Perspectives to Gantt Column Views migration
The migration to column view was dictated by our clients' Project Management needs for performance while working with huge programs composed of thousands of tasks, comfort and flexibility to configure data to be displayed without cumbersome field dragging. It extends the possibilities to manage the Work Breakdown Structure directly and to create customized views of aggregated data from your Jira instance.
This view was delivered with BigPicture cloud release of and BigPicture server version 7.1 of
Column Views have been designed from scratch so they function in a different but we hope more intuitive and convenient way. They are created per Program and there is one currently active view marked by a tick (√) per user which means that each user can have their own (for example custom) active view they like for each Program. A newly created view can be made active by simply selecting it from the View→Column Views menu. Column Views can be made Public or Private marked by a "Visibility" lozenge. There is also a "Description" field which is useful if you create many views dedicated for individual programs and need to add additional information to manage the views easily.
There are predefined views with commonly used columns that are present by default in every program but it is of course possible to define many custom views with custom selected columns and easily switch between them.
Creating new views
Creating Custom Column Views is very intuitive and can be done in just few clicks. Just click the Create button and follow the screen prompts. Chose Name , Visibility and Description. Then add the columns of your choice and configure the Aggregation and Display setting.
A good way to start creating your custom Column Views is to copy an existing view. It is also a good idea to copy a View to test your changes in private mode before making it public.
Editing is equally easy and intuitive. While in Column View
While in Gantt Column View there is of course an option to delete a view but it must not be active as it is impossible to delete an active view. The currently active view has the Delete option disabled.
Presenting aggregated data and switching between different aggregation modes is scope's strongest point and makes it a go-to module for reporting based on live Jira data.
Each column header displays a configuration "cog" icon. Clicking it opens a drop-down menu presenting aggregation options to choose from. Switching between aggregation modes for each column takes literally two clicks.
Tip: Status column with Subtask statuses by categories aggregation selected always gives you a good insight into status of your Program
Customizing Column Views
Adjusting the data to be displayed has never been easier. Just select the "View" menu then "Column Views" and click the "Manage Column Views" option from the drop-down menu to open the settings page and add columns to your existing views or create new views.
In case you have questions
If you have any additional questions you are always welcome to contact our helpful Support Team by creating request at our support portal.