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


 BigPicture Enterprise
 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server

 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server

 Jira Cloud

 Jira Server

Knowledge Base

Tutorials and tips

Trust Center

BigPicture 8 is here!

Discover the landmark edition of the Atlassian Marketplace top-selling app! The new version is available to all Cloud, Server and Data Center users. Visit BigPicture 8 Documentation to learn more about it.

Adding new boxes

You can add new Boxes directly, using the Hierarchy mode by clicking on selected Boxes or by using the keyboard shortcuts.

Depending on the level in the hierarchy different types of Boxes will be added:

Level in the hierarchyChild Box type available
Program BoxProgram Increment
Program IncrementIteration

Add Box dialog

The default name of the Box will be the same as the selected Box but you can rename it.

Use the arrow in the top-left corner to switch between Program Increments and Iterations.

The Box period will be automatically set, but it can not exceed the period of the parent box.

Set the following attributes:

  • Box type (in BigPicture 8 you will be able to change the type using this option),
  • Box name,
  • Start and end date,
  • Icon and colour.

Editing existing Boxes

Once a Box is created, you can edit its name and period. You can also change the period using the Timeline mode.

Editing boxes is possible only in the Hierarchy mode.


The period of the Iteration can not exceed the Program Increment period. This rule does not apply to Program Increments.

Deleting existing Boxes

You can delete an existing Box and its sub-Boxes by clicking on the 'wrench' icon and selecting 'Delete'.