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


Auto top-down mode

The top-down approach is used to plan at the high level first and then to gradually move to the lower levels of hierarchy. The parent task determines the earliest start and latest finish dates of the children.

Tasks will behave according to the following rules:

  1. Parent in "auto top-down" puts boundaries on it's children start and end dates i.e.:
    a. start date of any child >= start date of the parent
    b. end date of any child <= end date of the parent
  2. Parent can be scheduled to start on a non-working day.

To learn about other task modes go to the Task modes page.