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Tutorials and tips

The value

The Scope module is the core module for Project Management in BigPicture.

It provides insight into the scope of your Projects and it is perfect for viewing and managing the Work Breakdown Structure of your Project(s) by directly presenting the from the Jira instance.

Compose your Issues, Epics and stories into groups and see the big picture of your Project(s) with the data aggregation functionality.

This module was delivered with BigPicture 7 release as part of PPM-1690 - Getting issue details... STATUS .

Functional overview

List of functionalities, possibilities and integrations available in the Scope module:

  • Column view modification from Scope view (add & remove column, change aggregation / display)
  • Drag and drop of tasks in the structure
  • Jira issue (Task) Detail View
  • Different layout modes
  • Indent, Outdent, Move Up, Move Down of task in the Scope WBS
  • Remove a Jira issue (Task) with the trash button
  • Apply Quick Filters to change the focus of the view
  • JQL Search for custom overviews
  • Operations to Expand and Collapse WBS structure
  • Column view Manager (available to Program admins in Program configuration)

Introducing "Scope"

Our latest Scope module is designed in response to our clients' Project Management needs. It is designed with performance in mind especially to cater for the needs of Project Managers who work with huge programs with thousands of tasks to handle in a single Program - comfortably and efficiently.

Viewing modes

There are three viewing modes to choose from depending on your preference each with the possibility to enable Detailed Issue View mode:

Normal

Wide

Good for presentations on big screens.

Compact

Shows you a bigger picture.

Task detail view

No need to switch tabs to update a Jira issue! Open the Detail view mode to reach directly into every details of your Jira issue. Tip: select different issue after opening the Detail view mode.

Choosing which data columns are displayed

Adjusting the data you want to view has never been easier. Select columns from the drop down menu to add them to your Scope view.

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  "wrench" icon once hovered over. 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_status_categories aggregation selected always gives you a good insight into status of your Program.

Moving/drag and dropping tasks

Changing the order of tasks with drag and drop. Every change is verified on the fly with your current Synchronisation configuration. Please remember that any change directly impacts your Gantt WBS.

Text and JQL search

Quick search bar for text and JQL filtering.

Quick filters

As useful as in the previous Gantt versions Quick filters make viewing a lot clearer if you want to work with selected tasks only.

Useful for simulation of how different sets of tasks in your scope influence the overall plan.

Column view

You can define many different sets of columns and easily switch between them. There are predefined views with commonly used columns.


A Scope into the future

The scope module is being developed independently of Gantt module and has new flexible architecture which allows for implementing new features that might not be possible on Gantt.

In the near future we have plans to implement features such as:

  • Comparison of different Word Breakdown Structures side by side
  • Multi select and bulk operations

and many more to come as our Team of Developers are very busy implementing the features our customers have asked for.

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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