About BigPicture

BigPicture installation

Quick start with BigPicture

Roadmap module

 Scope module (BP 7)

Export in BigPicture

Tutorials and tips


 BigPicture release notes

BigPicture Cloud Backlog

 Release notes
 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server


 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server

 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server

Knowledge Base

Tutorials and tips


Gantt module - Interface overview

+ Task

Add new tasks or sub-tasks to your Gantt chart. You can add Jira issues or artificial tasks which will not be a part your Jira project. Use a task template to add multiple artificial tasks to group you project into phases.


Organise your work data using the following features:

  • Sorting (Organise) - organise your tasks using different criteria in an ascending or descending order. When a Jira field is added to the column view it will also appear as the sorting or grouping criteria.
  • Multi-level grouping - tasks can be grouped and counted. Multi-level grouping based on Jira fields added to the column view requires that the Jira fields used to group tasks needs to be added to the column view first.
  • Expand/Collapse all - expands or collapses all the tasks with a Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Create baselines - create or delete baselines of all the tasks in the chart.
  • Task mode - switch between different task modes to automate your work:
  • Re-sync - this is an admin feature which triggers the complete synchronisation of the program.


Change the view options to include more information in the Gantt chart or show additional features:

  • Column views - change the JIra fields show as columns in the tasks list.
  • Layout - change the line spacing to fit more tasks on the screen.
  • Show:
      • Tasks structure - add the WBS (hierarchy) to the list of tasks
      • Markers - add a deadline marker to the timeline
      • Critical path - calculate the critical path
      • Baselines - show the tasks' baseline on the chart
      • Cadences - show the iterations as defined in the Program's Agile Schedule.
  • Colour by status - changes the colour of task bars to resemble the status categories
  • Detail view - replaces the timeline with the Jira detailed issue view
  • Smart labelling - adds the task summary next to the task bar on the timeline.
ResourcesOpen the resource panel to see the current resources' workload.

Export requires BigTemplate app. Different export formats are available:

      • MPP
      • MPX
      • PDF
      • XML
      • PDF image

Adjust the chart's scale to the more tasks on the timeline:

      • Day
      • Week
      • Month
      • Quarter
      • Half year
      • Year
      • Three years
      • Bird's eye view
Manual WBSManually indent or outdent the tasks on the list. You can also delete the tasks from Jira.
Quick filterAdd your favourite filters to the header and filter the tasks from the list.
Date filterFilter tasks using dates.
Resource panelThe Resource panel show the individual workload based on the Original Estimate field (Time tracking field).