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                   II YEAR / IV SEMESTER

Unit 1

1.Define a software engineering.
Software engineering is the application of a systematic, disciplined,
quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of
software, and the study of these approaches; that is, the application of
engineering to software

2.what are all the different software engineering paradigms?

waterfall model
prototyping model
object oriented model
spiral model
WINWIN spiral model
incremental model
evolutionary model
software project management, software testing, and software
engineering, Verification and Validation (V&V) is the process of
checking that a software system meets specifications and that it fulfils
its intended purpose. It is normally part of the software testing process
of a project.

4. what is meant by Independent Verification and Validation?
Verification and validation often is carried out by a separate group
from the development team; in this case, the process is called
\"Independent Verification and Validation\", or IV&V.

5. define Dynamic verification .
Dynamic verification is performed during the execution of software, and
dynamically checks its behaviour; it is commonly known as the Test
phase. Verification is a Review Process. Depending on the scope of tests,
we can categorize them in three families:
     Test in the small: a test that checks a single function or class (Unit
      Test in the large: a test that checks a group of classes, such as
          o Module test (a single module)
          o Integration test (more than one module)
          o System test (the entire system)
     Acceptance test: a formal test defined to check acceptance criteria
       for a software
          o Functional test
          o    Non functional test (performance, stress test)
6. define Static verification .
Static verification is the process of checking that software meets
requirements by doing a physical inspection of it. For example:
     Code conventions verification
     Bad practices detection
     Software metrics calculation
     Formal verification
7. define a software life cycle.
The software life cycle is a general model of the software development
process, including all the activities and work products required to
develop a software system. A software life cycle model is a particular
abstraction representing a software life cycle. Such a model may be:
     activity-centered -- focusing on the activities of software
     entity-centered -- focusing on the work products created by these
8. define a Waterfall Model.
The waterfall model prescribes a sequential execution of a set of
development and management processes, with no return to an earlier
activity once it is completed. Some variants of the waterfall model allow
revisiting the immediately preceding activity (\"feedback loops\") if
inconsistencies or new problems are encountered during the current

9.what is meant by RAD?
Rapid application development (RAD) is an approach rather than a
model. Its proponents view formal life cycle models as inherently
inefficient, due to the large amount of documentation and the number of
reviews required. The formality of such models is seen as interfering
with customer communication.
Instead, RAD focuses on developing a sequence of evolutionary
prototypes which are reviewed with the customer, both to ensure that
the system is developing toward the user\'s requirements and to
discover further requirements.
10.define a system engineering concept.
Systems engineering (also known as Systems design engineering) is an
interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how complex
engineering projects should be designed and managed. Issues such as
logistics, the coordination of different teams, and automatic control of
machinery become more difficult when dealing with large, complex
projects. Systems engineering deals with work-processes and tools to
handle such projects, and it overlaps with both technical and human-
centered disciplines such as control engineering and project

11.what is computer based system?
A System is a collection of interrelated componets that work together to
achieve some objective.systems and their environment
      Two reasons why system engineers must understand the
environment of a system :
(1) The reason for the existence of a system is to make some changes in
its environment.
(2) The functioning of a system can be very difficult to predict.
12.define BPE.
The BPR involves significant organisational change and that managing
the change process must therefore be critical to the success of such
undertakings with all its major ramifications. In particular the role of
organisational culture within the change process is explored. These
explorations are initially conducted using a search of the literature and
this is followed by a small primary research exercise into a particular
hypothesis and issue arising.

13.what is meant by BPR? Structures StaffSkillsStrategyStyleShared
 Reengineering is the fundamental rethinking and radical redesign of
business processes to achieve dramatic improvements in critical,
contemporary measures of performance, such as cost, quality, service,
and speed.
14.what are all the 7s models that can impact on the organization?
    System
    Structures
    StaffSkills
     Strategy
    Style
    Shared Values
15. what are all the Problems that can arise during system installation?
(1) Proposed changes have to be analysed very carefully
both from a business and a technical perspective.
(2) Because sub-systems are never independent, changes to one sub-
system may adversely affect the performance of another sub-system.
(3) The reasons for original design decisions are often unrecorded.
(4) As systems age, their structure typically becomes corrupted by
change so the costs of additional changes increase.

