Your Best Practices put to use
The in-STEP BLUE CoreProcess Edition is the right tool for you if you want to improve your system or software development with a standard process without introducing external process standards. Unlike the other editions of in-STEP BLUE, the Core Process Edition is not construed for use with a process standard like the V-Modell XT or PRINCE2. The in-STEP BLUE CoreProcess Edition provides you with a basic process – the CoreProcess. Based on Best Practices in system development, product development, and software development, it is easily adjustable to match your individual company standards. With the CoreProcess Edition you have the freedom to apply your own individual process standard to your projects. However, you don’t have to start from scratch. The CoreProcess Edition comes with templates covering typical activities, cycles, and products in system development, product development, and software development.
PRINCE2 projects with in-STEP BLUE
PRINCE2 defines the approach, the project management software in-STEP BLUE makes it visible.
An integrated project planning wizard helps you to benefit from PRINCE2 in all your projects quickly and easily. The project plan generated by in-STEP BLUE generates all required project plan containing all required processes, e.g. Starting up, Directing, Initiating and Closing a Project. With in-STEP BLUE you consistently follow a product-based planning approach. Based on specialist products you plan and schedule work packages effortlessly, with automatic assignment of team members and allocation to project phases. in-STEP BLUE is a common working environment and enables you to have an instant overview of the progress of your PRINCE2 project and the business case.
PRINCE2 is officially licensed by AXELOS Limited. And in-STEP BLUE is licensed by AXELOS Limited for handling PRINCE2:2009 accordingly with the in-STEP BLUE PRINCE2 Edition.
Take an agile approach with Scrum
Simple rules, minimal roles, solid rituals, defined artefacts, clear priorities and self-organizing teams, plus ideal reporting capabilities. in-STEP BLUE is the perfect Scrum solution for your agile projects. It enables all project members to efficiently and productively contribute to the project. in-STEP BLUE facilitates communication and collaboration within your local or distributed team. Instant overview of your project status, full traceability, perfect reporting and digital management of all data: With in-STEP BLUE Scrum Edition, local or distributed Scrum teams have everything they need for agile projects. From prioritized product backlogs to velocity charts.
Reach SPICE for Automotive Level 3 with in-STEP BLUE
If Automotive compliant process maturity is required in order to achieve credibility in the market, if the success of your company increasingly depends on controlling the quality, costs and deadlines of software and system development, the Project Management Software in-STEP BLUE SPICE Edition for Automotive is for you.
in-STEP BLUE SPICE Edition for Automotive features an extensive, customizable Automotive SPICE-compliant development process. The built-in tailoring wizard generates a SPICE-compliant process, tailored to the specific characteristics of your project and the built-in project planning assistant helps you structure your project based on project specific, Automotive SPICE-compliant processes. And you’re on your way to SPICE Level 3.
V-Modell XT, V-Modell XT Bund and V-Modell XT Bayern applied
In many cases, contracting authorities and public authorities require the V-Modell XT. in-STEP BLUE provides efficient support for all V-Modell XT projects. in-STEP BLUE makes V-Modell-XT-compliant planning of your projects easy. It features activity and product templates and supports you in the planning and documentation of all required quality assurance measures. in-STEP BLUE V-Modell XT Edition comes with a number of integrated wizards:
- A tailoring wizard for static and dynamic tailoring,
- a project planning wizard for V-Modell XT-compliant project planning,
- a product planing wizard for easy creation and scheduling of products,
- a quality assurance wizard for structured and traceable quality assurance measures.
in-STEP BLUE’s built-in functionality also offers you support for requirements management, change management and risk management, detailed analyses of workloads, dates, costs and resources for an immediate overview of your project and its status, seamless integration of MS Word and MS Excel for fast and easy editing of requirement specifications, manuals, status reports, etc.
Tailor the V-Modell XT to your needs – with in-STEP BLUE. Reduce your planning efforts and provide your team with support for all V-Modell XT projects.
Working with HERMES
If you want to carry out projects in information technology or communication technology (ITK) in accordance with the Swiss project management method HERMES and facilitate standard-compliant project planning and distributed execution of your projects, the in-STEP BLUE HERMES Edition is the tool for you. in-STEP BLUE HERMES Edition allows for goal oriented, simple and fast planning and execution of your projects. Fully transparent and traceable.
Create a defined starting point for your project and map the project objectives with the objectives of the organization. Select your project variant and get a common, reliable basis for planning and implementation. Minimize implementation risks and put your stable solution into operation. And all this with only one project management software.
Read what our clients have to say about business processes in in-STEP BLUE
“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.”
Project Manager, SurgicEye GmbH
“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.”
Administrator Software and Software Process, Flextronics Automotive GmbH & Co. KG
“We use in-STEP BLUE in the processing and documentation of development projects. The ability to support a variety of business processes and to customize them to our needs is one of its major strengths.”
zapf umzüge AG
“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.”
Head of Software Development, GAF AG
“We at TESAT rely on TOPxt, a custom-tailored variant of the V-Modell. An essential part of this is in-STEP BLUE, which offers ideal and tailor-made support for TOPxt.”
Dr. Erich Auer
Head of Systems Engineering, Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co.KG
“How MEN benefits from in-STEP BLUE? Traceable processes, workflows and documents – not only in development.”
Managing Director MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH, MEN manages more than 1.2 million documents in in-STEP BLUE
Discover processes with in-STEP BLUE now
Start using the right process for you.
Many companies are combining different processes, e.g. PRINCE2 and Scrum. microTOOL has long standing experience with implementing and customizing process models. Our accomplished consultants will cooperate with you in determining the requirements for your specific development process. This way you benefit from process and product templates custom-tailored to fit the needs of your projects and your company. in-STEP BLUE provides numerous possibilities to adjust the product and process templates included in in-STEP BLUE to your specific organisational requirements.