in-STEP BLUE helps manage IT projects easily. It helps project managers breakdown tasks, assign appropriate resource to these, manage requirements and budgets. It is a tool that helps manage changes systematically and watch for project risks. Team members can collaborate over a network. Project outcomes, status and results are updated centrally in a repository so that these are visible to all members of the project simultaneously. Requirements and changes can be edited by authorized personnel. These can be specified and prioritized. Tasks are generated from the requirements, which remain traceable throughout the entire life cycle. Test management and quality assurance features make this a well-rounded tool for your project. Resource assignment for multiple projects can be made by project managers. Process improvement can be planned, monitored and implemented. The maturity model could be CMMI or SPICE. Templates are available for project planning and documentation.
Many of the standard project methodologies are supported. These include agile method Scrum, the British project management method PRINCE2, the German V-Modell XT, the Swiss HERMES method and methods for the automotive industry according to ISO/IEC 15504, also known as Automotive SPICE. The tool is highly customizable to take care of the variations in the processes. in-Step BLUE offers you the processes you need. You are able to improve transparency in your projects; you plan and organize your projects based on consistent standards. You are able to reach your goals easier and quicker. More than just a project management tool, this utility is able to provide a common working environment for projects, teams and organizations. Up-to-date information on all project aspects is made available at any time.