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BigPicture 8.6 has just arrived!

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BigPicture is getting…

more intuitive and convenient

more intuitive and convenient

even better at large-scale management

even better at large-scale management

1. Greater intuitiveness and convenience in daily use

1.1. Date changes on Gantt are now trackable and reversible

Change log in the Gantt module

See and understand the history of changes made in your Gantt charts

Coordinating complex initiatives is becoming way easier. Now, you can track every change in every work item’s dates and date ranges and immediately understand the situation. The log is available in the Gantt module, but it reflects date changes made in other modules of BigPicture too.

Undo option in the Gantt module

Reverse changes easily

Now, date and date range changes that you apply by drag-and-drop moving or resizing items on your Gantt chart can be easily reversed by clicking the Undo button. The button gets activated whenever you carry out an action that can be reversed. Convenient, isn’t it?

1.2. Significant UI improvements across key modules

Hide greyed-out tasks in Gantt and Board modules

Manage tasks on Gantt and Board modules with greater clarity

Be it agile management of agile initiatives in the Board module or classic projects on Gantt, now you can achieve a neat, informative view by hiding all irrelevant (filter-based greyed-out) items.

Bulk-moving tasks on Gantt

On Gantt, move multiple tasks all at once

This UI improvement is here to save you a lot of time when editing your Gantt charts. You can move multiple items at once and they will all get updated in line with the system’s scheduling rules. Fewer repetitive actions – more time for actual management.

1.3. Resource management is getting yet more time-efficient

In-line editing of individual resources

Assign tasks to individual resources directly in BigPicture columns and task-detail cards

Now, adding an individual resource as a task assignee as well as editing the assignee field in the task description can be done in-line – right in the columns of BigPicture modules.

Sync BigPicture Teams with Jira Groups

Keep your BigPicture teams up-to-date… automatically

Keeping your BigPicture teams up-to-date is becoming truly seamless as you can sync the teams with relevant Jira groups and get them updated automatically.

2. Further improvements in portfolio-level management

2.1. More clarity in portfolio-level Resource Management

Cross-portfolio resource allocation view 

Monitor resource allocation across your entire portfolio

Spotting over and under-allocation of resources is becoming way easier, even if you run massive portfolios of initiatives. Now, you can display workloads and the capacity of individuals and teams across the portfolio – right in the Resources module.

New report – Capacity per period

Smartly report on resource capacity using the new enterprise report type

Extend your reporting dashboard with resource capacity data. You can report on the capacity of specific users, teams, or skills… and be sure the data is always accurate.