SQM 2019

2019 International Conference on Software Quality Management We are very pleased to confirm that Colin Hammond has been announced as a speaker at the forthcoming International Conference on Software Quality Management(SQM) on the 15th April.  For more details see the event page on the BCS website Keynote speakers will be Tom Gilb, Prof. Enrique Alba and Professor Liz Bacon

February 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Press Releases|

Organise and Filter User Stories

With our latest version of ScopeMaster, you can now create and apply labels to your user stories.  This can help you get the job done of creating great user stories. Remember that ScopeMaster is still doing the heavy lifting: analysis, interpretation, defect detection and size estimation of your user stories. By creating and applying labels that are meaningful to you and your team, you can organise and filter your user stories to get the refinement work done more easily.

January 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Agile PM experience with ScopeMaster

We recently offered ScopeMaster to Freelance Agile Project Manager, Mike Sanders, to assess how it might have helped on a couple of recent projects.  He tried it out and was delighted with the results, then offered some recommendations on how it fits with the Agile process: "I moved from technical support, to programming and on to IT project managing twenty or so years ago. In this time frame I’ve used both waterfall and agile methodologies extensively with multiple corporate clients. I have to be honest, I far prefer agile. It may sound naïve to some, but I really do believe in its principles. Which is [...]

December 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

14 Reasons why CFP are better than Story Points

Better than Story Points Due to their inconsistency, story points are unsuitable for use as the primary metric on software projects.  We recommend that you supplement them with COSMIC function points and give reasons why. 14 Reasons why CFP are better than Story Points What are Story Points? In Agile software projects, a story point (SP) is a team's agreed amount of effort to do some work.  Tasks are estimated in the number of story points needed to do the work.  Story points are an arbitrary "local currency".  There are no hard and fast rules as to how big a story point should be.  [...]

November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

ScopeMaster Ltd, AI analyser of Software Requirements, raises £140k

ScopeMaster Ltd, raises £140k from private angel investors to help organisations improve software success with their AI analyser of software requirements. ScopeMaster is also the name of their principal product, a software tool that automatically detects meaning from within written software requirements. By doing so it detects potential problems or bugs, before coding is even started. ScopeMaster Ltd CEO, Colin Hammond is delighted to be able to forge ahead with plans to extend the capability of the tool as well as the ability to reach more organisations. "In addition to funding, these investors bring a great depth of knowledge and experience that will be invaluable [...]

November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ScopeMaster Integrates with Jira – for better User Stories

ScopeMaster Ltd, UK - 5th November 2018 authors of the innovative AI-powered analyser of written software requirements, are pleased to announce integration with Atlassian's Jira.  "With this integration, Jira cloud users can benefit from ScopeMaster's analyser from inside Jira, avoiding the need to maintain user requirements in two places.  Agile teams can now conveniently enjoy the "ultimate in shift-left testing" said founder, Colin Hammond. Benefits ScopeMaster's analysis engine detects the primary functional intent of each requirement statement, and in doing so can highlight potential errors. According to Colin, it "helps you fix bugs before you even start writing code". ScopeMaster's ability to detect problems with [...]

November 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Press Releases|


Taming software requirements and bringing certainty to software development.

Interpreting software requirements