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This document contains step by step instructions that apply both to BigGantt Cloud and BigPicture Cloud.

Watch the video or follow the steps below.

Due to the nature of Next-Gen projects, some features and functionalities of our apps remain unavailable.

More details in Missing features and functionalities section.

Configuration in Jira

Set up each of your next-gen projects like below:

  1. Go to Project settings > Issue types.

  2. Add Start date (by Jira) and Due date (by Jira) fields to the primary fields list of each Issue type.

  3. Create two Date-type custom fields1 which will be used for Baselines creation on a Gantt.


    1 Name them so that they consist of a key of the given next-gen project e.g. Baseline start date ( key ), Baseline end date ( key ) where "key" is the given next-gen project's key.

  4. Add these custom fields to each Issue type's primary fields list.

App configuration

  1. Go to Jira settings > Apps > BigGantt > Task configuration.

  2. In "Custom synchronization settings" click "Add Project" button. Select your next-gen project and click "Add and configure".


  3. Map Start date (by Jira) and Due date (by Jira) fields to both "Task start date" and "Task end date".

  4. Map "- -" to "Task progress".

  5. Map custom fields created in step 3. (Configuration in Jira) to both "Task baseline start date" and "Task baseline end date". Finally click "Save".


Alternative setup - not recommended but possible


 Alternative setup guide

You can create and use your own custom fields (local custom fields that were created in a given next-gen project) which would store information about your tasks' start and end dates. Yet, such a setup is not recommended2 for those who want to benefit from both the Gantt and next-gen projects' features like Roadmap.

Configuration in Jira

  1. Go to Project settings > Issue types.



  2. Create two Date-type custom fields which will be used as "Task start date" and "Task end date".



    Name them so that they consist of a key of the given next-gen project e.g. Start date ( key ) and End date ( key ) where "key" is the given next-gen project's key.



  3. Add previously created fields to the primary fields list of each Issue type you have in your next-gen project. Remove Start date (by Jira) and Due date (by Jira) from the primary fields list of each Issue type.



  4. Create two Date-type custom fields which will be used for Baselines creation on a Gantt.
    Name them so that they consist of a key of the given next-gen project e.g. Baseline start date ( key ) and Baseline end date ( key ) where "key" is the given next-gen project's key.



  5. Add these custom fields to each Issue type's primary fields list.

App configuration

  1. Go to Jira settings > Apps > BigGantt > Task configuration.



  2. In "Custom synchronization settings" click "Add Project" button. Select your next-gen project and click "Add and configure".



  3. Map previously created task period fields to both "Task start date" and "Task end date".



  4. Map "- -" to "Task progress".



  5. Map custom fields created in step 4. (Alternative setup > Configuration in Jira) to both "Task baseline start date" and "Task baseline end date". Finally click "Save".

2 Without having Start date (by Jira) / Due date (by Jira) task period mapping chosen, bi-directional task period dates synchronization with Jira won't work properly. You will still be able to use Roadmap feature, but Epics' dates won't be reflected on the Gantt's timeline and vice versa. For instance, if you have a different task period mapping and have a Program that includes several Epics in its scope (visible on a Gantt) and you move them along the Gantt's timeline expecting this change to be reflected on Jira's Roadmap, this won't happen.

Already delivered features & functionalities

App (Module)Feature/functionalityPreview

BigGantt (Gantt)

BigPicture (Gantt)

Color by status

BigTemplate (Jira Issue Detail page)Single issue export

BigGantt (Gantt)

BigPicture (Gantt)

Attachments

BigGantt (Gantt)

BigPicture (Gantt)

Resources view - Time tracking Remaining estimate


Missing features & functionalities

Feature requests for next-gen projects can be submitted directly in comments section of this thread (Atlassian). The full list of missing features/customers' suggestions/feature requests collected as sub-tasks can be found in the following ticket: JSWCLOUD-17392. Some useful information can also be found here and on Atlassian's public roadmap for Next-gen projects, here.

App (Module)

Feature/functionality

Missing due toFuture plansPreview

BigGantt (Gantt)

BigPicture (Gantt, Scope)

Task structure based on:

  1. Parent Link,
  2. Components,
  3. Versions,
  4. Subtasks,
  5. Epics.
  1. Lack of possibility to use Parent Link (global field) in next-gen projects,
  2. No components in next-gen projects

For more details, see the info notice at the beginning of this section. Click here to navigate.

Coming soon:

  1. Versions structure: ONE-20619
  2. Subtasks structure: ONE-20620
  3. Epics structure: ONE-20382


BigGantt (Gantt)

BigPicture (Gantt)

Views of fields of Program Box Column Views:

  • All custom fields (green ones) except ones created/available within a given Next-gen project.
  • Jira fields:
  1. Fix Versions, Version release date, Affects Versions
  2. Status, Resolution, Resolve
  3. Time Tracking (Original), Time Tracking Progress, Work Ratio, Original estimate.
  4. Components
  1. No workflow configuration in Next-gen projects,
  2. Lack of "Story point estimate' fields
  3. Lack of possibility to use global Time Tracking custom field (original estimate)
  4. No components in next-gen projects

For more details, see the info notice at the beginning of this section. Click here to navigate.

Coming soon in BP8:

  1. Story point estimate ONE-19362.

BigGantt (Jira Issue Detail page)

BigPicture (Jira Issue Detail page)

Status field's view within WBS Widget

No workflow configuration in next-gen projects.For more details, see the info notice at the beginning of this section. Click here to navigate.

BigPicture (Risks)

Risk matrix and Risk CRUD list 3No risk configuration per Jira project.Ticket on SoftwarePlant's end: PPM-5408

3 If you select custom fields that were created in a given next-gen project and map them to consequence and probability fields (see a thumbnail in Preview column), Risks module will work only for this particular next-gen project and you will be unable to display tasks, which belong to any other Jira project, neither on a Risk matrix nor on Risk CRUD list (the table below the matrix).