TechValidate Research on Blueprint

28 Case Studies


Blueprint Case Study

Leading financial services company saves time in delivering projects that achieved the defined business goal

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise financial services company is based on an October 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 client grappled with coordination between various stakeholders involved in their software projects leading to defects and rework.

Use Case

Blueprint integrated with their existing Agile toolchain to significantly improve release planning and delivery across teams and departments. The client observed that superior User story and Test case generation and UI mockups helped them save time and improved the quality of their deliverables. Baselines and Collections that create formal, permanent records of release, feature sets, and enhancements have contributed immensely in their application development efforts.

Results

Easy to use Storyteller helped the client achieve their defined business goals. Collaboration between different teams and departments improved significantly.

Blueprint Case Study

Leading insurance company succcessfuly launches Agile transition to driving innovation and success in their application development efforts.

Introduction

This case study of DL Insurance Services is based on a November 2018 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The centralized repository is one of the most important features that has enabled us to drive innovation and success in our application development process.”

Challenges

Prior to Blueprint, the client struggled with aligning the stakeholders involved in their application development process. This led to a gap between strategy and execution, leading to additional rework and delayed release.

Use Case

The features and functionalities that the company believes have been instrumental in their Agile transition are:

  • Automatic user story generation
  • Traceability, impact analysis and regulatory events mapping
  • Reviews and approvals that enable persisted, auditable feedback and collaboration
  • Ability to reuse requirements, regulations, and artifacts
  • A centralized repository to manage regulations, interpretations, risks, and regulatory controls
  • Ability to report on and gain insight into Blueprint data with Analytics
  • Customer journey maps to improve customer/user experience
  • Storyboards to create story maps and prioritize epics and stories into releases
  • Use Case diagrams to define different user scenarios"

Results

Improved release planning and delivery across teams:

  • Improved software quality
  • Better alignment between strategy and execution
  • On-time and within budget delivery
  • Most importantly, they believed that the delivered projects achieved the desired business goal

Blueprint Case Study

Southern Company

Introduction

This case study of Southern Company is based on a February 2018 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

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

  • Rated the following areas and their importance to the success of projects:
    • Release cycle time: Very important
    • Development velocity: Somewhat important
    • Release cost: Somewhat not important
    • Business/market alignment: Somewhat important

Use Case

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

  • Visual process/solution models
  • Reuse requirements, regulations, artifacts, etc
  • Automated workflow

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Blueprint:

  • 80-89% 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 Case Study

CommunityForce

Introduction

This case study of CommunityForce is based on a February 2018 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

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

  • Rated the following areas and their importance to the success of projects:
    • Release cycle time: Very important
    • Development velocity: Very important
    • Release cost: Very important
    • Business/market alignment: Somewhat important

Use Case

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

  • Visual process/solution models
  • Reviews and approvals
  • Simulations and walkthroughs
  • Automatic generation of use cases, tests, user stories
  • Reuse requirements, regulations, artifacts, etc.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following improvements with Blueprint:

  • Release cycle time: >40%
  • Development velocity: >40%
  • Number of releases on time/budget: >40%
  • Number of business plans achieved: >40%

Blueprint Case Study

Toronto.Ca

Introduction

This case study of toronto.ca is based on a February 2018 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

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

  • Rated the following areas and their importance to the success of projects:
    • Release cycle time: Very important
    • Development velocity: Very important
    • Release cost: Somewhat important
    • Business/market alignment: Very important

Use Case

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

  • Visual process/solution models
  • Baselines and collections
  • Traceability and impact analysis

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following improvements with Blueprint:

  • Release cycle time: >40%
  • Development velocity: 31%-40%
  • Number of releases on time/budget: 31%-40%
  • Number of business plans achieved: >40%

Blueprint Case Study

Pt Astra International Tbk.

