SCOPE - Whats so great about SCOPE?
Here is what our Users say......"We use SCOPE to communicate our analyst's interpretation of the User's Requirements Specification back to the User - We find the best way to do this is via the SCOPE Notes feature, where we link Notes to Processes and Data. Our Analysts record their assumptions and comments in Notes. The Users can view them and comment using SCOPE Viewer™
SCOPE is unique in that it allows us to hierarchically group different types of Notes under different Notes SETs and then sequence them as we please. We can write long explanatory text or copy information from the specification or from an email, into the Note description. We copy the table of contents from the Specification into Excel then import it as a list to cross-reference to. Unlike other tools it allows us to link notes to both Processes and Data, including RETs and DETs."
"We use SCOPE for contract management and charge the customer per FP impacted, therefore every FP contributes hundreds of dollars to our bottom line. It is critical to our customer relationship and professional credibility that our counts are correct and verifiable.
SCOPE is the only FP counting tool we know of that allows us to record in detail down to the level of RET and DET information in the count. If the count has been setup correctly, SCOPE acts as an education tool for our novice counters and helps ensure accuracy of our counts. Now when new counters find a lot of the RETs documented, SCOPE makes it easy for them to identify them as changed instead of adding new ILFs, which is what used to happen when we counted with Function Point WORKBENCH™"