Concept of a box


The concept of boxes we introduced to BigPicture and BigGantt makes project and project portfolio management as easy as possible. With boxes, you can group all your projects, products, teams, or portfolios just like you would organize your photos into various collections. In combination with advanced filtering options, this approach will give you unprecedented clarity and control over every undertaking you're responsible for, even if you count them in thousands.

You can use boxes to organize tasks in Jira and other connected platforms. Two basic principles apply to boxes:

  • There is no limit to the number of boxes maintained using the app.

  • There is no limit on how many objects (tasks, projects, versions, etc.) a box can hold. The scope of the box can include any set of Jira issues.

With boxes, you can manage the following areas:





  • Scope (Box configuration and Business administration)

  • Dependencies between tasks (Board and Gantt modules)

  • Allocated resources (Resources and Gantt modules) 

  • Key deadlines/milestones (markers) 

  • Goals and objectives (Objectives module)

  • Risks (Risks module)

  • Scope (Box configuration and Business administration)

  • Dependencies between tasks (Gantt module)

  • Allocated resources (Gantt module) 

  • Key deadlines/milestones (markers) 

Box within a box

The brand new concept of boxes within boxes allows you to easily, with a single click, narrow down the scope of your work to the desired granularity level without losing any features offered by different modules.

Screenshot of the box hierarchy.

Manage boxes and box types

Agile, Waterfall, or Hybrid? Whatever methodology, the App is designed to comply with the organization's chosen framework or any array of frameworks. Be it a SAFe® program, a LeSS product, a Prince2® project, an ART,
 a Program Increment (PI), an iteration, a phase, you name it — each of these frameworks now has a default template available in the App, already preconfigured to be consistent with it.

Thanks to the box type templates, you will save a lot of time as you configure a box type only once. When the preconfigured setting of a given box type fails to match
 an unusual or more complex business scenario, you can customize it freely or create a new one from scratch.

You can use the following predefined box types:

Learn more on the Box types page.

Play with sample data

Play around with the app without affecting your data.

Import Jira projects

Create a new portfolio

Portfolio boxes help you organize your work and provide you with reporting capabilities. 
Learn more on the Create a new portfolio page.

The video presents how to create a portfolio box.