16.define a V-Model
Another variant of the waterfall model -- the V-model -- associates each
development activity with a test or validation at the same level of
abstraction. Each development activity builds a more detailed model of
the system than the one before it, and each validation tests a higher
abstraction than its predecessor
17.what is meant by Project Management
The project manager initiates, monitors and controls the project
throughout the software life cycle.
The project management plan is documented in the Software Project
Management Plan (SPMP) during the Project Initiation process, and
the plan is updated to reflect changes throughout the project.

18.what is meant by product engineering?

In the final phase a product X is being engineered. This product X uses
the commonalities and variability from the Domain Engineering phase,
so product X is being derived from the platform established in the
Domain Engineering phase. It basically takes all common requirements
and similarities from the preceding phase plus its own variable
requirements. Using the base from the Domain Engineering phase and
the individual requirements of the Product Engineering phase a
complete and new product can be built. After that the product has been
fully tested and approved, the product X can be delivered.
19. define aTest product
During this step the product is verified and validated against its
specifications. A test report gives information about all tests that were
carried out, this gives an overview of possible errors in the product. If
the product in the next step is not accepted, the process will loop back to
“Build Product”,

20.what is meant by Deliver and Support of Product
The final step is the acceptance of the final product. If it has been
successfully tested and approved to be complete, it can be delivered. If
the product does not satisfy to the specifications, it has to be rebuilt and
tested again.
The next figure shows the overall process of product family/line
engineering as described above. It is a full process overview with all
concepts attached to the different steps.


1. Explain the linear software life cycle model with suitable illustration.
   Bring out the demerits of this model.
2. (a) How do you differentiate software engineering from system
   (b) For each of the types of process models, identify the types of
project suitable to
   (c) Distinguish between verification and validation process.
3. (a) What is meant by generic view of software engineering? Brief it.
   (b) Explain the process model, which is useful when staffing, is
unavailable for
       Complete implementation.
4. (a) what is the difference between system and computer based
   (b)What is prototyping? Mention its types. Also explain this model
with advantages
       and disadvantages.
5. Define Software process model? Explain any one of it with a neat
6. Explain the hierarchy of Business process Engineering.
7. Explain Software Life cycle process
8. Explain Evolutionary process model
9. Explain the different layers of Software Engineering?
10. (a) Describe the process model which defines a network of activities?
    (b) Why the “first system’s throw away system? Explain the concept
        advantages and disadvantages.
11.(a) Draw a system engineering hierarchy diagram and explain the
   (b) Explain the process model that combines the elements of
waterfall and iterative

1.Define black box testing strategy.
Black box testing focuses on the functional requirements of the software.
cases are decided on the basis of the requirements or specifications of the
program and internals of program are not considered. Test cases are
generated based on program code.

2.What is meant by software change?
Software change is defined as the change in nature of software as the
of software changes.

3. Why testing is important with respect to software?
A testing process focuses on logical internals of software ensuring that all
statements have been tested and all are functional externals. While testing,
we execute the entire program before it gets to the customer with specific
indent of finding and removing all errors. In order to find the highest number
of errors, test must be conducted systematically and test cases must be
designed using disciplined techniques.

4. Write short notes on empirical estimation models.
Estimation model for computer software uses empirically derived formulas
predict effort as a function of line of codes (LOC) and function points (FP).
The values of LOC and FP estimated are plugged into estimation model. The
empirical data that support most estimation models are derived from a
limited sample of projects. So, results obtained from models should be used
judiciously. The model must be tested and compared with actual and
predicted data.

5. Justify the term “Software is engineered”
Software is engineered not manufactured. Although some similarities exit
between software development and hardware manufacture, the two activities
are fundamentally different. Both activities are dependent on people, but the
between people applied and work accomplished is entirely different. Both
require the construction of a “Product” but the approaches are different’.

