Answers for Certified Software Quality Engineering Quiz #7

1. Answer C is correct.  "Patents protect ideas and are exclusive rights for novel inventions for a limited period of time" [Robert T. Futrell, Donald F. Shafer, Linda Isabell Shafer, Quality Software Project Management, 2002], A patent owner has the right to exclude others from manufacturingl, selling or using products tat are based on the patented idea or underlying concept.   Reference: The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook 2nd Edition by Linda Westfall – page 13 or The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook by Linda Westfall – page 12. CSQE Body of Knowledge Area: I.B.2

2. Answer B is correct.  Quality records provide the evidence that the appropriate quality activities took place and that the execution of those activities met required standards.  Examples of quality records include documented test results, problem reports and change requests, annotated documents, review records, minutes, and audit reports.  A process definition specifies part of the quality system requirements but provides no evidence that those requirements were implemented.  Reference: The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook 2nd Edition by Linda Westfall – page 13 or The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook by Linda Westfall – page 123.  CSQE Body of Knowledge Area: II.A.1

3. Answer D is correct.  Requirements management includes all of the software configuration control procedures for requesting, authorizing, implementing and verifying changes to the requirements.  Inspecting the requirements documentation is a requirements verification activity. Identifying the various user classes is a requirements elicitation activity.  Prioritizing the requirements is a requirements analysis activity.  Reference: The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook 2nd Edition by Linda Westfall – page 237 or The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook by Linda Westfall – page 155. CSQE Body of Knowledge Area: III.D.3

4. Answer D is correct.  Post project reviews are a technique for the elimination of repeated mistakes by providing a mechanism for capturing and analyzing lessons learned on the project.  Reference: The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook 2nd Edition by Linda Westfall – pages 327-328 or The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook by Linda Westfall – pages 279-280.  CSQE Body of Knowledge Area: IV.B.3

5. Answer A is correct.  Reliability is the ability of the system or component to perform its required functions under stated conditions for a specific period of time.  Reference: The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook 2nd Edition by Linda Westfall – page 393-394 or The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook by Linda Westfall – page 337.  CSQE Body of Knowledge Area: V.A.2

6. Answer D is correct.  The objective of usability testing is to ensure that the software matches the user’s actual work style and to determine if the software has any areas that will be difficult or inconvenient for the users.  Reference: The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook 2nd Edition by Linda Westfall – page 487-488 or The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook by Linda Westfall – pages 421-422.  CSQE Body of Knowledge Area: VI.B.4

7. Answer B is correct. The functional baseline is established when the system requirements are approved and placed under configuration control.  A product baseline is established when the software has been approved for distribution to operations.  Developmental baselines are established when the software design specification, code or other internal development work products are approved as specified in the configuration management plans.  Allocated baselines are established when the system requirements are allocated to one or more software components and the software requirements are approved.  Reference: The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook 2nd Edition by Linda Westfall – page 581-582 or The Certified Software Quality Engineering Handbook by Linda Westfall – pages 511-512.  CSQE Body of Knowledge Area: VII.B.2

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