Agile works well for small, co-located teams that can hover around sticky notes on a Kanban board, and collaborate on-demand. But as initiatives become more complex, and teams become dispersed, Agile can be difficult to scale across the enterprise.
What’s missing in Agile practices today is the ability to see the whole picture. With user stories as the source of record for an application, it’s hard to connect all the dots to see the complete functionality of a feature or capability. Think about the new team who will be developing additional features on that capability - where can they learn everything it does today? How will they know the impact their changes will have on that capability or potentially other capabilities? How will they collaborate on those changes and get them reviewed in a timely manner? How will your business stakeholder understand the impact of new those changes to the overall business process? Storyteller provides a centralized reusable searchable repository of exiting business and technical process models and requirements (business, non-functional and regulatory). In addition we also offer rich visualization, collaboration and review functionalities. These base capabilities are being used today to address the questions above. And - we do it in a way that everyone can understand from Business Stakeholders down to developers and testers.
Companies are continually be asked to provide more functionality in less time. Agile transformation is no longer enough. The DevOps culture attempts to help with continuous automation of integrations and builds as well as release tools to make delivery go more smoothly. However the main culprits for delays and wasted work are mostly tied back to missed or incorrect alignment to the business needs and requirements. Storyteller bridges that gap by aligning business needs all they way through the DevOps chain.
Storyteller is a key player in Enterprise Agile. We bridge the business gaps in the current agile process. For companies struggling with Agile Transformation, we providing guardrails around writing user stories and feature decomposition. Project teams can save time and effort by using our user story and test plan generation which can them be automatically synched over to ALM tools. We are also a key player in the BizDevOps chain by providing that upfront business alignment so what is produced though “Dev” and delivered and maintained by “Ops” is exactly what “Biz” wanted.
Alliance Sales Engineer
Blue Print Software Systems Company
- Alliance sales engineer who joined Blueprint in September 2016
- Previously with Paychex – a payroll company – for 25 years, starting as a C++/Java developer
- Program Manager and Development Manager roles
- Leader chosen to manage through their Agile Transformation and lead both Kanban and Agile teams