6. State Lehman’s Fifth law.
Over the lifetime of a system, the incremental change in each release is
approximately constant.

7. Define software scope.
The first software project management activity is the determination of
scope. Scope is defined answering the following questions.
Context: What constraints are imposed as a result of the context.
Information objectives: What data objects are required for input?
Function and performance: Are any special performance characteristics to be

8. Define process maturity.
In recent years there has been a significant emphasis on process maturity.
The Software Engineering Institute. (SEI) has developed a comprehensive
model predicated on a set of software engineering capabilities that should be
present as organizations reach different levels of process maturity .The
grading schema determines compliance with a capability maturity model
(CMM) that defines key activities required at different levels of process

9.Distinguish between alpha testing and beta testing.
The alpha test is conducted at the developer site. The software is used in a
setting with the developer “looking over the shoulder” of the user and
The beta test is conducted at one or more customer sites by the end user of
software. The beta test is a Live application of the software in an
environment that
problems. cannot be controlled by the developer.

10. What is software architecture.
The software architecture of a program or computing system is the structure
or structures of the system, which comprises software components, the
externally visible
properties of those components and the relationships among them.

11. What is meant by software change?
Once software is put into use, new requirement emerge and existing
change as the business running that software changes parts of the software
may have to be modified to correct errors that are found in operation,
improve its performance or other non functional characteristics. This entire
means that ,after delivery ,software
system always evolve in response to demands for changes.

12. define Performance Testing.
This type of testing checks whether the system is performing properly,
according to the user\'s requirements. Performance testing depends upon the
Load and Stress Testing, that is internally or externally applied to the system.
     Load Testing : In this type of performance testing, the system is raised
       beyond the limits in order to check the performance of the system
       when higher loads are applied.
     Stress Testing : In this type of performance testing, the system is
       tested beyond the normal expectations or operational capacity
13.what is meat by Regression Testing?
Regression Testing: Regression testing is one of the most important types of
testing, in which it checks whether a small change in any component of the
application does not affect the unchanged components. Testing is done by
re-executing the previous versions of the application.
14. what is meant by Boundary value analysis?
Boundary value analysis is a software testing design technique in which tests
are designed to include representatives of boundary values. Values on the
edge of an equivalence partition or at the smallest value on either side of an
edge. The values could be either input or output ranges of a software
component. Since these boundaries are common locations for errors that
result in software faults they are frequently exercised in test cases.

15.define White box testing .

 White box testing (a.k.a. clear box testing, glass box testing, transparent box
testing, translucent box testing or structural testing) uses an internal
perspective of the system to design test cases based on internal structure. It
requires programming skills to identify all paths through the software. The
tester chooses test case inputs to exercise paths through the code and
determines the appropriate outputs. In electrical hardware testing, every
node in a circuit may be probed and measured; an example is in-circuit
testing (ICT).

16. what is meant by unit testing?
unit testing is a software verification and validation method in which a
programmer tests if individual units of source code are fit for use. A unit is
the smallest testable part of an application. In procedural programming a
unit may be an individual function or procedure.
17. what is the goal of unit testing?

The goal of unit testing is to isolate each part of the program and show that
the individual parts are correct. A unit test provides a strict, written contract
that the piece of code must satisfy. As a result, it affords several benefits.
Unit tests find problems early in the development cycle.

18.what is meant by Integration testing

Integration testing is the activity of software testing in which individual
software modules are combined and tested as a group. It occurs after unit
testing and before system testing. Integration testing takes as its input
modules that have been unit tested, groups them in larger aggregates, applies
tests defined in an integration test plan to those aggregates, and delivers as
its output the integrated system ready for system testing.
19.list out the types of validation testing.
     Content Validation
       Concurrent Validation
    Predictive Validation
20. lis tout the types of system testing.
The following examples are different types of testing that should be
considered during System testing:
    GUI software testing
    Usability testing
    Performance testing
    Compatibility testing
    Error handling testing
    Load testing
    Volume testing
    Stress testing

21.define debugging.
 Debugging is a methodical process of finding and reducing the number of
bugs, or defects, in a computer program or a piece of electronic hardware
thus making it behave as expected. Debugging tends to be harder when
various subsystems are tightly coupled, as changes in one may cause bugs to
emerge in another.

