Shift Left Testing

Shift left - defined Shift left or shift left testing is the concept of performing quality assurance work as early as possible in the software development cycle to reduce the overall work required to deliver high quality software. Even in Agile there is a sequence that is followed in software development which is typically as follows: Requirements Architecture Design Coding Release It is has been found that the cost of fixing a defect increases 7-10 times as it moves from the stage in which it was created to the subsequent stage.  For example a requirements problem found within the requiremetns phase might cost $50 [...]

September 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

Improve Software Quality – Efficiently

A Universal Technique to Improve Software Quality Everyone wants to improve software quality as much as possible, provided that it does not slow down delivering new functionality. It just so happens that there is a single technique that can dramatically improve the quality of software development.  In this article, you will learn two key fundamentals: Knowledge of software size helps to improve software quality The process of sizing software helps to improve software quality This technique can find and help you eliminate 7-10% of all defects before coding. Let us start with some fundamentals about software development.  All software has defects (bugs).  The bugs [...]

September 12th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

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

Successful Software Projects Are Hard Successful Projects are on time, on budget, fully functional and to a satisfactory quality.  Alas, it's surprisingly hard to achieve that.  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 presents new promises to solve the old 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 employing some of [...]

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|
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