The blueprint is one of the most important documents in a programme, but it is also the one that is most likely to be missing or content is week, so in answer to your question “why do programmes need blueprints?”, here is the answer.
- Provides the detailed development of the Vision and underpins the options analysis in the business case
- Creating the blueprint engages key stakeholders in building and understanding the future operating model for the organisation
- Provides the basis for calculating benefits
- Provides the detailed understanding of what is needed to define the project requirements
- Understand the level of change and associated risk that the programme faces
- Provide the basis for more effective decision making as the impact can be assessed
- Better control though Intermediate states that enable clarity of direction and effective planning