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									     20 Questions
A Diabolical CMMI Quiz
  Posed by: Pat O’Toole
Preramble

• You should have a BLANK answer sheet
• There are four categories of questions:
   –   Easy    40 points, 20 seconds each
   –   Medium 60 points, 30 seconds each
   –   Hard    80 points, 40 seconds each
   –   Killer 100 points, 60 seconds each

• The question will indicate CMMI v1.1/v1.2
  ONLY if it’s relevant
• Good luck!!!
Rules

• There are no rules!
  –   Open book, open notes
  –   Talk all you want
  –   Look at your neighbor’s answers
  –   Bribe the facilitator!

(Although there really won’t be time for the first three).
Easy Questions

• 40 points each
• 20 seconds per question
• 5 questions in this category
Question #1

 What polysyllabic “I” word is used to
 describe the primary function of the
 generic practices?
Question #2
 Which of the following model components are
 required?

 SG 1 Establish Baselines
     SP 1.1 Identify Configuration Items
     SP 1.2 Establish a Configuration Management System
     SP 1.3 Create or Release Baselines
 SG 2 Develop Product Requirements
     SP 2.1 Track Change Requests
     SP 2.2 Control Configuration Items
 SG 3 Establish Integrity
     SP 3.1 Establish Configuration Management Records
     SP 3.2 Perform Configuration Audits
Question #3

 Fill in the blank:

 In the continuous representation, the
 names of all PAs in the Process
 Management category all begin with
 the word ________________.
Question #4

 Fill in the blanks:

 In v1.1, the only PA that begins with the
 word “Organizational” that is NOT in the
 Process Management category is
 ________________, and it resides in the
 ________________ category of PAs.
Question #5

   Which of these are CMMI model
   components?
  1.   Specific goals
  2.   General goals
  3.   Introductory notes
  4.   Generic practice amplifications
  5.   Typical work products
  6.   Subpractices
  7.   Related key process areas
  8.   Discipline specifications
Medium Questions

• 60 points each
• 30 seconds per question
• 5 questions in this category
Question #6

 In the continuous representation, how many
 generic practices are at each capability level?
  CL1:
  CL2:
  CL3:
  CL4:
  CL5:

 How would your answers change if we were
 discussing CMMI v1.0?
Question #7

 “You gave me what I asked for
  but not what I wanted!”

 This statement reflects the failure of
 which two PAs?
Question #8

 True or False:

 In CMMI v1.1, every advanced practice
 replaced a base practice. That is, if a PA
 contained SP3.2-2, then it must have also
 contained SP3.2-1.
Question #9

 Bidirectional requirements traceability
 used to be a key practice in the CMM’s
 Software Product Engineering KPA at
 maturity level 3.

 Which maturity level 2 CMMI PA now
 requires this practice to be performed?
Question #10

 Complete the following analogy with two
 maturity level 3 PAs:

       OPP : QPM :: ____ : ____



  (OPP is to QPM as _____ is to _____)
Hard Questions

• 80 points each
• 40 seconds per question
• 5 questions in this category
Question #11

 Based solely on its acronym, which PA
 should have been staged 0.14 maturity
 levels higher than it currently is?
Question #12

• Which model component, although
  specified as “informative” in the CMMI
  model and training courses, should be
  treated as EXPECTED in a SCAMPI
  appraisal?
Question #13

 In CMMI v1.1, give two reasons why the
 continuous representation has more
 practices than the staged representation.
Question #14

 With respect to CMMI v1.1, what do
 you know about the PA that contains
 specific practice SP2.1-4?
Question #15

 At the top of my son’s math homework
 it says, “Please show all work.”

 Which CMMI PA best describes the
 teacher’s reason for including that
 statement?
Killer Questions

• 100 points each
• 60 seconds per question
• 5 questions in this category
Question #16

• Give the next <PA, (#)> pair in the
  following sequence:
                PP (2)
                OT (5)
                CM (6)
                PMC (8)
                ____ (_)
Question #17

 You once heard that the SEI was going
 to introduce a new PA into the CMMI
 v1.1. You also heard that the new PA
 would have contained SP3.2-3.
 If both of these were true, what 4 things
 would you have known about this PA?
Question #18

 Please explain why the correct answer
 to the following question is either:
 “All of them” or “None of them.”

    Which PA contains a goal that is
    supported by only one practice?
Question #19

 True/False:
 When using the continuous representation,
 an organization may have an unsatisfied
 goal in the Project Planning PA and still be
 appraised as maturity level 3 equivalent.
Question #20

 How many more PAs contained only one
 goal in CMMI v1.1 than in CMMI v1.2?
Scoring

• Points for correct answers are indicated
• Partial credit is granted
  – Either as indicated or
  – As you deem appropriate!
Easy Questions

• 40 points each
Question #1

 What polysyllabic “I” word is used to
 describe the primary function of the
 generic practices?

 “Institutionalization”
 40 points
Question #2
 Which of the following model components are required?

