SCOPE Features

SCOPE is the most sophisticated function point counting and IT Metrics Benchmarking software available. SCOPE specialises in full configuration management of your function point counts, as well as portfolio management of your application and project metrics. It has been designed for organisations that need to invest in a tool to enable them to support a mature metrics and function point counting program.

SCOPE is the only Metrics and Functional Sizing tool that is fully multilingual (10 languages) and multi-user. Its metrics collection is conformant to ISBSG, ISO 14143 and ISO 20976. It implements the IFPUG 4.2 and 4.3 Function Point Analysis (FPA) technique for sizing software. It is a powerful combination of easy-to-use features and comprehensive functionality. SCOPE makes it easy to measure the functional size and to collect effort, defect, cost and environment factor metrics for both software applications and projects.

SCOPE was designed by certified metrics specialists and certified function point counters with over 20 years' metrics and benchmarking experience. It is the only IT performance metrics software that works the way you work, that is, it recognises that your software projects often impact more than one application; each software application may have multiple change requests in a release; and they all need to be sized and have their metrics recorded. SCOPE allows you to record multiple change requests across multiple applications and then aggregate them to automatically size a project. It also enables you to functionally size and record metrics for multiple change requests on the same application in a Release. The change requests sized can belong to different projects and their size can be aggregated at project level, or you can report the total release size for an application. You can keep detailed documentation around your metrics, so you have an ongoing history of all your projects and change requests, and accumulate knowledge of your software applications functionality over time. Your metrics analysis and function point counting just gets progressively faster, the more information you add to your metrics model.

Functional Features

Graphically models and sizes software functionality using IFPUG Function Points at all stages of development, from planning through to production, every change request or enhancement can be counted and its size separately reported. Provides a comprehensive model of your software applications.

Repository of Applications allows you to record all Release Metrics, and all their change requests with their functional sizes. Comparative reporting for Application Maintenance and Support Metrics including Effort expended on different maintenance and support activities, severity of defects delivered into production and Application utilisation.

Repository for all your projects, record which applications the projects impacted, the size of the impact and all effort, defect and cost metrics. Perform comparative reporting on project-related metrics such as: project delivery rate (PDR in hours per function point), defect density (defects /1000 fps), cost per function point, etc.

  • Reports the functional size of sub-systems, releases, and 'what-if' scenarios for input into project estimates of cost, resources and duration.
  • Enables project delivery rates to be assigned to different functional areas to provide estimates of effort to deliver using different cost drivers.
  • Enables Earned Value Reporting on functionality delivered versus functionality budgeted to be delivered for quantitative object project status reporting.
  • Enables recording and reporting of NESMA Impact function points.
  • Provides full metrics analysis, trends reporting, comparative ISBSG industry benchmarking for all your Development and Enhancement projects and Applications Maintenance and Support metrics.
  • Provides a quantitative audit trail of functional changes to each software function over time; mapping change to a specific change request, release and/or project. Will automatically record for each change to the count, who changed it, and on which date.
  • The only function point counting tool that tracks and measures project 're-work' and scope variations for input into pricing negotiations.
  • Collects mandatory Project Metrics and Maintenance and Support Metrics for productivity comparisons and automatic submission to the International Software Benchmarking Standards Groups (ISBSG) Project and Maintenance and Support Repository.
  • Imports all details of your functional size counts from MS Excel® spreadsheets
  • Has full flexibility on which projects you accept to update the baseline Production Release of an Application and which ones you want to hold over and still keep the change request sizing details. You can size your development or Enhancement project and include conversion functionality, then update your baseline Application count and select to exclude conversion from the baseline. When you next have enhancements on the application, use the baseline model and then record one or multiple enhancements and choose which ones will update the baseline.
  • Allows multiple concurrent independent functional size measures on the same baseline, without overwriting, but combines them to update the baseline.
  • Allows a single repository of functional size measures for all your applications and projects that can be updated simultaneously by multiple counters at multiple locations (SCOPE Enterprise™ multi-user).
  • If you do not already have a baseline count for your software, then SCOPE allows you to count your enhancement projects individually then select to merge them to create your template baseline count.
  • Imports existing counts from Excel® and, if required, selects to merge them to create an aggregated framework of all the functionality for your future baseline count.
  • Imports all existing detailed FP count-related data from Function Point WORKBENCH™ - imports FPW 4 to FPW 7.

System and Technical Features

  • Imports your existing function point counts from older generation function point counting software repositories including Function Point WORKBENCH™ and MS EXCEL®.
  • User can dynamically select the language that SCOPE displays its screens and reports in, e.g. English, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch.
  • Stores all historical counts in a controlled central corporate database that is maintainable by multiple counters at the same time.
  • Microsoft® compatible database for flexible customized reporting. Includes over 40 reports that can be viewed online and, with a mouse click, stored as a WORD, EXCEL, or HTML document.
  • Windows compatible short cuts for quick data entry.
  • Designed by internationally recognised Functional Sizing expert, Pam Morris, author and reviewer for IFPUG CPM 4 series.
  • Microsoft Windows compatible: XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Functional Sizing - Elementary Process Screen - LHS Screen showing the functional decomposition of the software down to elementary process level. The RHS screen shows how the elementary process Create Assignment has been categorised as an input that was changed by the change request and was awarded 6 function points. The impact of the project on the Application baseline is highlighted with the coloured arrows. SCOPE allows multiple change requests to impact an application. Each change request can be recorded simultaneously. A change request impacting the software is linked to a project. SCOPE allows for multiple projects to impact an Application at any one time.

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Functional Sizing - Data Groups Screen - SCOPE can record information about Data Groups (Internal Logical Files and External Interface Files) to the level of individual RETs and DETs if required, then automatically derive complexity and function points. Import details from your data dictionary and have SCOPE use its customisable template capability to automatically generate expected elementary processes. Develop fast early counts in minutes.

