software requirements quality assurance, user story QA
Marlow, UK. November 28, 2022

Solving the Problem of Poor Software Requirements

Scopemaster Ltd has released a powerful requirements QA capability in their software requirements analyser that examines, tests and reports on the quality of written requirements.  This unique capability allows software teams to fix problems before coding even starts.  It can help all software projects reduce the risks of delay and rework caused by unclear requirements specifications.

Reducing risks on projects everywhere

On all software projects, the requirements need to be right, or the wrong thing gets built.  But writing good, clear requirements is difficult.  The old phrase “garbage in, garbage out” is true, if the requirements can be misunderstood, they will be, and the wrong software will be created.  These mistakes are very costly.

AI-Powered Requirements Analysis – for accelerated quality and sizing

ScopeMaster is a ground-breaking, intelligent tool that helps software requirements analysts write better requirements.  ScopeMaster makes intelligent use of natural language processing (NLP) to interpret, test and analyse software requirements.  Analysts using ScopeMaster can do in a day, work that previously may have taken them weeks.  10x productivity increase in a few weeks is typical.

ScopeMaster helps business analysts achieve high levels of requirements quality faster than can be achieved manually.   ScopeMaster automatically tests the requirements, so that clear, concise, consistent and complete specifications can be created with much less effort and earlier in the software lifecycle.  This helps to reduce misunderstandings, reduce rework and reduce delays.  ScopeMaster also automates functional size measurement in COSMIC Function Points,  (and other sizing standards).   Knowing the functional size helps project leaders make better decisions earlier, further avoiding waste and improving project predictability.

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Large Software Projects Need Better Requirements

Establishing a set of good quality requirements is difficult, slow work.   On many projects, frustration with poor requirements leads teams to build the wrong thing, only for it fail the customer and need to be redone.  Fixing software later is much more expensive that getting it right first time.

Large organisations around the world are discovering the value of adopting ScopeMaster as a means of improving requirements quality (“shift-left”) to reduce risk around scope and clarity of scope.

Any mistake in interpreting/implementing a requirement, that is not spotted early, will carry a very large cost.  Even when implementing a package solution,  it is essential to get the requirements right.

Unless the requirements are right, the wrong software solution is likely to be delivered.  ScopeMaster delivers quality insight instantly.

About ScopeMaster

ScopeMaster is a revolutionary automated software requirements analysis tool. It solves the problem of poor software requirements.  It was created from the ground up by very experienced IT professionals in order to accelerate requirements analysis work (QA, sizing and test generation).  Scopemaster Ltd was established in 2018, is a private company based in the UK with clients and partners throughout the world.