About BigPicture

BigPicture installation and updates

Quick start with BigPicture

BigPicture Sizing Guide

Cloud vs. Server - Key Differences in BigPicture on These Platforms

BigPicture Export

Progress Tracking

Tutorials and tips


Concept of a Program

Setting up BigGantt and BigPicture to support next-gen projects

BigPicture Cloud Backlog

About BigGantt

BigGantt installation and updates

Cloud vs. Server - Key Differences in BigPicture on These Platforms


Knowledge Base

Tutorials and tips

Trust Center

BigPicture 8 is here!

Discover the landmark edition of the Atlassian Marketplace top-selling app! The new version is available to all Cloud, Server and Data Center users. Visit BigPicture 8 Documentation to learn more about it.

This article applied to BigPicture version 7.8 and earlier.

If you are using a newer see the Technical configuration articles.

Creating Programs using the Program templates

In Jira, when creating a new Jira project the user can pick from different Jira presets which in general include:

  • Software projects
  • Business projects

When you create new Programs the data need to be stored in at lease one of Jira projects.

If the option 'Create a new Jira project' is used, a Project in Jira will be created and it will use the configuration as defined using Program templates in plugin's global configuration.

Only a single template can be saved currently hence if you want to create different types of projects using the Program Wizard, create Projects in Jira before creating a Program.

Click on the marked areas to learn more about those listed Jira features.

The Program templates are available only in the server version of the app due to Jira Cloud API limitations.

To learn more about creating Programs go to the Program wizard page or continue to the next section - Task configuration.