Project Management with Processes and Methods

The Project Management Software for Standards

Benefit from project management and process standards as well as
successful procedures. Fully integrated and easily customizable.


Project Management with Processes and Methods

At home in many industries

Are you active in the automotive or medical industry, in software development
product development for embedded systems or in the public administration?
Then in-STEP BLUE ist the perfect solution for you.

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Project Management with Processes and Methods

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in-STEP BLUE. The Project Management Software.

For your staff and organization, for processes and methods.

A lot of organizations consider project management to be more than planning a schedule and resources, estimating the effort and controlling the planned and actual values. For a lot of organizations, project management is about team work while individually supporting the team members. Project management also involves the management of requirements, changes and tests. With in-STEP BLUE, you receive a software that you can customize according to your needs and organization, your workflows, processes and methods.

in-STEP BLUE for your staff and organization, for processes and methods

Project scopes often vary – project management processes, however, remain the same. The process elements depend on the fact if you are active in controlled environments such as

  • the aviation industry and the railway industry,
  • the automotive industry,
  • public administration or
  • the medical industry, and if you
  • develop an IT software or
  • develop a product for embedded systems.

Find the right process for your projects here  >>

Always seek a process that fits your plans perfectly. In this way,

And this with just one software – with in-STEP BLUE.

in-STEP BLUE – The Project Management Software

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Plan and execute projects with defined processes

You can plan and execute projects with processes in in-STEP BLUE. Public standards like Scrum, PRINCE2, HERMES, SPICE for Automotive, V-Modell XT & Co. can be used along with your best practices.

Processes create transparency and make effective approaches repeatable. They allow projects to be compared more easily and make it possible for experiences to be re-applied, sustainably improving the quality of the development results. It is important that your staff members benefit from the processes being used. The processes should cut out long searches while providing clear responsibilities and procedures as well as results-transparency among documented tasks – all of which becomes repeatable in subsequent projects.

Manage all your projects simultaneously

Multi-project management is quite common now in the world of IT projects. More projects mean increased complexity for everyone concerned: the more projects you carry out at the same time, the greater the need for coordination and the likelier resource conflicts become. Larger projects are also more difficult to prioritize and face problems in the organization of individual tasks.

With the project management software in-STEP BLUE you can keep your project portfolio under control at all times. You can create results and reports with the click of a mouse, see progress indicators and use up-to-date information for your decisions.

Project planing and controlling with the multi-project management software in-STEP BLUE

Skills, availability and workloads

Who can perform particular tasks in a project? Are enough staff members available?

The resource management system in in-STEP BLUE “knows” all of the staff members in your organization as well as their availability. With in-STEP BLUE you can address competing demands on your staff’s time across several projects, allowing your project leader to distribute work packages. You can see at a glance if a staff member has spare capacity or if she needs extra support. The delegation of projects can be done easily via the drag & drop function.

This makes work easier for your staff members too because they can also immediately identify at a glance which projects have been assigned to them and what tasks still need to be done. It’s simple and easy to understand.

Project management and resource management hand in hand  >>

Staff planning with the resource management software in-STEP BLUE

Integrating project management with requirements management

Project management and requirements management integrated with in-STEP BLUE

Requirements management is the basis for successful projects.

Managing requirements entails constantly knowing which requirements are present at any point in time, knowing how they differ from each other and keeping abreast of whether project plans can still be met. Project management and requirements management are integrated within in-STEP BLUE enabling you to trace the execution of the requirements throughout the entire project for your stakeholders. The software makes it easy to identify how much time and energy was spent in your projects and it lets you know how far along you are in the process.

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What our clients say about in-STEP BLUE

“Going for in-STEP BLUE was an excellent decision. It is easily adjustable to our needs and all customization can be done in-house. I would make the same decision today.”

Ralf Dachwitz
Ralf DachwitzQuality and Project Management, FEV GmbH, uses in-STEP BLUE since 2007

“microTOOL is a partner at eye level – and for us in-STEP BLUE is the ideal tool to manage our requirements and individual operations effectively.”

