Support for Atlassian Server Products (and apps like BigPicture) is has ended in February 2024.

Are you planning a migration to Cloud? Make sure you don't lose your BigPicture data/configurations in the process. Check out this page for information on how to migrate BigPicture's data to Cloud. If you have any questions please email support@appfire.com

Getting Started

BigPicture

BigPicture is the leading Portfolio, Product, and Project Management application for Atlassian Jira. It gives managers unprecedented clarity of information, helps them neatly visualize roadmaps of even the most complex initiatives, smartly distribute workload and allocate resources, efficiently coordinates teams' work, quickly reports progress, and ensures perfect strategy-to-execution alignment at all levels. 

The system supports agile (SAFe® included), classic, and hybrid management methodologies and allows for combining them freely at the portfolio level. BigPicture is the go-to PPM solution for any forward-thinking organization before, during, or after digital transformation.

The app integrates smoothly with Jira, Trello, Confluence, and more. Your teams can keep using their preferred tools while you get a vantage point view of what's happening.

BigPicture Enterprise is an expansion pack for our BigPicture app that allows you to set up an unlimited number of configurable templates, rename modules, create an unlimited number of scenarios, use workload contouring in all modes (including the manual distribution), and set up Tempo integration. Additionally, BigPicture Enterprise comes with a set of pre-configured templates that make various methodologies (such as LeSS and SAFe®) much more accessible. 

BigGantt

BigGantt is one of the most potent timeline and road-mapping apps for Atlassian Jira. Thanks to its slick, intuitive user interface combined with a host of data visualization and management tools, the app makes planning, monitoring, and managing work with Jira easy and efficient.

The app integrates smoothly with Jira, Trello, Confluence, and more. Your teams can keep using their preferred tools while you get a vantage view of what's happening.

Installing the App

The Initial Configuration article outlines the essential configuration steps to use the App and provides guidance and best practices on the most common use cases.

We recommend installing the App using Atlassian's Universal Plugin Manager, which always installs the latest version and - more importantly - the one compatible with your Jira instance.

You must be logged in using an admin account to install the App - go to Jira Administration > Manage Apps > Find new apps  and search for "BigPicture."

Manual installation

If your instance is not connected to the Internet or wants to test a specific version, visit this website to see all available versions. Be careful to choose the version for your Jira instance! When sure, click on the desired version to expand its row. Hit "Download" on the right-hand side.

The only thing left is to upload the file to Jira. You can do that by going to Jira Administration → Add-ons → Manage apps. Then, select "Upload app" on the right-hand side.

Upgrading the App to BigPicture 8

Due to numerous new features and redesign of existing ones, such as the latest security roles or task database structure, the upgrade might take some time. This depends mainly on the number of items synchronized in the App's Programs. Therefore, it is essential to book enough time as the App will not be usable during the upgrade.

Initial steps after installation

Onboarding steps in BigPicture

The onboarding screens depend on the user’s role. The steps below show the process for first Jira Admin (new user).

 

  1. After you enter BigPicture for the first time, the welcome screen opens.

  1. Click Next.

  2. Answer a few questions.

  1. Set a correct field mapping.

  1. Adjust proper security settings to give access to other users.

You are all set and ready to go with BigPicture.