Blueprint Announces the Release of its Disciplined Agile Content Accelerator to Help Enterprises Scale Agile Practices

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Company Partners with Founder of Disciplined Agile Framework for Content Pack and Webinar

Blueprint Software

“With Blueprint’s content accelerators, I saw an opportunity to offer my Disciplined Agile framework in a manner that makes it highly accessible, scalable and reusable.”

Blueprint Software, an innovator and global leader in accelerating and de-risking large, complex Agile IT projects, today announced the release of a new offering for its robust application development and delivery (AD&D) platform. Blueprint’s Disciplined Agile Accelerator provides teams access to the content and concepts outlined in Scott Ambler’s Disciplined Agile framework, simplifying and accelerating its adoption across the enterprise.

The Disciplined Agile framework is an “enterprise Agile” model to help large organizations scale Agile’s use with the discipline they need to deliver and support software solutions in complex, rapidly-changing business and technology environments. Scott Ambler describes it as a “process decision framework for enterprise IT,” which “is a people-first, learning-oriented hybrid agile/lean approach; has a risk-value delivery lifecycle; is goal-driven; is enterprise aware; is tactically scalable at the team level; and strategically scalable across all of the enterprise.”

Blueprint’s Disciplined Agile Accelerator supports Disciplined Agile adoption by loading its content and concepts into a centralized and easy-to-access repository within Blueprint’s AD&D platform. The Accelerator helps teams quickly and easily transition to Disciplined Agile by empowering them to:

  • Collaboratively define tailored Disciplined Agile processes visually in Blueprint. Using Blueprint’s visual modeling capabilities and a predefined set of Disciplined Agile process models, organizations can create standard project execution process flows for their unique needs. They can also refine the processes over time, as they learn from experience.
  • Accelerate team enablement by using Disciplined Agile process templates. Once Disciplined Agile project execution process flows have been refined, teams can leverage them online as reference guides during project execution. The Disciplined Agile processes are embedded in Blueprint, enabling team members to view them without leaving their day-to-day tools. Processes are defined once and leveraged across projects, reducing duplication of effort.
  • Accelerating Disciplined Agile delivery. With Disciplined Agile artifact types, like process goals and goal diagrams, predefined in Blueprint’s centralized database, teams can set up and execute Disciplined Agile projects quickly and consistently.

Dan Shimmerman, chief executive officer, Blueprint Software, said: “We are very excited to have partnered with Scott Ambler, the founder of Disciplined Agile, on this content accelerator. This offering adds to our growing repertoire of content accelerators, which empower organizations to speed application delivery and reduce risk relative to standards, regulations or best practices.”

The Disciplined Agile Content Accelerator complements Blueprint’s other powerful features, which include detailed traceability, impact analysis, visualization, requirements reuse, robust integration with Agile tools and automatic generation of user stories and tests. Blueprint’s other Content Accelerators address non-functional requirements, specific regulations like PCI and agile best practices.

Scott Ambler, Senior Consulting Partner at Scott Ambler + Associates and founder of the Disciplined Agile Framework, said: “With Blueprint’s content accelerators, I saw an opportunity to offer my Disciplined Agile framework in a manner that makes it highly accessible, scalable and reusable. In Agile, people matter, and strategic processes are critical. This package delivers technology to support the people and processes that underpin Agile success.”

Blueprint and Ambler will present a webinar tomorrow, June 14 at 11:00 EDT on how to more effective apply Agile and lean processes using Blueprint’s DA accelerator. “Using Disciplined Agile & Blueprint to Accelerate IT Project Delivery” will discuss how to Collaboratively define disciplined Agile processes based on the DA framework, accelerate Agile project setup and execution with DA standard artifact types and more. Registration for the complimentary event is available at http://www.blueprintsys.com/content/using-disciplined-agile-blueprint/.

For more information on how Blueprint’s Content Accelerators kick-start projects, speed implementation and reduce risk, contact info(at)blueprintsys(dot)com.

About Blueprint
Blueprint provides an industry-leading software solution that helps large organizations build better business and software applications. Blueprint resolves many of the time-consuming, costly, and error-prone functions that challenge IT leaders, thus ensuring that mission critical projects are completed successfully, on time and on budget. Enterprises across the globe use Blueprint to ensure regulatory compliance, speed transition to Agile, better align business and IT and leverage seamless integration with leading ALM (application lifecycle management) technologies. Nearly half of all Fortune 100 companies choose Blueprint to de-risk and accelerate their software projects. For more information, please visit http://www.blueprintsys.com/.

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