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What would be the equivalent to "feature completeness" in Spanish?

Reading an excerpt of this book "The agile samurai", which I've found navigating this site, I've found this concept: "feature completeness", which is related to "scope".

I would like to know how to translate it into Spanish.

What I've come up so far is something like "Completitud de las características", but it does not sounds good in Spanish. As this is related to the scope of the system, and it is in the context of determine what are we willing to give, my best approach was "Alcance funcional".

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    Welcome to our site. We're not a translation service, although we are happy to help with learning the Spanish language. As such, we require that all translation questions show that you have attempted your own translation first, then we will help you improve. Can you show us what you have come up with on your own?
    – Flimzy
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 22:29
  • Hi Flimzy, thanks for your comment. What I've come up so far is something like "Completitud de las características", but it does not sounds good in spanish. As this is related to the scope of the system, and it is in the context of determine what are we willing to give, my best approach was "Alcance funcional" Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 12:36
  • Thanks for adding that information. I have re-opened the question. I hope you receive an informative answer! :)
    – Flimzy
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 15:43

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To me, and based on the context, it sounds like the progress of the tasks you have in an Agile-driven project. In this context, I would just call it "avance".

If I had to particularly refer to how complete are the features of a system, i.e. how much progress we've made regarding the implementation of features of a system, I would refer to that as "completitud de las funcionalidades".

"Alcance funcional", or just "alcance" is how we usually translate "scope".

Some words are a PITA to use in their Spanish equivalents, and we use the English counterpart most of the time. I have never heard anyone here saying "burndown" in Spanish.

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  • Thanks Carlos, as you said, no one says "burndown" in spanish, but "feature completeness" is not such a common expressión. About scope, that's correct, "alcance funcional" is a good expression. I'm still not sure about "avance" as something that can be given or that can be relaxed. Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 19:11
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I'd probably say it as 'funciones cumplidas' (as in 'met', 'fulfilled', 'completed', 'complied with', etc...)

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    I like it too, but I would make a subtle change, what about "funcionalidades cumplidas". "Funciones" means somehting like "routines" in software languaje, and we're talking about system/user requirements. Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 14:10
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I cannot seem to come up with a literal translation, so I thought of the best way to express the concept, and my choice would be:

Funcionalidad completada

Now this doesn't work as a noun (I have never heard the term completitud used in a real life scenario) but it expresses clearly that the features (=funcionalidad, which despite not being an exact translation conveys roughly the same concept when talking about software) are complete

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  • This seems to get close, but "completada" is a participle, and still make some noise on my ears. Commented Feb 13, 2015 at 13:32
  • "Funcionalidad completa" then, maybe?
    – spiral
    Commented Feb 15, 2015 at 10:20
  • how does it sounds? "Completitud de la funcionalidad" Commented Feb 18, 2015 at 20:23
  • I guess that's the most accurate, but I can say I have never ever heard the word "completitud" used, at least in Mexico, so it might be unfamiliar, if understandable, to many.
    – spiral
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 12:42
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    I agree with you, I've just heard that word just a couple of times, but I can't find a better expresion... yet Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 14:05
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If by "feature completeness" you refer to the ability of a distributed work system to maintain a central version of the software which prevents cross locks among teams, you can use:

integridad funcional.

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    I don't think that's what "feature completeness" means. To me, feature completeness means "All the necessary features have been added to the product. All that remains now is to add polish and do bug fixes."
    – Flimzy
    Commented Feb 11, 2015 at 15:47
  • After reading the other answers, I really do not understand why the downvote.
    – Rodrigo
    Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 11:35
  • Sorry about that, my bad. I think "integridad" does not apply, it is about having something fully completed, half complete or not completed at all, but definitively it is not about integrity. Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 14:06
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I suggest this

plenitud de rasgos

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    I don't think this would make any sense to a programmer
    – spiral
    Commented Feb 15, 2015 at 10:20
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    I agree with @spiral, those words are not familiar for the software people Commented Feb 20, 2015 at 14:08

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