22.define Anti-debugging.
Anti-debugging is \"the implementation of one or more techniques within
computer code that hinders attempts at reverse engineering or debugging a
target process\"

Part -B(16 marks)

1. (a) How to derive test cases for the given project? Explain with detail.
   (b) How the RST (Reflexive, Symmetric and Transitivity) condition is
verified in
        black box testing? Explain with example.
2. (a) Why unit testing is so important? Explain the concept of unit testing in
   (b) Write a note on regression testing.
3. (a) Explain the testing procedure for boundary conditions.
   (b) Describe verification and validation criteria for software.
4. (a) Describe unit testing and integration testing. How test plans are
   (b) Suggest software testing sequence for 100% bug free software
5. (a) Why is testing important?
   (b) Narrate the path testing procedure in detail with a sample code.
6. (a) Distinguish between black box and white box testing.
   (b) Explain the different integration testing approaches.
7. Explain in detail Black box testing in detail .
8. How Boundary test conditions are achieved?
9. Explain in detail Structural testing?
10. Explain in detail Software Testing Strategies.
11. Explain the test coverage criteria based on Data flow mechanisms.
12. (a) What are all the formulas for cyclomatic complexity? Calculate
         Complexity for greatest of three numbers.
    (b) Explain about system testing.
13. Explain different types of software measures .

Unit 3

1.define a system engineering.
Systems engineering (also known as Systems design engineering) is an
interdisciplinary field of engineering that focuses on how complex
engineering projects should be designed and managed. Issues such as
logistics, the coordination of different teams, and automatic control of
machinery become more difficult when dealing with large, complex projects.
Systems engineering deals with work-processes and tools to handle such
projects, and it overlaps with both technical and human-centered disciplines
such as control engineering and project management.
2. What is the use of Architectural design?
Architecture is both the process and the product of designing and
constructing spaces that reflect and functional, aesthetic and environmental
considerations. Architecture requires the use of materials, technology,
textures, light, and shadow. As a process, architecture also includes the
pragmatic elements of design, such as planning, cost and construction. A
wider definition may comprise all design activity from the macro-level
(urban design, landscape architecture) to the micro-level (construction
details and furniture). In fact, architecture today may refer to the activity of
designing any kind of system.

2. Define Software design.
Software design is a process of problem-solving and planning for a software
solution. After the purpose and specifications of software are determined,
software developers will design or employ designers to develop a plan for a
solution. It includes low-level component and algorithm implementation
issues as well as the architectural view.

3. Mention some of the Design concepts.
    1.Abstraction - Abstraction is the process or result of generalization
     by reducing the information content of a concept or an observable
     phenomenon, typically in order to retain only information which is
     relevant for a particular purpose.
    2.Refinement - It is the process of elaboration. A hierarchy is
     developed by decomposing a macroscopic statement of function in a
     stepwise fashion until programming language statements are reached.
     In each step, one or several instructions of a given program are
     decomposed into more detailed instructions. Abstraction and
     Refinement are complementary concepts.
    3.Modularity - Software architecture is divided into components
     called modules.
    4.Software Architecture - It refers to the overall structure of the
     software and the ways in which that structure provides conceptual
     integrity for a system. A software architecture is the development
     work product that gives the highest return on investment with respect
     to quality, schedule and cost.
      5.Control Hierarchy - A program structure that represent the
       organization of a program components and implies a hierarchy of
      6.Structural Partitioning - The program structure can be divided both
       horizontally and vertically. Horizontal partitions define separate
       branches of modular hierarchy for each major program function.
       Vertical partitioning suggests that control and work should be
       distributed top down in the program structure.
      7.Data Structure - It is a representation of the logical relationship
       among individual elements of data.
      8.Software Procedure - It focuses on the processing of each modules
      9.Information Hiding - Modules should be specified and designed so
       that information contained within a module is inaccessible to other
       modules that have no need for such information.

