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SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
(Common to CSE and IT)

B.Tech IV Year I Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations December/January 2013/14

Time: 3 hours Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks ***** 1 (a) What are the components of software cost models? (b) What are the components of a good cost estimate in practice?

Max. Marks: 70

(a) What are the key practices that improve the overall SW quality? (b) How can good teams be built? How can you continue to have a team that works effectively and efficiently? Explain about the following: (a) Transition phase (b) Modern software management (a) What are the seven workflows in the lifecycle? (b) What levels of activity take place in these workflows during each of the four phases? (a) What are the steps in identifying project roles? Name any five project roles and skills needed for them. (b) What are the benefits of matching people to roles? (a) What are the sources of change? Why should change be made in a controlled way? (b) Define a configuration baseline. (a) What are the questions to be answered for a SW measure? (b) Name metrics for reliability, SW cost, effort and SW complexity with examples. (a) What was the purpose of concept definition (CD) and full scale development (FSD) in the project CCPDS-R? (b) How was the project organized in CCPDS-R project?

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Code: 9A05707

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SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
(Common to CSE and IT)

B.Tech IV Year I Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations December/January 2013/14

Time: 3 hours Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks ***** 1

Max. Marks: 70

List and explain the ten reasons of why conventional software management does not perform satisfactorily. (a) How should the team be balanced in different dimensions of human skills? (b) What kind of special skills are required for a SW project manager? Explain how they are useful. (a) What are the primary objectives of four phases of SW life cycle? (b) What are the essential activities in inception and elaboration phases? (a) Distinguish between management and engineering artifacts. (b) Explain about technical perspective. (a) What is meant by periodic status assessments? (b) Explain clearly the interaction planning process. Explain about: (a) Project environment (b) Evolution of organizations (a) Why the metrics are divided into management and quality indicators? Name the core metrics under each category. (b) Identify examples of each of the seven core metrics and state their purpose. Explain about command center processing and display system replacement.

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Code: 9A05707

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SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
(Common to CSE and IT)

B.Tech IV Year I Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations December/January 2013/14

Time: 3 hours Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks ***** 1 (a) Explain about software cost estimation. (b) What is meant by software project management? Discuss its importance.

Max. Marks: 70

Identify different levels of process in improving software process and discuss their attributes. (a) Explain the principle of modern software management. (b) What is an iterative process? Discuss about inception phase in it. Discuss about various artifacts of the process. (a) What are the immovable deadlines and movable deadlines in a project? (b) Explain about synchronization points and check points with an example. (a) What are the sources of change? Why should change be made in a controlled way? (b) Define a configuration baseline. (a) What is the need for metrics? What do you mean by indicators? (b) List the seven core metrics, their purpose and perspectives. (a) What are the core metrics collected by CCPDS-R? What is the purpose of each metric? (b) How were they analyzed?

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Code: 9A05707

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SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
(Common to CSE and IT)

B.Tech IV Year I Semester (R09) Regular & Supplementary Examinations December/January 2013/14

Time: 3 hours Answer any FIVE questions All questions carry equal marks ***** 1 Explain about: (a) Software economics (b) Pragmatic software cost estimation

Max. Marks: 70

(a) Why does software not give as much returns on investment as other industries? (b) What are the ways of achieving better economics in software? (a) What are the essential activities in construction and transition phase? (b) How do you evaluate the completion of each of the four phases in SW lifecycle? (a) Discuss about engineering artifacts in detail. (b) Explain model based software architectures. (a) Explain in detail about interactive software process planning. (b) Distinguish between major milestones and minor milestones. (a) What is the reason for looking at organizations from project as well as line of business perspectives? (b) What are the four component teams in a default line of business organization and their responsibility? Define SEI-CMM maturity levels of organization. How do processes differ because of process flexibility and process maturity? (a) What are the metrics collected in CCPDS-R? (b) What is the purpose of each metric?

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