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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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ROI of 100x or more

Achieving an ROI of over 50% is usually considered quite good, but 100x (10,000%) is truly fantastic, and not possible, right?  Well actually it is, and you can achieve this with ScopeMaster. Here is how: ScopeMaster brings automation to a neglected aspect of software work - the requirements. Here's how: 1. Finds Defects Before Coding Right in [...]

Another first – automated sizing of user stories in Portuguese

14th October 2019 Counting function points -  Pontos de Função (PF) - is tedious clerical work that has, until now, been completely manual.  Thanks to a breakthrough this month, we can announce the forthcoming availability of automated Function Point Analysis from requirements written in Portuguese by ScopeMaster.  Why does this matter?  There are three main reasons: Knowing [...]

Perfecting the Login User Story

There is more to the login the user story than you might think.  Behind a two field entry can lie significant processing and complexity, so it's really important to spend time getting the words right.  To start with, the wording should be clear, unambiguous, consistent, concise yet also complete. There is no such thing as a [...]

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 [...]

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