Introduction

This case study of PT Astra International Tbk. is based on a February 2018 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

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

  • Rated the following areas and their importance to the success of projects:
    • Release cycle time: Very important
    • Development velocity: Very important
    • Release cost: Very important
    • Business/market alignment: Very important

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
  • Traceability and impact analysis

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following improvements with Blueprint:

  • Release cycle time: 31%-40%
  • Development velocity: 21%-30%
  • Number of releases on time/budget: 31%-40%
  • Number of business plans achieved: 11%-20%

Blueprint Case Study

Continental Assurance Company

Introduction

This case study of Continental Assurance Company is based on a March 2018 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

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

  • Rated the following areas and their importance to the success of projects:
    • Release cycle time: Very important
    • Development velocity: Very important
    • Release cost: Somewhat important
    • Business/market alignment: Very important

Use Case

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

  • Visual process/solution models
  • Reuse requirements, regulations, artifacts, etc
  • Baselines and collections

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following improvements with Blueprint:

  • Release cycle time: 31%-40%
  • Development velocity: 31%-40%
  • Number of business plans achieved: 31%-40%

With Blueprint, their success metrics are:

  • 100% 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 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 Case Study

Global 500 Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 banking company is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“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.”

“The visual simulation and traceability explorer.”

Challenges

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

  • Purchased Blueprint to:
    • Improve the success of product and application launches.
    • Increase business visibility into development plans, designs, and progress before products are released.
    • Remove bottlenecks at the front end of their development cycle.
    • Manage changes required by the business.
    • Stay ahead of regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Blueprint solved the following challenges created by the previous tool used:
    • Lack of an intuitive, understandable view of products to be delivered, which can be reviewed with business stakeholders and large development teams.
    • Lack of a permanent record system of what has been delivered.
    • Difficulty with managing key business imperatives like compliance and non-functional requirements (such as performance, security, usability).
    • Difficulty in tying development and testing efforts back to business objectives.

Use Case

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

  • Uses Jira’s agile development tool.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Blueprint:

  • Decreased the number of defects and/or enhancement requests for the average project by more than 50% using Blueprint.
  • Completed the requirements/user stories on an average project with 21-30% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

Global 500 Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 banking company is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

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

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

“Streamlined ability to capture requirements and traceability.”

Challenges

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
    • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes
  • Blueprint solved the following challenges created by the previous tool used:
    • Lack of an intuitive, understandable view of products to be delivered that can be reviewed with business stakeholders and large development teams
    • Lack of a permanent record system of what’s been delivered
    • Lack of complete documentation of what’s been delivered
    • Difficulty having business stakeholders understand what is being worked on, and what has been delivered in a sprint
    • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases
    • Difficulty managing key business imperatives like compliance and non-functional requirements (such as performance, security, usability)
    • Difficulty of tying development and testing efforts back to business objectives

Use Case

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

  • Uses Jira’s agile development tool

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Blueprint:

  • Completes projects 41-50% faster when using Blueprint
  • Completes the requirements/user stories of an average project with 21-30% less effort since using Blueprint

Blueprint Case Study

Global 500 Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 banking company is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

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

Challenges

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 products are released
    • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes
    • Remove bottlenecks at the front end of development cycle
    • Manage changes required by the business
    • Stay ahead of regulatory and compliance issues
    • Improved communications and tracking
  • Blueprint solved the following challenges created by the previous tool used:
    • Lack of an intuitive, understandable view of products to be delivered that can be reviewed with business stakeholders and large development teams
    • Lack of a permanent record system of what has been delivered
    • Lack of complete documentation of what has been delivered
    • Difficulty of having business stakeholders understand what is being worked on, and what has been delivered in a sprint
    • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases
    • The difficulty of tying development and testing efforts back to business objectives

Use Case

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

  • Uses Jira’s agile development tool

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Blueprint:

  • Completed the requirements/user stories on an average project with 31-40% less effort since using Blueprint

Blueprint Case Study

Large Enterprise Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise financial services company is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

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

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

“The ease of connecting requirements using the relationships tab.”

Challenges

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

  • Purchased Blueprint to:
    • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes
    • Remove bottlenecks at the front end of your development cycle
    • Manage changes required by the business
  • Blueprint solved the following challenges created by the previous tool used:
    • 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 having business stakeholders understand what is being worked on, and what has been delivered in a sprint
    • The difficulty of tying development and testing efforts back to business objectives

Use Case

The key feature and functionality of Blueprint that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses TFS’s agile development tool.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following result with Blueprint:

  • Complete the requirements/user stories of an average project with 21-30% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“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.”

