Create
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in
Celebration

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root

Avatar

1 badge earned

Collect

Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!

Challenges
Coins

Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.

Recognition
Ribbon

Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!

Leaderboard

Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
4,459,886
Community Members
 
Community Events
176
Community Groups

BigPicture 8.3 is here❗️🎉

image1-1.png
We’re happy to present the new version of our flagship product BigPicture, loaded with powerful features!
 
BigPicture 8.3 version's main theme is usability. We focused on improving users' experience and intuitive navigation in different areas. Therefore, from the newest version, you can expect greater ease of use and better accessibility, followed by potent improvements in Portfolio Management aspects to make them more powerful.
 

New Capacity Allocation units

We introduced additional capacity allocation units, such as hours, man-days, percentages, and heatmap. The effort mode visualization can be presented from the perspective of original estimates, the remaining estimates, or via Story Points. These improvements provide a better understanding of the program’s progress, as well as quicker identification of incorrect workload.
image3-1.png
  

New Role and export capabilities 

Access to actual resource availability data is crucial. Therefore, in BigPictue 8.3, we introduced a brand new role: Global Resource Admin. Now you can assign this role to a person whose sole purpose is managing resources without the ability to manage other aspects of the projects. Consequently, a Global Resource Admin can manage days off and other things associated with resource availability without any risk that they would, by accident, edit some other project or program settings.
 image6.png
  
BigPicture 8.3 expands your export capabilities to Excel. From now on, you can easily export the Resources module to Excel with the help of BigTemplate. The exported spreadsheet will respect aggregation settings defined in your BigPicture view.
 
Furthermore, now you can edit Jira task details directly within the Resources module. We added in-line task editing details, so there is no need to leave the BigPicture app.
 
image2-1.png
 

Clear view of your boards

Most of the projects have so many dependencies in their Board module it can be quite challenging to tell what's connected with what and how. BigPicture 8.3 allows to collapse all dependencies and see how every single task is associated with others using the dependency counter. Now you can display a clear, neat view of the board even if the network of dependencies is quite complex.
 
In addition, Board dependencies can now be based on several Jira link types. And if you want to use your Jira’s Quick Filters in BigPicture, you can just directly copy them to the app.
 image5-1.png
 

Improved Gantt Module

Huge uplift was also introduced in BigPicture's Gantt module and our roadmapping app BigGantt. Firstly, we added new methods of grouping and creating dependencies. The new methods allow BigGantt users to collapse all the task groups, sort collapsed tasks, and manage dependencies between them for better visibility.
Now, you can display more crucial for effective planning indicators, e.g., estimates or Jira dropdown fields, in the columns of your Gantt WBS panel. And in case you need to share a specific BigGantt view, we also added shareable views and links. Just generate one and send it to the interested parties. Everyone will have the same view.

Advanced Portfolio Management 

Both BigGantt and BigPicture gained a huge boost for Portfolio Management, with a particular focus on a financial level of your projects and initiatives. First and foremost, you can now add and fill in manually columns that describe budget, estimated, and actual cost and assign value to projects and items within them. All those estimates can be easily aggregated at the initiative or portfolio level. 
image4-1.png
Alongside new financial metrics, BigPicture 8.3 allows you to customize portfolio-view columns in the Overview module, so instant access to more accurate insights and reports becomes a reality.
Just like we improved Gadgets, so you can use them with Jira’s Quick Filters, we also added a feature that allows you to present data from Gantt, Calendar, and Risks modules with the use of Jira and Confluence gadgets. These can be filtered using both regular and Quick Filters so you have full control of what’s presented in your gadgets.
Check our Version Overview pages for more details:
BigPicture
BigGantt
 

1 comment

In the resource chart under effort mode/units.

 

Original Estimates 

For Man Days - what data would it show and how would you get the calculation 

 

Original Estimates 

For Hours - what data would it show and how would you get the calculation 

Comment

Log in or Sign up to comment
TAGS

Atlassian Community Events