Roadmap BlueDolphin2020-09-30T16:24:36+02:00

The development of BlueDolphin…

BlueDolphin is constantly being improved, based on our findings and on your feedback. ValueBlue greatly values transparency. Therefore we’ve made a summary on the features we’ve developed and on which features will be released in the near future. Suggestions are much appreciated.

Major features in 2020

2020 Q1 - ArchiMate 3.1 Layering

As of this moment we support ArchiMate 3.1. The physical layer of ArchiMate 3.1 is added together with the corresponding object types and relations. View documentation

2020 Q2 - Use colors in conditional layout

This feature will allow to set your own specific colors on attributes (questionnaire fields) and related objects in conditional views. This will optimize consistency and uniformity of conditions throughout the BlueDolphin platform and makes visualizations even easier to understand.

2020 Q3 - Connect views to objects and free shapes

This feature will allow for both a more intuitive user experience when for example drilling down to detail views of objects, as well as faster modeling, saving time with removing the necessity to drag, drop and style view.

2020 Q4 - History: Views

This feature allows you to get all historic information on views. Past changes and adjustments can be traced back using a timeline. This time line allows for diving into the history of this view by day, week or month.

Other features

Based upon your feedback, we additionally propose multiple other changes to improve BlueDolphin. Below you will find an overview of all the other features that will be released.

Q1 2020

ArchiMate 3.1 Export2020-09-30T16:34:17+02:00

Released

This feature will allow for the full functionality to export Archimate 3.1 models following the AMEFF standard.

Edit/view mode2020-03-03T17:52:41+02:00

Released February 24th

This feature makes it easier to switch between a viewer and an editor mode in BlueDolphin. The edit mode is the same as our current mode, the view mode however makes it easier to present within BlueDolphin; editing and dragging objects is disabled in this mode, the buttons are hidden and it is possible to open a view by double clicking on the view object. When you are the owner of a view, you’ll be able to choose whether you want to publish the view in either edit or view mode.

Improvement of adding related objects to views (Spider tool)2020-03-31T15:41:51+02:00

Released March 25th

When using the spider tool to add related objects to a view, you use the spider tool. We improve the usability off this tool by adding functionality to directly select all related objects, select multiple types of objects at once, or to select single objects to add on the canvas. This will strongly diminish the amount of deletion actions needed to create the desired views.

Multi-select dropdown enhancements2020-05-25T11:06:13+02:00

Released

We’ve made enhancements on multi-select dropdown based on your feedback, which will make this type of fields easier and quicker to use.

Q2 2020

ArchiMate 3.1 Import2020-05-25T11:05:58+02:00

Released

This will allow for the full functionality to import Archimate 3.1 models following the AMEFF standard.

Conditional layout improvements2020-05-25T11:06:23+02:00

Released on May 28th

This feature came about on behalf of your feedback. You now have the option to set your own specific colors on attributes (questionnaire fields) and related objects in conditional views. For example: “YES” will always have the color green and “NO” will be red. This will optimize consistency and uniformity of conditions throughout the BlueDolphin platform and makes visualizations even easier to understand.

Connect views to objects2020-09-30T16:27:53+02:00

Released

With this feature it’s no longer necessary to drag a view object on top of another object to navigate to the required view. This will allow for connecting one (or more) views to an object directly.

When in presentation mode, the user can double click on an object, which has a view related to it, and directly open the connected view. If more than one view is connected to the specified object, a context menu will appear that shows the connected views.

Notification bell2020-05-25T11:06:05+02:00

Released

The notification bell will enable you to be notified on new features and how those new features can be used. This feature is not only convenient, but also a necessary release in order to be able to make future releases in Q2 and Q3, concerning chat and task management.

Q3 2020

Connect views to objects or free shapes2020-09-30T16:27:21+02:00

Released

You can connect one (or more) views directly to an object or free shape. This will enable you to directly and logically navigate through objects and views. When in presentation mode, you can double click on the object to directly open the connected view. If there are multiple views connected to an object or free shape, a context menu will appear that shows the connected views. You can select the view of choice to navigate to. This feature will allow for both a more intuitive user experience when for example drilling down to detail views of objects, as well as faster modeling, saving time with removing the necessity to drag, drop and style view.

History: Objects and questionnaires2020-07-21T09:24:14+02:00

How did objects, their relationships and questionnaires in the repository evolve and change over time? What objects and attributes are created, updated or deleted (archived) and when, where and by whom? This feature gives you all historic information about objects and their questionnaires, so that the information on objects becomes much more manageable and eventual mistakes can be traced back.

Import/export shapes (improve AMEFF 3.0)2020-07-21T09:23:34+02:00

This feature makes it possible to embed shapes and text fields while importing/exporting views in the AMEFF format. When the file is imported, the shapes and text fields are also imported, visible and adjustable on the imported view next to the objects and relationships that are imported.

This feature will add unlimited opportunity to create importable/exportable standardized template views and designs. ValueBlue will start creating a constantly expanding, open library of standard importable AMEFF templates including the Business Model Canvas, Innovation Radar, Value Proposition Canvas and many more.

Multiselect Dropdown Results always visible2020-07-21T09:16:58+02:00

This feature adds two major improvements to BlueDolphin: For a modeler it will be easier to add both new and existing items on the canvas allowing for faster and more intuitive modeling. Administrative users can directly see information saved in a multi select dropdown questionnaire field. This will make it easier to directly evaluate the information in the given field, without any additional clicks or actions.

Q4 2020

History: Views2020-07-21T09:26:01+02:00

This feature allows you to get all historic information on views. Past changes and adjustments can be traced back using a timeline. This time line allows for diving into the history of this view by day, week or month.

Repository archiving2020-07-21T09:24:58+02:00

You will be able to completely archive all information put in your repository. Nothing gets lost and will always be available and stays visible if you want to look back in the past.

Q1 2021

ArchiMate relationships in separate layer2020-07-23T09:26:37+02:00

This feature enables a BlueDolphin user to quickly see information on what a relationship entails. A new layer will be introduced, showing the Archimate relationships. Relations will be organized by their type, just like objects currently are. When clicked on a specific relationship, users can directly see the tabs with the most important information about this relationship. This feature also allows a user to search for specific relationships by title, label, connected objects and properties.

Transformation Management2020-07-23T09:25:46+02:00

Administrators can formally approve modifications to the architecture repository, in order to guarantee the quality of data in the “production” environment. The Admin can create staging workflows to keep control on the architecture development process. These workflows can be created on objects, relationships, questionnaires and views. BlueDolphin roles can be added to the defined stages to enforce who has (visual) access to each defined stage and who can move & approve items from one stage to another. If a modification is ready to be approved, this task will appear in the Admins Notification Bell. The Admin can then approve so it can be moved to the next stage.

Transformation Management (BU’s & BluePrints)2020-07-23T09:26:10+02:00

This enhancement of the transformation management feature will allow for creating separate partitions for Business Units or for laying out blueprints while connecting these partitions to the central partition. This is ideally for larger organizations that want to separate different countries, divisions or units in their architecture repository.