Blueprint and Storyteller
By: Philip Howard and Daniel Howard
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Requirements are the bedrock upon which all software development and testing are founded. The biggest case of mismatches between what the user expected and what the software developers delivered is arguably caused by a failure to capture requirements adequately. And the second most important reason behind these mismatches is the use of tools that do not enable business users to work effectively with developers. Collaborative requirements capture and management tools should be obligatory, especially in large and complex environments.
Blueprint Software Systems has developed and marketed Blueprint, a requirements management product, for some years. In June 2016 the company introduced Storyteller which is specifically designed to address key issues IT organisations experience as they transition to agile approaches, and to act as a bridge to test automation environments.
This paper focuses on Storyteller plus particular elements of Blueprint that complement Storyteller.