BigPicture Course Details
Why have we created this training?
Who is it for?
How is it structured?
Introduction to BigPicture
Summary of new features coming with BigPicture version 8
Introduction to BigPicture concept. Why should you use it? Why do we like it?
Sneak-peak into all the modules that will be covered during the full course.
MAIN screen and BOXES
All you need to know about the HOME view
Creating new Projects or Boxes
Creating new Boxes
Using different types of Boxes
Creating Box hierarchy
Defining scope of the Box
Adding single tasks
Defining scope of the Box
Modifying scope of the Box
Configuring Box Types
What are Box types?
Who can edit them?
Different configuration options and their meaning
Introduction to Gantt
Hierarchy in BigPicture
Adding tasks to Gantt
Using Basic Tasks
Using Task Templates
Task Period Mode
Using Baselines feature
Task progress and Overdue tasks
Gantt connections (dependencies)
Exporting to file
Intro to column views
Taskbar navigation and features
Column views settings for Gantt and Scope modules
Using Scenarios – new feature of BigPicture 8
What are Scenarios for?
How to create a scenario and what can be modified in it?
How to merge the scenario with the Live plan?
Quick filters and how to use them
Building your hierarchy with Structure Builders
Setting up Structure Builders to effortlessly build your WBS
Insights into problems you can encounter with different setup
Gantt module key points and use cases
A shorter summary of key functionalities and use cases of the Gantt module
The concept behind Scope Module
Managing your view
Working with the data
Resources Module and Team Module with administration settings influencing the capacity and skills
Concept behind the Resources module
Data aggregation feature
Managing local and global teams
Different ways of influencing capacity
Managing workload and holiday plans
Working with original estimate, remaining estimate, and story points
Insights into your resource planning process with Resources tab
Resources module key points and use cases
Shorter summary of key functionalities and use cases of the Resources module
Risks Module with administration settings
Creating risks and adding them to the risk matrix
Explanation of the risk card concept
Risk management process with BigPicture
Insight into different approaches to creating and managing risks in BigPicture
Risk card and task card customization
Explanation of possible configuration of risk and task cards
The concept behind the Board module
Managing backlogs and working with the agile schedule
Managing teams capacity
Synchronizing agile schedule with sprints or other Jira fields
Insights into the recommended process of working with the Board
Synchronizing your Board and Box data with Jira Sprints and other fields
The concept behind the roadmap module
Defining objectives for your agile schedule and teams
Objectives workflow explained
The concept of stretch objectives explained
Insights into using the Roadmap module for non-agile or non-SAFe companies
What is the Calendar Module and how to use it
BigPicture Enterprise features
Additional reporting on Board and Roadmap Modules
Cross-Program resource planning
Integration with Tempo add-ons
Other functionalities brought by BigPicture Enterprise
BigPicture Admin and Jira Admin Settings
Explanation of additional BigPicture and Jira Adin settings not explained in other modules.
Security approach of BigPicture
Explanation of different security levels
BigPicture Implementation Process
The recommended implementation process of BigPicture Implementation based on our experience
Insights into different stages of the implementation
Program and Portfolio in BigPicture
Managing the structure of your projects in BigPicture and Jira
Insights into different approaches and our recommendation
Decide on your Box strategy
Different strategies to creating BigPicture Boxes
Insights into the pros and cons of each strategy, helping you pick the right one for you
SAFe approach key modules and their use
Working with BigPicture in SAFe methodology
Insights into the usefulness of different modules and the recommended approach
Sum-up and other resources
Short summary of the training
Additional useful resources worth reading or visiting
Thank you message to all attendees
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