Blueprint Software Systems

Blueprint Software Systems

December 03, 2013 08:00 ET

Blueprint Unveils Strategy to Give Senior IT Leaders Visibility into Project Requirements and Root Causes of Project Failure

Extended Reporting and Dashboarding to Deliver Root Cause Analysis and Support Continuous Improvement; Mobile Application to Provide Visibility into Requirements from Mobile Devices

TORONTO, ONTARIO and LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2013) - Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration (AADI) Summit - Blueprint, the leading provider of enterprise Requirements Definition and Management (RDM) software, today unveiled its strategy to provide senior IT leaders and C-suite executives with visibility and insights into requirements and the root causes of IT software project failures. Underlying this strategy is Blueprint Analytics, an intelligent solution that delivers important metrics and analysis that provide early visibility into the requirements definition and management process. When launched in Q1 2014, this analytics solution will support continuous process improvements that eliminate rework and help to prevent project failures. Blueprint will also release a mobile application in 2014 that provides visibility into requirements and enables business stakeholders to contribute feedback, review and approve requirements for all projects in an IT organization's portfolio, while on the go.

"IT executives and business leaders are often held hostage to the variability of IT projects. Costs, timing and quality are all difficult to manage and predict," says Ray Payette, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Blueprint. "It's a lack of visibility into the underlying activities that hinders the requirements definition and management process which is so vital for project success. Without detailed performance metrics, you cannot manage and predict future projects, leaving the variability to continue."

Blueprint Analytics: Getting to the Root Cause of Project Failure

Featuring extended reporting and dashboarding capabilities, Blueprint Analytics provides quantifiable information to identify problem areas that can be addressed in future projects to streamline the software lifecycle. Using Root Cause Analysis, problem sources are identified by capturing the reason they occurred (who, what, when, where and why) and by providing a drill down of internal versus external causes. Blueprint Analytics also enables organizations to leverage their existing expertise and investments in Business Intelligence (BI) solutions.

"The reasons for delays and failure can be grouped into three categories: people, process and tools. Blueprint Analytics quickly puts a spotlight on the reason in either of these areas and forces accountability," adds Payette. "Having the ability to get down to the root cause(s) provides senior IT leaders with immediate, actionable information that can be used to ensure future projects don't follow the wrong path."

Blueprint Analytics enables continuous improvement by fixing the root-cause and preventing it from happening again, while looking for the next issue. As the end result, Blueprint Analytics aims to eliminate wasteful rework from all possible causes.

Blueprint Mobile Strategy: Project Information from Any Mobile Device

In 2014, Blueprint's product portfolio will feature mobile applications that provide business stakeholders with the critical "early warning" project information they need, on their mobile device. The intent is to have access to this crucial information anytime and anywhere.

"Blueprint is committed to providing solutions that help our customers overcome the main cause of project failure: poor requirements. Our mobile strategy supports our goal of creating a requirements development environment that encourages meaningful engagement for all stakeholders, including senior executives - regardless of the project type or process being used," explains Payette.

Availability

Blueprint Analytics and the Blueprint mobile application capabilities will be introduced to the market in 2014, starting in Q1. For additional information please contact Blueprint at 1-866-979-2583 (BLUE) or info@blueprintsys.com.

About Blueprint

Founded in 2004, Blueprint develops requirements definition and management (RDM) software. With its best-in-class RDM solution, Blueprint helps companies get complex software and IT project requirements right from the start. Blueprint solves many of the time-consuming, costly, and error-prone elements of defining requirements, ensuring that mission critical projects are completed on time and budget. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Blueprint has global sales, operations and partner presence. Visit http://www.blueprintsys.com.

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