Cross module features

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek

Quick Filters

Click on the orange dot to easily clear the Quick filters.

Look and feel

You can easily switch between the light and dark modes of the app.

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Accent colorYou can set the interface accent color to get the best, personalized experience.

Icon based buttons in all modules

Module buttons don't contain text. When you hover your mouse over a given button a tooltip containing additional information will appear.

Navigation

Switching between modules has been made easy with the new modules drop-down. The name and the icon of the module you're in are always displayed at the top right. Other Box modules and Box configuration can be easily accessed from the drop-down list.

My Profile



You can easily access the "My Profile" page to manage your absences and switch between dark/light modes. 


App Settings


The new wrench icon provides direct easy access to both App Administration and App configuration from any place in the application.

Now you can easily access the configuration pages of BigPicture and BigTemplate using Jira .(dot) context menu.

You can easily go back to an upper-level Box by clicking on the relevant breadcrumb. This way, you don't have to open the Box switcher drop-down to move between Boxes.

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Modules

Overview

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek

Look and feel

Auto scope-based period mode

Box period can be automatically adjusted based on scope (applies to boxes in "auto scope-based" period mode). Settings must be changed by an administrator. 

As described in the following section, a Box type with this period mode adjusts its time period to encompass all tasks within its scope. You don't have to manually change the Box period to make sure it reflects the task duration. With those settings, you can be sure there is no discrepancy between the box period and its contents.


Adjust the row height using three available view options:
  • compact
  • regular
  • wide

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Box creation

When you create a consecutive "Sub scope" Box the App provides a name suggestion. 

The last number in the string (the name of the previous Box) is incremented by 1, even if it isn't the last character in a string.

Gantt

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek

Navigation

You can more easily manage the scope of your Boxes - the "Manage scope definition" option has been added under the "+" button in Gantt, Scope, and Risks modules. Items that already exist in tools such as Jira and Trello can be easily be included in your Box.

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Look and feel

The look of customization of Gantt column views has been updated. 

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Scope

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek

Navigation

You can more easily manage the scope of your Boxes - the "Manage scope definition" option has been added under the "+" button in Gantt, Scope, and Risks modules. Items that already exist in tools such as Jira and Trello can be easily be included in your Box.

Customization of column views redesignedThe look of customization of Gantt column views has been updated. 

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Board

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek

Task Warnings

If inconsistencies are detected, task warnings will help you assess the situation and decide if and how you want to address them. Task warnings indicate that:

  • The task period doesn't match the Box period
  • Assignee doesn't match the team

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Warnings tab in the panel on the rightWarnings are displayed in the "Warnings" tab in the right-hand infobar panelClicking on the warning icon on the sidebar warning list takes you to the task. 

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Swimlanes

You can switch between four configurable swimlane types (beta feature):

  • Team
  • Priority
  • Color
  • Status

Selectable swimlane value - for a particular swimlane value (such as Team) you can completely hide particular swimlanes (not just collapse them). Only swimlane values that have a checkmark next to them are displayed. 

Task multi-select

Multiselect is available on Board You can select multiple cards on Board by holding Shift and selecting the first and last card. The tasks between them will all be selected. Selecting individual cards with Ctrl/Cmd still works the way it did.

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Capacity planning

Box editor can edit capacity planning on Board

Both Box Admin and Editor have access to the capacity planning feature of the Board module.

As always, Jira admin and App Admin have full access to all the Boxes, therefore don't need to be added as a Box Admin to access this functionality.

Other roles, such as Viewers won't see the relevant icon.

Roadmap

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek

Objectives

Achievement aggregation in the "Count by status" view is based on how many of the objectives have been achieved. The progress state of individual "Open" objectives isn't taken into account - the objective either has been achieved, or it hasn't. 

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Objective owner can be setAny Resource can be added to Objective as Objective Owner. Their avatar will then be displayed on the Objective.

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Trello cards can be added as objectivesAny task, including a Trello card, be added as an Objective in the Roadmap module.

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Associated work

Associated workYou can associate tasks with Objectives. They will appear as nested under a given Objective.

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Navigation

Right-click menu is available for objectives.

Resources

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek
With the Scenario feature, you can easily try out different variants of your plan, compare the results, and find the best one before you merge the changes with the Live version.

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Basic tasks are displayed in the Resources module. 

In the displayed time period, only active team users are listed. Once an individual resource is no longer a member of the team, the Box Admin should close their team membership.

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Navigation

You can set the beginning of a grid to be a particular date.

Use the calendar buttononce you click on a date, the Resource grid will adjust. The selected date will be positioned at the beginning of the grid. 