Thomas Vogt
Thomas Vogt Head of Business Information Integration, Apollo-Optik Holding GmbH & Co. KG

“How MEN benefits from in-STEP BLUE? Traceable processes, workflows and documents – not only in development.”

Manfred Schmitz
Manfred Schmitz Managing Director MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH, MEN manages more than 1.2 million documents in in-STEP BLUE

“Having an appropriate software package that can fulfill our comprehensive requirements is the highest priority at DILAX. With in-STEP BLUE we have found a project management tool that meets the demanding requirements of ISO9001, IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) and CMMI (for development) within the process DILAX process landscape.”

Sebastian Runge
Sebastian RungeProject Manager, Public Mobility, DILAX Intelcom GmbH

“in-STEP BLUE is the perfect choice for us. What I particularly like are in-STEP BLUE’s numerous customizing options as well as its openness to other tools. Also, the support provided by microTOOL is topnotch.”

Björn Schultze
Björn SchultzeHead of Documentation Support, MAN Truck & Bus AG

“in-STEP BLUE enables us to comply with ISO 26262 and Automotive SPICE, in particular with regard to traceability, from requirements to test cases to implementation. Its built-in configuration options combined with outstanding support made it possible for us to integrate our company-specific requirements for a project management software into in-STEP BLUE.”

Wolfgang Schröder
Wolfgang SchröderAdministrator Software and Software Process, Flextronics Automotive GmbH & Co. KG

“I have recommended in-STEP BLUE for use as a requirements management tool in numerous, template-based customer projects. Collaboration with microTOOL always is characterized by openness, cooperation and customer orientation.”

Martin Balve
Martin BalveManagement Consultant, MediaanABS Deutschland GmbH

“By introducing in-STEP BLUE we have laid the foundation for development projects future projects will benefit from. DIN EN ISO 9001 development audits? No problem with in-STEP BLUE.”

Andreas Herz
Andreas HerzTeam Manager Quality Assurance Applications and Tooling, QUNDIS GmbH

“I really like in-STEP BLUE’s integration of Project Management, Requirements Management and Requirements Modeling. In terms of support, microTOOL is at the top of the league.”

Rainer Rohde
Rainer RohdeHead of Division, Rechenzentrum der Finanzverwaltung Nordrhein-Westfalen

“Our staff members’ requirements of in-STEP BLUE keep presenting me with tricky and exciting tasks. Solving these tasks and implementing the solutions is fun at all times. In the end it is always possible to make project work easier for our staff. In case I do get stuck there is the committed microTOOL support team, offering help and guidance whenever I need it.”

Axel Velarde
Axel VelardeProcess Manager Technical IT, VOITH Turbo Scharfenberg GmbH & Co. KG

“Documentation is of utmost importance for AMEDON – and becomes child’s play with in-STEP BLUE.”

Dr. Maike Boettcher
Dr. Maike BoettcherHead of Quality Control, AMEDON GmbH

“Thanks to in-STEP BLUE our audits are now completely hassle-free and more efficient, in particular because of the full traceability and control in-STEP BLUE offers even for individual processes. The auditors were impressed, too.”

Martin Horn
Martin HornProject Manager, SurgicEye GmbH

“Especially for complex, long-term software development projects in-STEP BLUE helps to maintain an overview and prioritize and organize our tasks and processes. It is of utmost impotance to us that we can adjust the system to our requirements and approaches and that it supports different process models.”

Matthias Schulz
Matthias SchulzHead of Software Development, GAF AG

“in-STEP BLUE is an integral part of all test management processes for eight ATS (Air Traffic Services) as well as of planning procedures for software acceptance processes at Deutsche Flugsicherung. It is a vital part of daily test and resource planning. Its multiple configuration options are particularly helpful. They make it possible to adjust the testing process and implement user requirements in no time.”

Michael Lüttel
Michael LüttelHead of Acceptance, Integration and Approval for Air Traffic Management Systems, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

“in-STEP BLUE is a tool that can be precisely adapted to the needs of users – and not vice versa. Coupled with a friendly and knowledgeable team – this is microTOOL.”

Leonhard Limburg
Leonhard LimburgManaging Director QUi Gesellschaft für Qualität und Innovation mbH

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