Mapping SCOPE terms to IFPUG and IT Terminology

The terminology differences between how SCOPE works and how clients describe their Application and Maintenance environment sometimes results in the same word being used to mean different concepts.

To assist the reader and avoid confusion we have provided some guidance to the terminology below. E.g. Clients typically use the following terms: ‘Count’ to mean a ‘Project Count’ (Project Size in SCOPE). Whereas, in the real world, a business initiative resulting in a software development Project can impact one or many applications and each application may have one or more counts of the impact of that Project on the application.

SCOPE implements these concepts but it terminology is slightly different. SCOPE has been developed to be compliant with the IFPUG ISO standard 20976 and the new IFPUG CPM version 4.3.

SCOPE Terminology:

See: SCOPE Architecture.