4. State Procedural abstraction.
procedural abstraction The principle that any operation that achieves a
well-defined effect can be treated by its users as a single entity, despite the
fact that the operation may actually be achieved by some sequence of lower-
level operations (see also abstraction). Procedural abstraction has been
extensively employed since the early days of computing, and virtually all
programming languages provide support for the concept (e.g. the
SUBROUTINE of Fortran, the procedure of Algol, Pascal, Ada, etc.).
5. What does Data abstraction contains?
Data abstraction enforces a clear separation between the abstract properties
of a data type and the concrete details of its implementation. The abstract
properties are those that are visible to client code that makes use of the data
type—the interface to the data type—while the concrete implementation is
kept entirely private, and indeed can change, for example to incorporate
efficiency improvements over time. The idea is that such changes are not
supposed to have any impact on client code, since they involve no difference
in the abstract behaviour

6. What does Modularity concept mean?
In systems engineering, modular design — or \"modularity in design\" — is
an approach that subdivides a system into smaller parts (modules) that can
be independently created and then used in different systems to drive multiple
functionalities. Besides reduction in cost (due to lesser customization, and
less learning time), and flexibility in design, modularity offers other benefits
such as augmentation (adding new solution by merely plugging in a new
module), and exclusion.

7.what is meant by heuristic evaluation?

The main goal of heuristic evaluations is to identify any problems associated
with the design of user interfaces. Usability consultant Jakob Nielsen
developed this method on the basis of several years of experience in
teaching and consulting about usability engineering.
Heuristic evaluations are one of the most informal methods[1] of usability
inspection in the field of human-computer interaction. There are many sets
of usability design heuristics; they are not mutually exclusive and cover
many of the same aspects of interface design.

8. define CASE.
Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE), in the field of Software
Engineering is the scientific application of a set of tools and methods to a
software system which is meant to result in high-quality, defect-free, and
maintainable software products.[1] It also refers to methods for the
development of information systems together with automated tools that can
be used in the software development process.
9.list out the various systems analysis and design techniques.
     data flow diagram
     entity relationship diagram
     logical schema
     Program specification
     SSADM.
          User documentation
10. define a User interface design.
 User interface design or user interface engineering is the design of
computers, appliances, machines, mobile communication devices, software
applications, and websites with the focus on the user\'s experience and
interaction. The goal of user interface design is to make the user\'s
interaction as simple and efficient as possible, in terms of accomplishing
user goals—what is often called user-centered design. Good user interface
design facilitates finishing the task at hand without drawing unnecessary
attention to itself.
11.what are all the processes available in User interface design?
     Functionality requirements gathering
     User analysis
      Information architecture
      Prototyping
      Usability testing
      Graphic Interface design

12.list out the steps involved in real time software design.
Designing Realtime software involves several steps. The basic steps are
listed below:
     Software Architecture Definition
     Co-Design
     Defining Software Subsystems
     Feature Design
     Task Design
13. define a Software Architecture Definition.

This is the first stage of Realtime Software design. Here the software team
understands the system that is being designed. The team also reviews at the
proposed hardware architecture and develops a very basic software
architecture. This architecture definition will be further refined in Co-Design.
Use Cases are also used in this stage to analyze the system. Use cases are
used to understand the interactions between the system and its users. For
example, use cases for a telephone exchange would specify the interactions
between the telephone exchange, its subscribers and the operators which
maintain the exchange.

14.define task design.

Designing a task requires that all the interfaces that the task needs to support
should be very well defined. Make sure all the message parameters and timer
values have been finalized.