 SG 1 Establish Baselines
      SP 1.1 Identify Configuration Items
      SP 1.2 Establish a Configuration Management System
      SP 1.3 Create or Release Baselines
 SG 2 Develop Product Requirements
      SP 2.1 Track Change Requests
      SP 2.2 Control Configuration Items
 SG 3 Establish Integrity
      SP 3.1 Establish Configuration Management Records
      SP 3.2 Perform Configuration Audits

 Goals are the ONLY required model components
 The table above indicates goal and practice titles
 Titles are informative components so the correct answer is:

 None! – 40 points
Question #3

 Fill in the blank:

 In the continuous representation, the
 names of all PAs in the Process
 Management category all begin with
           _____________
 the word Organizational

 40 points
Question #4

 Fill in the blanks:
 In v1.1, the only PA that begins with the
 word “Organizational” that is NOT in the
 Process Management category is
 ________________, and it resides in the
 ________________ category of PAs.

 OEI – 20 points
 Support – 20 points
Question #5

Which of these are CMMI model components?
  1. Specific goals : Yes – 5 points
  2. General goals: No – 5 points
  3. Introductory notes : Yes – 5 points
  4. Generic practice amplifications: No – 5 points
  5. Typical work products : Yes – 5 points
  6. Subpractices : Yes – 5 points
  7. Related key process areas : No – 5 points
  8. Discipline specifications : No – 5 points
Medium Questions

• 60 points each
Question #6

 In the continuous representation, how many
 generic practices are at each capability level?
  CL1:    1 – 10 points
  CL2:   10 – 10 points
  CL3:    2 – 10 points
  CL4:    2 – 10 points
  CL5:    2 – 10 points

 How would your answers change if we were
 discussing CMMI v1.0?
 In v1.0, CL1 had 2 generic practices – 10 points
Question #7

 “You gave me what I asked for
  but not what I wanted!”

 This statement reflects the failure of
 which two PAs?

 RD – 30 points
 VAL – 30 points
Question #8

 True or False:

 In CMMI v1.1, every advanced practice
 replaced a base practice. That is, if a PA
 contained SP3.2-2, then it must have also
 contained SP3.2-1.

 False (e.g., REQM SP1.4-2) – 60 points
Question #9

 Bidirectional requirements traceability used to
 be a key practice in the CMM’s Software
 Product Engineering KPA at maturity level 3.
 Which maturity level 2 CMMI PA now
 requires this practice to be performed?

 Goals are required; practices are expected
 None! – 60 points
Question #10

 Complete the following analogy with two
 maturity level 3 PAs:

                    ____ IPM
       OPP : QPM :: OPD : ____

 60 points
Hard Questions

• 80 points each
Question #11

 Based solely on its acronym, which PA
 should have been staged 0.14 maturity
 levels higher than it currently is?

 π = 3.14
 Product Integration (PI) = 80 points
Question #12

 Which model component, although specified
 as “informative” in the CMMI model and
 training courses, should be treated as
 EXPECTED in a SCAMPI appraisal?

 Practices are “expected” due to alternative practices
 In order for an instantiation to be “FI” or “LI” in an
 appraisal, there must be one or more direct artifacts
 Direct artifacts are typical work products or
 acceptable alternatives
 Typical work products – 80 points
Question #13

 In CMMI v1.1, give two reasons why the
 continuous representation has more practices
 than the staged representation.

 1. The continuous representation has 5 more
   generic practices per PA (GP1.1, GP4.1-GP5.2)
   40 points

 2. In the V1.1 continuous representation, the
    Engineering PAs had base and advanced practices
    40 points
Question #14

 With respect to CMMI v1.1, what do you
 know about the PA that contains specific
 practice SP2.1-4?

 Since the CMMI v1.1 only had “-2” and “-3”
 advanced practices, the one thing we know for
 sure is that:

 The PA with SP2.1-4 is NOT in the CMMI
 80 points
Question #15

 At the top of my son’s math homework it says,
 “Please show all work.”

 Which CMMI PA best describes the teacher’s
 reason for including that statement?

 Partial credit: TS, VER, VAL, CM – 40 points
 Full credit: PPQA – 80 points
Killer Questions

• 100 points each
Question #16

• Give the next <PA, (#)> pair in the
  following sequence:
                PP (2)    GP2.2
                OT (5)    GP2.5
                CM (6) GP2.6
                PMC (8) GP2.8
                PPQA (_)
                _____ (9) GP2.9
                100 points
Question #17

 You once heard that the SEI was going to
 introduce a new PA into the CMMI v1.1. You
 also heard that the new PA would have
 contained SP3.2-3.
 If both of these were true, what 4 things would
 you have known about this PA?

 1. Engineering category – 20 points
 2. Staged at least at ML3 – 20 points
 3. Has at least 3 specific goals – 20 points
 4. Has at least 6 specific practices – 40 points
Question #18

 Please explain why the correct answer to the
 following question is either: “All of them” or
 “None of them.”

        Which PA contains a goal that is
        supported by only one practice?

 “All of them” – continuous GG1 – 50 points
 “None of them” – staged – 50 points
Question #19

 True/False:
 When using the continuous representation,
 an organization may have an unsatisfied
 goal in the Project Planning PA and still be
 appraised as maturity level 3 equivalent.

 True – can fail either PP GG4 or PP GG5
 100 points
Question #20

 How many more PAs contained only one
 goal in CMMI v1.1 than in CMMI v1.2?

 In both v1.1 and v1.2, and regardless of
 representation, every PA has at least two
 goals – at least 1 SG and at least 1 GG.

 None – 100 points
Congratulations to ALL!




             Pat O’Toole
          PACT.otoole@att.net
         www.PACTCMMI.com

								
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