[ABSTRACT] Automated COSMIC Measurement and Requirement Quality Improvement Through ScopeMaster® Tool

Ungan & C. Hammond

This paper presents a new COSMIC functional measurement automation tool ScopeMaster®, which automatically generates a size estimation from textual requirements. The tool points out problems in requirements in clarity, completeness, consistency and concision. This facilitates both COSMIC measurement and quality inspection processes. Utilizing ScopeMaster guides users to create higher quality requirements.

It improves measurement accuracy, increases the number of defects found in inspections and drastically reduces the effort for both activities. Enabling higher number of requirement defects to be found early in the SDLC has a huge effect on overall software quality and rework costs. ScopeMaster also provides detailed reports on project estimates and measurement details.