Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) March 27, 2013
Blueprint®, the leading provider of enterprise Requirements Definition & Management (RDM) software today announced the latest installment in its thought leadership white paper series — “7 Software Development Roadblocks Tormenting IT Leaders Today (And How to Solve Them).”
According to data from McKinsey & Company, 17% of IT projects go so badly off-track that they threaten the very existence of the company. With so much at stake, IT leaders are well aware of the high expectations placed on them. IT projects are now so critical to today’s enterprises that when things go wrong the company suffers missed revenue opportunities and staggering cost overruns that in some cases can be impossible to overcome.
The white paper sheds new light on software development challenges and how they can be prevented by tackling one of the major causes, substandard requirements, which is where 70% to 80% of all project rework originates.
“For IT leaders who want to minimize the risk of project failure, the first step is to address the root causes of project overruns before their impact has a chance to grow out of control,” says Tony Higgins, Vice President Product Management and author of the whitepaper. “IT leaders can dramatically increase their likelihood of success by ensuring requirements are defined in purpose-built tools that encourage understanding and collaborative input from all stakeholders from the outset.”
Topics explored in the white paper include:
- Where project overruns and massive rework originates
- Why rigid process may actually be detrimental to software development
- Why the promised benefits of outsourcing are often not realized
- Why “clouded visibility” has let requirements issues wreak havoc on projects
“More and more companies are realizing that visual, validated requirements drive better software design and delivery,” says Higgins. “We have seen time and again that this cannot be done simply using documents and spreadsheets. Recognizing the root cause is the first step. This whitepaper is meant to be a wakeup call to say: have you really looked at how requirements are defined and managed in your organization? If the answer is no, then you should.”
A complimentary copy of the white paper and infographic, published by Blueprint, can be downloaded at http://www.blueprintsys.com/ITLeaders.
Blueprint develops requirements definition and management (RDM) software purpose-built to resolve the errors and inefficiencies encountered in RDM today. Designed specifically for Business Analysts, Blueprint solves many of the time-consuming, costly, error-prone elements of defining requirements, resulting in better business applications with far less rework. Headquartered in Toronto, Blueprint has global sales, operations and partner presence. Visit http://www.blueprintsys.com.