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Screen showing the List of Applications for the organisation. Each Application can be recorded to have multiple Releases and within each release, multiple change requests can be counted. A project can be recorded to impact multiple Applications and have many different change request counts associated with it. Baseline counts are stored under production releases. The baseline size over each release and the size of each change request can be recorded as an Enhancement Count for the Release.

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Input Screen for ISBSG data for a project. SCOPE allows you to record all your ISBSG project data for comparative analysis or voluntary submission to ISBSG.

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SCOPE Project Sizing Software is developed and distributed by Total Metrics who are recognized as the industry experts in software functional sizing and IT Benchmarking. SCOPE enables organisations to maintain and manage their software portfolio's function point counting data in conjunction with the effort, defect and size metrics for all change requests, software projects, software releases and supported Applications. SCOPE therefore provides a full metrics repository, benchmarking and graphical reporting capability to enable IT Performance measurement, management and ongoing monitoring.

SCOPE has been enthusiastically adopted as the product of choice for function point counters worldwide, ever since its first release in 2004. In the 12 releases since its introduction, SCOPE has continued to introduce functionality to bring software functional sizing into the domain of project governance and organisations software portfolio asset management.

Total Metrics worked in affiliation with the International Benchmarking Standards organization (ISBSG) to ensure that SCOPE complies with ISBSG Standards in its collection and reporting of your IT metrics Development and Maintenance and Support data.

SCOPE models and quantifies software project functionality, for input into project estimates, productivity comparisons and client scope negotiations. SCOPE enables users to selectively assign project delivery rates (PDRs) to projects' different functionality to estimate projects' effort. It provides 'earned value reporting' by enabling the project manager to monitor the 'level of completeness' of project functionality compared to the budgeted level of completeness. These are just two examples of the 'quantification' capability (numerical attributes feature) which can be customised to enable you to report any FP scaling factor you can think of. For example, you can assign different $costs/FP to configure package functionality compared to building it or just 'turning it on', and you can apply 're-use' factors to get a better indication of the number of function points that you need to develop.

SCOPE is the only functional size measurement software to provide a quantified audit trail of requirement's changes and to quantify rework. The state of the art, multilingual (10 languages) user interface and reporting make it quick and easy to enter quick function point estimates, or to do detailed exacting counts that cross reference all data elements and processes. Your counters can record all their counts and project metrics concurrently into a single master repository, or they can function point count off-line and their counts can be imported into the central database by the Metrics Manager when they have been validated and approved.

SCOPE is the only function point counting and metrics tool for organisations who are serious about function point counting and implementing a formal measurement and analysis process for their IT applications development and maintenance and support area. Monitor all your projects and applications for insights into Performance Improvement!

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Effort and defect benchmark monitoring
  • Enables quick, accurate project and application sizing using IFPUG 4 series function point analysis - record to any level of detail, for example , to generate a default count value or drill down to record exactly which DETs and which FTRs are referenced by each process.
  • Full capability to comment, track comments, link Logical Data groups to the Processes that use them, search and replace and assign key words - all with the click of a mouse button.
  • Quantitatively tracks the size of change requests over the life of a project or application - monitors project scope to avoid budget blowouts with full audit trail of what was changed, when and by whom.
  • Allows all your function point counts to be stored, reported and maintained centrally at the same time by multiple counters - or you can maintain them locally and only combine them when you choose.
  • Fully Multi-Lingual interface - all screens, messages and reports can by dynamically changed to the language of your choice - includes English, Portuguese, Dutch, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc.
  • Collects project effort, defects, environment and cost drive data for online benchmarking with the ISBSG repository
  • Enables quantitative asset management of your entire software portfolio.
  • Takes the guesswork out of project size before you start building.
  • Over 30 different management metrics benchmarking reports and over 40 function point count related reports- Online Preview - also prints and previews reports in HTML, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

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Effort and defect benchmark monitoring

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Getting serious about IT Performance Measurement and Cost Estimation

  • Enables software portfolio management of all size, effort, defect and cost metrics to monitor, manage and Benchmark the performance of applications, releases and projects.
  • Full repository of all your past project metrics.
  • Has a number of different options with the flexibility to suit both your Metrics needs and your budget constraints. You can mix and match the following:
  • Enables quick, accurate project and application sizing using IFPUG 4.3 function point analysis - record to any level of detail - high level default generated counts, down to very detailed counts identifying which DETs and which FTRs are referenced by each process.
  • Takes the guesswork out of project size before you start building! Then monitors functional scope creep over the life of the project.
  • Quantitatively profiles your project functionality with customisable scalable attributes. For example, do "earned value reporting" based on how many function points you have delivered versus how many you should have delivered. Assign different "Project Delivery Rates" based on technology platform and estimate total delivery hours.
  • Full capability to comment, track comments, link Logical Data groups to the Processes that use them, search and replace and assign key words - all with the click of a mouse button.
  • Quantitatively tracks the size of change requests over the life of a project or application - monitors Project scope to avoid budget blowouts with full audit trail of what was changed, when and by whom.
  • Allows all your function point counts to be stored, reported and maintained centrally at the same time by multiple counters - or you can maintain them locally and only combine them when you choose.
  • Fully Multilingual interface - all screens, messages and reports can be dynamically changed to the language of your choice - includes English, Portuguese, Dutch, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc.
  • Collects project data and, at a press of a button, exports and sends them to the ISBSG repository.
  • Enables quantitative asset management of your entire software portfolio.
  • Over 30 different management metrics analysis reports and over 40 Function Point count reports - Online Preview - also prints and previews reports in HTML, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

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