Risks

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek

Export

You can change the export data by adjusting the column view below the Risk matrix. The export will include all table columns. 

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Navigation

You can more easily manage the scope of your Boxes - the "Manage scope definition" option has been added under the "+" button in Gantt, Scope, and Risks modules. Items that already exist in tools such as Jira and Trello can be easily be included in your Box.


Calendar

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek

Core new features: 

  1. Basic tasks can be created using the Calendar module
  2. Filtering tasks via Quick Filters or date range
  3. Creating new tasks (via header button and inline cell trigger)
  4. Editing and deleting tasks (via mouse right-click menu or keyboard shortcuts)
  5. Showing task details in the inline dialog
  6. Multimarker handling, 
  7. Calendar export to PDF via BigTemplate,
  8. Calendar Deadline Mode,
  9. Calendar scroll support ( changing current month with scrolling )
  10. Calendar Week Start Day can be modified
  11. Re-scheduling tasks via drag-and-drop 
  12. "Upcoming tasks" as the Jira gadget

Additional small features:

  1. Jira dot shortcut is supported
  2. Clicking outside modal with all-day tasks now closing this modal
  3. Unselecting task via ESCAPE and clicking outside task
  4. Responsive, smart calendar cells (fits as many cards as possible)
  5. Showing long-period tasks as multiple-day events (spans across day cells)

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Box Configuration

Scope

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek

sub-scope synchronization with a field

You are allowed to reuse an already used field value in the sub-scope definition of another Box


You are allowed to reuse an already used field value in the sub-scope definition of another Box. There is a warning message displayed once the app recognized that the saved field values in already used in at least one other sub-scope definition. 

If the app recognizes that a task was planned (by running partial sync or through the app UI) to more than one Box with Own scope which has a "clashing" configuration within their Sub-scopes' definitions:

  • sub-scope field sync is stopped for this task ( existing values of sub-scope sync fields are not cleared) 
  • a task cannot be replanned for another Box until the configuration is fixed (a task will be removed from the scope or a sub-scope mapping will be modified) and there is a respective warning displayed in the Board module for this task. 

Administration

Box Types

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek

Period mode

Parent Box of this type adjusts its time period to match its sub-Boxes. Box sequentiality is automatically set to "Overlapping allowed" for Boxes of this type. 
A Box type with this period mode adjusts its time period to encompass all tasks within its scope. You don't have to manually change the Box period to make sure it reflects the task duration. With those settings, you can be sure there is no discrepancy between the box period and its contents.

Navigation

When you open a Box, the default module will be automatically displayed. It is also positioned at the top of the list in the modules drop-down. 

Resource manager

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek

Resource manager

You can manually archive resources.

The app will also automatically archive individual resources based on their inactive status in Jira (server, cloud).  Archiving resources makes it easier for you to know what is the status of a resource.

Archived resources will be marked as such in the Resources, Teams, Board, and Gantt modules.

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Resource details page

Details page of an individual resource has been upgraded!

Now, the new timeline can help you visualize Absences, Workload plans, and Holiday Plans. Those items are listed. on the time axis as separate, colored components. 

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Current SectionThe "current" section lists Absences, Workload plans, Holiday Plans, and Skills that apply to a resource at the moment.

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There are 4 cards (2 cards in a row) presenting the information about Absences, Skills, Holiday Plans, and Workload Plans. You can easily create, edit and remove card items.

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Workload plans

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek
Max weekly workload helps you know if the actual workload distribution of a Workload Plan (marked in purple on the right) meets or exceeds the max weekly workload. 

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The left sidebar consists of additional data about a Workload Plan.

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On a details page of a given Workload Plan, you can see the full list of users assigned to it and manage it. 

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App Configuration

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek

Field mapping

Start and End date can be mapped and uni-directionally synchronized with an additional Jira field.

When "end date" is mapped to a time tracking field, you can additionally add one-way sync with an additional data field that will display the end date. 

 The team field can have separate mapping and per a Jira project.

Field mapping is available per instanceEach task source has a separate field mapping setup. This means, that if you connect three separate Jira instances you will be able to do separate field mapping for each of them. 

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Feedback button on App screens 
(retired)
As the BigPicture 8.1 introduces brand new App navigation with feedback modal trigger built in the header, there is no longer a need to have the "Feedback button on App screens" switcher in App technical configuration.


Other

FeatureDescriptionSneak peek
Any user can check what version of the app is currently installed.

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Full synchronization is not run when the index is corruptedFull synchronization is not run when BigPicture gets information about the corrupted index from Jira API. A user can perform a Jira re-index; this should solve the corrupted index problem. Users can also continue without reindexing, which can cause irreversible and unintended changes in Box scope.