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Software Quality - 2006

Software Quality - 2006

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XH53015-06
Two Hours
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Software Quality
For candidates taking:
BSc IN COMPUTATION
FINAL EXAMINATION
BSc IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
FINAL EXAMINATION
BSc IN COMPUTING SCIENCE
FINAL EXAMINATION
BSc IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
FINAL EXAMINATION
BSc IN MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
FINAL EXAMINATION
BSc IN MATHEMATICS WITH SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
FINAL EXAMINATION
MEng IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
FINAL EXAMINATIONMonday 22 May 2006 2.00-5.00
Answer
all
 
questions in
 
Section A
 
and
 
One
 
question from
 
Section B
.
Section A: No mark will be awarded/deducted if a question is not attempted.
1
 / 
4
of the mark for a question will be deducted for each wrong answerThe use of electronic calculators is NOT permitted.Note: Do not answer more than the required number of questions.Additional questions will not be marked. Clearly crossout anything you do not wish to be marked.
© University of Manchester, 2006
PTO
 
 
XH53015-06(2 of 11)
SECTION A:
You must answer ALL questions in this section to obtain maximum marks. Selectthe correct answer and mark on the accompanying answer sheet. Some questions are awardedmore than one mark. No mark will be awarded/deducted if the question is not attempted.
1
 / 
4
of the mark for a question will be deducted for each wrong answer
1)
 
Software quality
is defined as:a)
 
The series of steps that define the specific use of each system element or the procedural contextin which the system residesb)
 
The procedures for handling customer change requestsc)
 
The efforts undertaken by users and maintenance personnel to identify the reasons for softwarefailures, to correct the failures and to verify the success of the correctionsd)
 
The procedures for handling customer complaints and problems detected after acceptance,including non-conformity to specifications detected after the warranty periode)
 
The degree to which a system, component, or process meets specified requirements(1 mark)2)
 
Software process
is defined as:a) A set of activities, methods and practices that people use for high quality software proceduresb) A set of activities, methods, practices and trans-formations that people use to develop andmaintain software and the associated productsc) A set of activities, methods and practices that people use in order to develop software iterativelyd) A set of documents or artefacts created during a projecte) A set of documents or artefacts created during a project, independent of whether or not it isdesignated for delivery to the customer(1 mark)3)
 
Project risk has two main characteristics. Identify
one
of these characteristics from the list below:a)
 
Consistencyb)
 
Uncertaintyc)
 
Validationd)
 
Gaine)
 
Change(1 mark)
 
 
XH53015-06(3 of 11)4)
 
Which maturity level is characterised by:
“Software process for management and engineering activities is documented, standardised and integrated across organisations. All projects use an approved, tailored version of the organisation’sstandard software process.”
a)
 
Level 1b)
 
Level 2c)
 
Level 3d)
 
Level 4e)
 
Level 5(1 mark)5)
 
Which project has the
highest 
 
 productivity
value?
Project Effort Cost £ KLOC Defects
Project 1 26 168 13 29Project 2 64 445 28 88Project 3 40 357 39 69Project 4 55 400 45 89Project 5 21 220 66 30a)
 
Project 1b)
 
Project 2c)
 
Project 3d)
 
Project 4e)
 
Project 5(2 marks)6)
 
Which project (detailed in the table in question 5 above) is the worst in terms of its
quality
value?a)
 
Project 1b)
 
Project 2c)
 
Project 3d)
 
Project 4e)
 
Project 5(2 marks)PTO
 

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