With each new release of our Cloud-hosted plugins, we endeavour to reduce disparities in functionality and customization that exist between them and our Server-hosted versions. However, due to technical prerequisites and limitations of Jira Cloud, inevitable variances remain.
SoftwarePlant's Server-hosted BigPicture remains the gold standard, serving as a point of reference towards which its Cloud-hosted equivalent should be developed.
This document examines such disparities by comparing and contrasting the features and functionalities of Cloud- to Server-hosted modules of BigPicture.
Due to the fact that BigPicture includes all of BigGantt's functionalities, BigGantt was intentionally missed out in the below comparison.
|Module||BigPicture Cloud||BigPicture Server||Preview|
1 Will be renamed to 'Board'.
2 Planned to be released in Q2/early Q3. More details can be found within the following issue: - PPM-3023Getting issue details... STATUS
3 Currently named as 'Roadmap'.
4 Currently named as 'Roadmap'.
5 Planned to be released in the end of September 2018.
6 Available in BigPicture Enterprise only. See the notice below.
The list of missing functionalities in BigPicture Cloud
Create Jira sub-task
|Gantt||Create Gantt sub-task|
Due to lack of 'Roadmap 1' module for Jira Cloud.
Atlassian API does not provide such a functionality.
Ticket on Atlassian's end: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-69721
|Gantt||"Icons" and "Type" fields are not available||-|
|Resources||Show tasks from all Programs (Cross-program View)|
Available in BigPicture Enterprise only. Please refer to the notification placed above this table.
|Risks||Edit Risk (Pencil Icon)|
|Global configuration||Program configuration|
Atlassian's REST API for Jira project creation does not allow to point out which fieldScheme, taskTypeScheme and screenScheme should be used. Hence, no point to allow the user to change settings within 'Program configuration' if those are not taken into account by API.
|Global configuration||Roadmap configuration||Due to lack of 'Roadmap 1' module for Jira Cloud.|
"Risk consequence" and "Risk probability" fields are locked.
|Global configuration (WBS configuration)|
No UI conditions mechanism for Jira Cloud.
|Global configuration (Technical Info)||Support data|
Due to the nature of Jira Cloud hosting.
|Administration||Custom actions||Available in BigPicture Enterprise only. Please refer to the notification placed above this table.|
|Administration||Menu||Available in BigPicture Enterprise only. Please refer to the notification placed above this table.|
|Administration||Synchronize with Tempo||Available in BigPicture Enterprise only. Please refer to the notification placed above this table.|
|Program Manager (Program Wizard)||Create new Jira Project|
Atlassian's REST API for Jira project creation does not allow to set a default screenScheme and as a result it is impossible to point out which screenScheme should be used. During project creation, Jira assigns a dedicated screenScheme which does not include fields brought by BigPicture. This is reflected in the lack of possibility to update tasks' periods. In consequence, every Program created that way would be useless as tasks' periods wouldn't be retained. Hence, our decision to keep this option unavailable.
|Confluence||Gadgets||Removed from Jira Cloud on July 7th, 2017. Details can be found here.||-|
|All||Keyboard Shortcuts 1||Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box can be displayed by pressing '?' ('Shift + /').|
1 'Global shortcuts' from this page are unavailable.
If you have any further questions or are still in doubt why certain options or features remain inaccessible, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.