SOURCE: Blueprint Systems

July 14, 2008 08:00 ET

Blueprint Announces Summer Webinar Series on Improving the Economics of Software Development

Series Provides Tangible Guidance on Optimizing Development Resources During Challenging Economic Times

TORONTO--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Blueprint, the global leader in requirements solutions for software business analysts, today announced a series of free bi-weekly webinars, which will run on Tuesday and Wednesday of every week this summer, starting July 15th.

The Webinars will provide attendees with clear, tangible ways to improve the economics of software development within their organizations, and do more with their existing development resources. One Webinar each week will focus on each of the following subjects:

-- How can a Business Analyst Workbench help me automate requirements definition?

--  This Webinar will a look at how industry trends have identified a
    repeatable practice to build high quality requirements. This Webinar will
    provide a detailed overview of the best practices of Requirements
    Elicitation, Elaboration, Validation and Acceptance and how to automate
    each phase.  It will include a lifecycle demonstration and case study on
    how a Business Analyst Workbench can optimize the software delivery

-- How do Successful Organizations Leverage Requirements as a Control Point to Project Success?

--  IT departments are fast evolving into global organizations. In today's
    economic environment, it is critical to align IT with business goals and
    requirement definition is a centerpiece in that effort.  This Webinar will
    discuss how a lifecycle approach to requirement definition can cut
    requirements confusion by 80%, reduce or even eliminate project rework, and
    even enable companies to auto-generate 100% of quality assets to control
    risk in application delivery.

"Requirements can no longer be a point-element in the application lifecycle," said Matthew Morgan, CMO of Blueprint. "As companies look to streamline their development costs, ensuring clear, precise and accurate project requirements has a tremendous impact in optimizing the economics of software development on a global scale. This Webinar series is designed to drive awareness of this next-generation approach to optimizing IT outcomes around business needs."

In addition, all webinar participants will be given a free copy of the " Business Analyst Workbench Guide," which discusses what solutions business analysts need to ensure success in a global world. This guide will be available starting August 1, 2008.

About Blueprint

Named a 'Cool Vendor' in Application Development by leading analyst firm Gartner, Blueprint aligns business and IT teams by delivering the industry's leading requirements suite designed specifically for the business analyst. Blueprint solutions empower analyst teams to eliminate requirements misunderstanding by capturing, validating, and delivering precise business requirements to local or distributed IT application project teams. Blueprint's product line functions as a collaborative system for the requirements lifecycle, including requirements elicitation, elaboration, validation, and acceptance. Blueprint is a global provider, with presence in the United States, Canada, and in Europe. For more information on Blueprint, visit

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