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Shortlisted for Devops Award

ScopeMaster is able to help Devops teams deliver better quality software faster and with less rework, which means at less cost.  ScopeMaster is able to integrate with existing development tools (such as Jira, Azure Devops etc) via its REST API and can provide continuous feedback on user story quality and size for CI/CD environments.   The automated analysis is all performed pre-coding, so it is extremely efficient, it helps to avoid a lot of unnecessary conversations.  Most users see a 10x - 20x increase in productivity on finding requirements problems.   ScopeMaster is the only tool on the market that analyses the text of user stories [...]

February 12th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

Global First – Analysis of User Stories in Italian

We are delighted to announce that we have just released support for automated analysis of user stories written in Italian.   ScopeMaster can now interpret software requirements written in English, Portuguese and Italian, performing three critical activities almost instantly: Detects potential defects in requirements and helps the author fix them before coding starts. Estimates functional size in COSMIC Function Points and IFPUG FP. Generates outline test scenarios for each user story. Reducing the time taken to perform these important analysis steps from hours to a few seconds. Thus will help you to deliver better quality software faster and with less effort. ScopeMaster Ltd.  January 24th 2020.  [...]

January 24th, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|

What are the root causes of software bugs

Defect potentials vary by size.  That means that a large application has a greater tendency to be buggy than a small one.  For a 1000 FP software project ($750k - $1.4m) D This table represents the root cause of software defects: Defect Origin Best Average Worst Requirements 0.34 0.70 (16.5%) 1.35 Architecture and Design 0.67 1.05 (25%) 1.78 Code 0.44 1.15 (27%) 2.63 Security flaws 0.18 0.25 (6%) 0.4 Documents 0.20 0.45  (10.5%) 0.54 Bad fixes 0.39 0.65 (15%) 1.26 Total 2.22 4.25 7.96 Measured in defects per function point. Source: p. 256. Capers Jones, Quantifying Software, 2018 CRC Press. [...]

December 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

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|