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DevOps Extreme Left Testing – REST API

Monday 2nd December, 2019 ScopeMaster Ltd, Marlow UK announces the availability of a new REST API.  This represents a breakthrough for DevOps and Agile teams who appreciate the merit of early testing.  It is common practice these days for developers to test code early, but ScopeMaster takes this practice one step further by testing the requirements BEFORE the coding even starts. Analysing and testing requirements automatically is a new phenomenon and a very worthwhile activity. Often software work suffers from poor or incomplete requirements, leading to rework and delays.  ScopeMaster's tuned analysis engine helps software teams find and fix bugs before coding even begins, and [...]

December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

ScopeMaster Announces Synchronisation with Jira and Azure and Pivotal

4th November 2019 ScopeMaster's latest software update delivers convenient and controllable synchronisation of user stories with three of the most popular user story management tools.   Story synchronisation with Atlassian Jira Cloud, Azure Devops (Cloud) and PivotalTracker are all immediately available. This makes automated analysis for convenient and accessible for those who already have a development process based around one of these popular tools.  With this synchronisation feature, business analysts and product owners can enjoy the incredible power of automated user story analysis without disrupting the process of maintaining stories in their favourite repository. In a matter of minutes you can set up synchronisation, import and [...]

November 4th, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|

ROI of 100x or more

Achieving an ROI of over 50% is usually considered quite good, but 100x (10,000%) is truly fantastic, and not possible, right?  Well actually it is, and you can achieve this with ScopeMaster. Here is how: ScopeMaster brings automation to a neglected aspect of software work - the requirements. Here's how: 1. Finds Defects Before Coding Right in front of your very eyes, ScopeMaster does tedious analytic work that makes software requirements writing a breeze.   As you write your software requirements (user stories), ScopeMaster is constantly checking them for you. It finds possible problems (that could later become software bugs) and makes suggestions to help you [...]

November 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Another first – automated sizing of user stories in Portuguese

14th October 2019 Counting function points -  Pontos de Função (PF) - is tedious clerical work that has, until now, been completely manual.  Thanks to a breakthrough this month, we can announce the forthcoming availability of automated Function Point Analysis from requirements written in Portuguese by ScopeMaster.  Why does this matter?  There are three main reasons: Knowing the size up front is very valuable.  Knowing the functional size of a piece of software before coding can lead to significant savings and efficiencies.  If you know how it big it is you can allocate just the right team size at just the right time to deliver [...]

October 14th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Press Releases|

Perfecting the Login User Story

There is no such thing as a perfect a user story.  There is a spectrum from bad to good for against at least 10 criteria.  I investigate here a single user story relating to a common scenario - the login process. Authenticating with a software application, or logging in, is found in almost every software application.  It's such a common feature that most developers will reuse code to implement this functionality.  Yet how often do we think about re-using the requirement?  And how big and complicated is this functionality?  And what does it actually mean when we login?  In this article we will explore these [...]

August 31st, 2019|Categories: Blog|