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TechValidate Research on Blueprint

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579 Customers Surveyed

4,222 Data Points Collected

49 Published TechFacts

11 Published Charts

28 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Blueprint Case Study

Global 500 Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 computer services company is based on a March 2018 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Blueprint:

  • The importance of the following metrics to the success of projects:
    • Release cycle time: Very important
    • Development velocity: Very important
    • Release cost: Very important
    • Business/market alignment: Very important

Their average team works on releases with the following characteristics:

  • Average release cycle time is 6-12 months for a high priority release.
  • Average development velocity of a release is 6-12 months.
  • Average IT budget per release is $1-$5M.
  • The typical value of a business case for an average release is $1-$5M.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Blueprint that the surveyed company uses:

  • Visual process/solution models
  • Reviews and approvals
  • Automatic generation of use cases, tests, user stories
  • Reuse requirements, regulations, artifacts, etc
  • Baselines and collections
  • Traceability and impact analysis

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Blueprint:

  • Saw the following improvement in these areas since implementing Blueprint:
    • Release cycle time: 31%-40%
    • Development velocity: 21%-30%
    • Number of releases on time/budget: >40%
    • Number of business plans achieved: 31%-40%

With Blueprint, their success metrics are now:

  • 90-99% of their releases are delivered to meet the planned timeline, scope and budget.
  • 90-99% of releases achieve their business case targets within the first 12 months.

Blueprint Customer Research

What operational challenges were you trying to solve prior to purchasing Blueprint?

Increasing maturity and agility of your planning and requirements processes
73%
Managing changes required by the business
73%
Improve success of product and application launches
59%
Increase business visibility into development plans, designs and progress before the product is released
59%
Keeping ahead of regulatory and compliance issues
41%
Removing bottlenecks at the front end of your development cycle
27%

Blueprint Customer Research

What percent improvement would you say you have experienced in each metric since implementing Blueprint?

More than 40% 31%-40% 21%-30% 11%-20% 0%-10%

Release cycle time
Development velocity
# of releases on time/budget
# of business plans achieved

Blueprint Customer Testimonial

Blueprint has automated project requirements, documents, and gave us the ability to capture visual requirement artifacts since the current requirements central repository only covers textual requirement artifacts.

IT Professional, Large Enterprise Health Care Company

Blueprint Customer Testimonial

Quick, professional generation of documentation from artifacts and a single repository for all project artifacts.

Mark Parker, Manager, Business and Process Analysis, C Spire

Blueprint Case Study

Intercontinental Hotels Group

Introduction

This case study of Intercontinental Hotels Group is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The average project delivered using Blueprint products are much more aligned to our business and market needs.”

“Using Blueprint products has increased the automation of previously manual tasks in our development cycle.”

“[Blueprint provides an] instant impact analysis "

Objectives

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Blueprint:

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Increase business visibility into development plans, designs and progress before the product is released
  • Remove bottlenecks at the front end of your development cycle

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenges created by using JIRA alone:

  • A lack of a permanent system of record of what has been delivered
  • A lack of complete documentation of what has been delivered
  • The difficulty of managing key business imperatives like compliance and non-functional requirements (such as performance, security, usability)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Blueprint:

  • Completes projects 41-50% faster when using Blueprint.
  • Decreased the number of defects and/or enhancement requests for the average project by 31-40% when using Blueprint.
  • Complete the requirements / user stories of an average project with 21-30% less effort since using Blueprint.


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About Blueprint

Blueprint provides industry-leading solutions that accelerate and de-risk the digital transformation of large organizations. Our products – Blueprint Storyteller and Blueprint Regulatory Compliance Manager – resolve many of the time-consuming, costly, and error-prone functions that challenge IT organizations.

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