Blueprint, the leader in requirements solutions for software business analysts, today announced that Carnival Cruise Lines (NYSE: CCL), "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®", is deploying Blueprint Requirements Center 2009 to help the company better align the IT and business needs, and help reduce the cost of delivering applications to the business.

"The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®", Carnival Cruise Lines is the largest cruise line in the world, carrying over three million passengers annually. The company offers a wide array of quality cruise vacations which present outstanding value for the money. Through the company’s website, customers can research and book travel, locate a travel agency, and pre-book services and manage information about their upcoming cruises.

Carnival performed a lengthy product research process, and identified Blueprint as the only vendor to provide a total requirements offering that met their needs.

“Our teams are rolling out new applications at a rapid pace, and we wanted to accelerate and streamline the requirements validation process with business stakeholders,” said Dwayne Warner, Vice President of Strategic Automation at Carnival. “Blueprint offered us the best solution to ensure that IT and business needs are aligned from the very beginning and help us jumpstart the quality process from day one of every project.”

Carnival will utilize Blueprint Requirements Center 2009 within their business analysis team to help improve the requirements elicitation and elaboration process, and help decrease change requests and project rework.  By selecting and deploying Blueprint, Carnival is driving quality into the requirements definition process.

“In today's highly competitive economy, leading global companies like Carnival recognize that IT must continually drive value and innovation to the business, at an ever-increasing pace,” said Matthew Morgan, Chief Marketing Officer of Blueprint. “By selecting Blueprint, Carnival IT is indicating its commitment to rapidly deliver quality applications that meet the business need.”

About Blueprint

Named a “Cool Vendor” in Application Development by leading analyst firm Gartner, Blueprint aligns business and IT teams by delivering the industry’s leading requirements suite designed specifically for the business analyst. Blueprint solutions empower analyst teams to eliminate requirements misunderstanding by capturing, validating, and delivering precise business requirements to local or distributed IT application project teams. Blueprint’s product line functions as a collaborative system for the requirements lifecycle, including requirements elicitation, elaboration, validation, and acceptance. Blueprint is a global provider, with presence in the United States, Canada, and Europe. For more information on Blueprint, visit