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EXAMINATION PAPER

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ACADEMIC SESSION 2009/2010

Campus School Department Level TITLE OF PAPER COURSE CODE Date and Time BAHRAIN GREECE KENYA MALAYSIA MALAWI MYANMAR SAUDI ARABIA SRI LANKA SYRIA TRINIDAD ZAMBIA VIETNAM

Maritime Greenwich Computing and Mathematical Sciences Information System and Multimedia Three Rapid Development Methods COMP1487 Wednesday 2nd Dec 2009 (2 hours) 15:00 15:00 16:00 18:30 14:00 15:30 16:00 18:30 14:00 09:30 15:00 17:30 BOTSWANA HONG KONG LONDON MALTA MAURITIUS RWANDA SINGAPORE SOUTH AFRICA TANZANIA UAE BANGLADESH 15:00 18:30 13:00 14:00 18:00 14:00 17:30 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:30

You MUST answer question 1 which is worth 40 marks Answer TWO questions from the remaining THREE questions, questions 2 to 4 which are worth 30 marks each. If you answer all THREE questions from questions 2 to 4, marks will ONLY be awarded for your TWO best answers. CALCULATORS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE NOT PERMITTED

FINAL SECTION A – COMPULSORY 1. It is claimed that DSDM, which provides a complete framework for building and maintaining RAD systems, is now the “de facto standard for RAD projects in the UK”. (Stapleton, 2003).

a) Critically discuss the DSDM philosophy and rationale, identifying and explaining the main principles on which it is based.

[30 marks] b) Why is the implementation phase of the DSDM framework iterative? [10 marks]

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FINAL SECTION B – Answer any TWO questions 2. a) Identify the four core techniques that are defined in the DSDM framework and describe each one. [15 marks] b) For the techniques that you identified in part a) identify how and where these techniques are used in the DSDM framework and critically evaluate the benefits of using each technique. [15 marks]

3. Clearly identify and explain the following roles and responsibilities of personnel within a DSDM project. a) b) c) d) Project Manager Technical co-ordinator Scribe [5 marks] Developer & Senior Developer [10 marks] [10 marks]

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4. The DSDM principle that active user involvement is imperative means that Facilitated Workshops, sometimes called Joint Application Developments (JAD), are used a great deal. The DSDM Consortium (2003) considers that the “definition, preparation, execution and reporting of a facilitated workshop can be viewed as a sub-process within an overall project” and stresses the importance of their use in almost all stages of the framework. a) Clearly identify the different types of Facilitated Workshops that can be used to good effect and show where within the framework they would be used? [20 marks] b) Explain briefly the purpose and the expected outcome of each workshop you identified in part a). [10 marks] Rapid Development Methods COMP1487 Page 3 of 3