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Improve the success of product and application launches
  • Increase business visibility into development plans, designs and progress before the product is released
  • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes
  • Manage changes required by the business

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenges created by using an ALM tool alone:

  • A lack of having an intuitive, understandable view of products to be delivered that can be reviewed with business stakeholders and large development teams
  • 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 having business stakeholders understand what is being worked on, and what has been delivered in a sprint
  • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases
  • The difficulty of tying development and testing efforts back to business objectives

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following result with Blueprint:

  • Complete the requirements / user stories of an average project with 31-40% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

Educational Institution

Introduction

This case study of a educational institution is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“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 superior tracing and impact assessment.”

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Increase business visibility into development plans, designs, and progress before the product is released
  • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes
  • Manage changes required by the business

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenges created by using JIRA alone:

  • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases
  • The difficulty of managing key business imperatives like compliance and non-functional requirements (such as performance, security, usability)

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Blueprint:

  • Completes projects 21-30% faster when using Blueprint.
  • Complete the requirements / user stories of an average project with 11-20% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

Global 500 Insurance Company

Introduction

This case study of a global 500 insurance company is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“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.”

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Improve the success of product and application launches
  • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenge created by using JIRA alone:

  • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following result with Blueprint:

  • Complete the requirements / user stories of an average project with more than 50% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

Global 500 Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a global 500 computer services company is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“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 clear allocation of requirements and stories to product feature releases with formal sign-off and agreement between dev, QA, and customer.”

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Manage changes required by the business
  • Clear definition of scope

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
  • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases
  • The difficulty of managing key business imperatives like compliance and non-functional requirements (such as performance, security, usability)
  • The difficulty of tying development and testing efforts back to business objectives

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Blueprint:

  • Completes projects 41-50% faster when using Blueprint.
  • Complete the requirements / user stories of an average project with 11-20% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

Global 500 Pharmaceuticals Company

Introduction

This case study of a global 500 pharmaceuticals company is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

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

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Manage changes required by the business

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenge created by using an ALM tool alone:

  • A lack of complete documentation of what has been delivered

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following result with Blueprint:

  • Complete the requirements / user stories of an average project with 11-20% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

Independent Health Association

Introduction

This case study of Independent Health Association 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.”

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Improve the success of product and application launches
  • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes
  • Manage changes required by the business

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 tying development and testing efforts back to business objectives

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Blueprint:

  • Completes projects 11-20% faster when using Blueprint.
  • Complete the requirements / user stories of an average project with 11-20% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

Wells Fargo & Company

Introduction

This case study of Wells Fargo & Company 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.”

“Both business system analysts and tech engineers love it because the tool makes our working life wonderful.”

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Improve the success of product and application launches
  • Increase business visibility into development plans, designs, and progress before the product is released
  • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes
  • Remove bottlenecks at the front end of your development cycle
  • Manage changes required by the business

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenges created by using SVN alone:

  • A lack of having an intuitive, understandable view of products to be delivered that can be reviewed with business stakeholders and large development teams
  • A lack of complete documentation of what has been delivered
  • The difficulty of having business stakeholders understand what is being worked on, and what has been delivered in a sprint
  • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases
  • The difficulty of tying development and testing efforts back to business objectives

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 41-50% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

Interval International

Introduction

This case study of Interval International 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] traceability and historical tracking.”

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes
  • Remove bottlenecks at the front end of your development cycle
  • Manage changes required by the business

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenges created by using JIRA alone:

  • The difficulty of having business stakeholders understand what is being worked on, and what has been delivered in a sprint
  • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases
  • The difficulty of tying development and testing efforts back to business objectives

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Blueprint:

  • Completes projects 11-20% faster when using Blueprint.
  • Complete the requirements / user stories of an average project with 5-10% less effort since using Blueprint.

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.

Blueprint Case Study

C Spire

Introduction

This case study of C Spire 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.”

