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Visualising Software Requirements

17th June 2020, Marlow, UK. ScopeMaster announces the auto-generation of requirements model diagrams from written software requirements.  Rather like  use case diagrams, this new charting feature allows you to explore your software requirements like never before, giving instant insight into validity, completeness, consistency and complexity. Many people think visually.  ScopeMaster takes written requirements, interprets them analyses them, tests them and then displays them graphically to help you create high quality requirements faster and before your coding work starts.  Validate your requirements earlier so you can plan their development more effectively. With this feature, users can detect complexities, omissions, duplications, coupling, visually and faster.  "This [...]

June 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Press Releases|

Four Metrics for Successful Software Projects

Software Projects Are Hard Software projects are often delayed, exceed their budgets and in some cases fail altogether.  They are hard to get right.   A constant stream of new techniques and methodologies keeps appearing that promise to solve the problems.  And yet, software project problems don't seem to go away.  Many of these new techniques increase the mystique around software development that in turn, fuels an unregulated industry of "agile coaches".  Executives are often frustrated that, in spite of accommodating these new techniques, many of their IT projects still go over budget or fail.   I will show that just four metrics is all that [...]

April 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

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|