Jira BigPicture Training - Actonic – Unfolding your potential
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BigPicture Training

Agile, communicative and collaborative project management

Do you want to establish new project management processes? Do you want the PM tool to provide an overview and planning reliability, even for complex issues? Together with our certified BigPicture trainers, you can tap the full potential of your project management teams and strategies.

Certified and competent

As the official and first certified BigPicture trainer in the German-speaking region, we are proud to introduce customers to the world-class multi-project management tool from our partner SoftwarePlant in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

BigPicture extends Jira with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously (portfolio management). Various modules enable planning according to the SAFe principle (Scaled Agile Framework), the creation of roadmaps, Gantt charts, risk matrices for resource and team planning, a board view for splitting tasks and the creation of reports.

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Training content

  • What are Jira and BigPicture, and what are they used for?
  • What does the interface of BigPicture look like?
  • How can data be visualized and resources managed?
  • What does agile working look like in BigPicture?
  • Short insight into the BigPicture basics
  • What does project management with Gantt, roadmaps and sprints look like?
  • How do methodologies apply in BigPicture (Agile, Waterfall)?
  • What metrics and reporting capabilities does BigPicture provide?
  • What are the benefits of the portfolio view and multi-level hierarchy?
  • How do teams communicate in BigPicture?
  • How do you manage resources in BigPicture?
  • How do you work with hierarchies and dependencies?
  • What are the automation options?
  • How to maintain programs and synchronize BigPicture and Jira?
  • What does troubleshooting & clean up look like in BigPicture?
  • What configuration options are there?

The BigPicture training is suitable for everyone who wants to increase their efficiency. Previous knowledge of Jira is required.

The training can take place at your site, online or at our offices in Stuttgart.

The training lasts 2 days. One day corresponds to 8 hours of training and can be divided into two times 8 hours or four times 4 hours.

Depending on your wishes, the training can take place in German or English.

The training is always conducted by a trained consultant from our company. This includes a certification from SoftwarePlant for BigPicture and a lot of experience in using the project management tool by working on customer projects.

Our training courses are designed to deliver knowledge in a structured and efficient manner to provide a consistent training experience for all participants.

Contact us by phone or email and let’s talk about your training needs!


Gabriele Zorn-Pauli

Manager SEP & Tools, Schwäbisch Hall Kreditservice GmbH

“We booked a BigPicture Training with Actonic, with the intention to learn more about individual functionalities and interfaces as well as fixing current performance issues. Actonic offered extensive training hours, which allowed us to ask any question. We’ve received multiple suggestions for products and software from the Atlassian toolstack, which will be very useful for our needs. Our course leader (Anton) responded very well and provided multiple practical examples for specific questions. These live solutions are currently used withing our active instances. Thanks for the productive and useful training!” 

Julia Deiters

Product and Project Management PPM, VITRONIC Dr.-Ing. Stein Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH

“Reasons for our consulting / training request for Actonic has been our need to learn more about configuration options in BigPicture. This entailed global configurations in system admin fields, as well as local configurations for permissions and box types. Anton Klein is an experienced and agile consultant and provided multiple best practices for our workflows and offered several new ideas on how to use BigPicture more efficient in our daily business. Thanks for your effort!”

Flora Hilvano

Agile Coach, National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB

“The Big Picture training was understandable, well-structured and balanced with an impressive outcome. It was an intense training that generated interest and excitement through hands-on activities. Both SMEs (Gregor and Anton) engaged well with the participants, explaining each point in detail and highlighting the most important points. They answered questions well and even provided practical industry examples and best practices. Overall, a job well done! Thank you for all your great work, Gregor and Anton.”

Christopher Meissner

Product Manager, EFR GmbH

“The training was well-structured and very informative – a great combination of in-depth knowledge, thorough analysis and excellent feedback, but most importantly, it was very practice-oriented. Definitely beneficial for anyone using Atlassian products. Great job. Please keep it up!”

Edith Hirte

Referentin in der Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss

“Actonic provided training and consulting services for our team, and we are really happy with this collaboration.  The consultations we had were tailored to our specific needs, and the consultants’  expertise and broad experience were exactly what we needed. We got a lot of best practice recommendations, and the training they provided was extremely useful and insightful. We loved the fact that there were two trainers (Amal and Anton) rather than one, as it meant they could answer all our questions – and we had a lot! Our group was very diverse, consisting of people from IT, Marketing, Planning departments, etc, and the trainers handled it brilliantly. Overall, a job well done, thank you!”

Ursula Brüning

Head of IT, TQ-Systems GmbH

“Our experienced Jira team was looking for a customizable training for BigPicture. We’ve decided to pick Actonic, because they offered us a two-day training with Jira admin elements for BigPicture. We had the possibility to choose the main focus and which modules would be discussed. Special was: We received a live system for our training and the attendees were able to test out hands-on what they were shown. Because we liked the customizable and active training process, we can highly recommend Actonic!”

Anna Gorecki

Central Project Management, BKS

“In addition to the BigPicture training on all modules and the handling of tasks and quick filters, Actonic also supports us in the implementation of a complex company structure with BigPicture and the reporting app Report Builder. Thanks for that!”

Yaroslav Bashenko

 Head of Engagement & Delivery, Ciklum

“To bring innovative ideas to life, we need to rely on innovative solutions. That’s why we booked a training session with subsequent consulting at Actonic to optimize our workflow with Jira and BigPicture. During the training, the instructor dealt in detail with all specific questions. The wide range of expertise has been explained in an easy-to-understand manner. Thank you for the inspiring knowledge transfer!”

“With the BigPicture training from Actonic, we wanted to give our key users the chance to prepare perfectly for an implementation. To do this, it was necessary to get to know the scope and handling of BigPicture in more detail. Mr. Klein guided us through the intensive training session in a very professional manner. Individual questions were answered in detail and competently. Many thanks for these practical insights! We will certainly use Actonic’s support again for the implementation of BigPicture.”

Andre Mayer

Teamlead Project Management, Quanos Service Solutions GmbH

“Actonic’s in-house BigPicture training was an effective asset to our technology-based company. With highly professional expertise and personal authenticity, the Head of Consulting Amal Khandly and Consultant Anton Freyr Einarsson guided us through the structured training. They flexibly addressed our user-specific requirements. Thank you for this added value!”

Joachim Krumm

Team Lead Project Management, AST International GmbH

Michael Oster

Head of New Technologies, Krombacher Brauerei Bernhard Schadeberg GmbH & Co. KG

“From beginning to end, Actonic’s BigPicture training was very helpful in fully exploiting the use of the tool for our company-specific purposes. Especially through the detailed administration part, we acquired many new skills that we can use efficiently after the course. All our questions were answered in a knowledgeable way. Clear recommendation!

Torsten Vogel

Head of Engineering, ENPULSION

“As a space tech company, we develop electric propulsion solutions for satellites. To maintain a high level of quality, while growing the business, we chose to deploy the project management tool BigPicture. The training from Actonic met all our expectations. With practical exercises, the well-versed consultant Amal Khandly led us through the training at a balanced pace. We were able to learn a lot that we can apply to our innovative technology. Thank you very much!”

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