Work Breakdown Structure is a module based on the core principles of the BigPicture’s Overview module which is currently in development. WBS can be found in the JIRA issue-page above the “Activity” container (all JIRA’s core containers are just above it). It manifests the allocation of an issue within the Program, assuming that the issue belongs to at least one Program. As a functionality it is only visible and accessible to all users logged into their JIRA with valid and enabled instances of BigPicture / BigGantt.
What it does?
WBS operates in the context of a Program. Changing it is possible wit a context-switcher.
The button enables the search option and returns the list of all Programs that the issue belongs to. By the default the WBS will display in the context of the frequently used (edited / displayed) Program in BigPicture as long as it contains the issue we are currently viewing. If not, it will display the first Program returned by the REST.
WBS displays the structure of a JIRA tasks’ embedment in a BigPicture’s and BigGantt’s Programs in a very clear way. User may pick out of two modes:
- Focused – a TreeGrid view, focused on a specific issue with a simplified structure of its allocation within the Program (including parents up till the Program level)
- Overview – a TreeGrid view focused on a specific issue in a context of a whole Program’s structure, including its sibling tasks, their parents, grandparents up to the Program itself. Basically a whole WBS view with a centered issue which we are currently displaying.
With first two iterations of WBS we will deliver at least two TreeGrid column perspectives, which will be most suitable for the business purpose they should serve. It will be possible to pick one through our perspective-switcher, located in the top—right corner of the WBS. The ad hoc swap of the perspective will automatically switch columns. Therefore, picking a different perspective to the one we are currently using will return a completely different set of TreeGrid columns to a user. We are aiming to develop a perspective-manager which should provide user with a set of tools for columns management for both – the WBS module and the BP Overview.
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