15.list out the types of task.
    Single State Machine
    Multiple State Machines
    Multiple Tasks
    Complex Task

16. define Systems design.
Systems design is the process or art of defining the architecture,
components, modules, interfaces, and data for a system to satisfy specified
requirements. One could see it as the application of systems theory to
product development. There is some overlap with the disciplines of systems
analysis, systems architecture and systems engineering

17.what are all the Alternative design methodologies?
    Rapid Action Development (RAD)
    Joint Action Development (JAD)

18.define JAD.
JAD is a methodology which evolved from RAD, in which a systems
designer consults with a group consisting of the following parties:
    Executive sponsor
    Systems Designer
    Managers of the system
JAD involves a number of stages, in which the group collectively develop an
agreed pattern for the design and implementation of the system.

19. what is meant by data acquisition?

data acquisition is the sampling of real world physical conditions and
conversion of the resulting samples into digital numeric values that can be
manipulated by a computer. Sometimes abbreviated DAQ, data acquisition
typically involves the conversion of analog signals and waveforms into
digital values and processing the values to obtain desired information.
20. list out the components of data acquisition.
The components of data acquisition systems include:
    Sensors that convert physical parameters to electrical signals.
    Signal conditioning circuitry to coerce sensor signals into a form that
       can be converted to digital values.
    Analog-to-digital converters, which convert conditioned sensor
       signals to digital values.
21. define a project monitoring and control
The purpose of project monitoring and control is to keep the team and
management up to date on the project\'s progress. If the project deviates
from the plan, then the project manager can take action to correct the
problem. Project monitoring and control involves status meetings to gather
status from the team. When changes need to be made, change control is used
to keep the products up to date.

Part b-(16marks)

1. (a) Which is a measure of interconnection among modules in a program
   (b) What is he difference between Level-0 and Level-1 DFD? draw a
Level-0 and
        Level-1 DFD for safe Home Security System.
2. (a) How the interrupts are handled in real time systems? Explain.
   (b) How to identify the objects in the software configuration? Explain in
3. What are the different types of architectural styles exist for software and
    any one software architecture in detail.
4. (a) Describe activities of SCM in detail.
   (b) Explain the user interfaces design activities.
5. (a) Explain data, architectural and procedural design for a software
explain. One
        software architecture in detail.
   (b) Describe the design procedure for a data acquisition system. one
        architecture in detail.
6. Discuss briefly Effective Modular Design.
7. Explain Real Time Systems.
8. What is Software Architecture? Explain it.
9. (a) Draw a translating diagram for analysis model into a software design
   (b) Given complete template for documentation design specification.
10. (a) How the interrupts are handled in real time systems? Explain.
     (b) Write a note on real time software design.
Unit V
1. What is RMM plan?
The risk mitigation, monitoring, and management plan documents all work
as part of risk analysis and is used by the project manager as part of the
overall project
plan. Once the RMMM has been documented and the project has begun risk
and monitoring steps commence.

2. What are the qualities team leaders should posses?
Motivation, organization, ideas and innovation, problem solving, managerial
achievement, and influence and team building.

3. What is an agile team?
Agile software development encourages customer satisfaction and early
incremental delivery. Agile team Is a highly motivated project team which
adopts informal methods,
and overall development simplicity.

4. What are the categories of activities connected with measurement
Formulation, Collection, Analysis, Interpretation and feedback.

5. What are the different measurable characteristics of an OO design?
Size, complexity, coupling, sufficiency, completeness, cohesion,
similarity, volatility.

6. What are the measures of software quality?
Correctness, maintainability, integrity usability.

7. What is metrics evaluation?
Metrics evaluation focuses on the underlying reasons for the results obtained
produces a set of indicators that guide the project or process.
8. What is software quality assurance?
Software quality assurance is a planned and systematic pattern of actions
that are
required to ensure high quality in software.

9. What is SQA group?
SQA group consists of many different constituencies like software engineers,
managers, customers, salespeople and the individuals which are having
software quality
assurance responsibility.

