How we deliver projects
All Bluesprint’s Solution Architects are certified in the Anaplan Way and our implementation projects follow this framework. This methodology is proven in many Anaplan implementations world wide. The Anaplan Way has five phases that define the critical steps of a successful Anaplan implementation.
The four cornerstones provide the foundation for implementation of the Anaplan platform and must be considered during all phases of the implementation:
Anaplan is specifically designed so that you can build models quickly. It is not the model build that takes the most time, but rather the surrounding processes that support the build that require the most time. This graphic shows the approximate percentage of time you should spend on each cornerstone.
Process and data cornerstones present the biggest challenges, and require the most project time. Keep the focus on process and data simple to start and build upon the first release in subsequent releases.
High-level objectives, resource mix, and timeline are defined in a project Rough Cut and culminated in a signed Statement of Work (SOW).
High-level objectives Resource mix Timeline
Statement of work
Two fundamental planning phases, Project Planning and Sprint Planning, are critical to the "measure twice, cut once" philosophy.
Manifesto Requirements User Stories
User stories prioritized
User Stories in each Sprint Bucket are burnt down as we progress through each sprint.
Each testing phase consists of parallel human and automated testing to stress test on user concurrency.
There should be a clear communication plan, training of end users, documentation, post-go live support, and monitoring.
Post Go-live support
Consider the three key levers involved in keeping the buckets balanced:
The length of project or sprints.
The amount of customer, partner, and Anaplan resources.
The number and prioritization of user stories.