New authentication method to our non-public REST API
Your management data security is paramount to us. That’s why with version 8.3 we are introducing a new API connection authentication method that will protect your data against CSRF attacks more effectively. From version 8.3 on, every API endpoint requires a special token to authenticate the connection.
To keep using our non-public API after upgrading to version 8.3, you need to adjust all your custom automation flows, non-standard reporting solutions, and other connections so that they meet the new authentication requirements. Please mind that this change applies exclusively to Server and Data Center instances of our products and have no impact on Cloud instances whatsoever. We recommend upgrading on-prem instances of our apps to version 8.3 only after adjusting API connections to the new requirements. Learn more…
Should you have any questions, please contact our Support Team.
Track and analyze resource capacity your way
Now, capacity allocation can be presented in percentages, man-days, or as a heatmap. You can tell if everything is fine with your workloads with a single glance.
Give your HR PMO some new superpowers
Thanks to the Global Resource Admin role, managers do not need App Admin permissions anymore to administer resource-related configuration of the app (i.e. update users’ non-working days).
Present your resource data in Excel just like in BigPicture
Big Template users only
From now, whenever you export Resources to Excel files using BigTemplate your output spreadsheets will respect aggregation settings defined in your BigPicture view (e.g. a daily summary, a weekly report or a monthly report).
Greater ease of use and accessibility
You can now display indicators such as Estimates, all Jira dropdown fields or Priority in the columns of your Gantt WBS panel. Moreover, you can in-line edit them, while planning work or whenever needed. Last but not least, in-line editing is also available in Overview.
Edit task details right in the Resources module
Now, you can in-line edit Jira tasks right in the Resources module. Need to modify an estimate or any other field? You can do so in no time without leaving BigPicture!
Scope and dependency management no more a challenge
Collapse all task groups, sort and easily manage them on your Gantt charts
BigGantt has been augmented with new grouping and creating dependencies capabilities. You can easily collapse all task groups, sort grouped tasks and manage dependencies between them, all to get a clear view of the elements that matter in a given context.
Get a clear view of your board no matter how complex your dependency network is
If your board looks a bit like a bowl full of noodles, don’t worry. Now, you can collapse all dependencies and see how every single task is connected with others using the dependency counter. Moreover, dependencies displayed on Board can now be based on several link types in your Jira.
Share Gantt views with others by simply sending them relevant links
If you need to share a specific Gantt module view with someone, you can now simply generate and send them a link. They will get the exact same view that you’re looking at.
Copy your Jira Quick Filters directly to BigPicture
Now, you can filter your tasks in BigPicture based on Quick Filters that you set for your Jira boards by simply copying them directly to the app.
Financial management enters BigPicture
Add a financial dimension to your portfolio-level view
You can add and fill in manually columns that are critical for effective management of the financial side of your initiatives, such as budgets, estimated costs, actual costs. You can assign values to specific initiatives (e.g. projects) as well as to work items they consist of, and neatly aggregate the values at the initiative or portfolio level.
Adjust your portfolio-level metrics to the management approaches used within that portfolio
As different things matter in different types of initiatives, you can now customize your portfolio-view columns in the Overview module to reflect those changes and get instant access to relevant indicators.
Show exactly what you want to show in Jira & Confluence gadgets
Now, the data from Gantt, Calendar, and Risks modules that you want to present using Jira and Confluence gadgets can be filtered using both regular and Quick Filters.
List of changes
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New columns and fields
|Jira epic link can be used for sub-scope synchronization.|
Those fields can be also edited for basic tasks.
Inline editing is available for the Overview and Resources modules (task details).
Inline editing for columns with aggregations (Gantt, Scope, Board backlog) - only for tasks that are not parents.
You can easily import existing filers from a Jira board.
|Filtering options are stored per Box module, so you can get different results in each module, precisely matched to your business needs.|
Filtering available in gadgets:
If you need to share a specific BigGantt view with someone, you can now simply generate and send them a link. They will get the exact same view that you’re looking at.
Grouped tasks can be filtered
You can turn on task grouping and apply other filters to further refine results.
Sorting is initiated by clicking on the column header
Columns are also available in the Scope and Board modules.
Aggregations resulting from task details can be viewed in the Overview module (Actual cost (Tasks) and Estimated cost (Tasks) columns)
More than one Jira link type can be visualized by the app as a Soft dependency
A variety of Jira link types between issues can have a visual representation in the BigPicture app.
Live-sync is available for the Board module and can be turned on in the app configuration.
|Duration-based totals format can be configured (days, hours)|
Resource capacity allocation is shown in %
In the Resources module, for all effort modes (Original estimate, Remaining estimate, Story Points) you can display capacity, workload and remaining capacity (of a resource or a skill) in a new unit: Percent (in addition to other available units e.g.Hours)
Resources module displays data in man-days unit
In the Resources module, : you can display capacity, allocation and remaining capacity (of a resource or a skill) in a new unit: Man-days (in addition to other available units e.g.Hours)
The Resource Admin role is effectively an extended App User role, which means that such a user:
task details inline editing (estimates included)
You can inline edit fields based on their types (e.g. Start date, End date, Story Points, Remaining estimate, Skills, Dependencies).
The excel export file contains date ranges in the columns (instead of specific days).
E.g. if aggregation is set as a week, the column will have a date range of a week.
Risk fields are mapped per integration (Jira instance, Trello connection).
Values of the risk matrix axes are separately adjusted.
|Matrix and table are available as two separate views.|
Task report: Sum formula for "time" fields
Sum formula reports can be based on fields such as Story points and time tracking fields.
Dependencies-related reports: export to excel file
|Dependencies report: "inter-project" dependencies hidden by default (cells that would count links within the same Box are empty)|
|Resource Manager renamed to "Individuals"|
Column information can be used to filter data in the "Individuals" tab.
Filtering available in gadgets: