on the hunt for a new tool that I want to use in Jira for the following:

  • Capacity planning (example: Team member A develops a product B owned by Team B)
  • People management 
  • Cross-teams view
  • Org structure view (Team, Department, Manager, Location)
  • Planing by org level, products, teams

Both Cloud or Server versions will do.

I've looked into BigPicture but I want to find another alternative. 


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Hi @Mina Hristova Ilieva 

I'm Nataliya from ActivityTimeline team. Taking into consideration your requirements about alternative plugins it seems like our add-on could fits your request. 

ActivityTimeline provide a list of features for capacity planning where you can schedule a large amount of workload to the whole team.

  • Capacity planning: managers/team members can view important information pertaining to their available capacity and workload on multi-functional indicator. It clearly is shown as a colour-coded advance to help individuals' productivity.


  • People management: ActivityTimeline allows to create teams (including team leader, dedicated projects) with users' skills, positions, user knowledge levels. You can create dynamic team based on employees skills (for temporary project for example).
  • Cross-teams view: plugin delivers wide visualization in order for you to comprehend how to manage your teams more effectively. 

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  • Planning and org structure view: you can select multiple teams and schedule the tasks between users-teams in one timeline view.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to ask me. We can provide a demo session for you if needed. Or read about more features here.
Best, Nataliya 

Hello, @Nataliya Vasyliv _Reliex_,

Does the tool also support capacity planning per product release cycle? 

We'll look into a demo. 



Activity Timeline does not limit you to fixed release cycle periods. The whole planning happens on an infinite timeline (not bound to a specific period). So, you can see capacity per person or team based on days, weeks, months or quarter periods.

You can schedule a demo session for you and your team. Our team can provide you with all the necessary information. Just select a free slot in calendar and book a meeting. Here is a link

Best, Nataliya 

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Hi @Mina Hristova Ilieva 

Indeed, BigPicture/BigPicture Enterprise may meet some of your needs.

You can look at Tempo Planner as well that will help you on the capacity planning.

Both have restriction and advantages, that you will have to compare based on your exigence I guess.
Keep in mind that it is not so easy to have several plugin with overlaped scope for the final users.

Hope it helps.

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Fabian Lim Community Leader Nov 30, 2021

Hi @Mina Hristova Ilieva

Bigpictue would have been my first choice.

The best way to find out is to go to the marketplace and try the free trials yourself and contact the vendors for demos.

Based on your requirements, you may have to use various plugins to meet all your needs.

Advanced roadmaps also could do the work, but you need to be in the premium cloud license or data center to have it out of the box.

Good luck

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Anna-BigPicture Marketplace Partner Dec 01, 2021

Hi @Mina Hristova Ilieva

Indeed, BigPicture strongly supports Resource Management by providing all crucial information to plan capacity in the most efficient way. 
Furthermore, the plugin gives insight into resource utilization, allowing precise analysis of the consumption of currently utilized resources and forecasted availability. 
Please find the link to our article "Project and Portfolio Resource Management in Jira & BigPicture," and the video tutorial "How to track capacity," which will shed more light on BigPicture possibilities in the area of Resource Management. 
I hope you find it helpful.

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