10. What are the activities associated with SQA group?
Planning, oversight, record keeping, analysis and reporting.

11. What are the different SCM features?
Versioning, dependency tracking and change management, requirements
configuration management, audit trails.

12. What are reactive risk strategies?
Reactive strategy the software team does nothing about risks until something

13. What are the characteristics of software risks?
Uncertainty and loss

14. What is software availability?
Software availability is the probability that a program is operating according
requirements at a given point in time.

15. What are the management responsibilities regarding ISO 9001
Management commitment, Customer focus, Quality policy, Planning,
Authority, Communication, and Management review.
16. Define SPICE.
SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability dEvelopement)
standard defines
a set of requirements for software process assessment. The intent of the
standard is to
assist organizations in developing an objective evaluation of the efficacy of
any defined
software process.

17. What is MALCOLM BALDRGE award?
MALCOLM BALDRIGE award is the most prestigious quality award in the
States. The award is given annually to recognize U.S companies that exceed
in quality
management and quality achievement.

18. What are the ISO 9000 series of quality management standards?
ISO 9000, ISO9001, ISO9002, ISO9003, ISO9003, ISO9004

19. Define CMM.
The capability maturity model (CMM) for s/w is a widely accepted set of
guidelines for
developing high performance s/w organizations.

20. What are the capability levels defined in SPICE?
Level0: Not performed, 1: Performed informally, 2: Planned and tracked, 3:
defined, 4: Quantitatively controlled, 5: Continuously improving.

21. What are the four p’s focused on effective software project
   1. People, 2. Product, 3. Process, 4. Project

22. Define software configuration management.
SCM is a set of activities that have been developed to manage change
the life cycle of computer software.
23. What is quality planning?
Quality planning refers to the activities that establish the objectives and
for quality.

24. What is quality improvement?
QM aims at attaining unprecedented levels of performance which are
better than the past level.

25. What is quality management?
Quality management comprises all activities of the overall management
function that
determine the quality policy, objectives and responsibilities, and implement
them by
means such as other quality planning, quality control, etc.

26. What are the benefits of QFD?
1. Reduces product development time
2. Reduce engineering costs
3. Reduces the time to market.
4. Improves design quality
5. Improves customer satisfaction.
6. Reduce quality costs. etc.

27. What are the different dimensions of quality?
Performance, features, reliability, conformance, durability, serviceability,
perceived quality and reputation, response.

28.Define quality.
Quality is the degree of goodness of a product or service or perceived by the
Quality concept is the way business organizations perform their business
activities that
focuses on two things.

29. What is quality cost?
The expenditure incurred by the producer, by the user and by the community
with the product and service quality.

30. What are the 7 QC tools?
1. Check sheet
2. Graphs
3. Histograms
4. Pareto charts
5. Cause and effect diagrams
6. Scatter charts
7. Control charts

16 – MARKS

1. Explain Quality Function Deployment in detail.
2. Describe in detail the standardization procedure of benchmarking.
3. Explain how software quality assurance is ensured in a software firm.
4. Explain the seven basic quality control tools in detail.
5. Explain software project management in detail.
6. Explain how software quality assurance is ensured in a software firm
7. What are the different software testing tactics? Explain.
8. Write detail notes on risk management.
9. Write detail notes on ISO9000 series of quality management standards.
10. Account on CMM in detail.
11. Give a detail note on SPICE in detail.
12. Write detailed notes on Malcolm Baldrige award.
13. Explain how software process assessment helps software organizations
to improve
14. Explain the testing phase of software development in detail.
15. Give detailed description about software process assessment.
16. Explain software inspections in detail.
17. Explain OO methodology in detail.
18. Write detailed notes on the techniques for error cause analysis and defect
19. Account on clean-room software engineering.
20. Write notes on TSP and PSP.

1.What is meant by System Requirements?
          Set out the system services and constraints in detail.
          Serves as a contract between the system buyer & the system

2.What are the types of Software system requirements?
         Functional requirements: Services the system should provide.
         Non-functional requirements: Constraints on the services.
         Domain requirements: reflect characteristics of the domain.

