We are currently evaluating the BigPicture plugin (and planning to evaluate JIRA Portfolio as well). We've noted that Portfolio can create additional issue hierarchy levels, such as Initiatives (or Improvements) to group several Epics together. Can BigPicture do that as well?
Yes; I got the following response to a support ticket I opened (received via that channel so I didn't repost it here):
What you are referring to is not fully available yet. We are now redesigning our Roadmap module so that the whole planning process according to SAFe will be supported. This should be available in few months. Currently, there are some limitations but you can group epics in several ways such as:
The above can be used in the Gantt module. In the Roadmap which is a PI Dependency board currently, you could use quick filters which use JQL and display issues with a specific label only for example.
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