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How to integrate Activity Timeline with BigPicture or BigGantt?

How to integrate ActivityTimeline with BigPicture or BigGantt

Integrating your project task management tools can be a game-changer when it comes to streamlining workflows and boosting productivity. In this article, we’ll explore how to seamlessly integrate ActivityTimeline with two renowned add-ons from SoftwarePlant – BigPicture and BigGantt. These integrations are designed to enhance your Jira experience on management levels, ensuring that your project timelines, track progress process and resource allocation are always in sync. Follow our step-by-step guide, and in just a few minutes, you’ll have a powerful synergy between ActivityTimeline and SoftwarePlant’s tools, revolutionizing the way you manage projects and resources in Jira. Let’s dive in and unlock the full potential of these integrations.

Activity Timeline integration with BigPicture or BigGantt

ActivityTimeline provides great integration possibilities. Earlier, we’ve covered integrations with external calendars ( Google and Outlook) and portfolio management tool (Advanced Roadmaps for Jira). Today we are going to integrate with the products of the well-known PPM company Software Plant – BigPicture and BigGantt (Gantt chart).

We will learn how to integrate ActivityTimeline with two popular add-ons from SoftwarePlant in less than 5 minutes.

1. If you already have BigPicture / BigGantt installed in your Jira, go to Jira Settings->Issues->Search for Start/End dates field & make sure it’s added to all the screens. It is very important because it will be impossible to take any action in case custom fields are not added to all screens.


2. Then you go to Configuration inside ActivityTimeline -> Jira integration page-> You need to map Start/End date fields from BigGantt / BigPicture to our Planned Start/End Dates fields. Move to the Synchronization tab in ActivityTimeline & do full synchronization:


3. After these actions ActivityTimeline & BigGantt / BigPicture should be in sync and any change in one of the add-ons will trigger the respective change in the other one.

Let’s check how ActivityTimeline works with BigPicture after all of the taken actions:



In conclusion, the integration of ActivityTimeline with SoftwarePlant’s BigPicture and BigGantt add-ons offers a seamless and efficient way to supercharge your project management within Jira. This synergy between ActivityTimeline and SoftwarePlant’s tools empowers your team to work smarter, not harder, and to deliver outstanding results on every project. Embrace these integrations and witness the transformation of your project management capabilities.

Find out more useful features here – How to get a cross-project view for shared resources in Jira?


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