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BigPicture installation and updates

Quick start with BigPicture

BigPicture Sizing Guide

Cloud vs. Server - Key Differences in BigPicture on These Platforms

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 BigPicture release notes

BigPicture Cloud Backlog

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About BigGantt

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BigGantt Cloud Backlog

Cloud vs. Server - Key Differences in BigPicture on These Platforms

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Introduction

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 and BigPicture Enterprise.

Due to the fact that BigPicture includes all of BigGantt's functionalities, BigGantt was intentionally missed out in the below comparison.

Modules

ModuleBigPicture CloudBigPicture Server
Gantt

YES

YES

Scope

YES

YES

Board 1

NO

YES

Board 2.0

YES

YES

SAFe® Roadmap

YES 4

YES 4

Resources

YES

YES

Risks

YES

YES

Teams

YES

YES

Metrics 2

NO

NO

1 Previously referred to as 'Roadmap'. As this module in not available to Cloud users synchronization of tasks time periods is also not available currently.

2 Available in BigPicture Enterprise only.

The list of missing functionalities in BigPicture Cloud

ModuleKey differenceExplanationPreview
Gantt

Create Jira sub-task not available on Cloud

Atlassian Connect Jira JavaScript API does not provide such a functionality.
Ticket on Atlassian's end: https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/browse/ACJIRA-1487

GanttCreate Gantt sub-task not available on Cloud

Atlassian API does not provide such a functionality.

GanttDetail View not available on 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 on Cloud-

Risks / GanttEdit Risk (Pencil Icon) / Edit Issue dialog not available on Cloud.

Atlassian Connect Jira JavaScript API does not provide such a functionality.
Feature request on Atlassian's end: https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/browse/ACJIRA-1243

Global configurationProgram 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

"Risk consequence" and "Risk probability" fields are locked.

Atlassian's REST API allows the plugin to add Select List (single choice)-type of fields on installation only when they are locked. Due to that, Risk consequence and Risk probability fields remain non-editable.


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.

AdministrationCustom actionsAvailable in BigPicture Enterprise only.

AdministrationMenuNot available.

AdministrationSynchronize with TempoNot available.

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.

ConfluenceGadgetsRemoved from Jira Cloud on July 7th, 2017. Details can be found here.-
DashboardsGadgets

Will be added soon. 
Ticket on SoftwarePlant's end: PPM-3731 - Getting issue details... STATUS

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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 support@softwareplant.com.