Blueprint delivers Adapter for Microsoft Team Foundation Server to deepen enterprise-class software lifecycle solution
Blueprint enables teams to collaboratively author and validate requirements for complex software application projects
Toronto, ON – June 26, 2012: Blueprint™, the market leading requirements software provider, today announced its Adapter for Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), that adds powerful requirements authoring, validation and collaboration capabilities to Microsoft TFS, providing enterprise IT groups a seamless application lifecycle management solution. Designed for complex software application projects such as legacy application modernizations, regulatory compliance overhauls, and the introduction of new more social and mobile enterprise applications, Blueprint’s rich definition capabilities let teams collaboratively “experience” software requirements in an interactive, visual walkthrough. This allows enterprise IT development teams to expose issues early while also later providing QA professionals unprecedented access to current, complete visual requirements and automatically generated tests.
“Integrating Blueprint with Microsoft Team Foundation Server provides enterprise development teams a seamless ALM solution that includes compelling, collaborative requirements authoring and validation capabilities,” said Tom Lindeman, director of the Visual Studio Industry Partner program at Microsoft. “Together, these tools help eliminate the delays and wasted effort caused by requirements miscommunications and errors, enabling groups to deploy complex projects faster and with greater assurance of addressing all their customers’ needs.”
Blueprint empowers requirements authors to collaboratively define all requirements including business processes and domain diagrams, use cases, use case diagrams, user interface mockups, storyboards, generic diagrams, textual lists, actors, glossaries, and attachments all with complete and detailed traceability. In addition Blueprint automatically generates 100% of the functional test scenarios with complete traceability to requirements assets.
The Adapter allows all the requirements information defined using Blueprint, along with automatically generated tests and complete traceability, to be automatically populated into a user-defined location in Microsoft TFS. Complete flexibility in how fields from Blueprint are mapped to Microsoft TFS means information appears in Microsoft TFS in the exact form needed.
Blueprint joins Microsoft’s VSIP program as Premiere Partner
Blueprint also announced today that is has joined the Visual Studio Industry Program (VSIP) as a Premiere partner to accelerate and deepen its evolving integration with Microsoft Team Foundation Studio.
“By working with Microsoft, we feel confident that Blueprint’s Requirements Definition and Management Platform will provide enterprise IT groups using TFS a deeper, more visual requirements experience that will vastly improve requirements definition productivity across their organization,” says David Nyland, President & CEO of Blueprint.
With almost 200 partners, the VSIP Program provides technical and marketing support to partners who have integrated their products with Visual Studio. The program also provides Microsoft partners direct access to extensive technical resources, previews and upcoming technologies, and support for developing products that integrate with products such as Microsoft TFS
Blueprint is the world leader in collaborative requirements definition and management solutions for companies looking to improve the success of critical revenue-generating projects. Blueprint transforms the business-IT relationship into a visual and engaging collaboration, enabling a unified approach that results in on-time, and on-budget applications. Predictable project schedules combined with faster time-to-market is critical to the competitive success of Blueprint’s Global 2000 customers. Headquartered in Toronto, Blueprint has global sales, operations and partner presence. Visit http://www.blueprintsys.com/blog