With Blueprint's Visualization capabilities, one can create visual models to provide context for user stories. Visual models also help to elaborate stories to better align business with IT. Blueprint's robust visualization:

  • Enhances the clarity of textual requirements
  • Reduces rework and maintenance costs
  • Accelerates elicitation and is easier to maintain

A picture is worth a thousand words. This time-tested adage was never so true as when used to analyze complex business problems and define their solutions. This is why Blueprint pioneered requirements visualization and continues to deliver it in broader and richer forms.

Whether assessing the impacts of a proposed change using the visual impact analysis capability, or verifying a business process with subject matter experts, Blueprint's requirements visualizations help everyone get engaged and deliver business value. In Blueprint, users associate critical information like non-functional requirements, business rules, regulations, and policies with visualizations to provide an integrated view of both problem and solution. Epics and user stories also leverage the power of visualizations to both see where they fit in the "bigger picture" but to also help support the conversations and detailed evolution of stories as they are realized.

How is Blueprint different?

The misinterpretation of text requirements has contributed to project delays and diminished outcomes. Without solid visual context, requirements are too often overlooked. Blueprint's visualization capabilities enhance efficiencies, reduce errors and help to align Business and IT.

  • To enable direct alignment of the product with the customer, Blueprint facilitates the definition of user processes and the ability to tie user stories and requirements to steps of those process flows.
  • Blueprint also allows mapping requirements to particular aspects of the user experience.
  • When User Stories or text requirements stand alone and aren't tied back to a bigger picture, they are often misinterpreted. Blueprint makes it easier to identify dependencies between different teams by, for example, associating requirements to shared systems models.
  • Blueprint allows the creation of visual models to better explain context and association of user stories with those visual models. Visual models can also help elaborate stories in order to better align business with IT.
  • Product Owners and Business Analysts enjoy using Blueprint, will create requirements directly in the tool, which are automatically synced with Agile project execution tools