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

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes
  • Remove bottlenecks at the front end of your development cycle
  • Manage changes required by the business

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenges created by using JIRA alone:

  • A lack of having an intuitive, understandable view of products to be delivered that can be reviewed with business stakeholders and large development teams
  • 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 having business stakeholders understand what is being worked on, and what has been delivered in a sprint
  • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases

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 more than 50% when using Blueprint.
  • Complete the requirements / user stories of an average project with 41-50% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

MetLife

Introduction

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

“The average project delivered using Blueprint products is 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 products provide] clear visibility into requirements and traceable approvals.”

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Improve the success of product and application launches
  • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes
  • Manage changes required by the business

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenges created by using JIRA alone:

  • A lack of intuitive, understandable view of products to be delivered that can be reviewed with business stakeholders and large development teams
  • A lack of complete documentation of what has been delivered
  • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following result with Blueprint:

  • Complete requirements / user stories of an average project with 11-20% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise industrial manufacturing company is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

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

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

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Improve the success of product and application launches
  • Remove bottlenecks at the front end of the development cycle
  • Manage changes required by the business

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
  • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Blueprint:

  • Complete projects 11-20% faster when using Blueprint.
  • Complete requirements / user stories of an average project with 41-50% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

Fortune 500 Automotive & Transport Company

Introduction

This case study of a fortune 500 automotive & transport company is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

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

“Blueprint products help link business requirements to story creation.”

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
  • Manage changes required by the business

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenges created by using CA Agile Central alone:

  • Lack of intuitive, understandable view of products to be delivered that can be reviewed with business stakeholders and large development teams
  • Lack of complete documentation of what has been delivered
  • Difficulty having business stakeholders understand what is being worked on, and what has been delivered in a sprint
  • Difficulty managing key business imperatives like compliance and non-functional requirements (such as performance, security, usability)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following result with Blueprint:

  • Complete requirements / user stories of an average project with 5-10% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

Large Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise aerospace & defense company is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

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

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Improve the success of product and application launches
  • Remove bottlenecks at the front end of the development cycle
  • Manage changes required by the business

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenges created by using an ALM tool alone:

  • A lack of complete documentation of what has been delivered
  • Difficulty having business stakeholders understand what is being worked on and what has been delivered in a sprint
  • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following result with Blueprint:

  • Complete requirements / user stories of an average project with 21-30% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

New York Life Insurance Company

Introduction

This case study of New York Life Insurance Company is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“The average projects 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.”

“Centralization of process and rigor, allowing for a level of delivery standardization that our business partners previously were not accustomed to receive.”

Objectives

This is a list of the business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Blueprint:

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Improve the success of product and application launches
  • Increase business visibility into development plans, designs, and progress before the product is released
  • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes
  • Remove bottlenecks at the front end of the development cycle
  • Manage changes required by the business
  • Stay ahead of regulatory and compliance issues

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenges created by using Rally alone:

  • Lack of intuitive, understandable product view to be reviewed with business stakeholders and large development teams
  • Lack of a permanent system of record of what has been delivered
  • Lack of complete documentation of what has been delivered
  • Difficulty for business stakeholders to understand what is being worked on, and what has been delivered in a sprint
  • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases
  • Difficulty managing key business imperatives like compliance and non-functional requirements (such as performance, security, usability)
  • Difficulty tying development and testing efforts back to business objectives

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Blueprint:

  • Completes projects more than 50% faster when using Blueprint.
  • Complete the requirements and user stories of an average project with 41-50% less effort since using Blueprint.

Blueprint Case Study

Large Enterprise Health Care Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise health care company is based on an August 2017 survey of Blueprint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“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.”

“I can say that the analysts are particularly impressed with traceability, on-line approvals, and reusability.”

Objectives

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

Purchased Blueprint to:

  • Improve the success of product and application launches
  • Increase maturity and agility of planning and requirements processes

Challenges Solved

Blueprint solved the following challenges created by using Version One alone:

  • A lack of having an intuitive, understandable view of products to be delivered that can be reviewed with business stakeholders and large development teams
  • A lack of complete documentation of what has been delivered
  • Overall time and effort required to manually write and coordinate user stories and test cases

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following result with Blueprint:

  • Complete the requirements / user stories of an average project with 21-30% less effort since using Blueprint.



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