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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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Software Estimates Automated

Software estimation is a topic of considerable discussion and frustration in many circles.  Managers want/need to know how much it will cost and how long it will take to build/deliver.  Developers typically push back on providing estimates because they are often mishandled. ScopeMaster was conceived as a tool to perform automated functional size estimates of software. [...]

More Effective PMO Stage Gates

Introduction to Stage Gates A stage gates process (also known as phase gate) is a common control mechanism associated with IT projects in corporate IT departments.  A series of conceptual checklists are defined, such that unless all of the component activities have taken place, the project may not be allowed to proceed to the next stage.  Also [...]

Better User Stories in Half a Day

Learn how to write better user stories with Dr Simon Wright, and get 30 days free access to ScopeMaster for £95. Book now - Just £95 What you will learn What is a User Story? The role of User Stories in Agile software development Components and structure of a good User Story Common misunderstandings from User [...]

BDD – to the next level

Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) enhanced with ScopeMaster An overview of BDD BDD is a development methodology (and tooling) designed to improve the communication between business and software technical community, in particular it addresses the challenge of simplifying scenario testing. The foundation behind BDD is the Gherkin feature file. The feature file has a predefined structure and [...]

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