About BigPicture

BigPicture installation and updates

Quick start with BigPicture

BigPicture Sizing Guide

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

BigPicture Export

Progress Tracking

Tutorials and tips


 BigPicture 7.10 and earlier

Concept of a Program

Setting up BigGantt and BigPicture to support next-gen projects

 BigPicture release notes

BigPicture Cloud Backlog


About BigGantt

BigGantt installation and updates

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

 BigGantt release notes

 Release notes
 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server


 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server

 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server

 BigPicture Enterprise
 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server

Knowledge Base

Tutorials and tips

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

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.

Predefined Views

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.

Copying views

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 views

Editing is equally easy and intuitive. While in Column View

Deleting views

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.

Data aggregation

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.


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