Highly technical companies such are those providing DevOps and Agile tools don’t tend to grab headlines (unlike Fund I portfolio company Getaround’s recent Uber partnership announcement featured on ABC’s Good Morning America), so we wanted to recognize Vistara Fund II portfolio company Blueprint Software’s recent inclusion in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning (EAP) Tools. This is noteworthy given Blueprint’s entry onto the quadrant, highlighting Blueprint’s Storyteller product that is continuing to garner attention as an increasing number of enterprise development teams embrace Agile.

Blueprint Storyteller, an enterprise-class platform purpose-built for transitioning to and scaling Agile development practices, leverages the company deep expertise and history in DevOps and more traditional software requirements planning. Gartner’s EAP report states that “Blueprint has a uniquely visual-based offering in this market. The Storyteller solution starts with a visual model of the software and maps that model to stories, test plans and deployment automation. The focus is on defining what will be built, rather than tracking the work.”

Blueprint believes that Storyteller’s unique value in the EAP market, with its robust automation, collaboration and re-use features, arises from its use of visual models, which enable business and IT stakeholders to collaboratively define customer journeys, value streams, and business processes. This design-focused approach to development enables customers to focus on strategically defining the product they want to build from a customer-value perspective, rather than simply tracking the progress of their development work. The company has posted solid growth since Vistara’s investment in 2017, so customers both new and old seem to agree!

Learn why Blueprint has been recognized by Gartner in this rapidly evolving market, and download the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools here.

While Dan Shimmerman and the Blueprint team aren’t likely to be featured on a morning talk show anytime soon, what’s more important is that over half of all Fortune 100 companies have chosen to partner with the company as they transform their complex organizations through technology.