TORONTO, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 65 percent of application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals asserted that without missed requirements, they would improve collaboration and better align business and IT according to "The Impacts Of Missed Requirements In Agile Delivery," a May 2016 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Blueprint Software. The study, released today, looks at the root causes of missed requirements in Agile adoption and the tangible business benefits organizations could achieve with better management tools.
To read the full study: http://www.blueprintsys.com/content/tapreport/
More and more enterprise application development teams are transitioning to Agile for its time-to-market and quality benefits. However, the study found that companies struggling to properly manage requirements in Agile environments experience costly delays in project delivery.
Findings of the study include:
- Missed requirements are the main source of delays
- Up to 96 percent report problems due to missed requirements
- Up to 88 percent experience these problems at least quarterly
- Benefits of avoiding missed requirements
- 65 percent reported they would benefit from better internal collaboration
- 60 percent expect increased customer satisfaction from faster delivery
- Desired capabilities of an Agile requirements solution
- 88 percent need strong traceability to connect requirements, user stories and delivered capabilities
- 82 percent want a data visualization feature
Blueprint Software will also host a webinar on "Why Agile Delivery Can Result in Missing Requirements" on May 25 at 11:00 AM EDT. Guest speaker Kurt Bittner, principal analyst serving application development & delivery professionals at Forrester, will discuss the results of this study.
Blueprint Software's commissioned study "The Impacts Of Missed Requirements In Agile Delivery" examines how missed requirements are impacting AD&D professionals. In an effort to deliver applications more quickly, organizations have adopted Agile delivery practices. In doing so, they have boosted application delivery speed, but at the expense of the quality of specifications and requirements. The study, based on a survey of 100 U.S. AD&D professionals, from large, enterprise organizations, provides insight into the negative impact of missed requirements and how a reliable requirements management solution closes the gap and makes Agile adoption much smoother.
Dan Shimmerman, chief executive officer, Blueprint Software
"Poor requirements are a major contributing factor to software project failures as they are largely managed with disconnected documents and spreadsheets and no built-in traceability or auditing functionality. This is evident in the sheer number of projects being delivered overdue, over budget and short of expectations. Companies can dramatically improve Agile IT delivery with a solution that aligns business strategy and IT execution, ensures regulatory compliance and supports organizational transformation."
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/.
Nadel Phelan, Inc.
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