3.Write down the functional requirement for an Library management system.
          The user should able to search either all of the initial set of
databases or select a
      subset of databases or select subset from it.
          The system shall provide appropriate viewers for the user to read
documents in
      the document store.
          Every order shall be allocated a unique identifier.

4.Mention some of the Notations for requirements specification.
         Structured natural language: Use standard form or Templates.
         Design description language: Programming language is used.
         Graphical notation: Text annotations is used.
         Mathematical Specifications: Based on finite state machines or

5.Define Requirement Engineering.
      Requirement Engineering is a process that involves all of the activities
required to
      create and maintain a system requirements document.
      The four generic Requirement Engineering activities are:
      Feasibility study, Requirement Elicitation & Analysis, Requirement
      Specification, Validation.
6.Mention some of the process activities of Requirement Elicitation &
          Domain Understanding
          Requirement Collection
          Conflict resolution
          Requirement Checking

7.What are the different types of checks carried out during Requirement
     Validity checks
     Consistency checks
     Completeness checks
     Realism checks
     Verifiability.
8.Define Traceability
           Traceability is the overall property of requirements specification
      reflects the ease of finding related requirements.
           Three types of traceability information to be maintained are:
           Source traceability information
           Requirement traceability information
           Design traceability information

9.Draw the principle stages of Change management process.
     Identify problem

10.State the primary objectives of analysis Model.
           To describe what the customer requires
           To establish a basis for the creation of a software design
           To define a set of requirements that can be validated once the
software is built.
             Problem analysis &
             Change specification
             Change analysis &
11.Define Data objects, attributes & relationship.
     Data object: Representation of any composite information that must
     understood by a software. It can be any external entity.
     Attributes: Define the properties of the Data object
     Relationship: Connecting two different data object.
     Eg: Object Attributes Relationship
           Person Name
           Car Make
           Body type

12.Define Cardinality & Modality.
      Cardinality: Specification of the number of occurrences of one that
can be
      related to number of occurrences of another.
      Modality: The Modality of a relationship is 0 if there is no explicit
need for the
      relationship to occur or the relationship is optional. The modality is 1
      if an occurrence of the relationship is mandatory.

13.Define Data Flow Diagram.
    A Data flow diagram is a graphical representation that depicts
      information flow &
   the transforms that are applied as data move from input to output.
    The basic form of a data flow diagram ,also known as a data flow
      graph or a
   bubble chart.

14.What is meant by Information flow Continuity?
     When we refine a fundamental model for a system, the information
     continuity must be maintained .ie, input & output to each refinement
     must remains the same.
            Manufacturer build Car

15.Draw a DFD & CFD of a test monitoring system for Gas Turbine engine.
      DFD CFD
      Absolute tank pressure Converted
      Above pressure
      Max pressure

16.Define Behavioral Modeling.
      The state transition diagram represents the behavior of a system by
depicting its
      states and the events that cause the system to change state.

17.What is meant by Data dictionary?
      The Data dictionary is an organized listing of all data elements that
are pertinent
      to the system, with precise, rigorous definitions so that both user &
      system analyst will have a common understanding of inputs, outputs,
      components of store & intermediate calculations.

18.Define Process Specification.
      Process Specification is used to describe all flow model processes that
appear at
      the final level of refinement.

19.What does data dictionary contains?
       Name: The primary name of the data.
       Alias: other names used
       Where-used/How-used: A listing of processes that use the data or
control item.
       Content description: A notation for representing the content
       Supplementary information: Other information like restrictions,
limitations etc.

20.What is meant by Throw away Prototyping?
         Giving the user a system which is incomplete and then modifying
     and augmenting it as the user requirements become clear.
          The objective is to validate or derive the system requirements.
          Start with those requirements that are not well understood since
you need to find
      more about them.

Part -B(16 marks)

   1. Explain the concepts of functional and Non-functional requirements?
   2. Define Software prototyping with its types?
   3. Explain the process of Requirement Engineering Process?

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