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ScopeMaster Finalist for Four Industry Awards

We are very proud to be shortlisted as finalist in four categories of this new industry award.  At the heart of ScopeMaster is Natural Language Processing, a branch of AI.  We are using NLP to solve the specific problem of poor quality software requirements.  And it works very well, successfully improving the quality and measurability of software [...]

Lessons for all Software Endeavours

"Technologists have a responsibility to ensure that technology not only does what it should but it doesn’t do what it shouldn’t." I write this as the details of the cause of the Boeing 737 Max air crashes are just starting to appear in the media. I hope that those of us involved in technology will be stimulated [...]

Static Requirements Analysis

Definition:  Static Requirements Analysis is the automated testing of software requirements for quality and measurement. Background Software requirements, or user stories, are written statements describing the functional need and purpose of software to be developed.  Authors of these user stories will typically write them from the perspective of a business user.   It is then the job [...]

Better User Stories – 10 tips

Having examined and analysed over 10,000 user stories from different sources we have built up some insight into what represents a good user story.  If you would like to learn to write better user stories, you should find this article useful. What is a user story? Before we start on the 10 steps, let us revisit [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

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