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A blueprint is a form of specification. It is applicable to programmes of business change where the ultimate objective is a changed organisation and working methods. The blueprint represents the sum of all outcomes resulting from the outputs of projects and the change activity performed by business-as-usual.
The benefits in the business case should be capable of being realised as a result of achieving the blueprint.
Typical sections include:
Operational models including business models and processes including operational costs and performance criteria.
Organisation structure including staffing levels, skill requirements and possibly cultural change.
Infrastructure including plant, machinery, IT systems, buildings etc., highlighting what is re-used and what is new.
Within these sections the blueprint may show the pre-programme state and the state at the end of each tranche as well as the final end-of-programme state.