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There will be one open-book, take-home mid-term examination consisting of 5 essay-type questions. You MAY NOT help each other with the mid-term.
Upload one Microsoft Word file with all of your answers or answers may also be submitted on paper, in class.
MIDTERM EXAMINATION Spring 2020
The test is OPEN BOOK and open source; you may use the textbook, your class notes, and any other source (e.g., internet) at your disposal. Each response is not meant to be the length of a thesis but should be detailed enough to fully address the question.
- Chapter 4 (6 pts)
The three major stages of system development are: concept; engineering; and post-development. Briefly explain why they are organized in that sequence, and describe some potential consequences if development were NOT carried out in that sequence.
- Chapter 5 (6 pts)
For 5 of the risks identified by the class, as a whole, for Homework 4, analyze their Likelihood and Impact (Consequences) to the English Channel Tunnel project. How would you rate each of the 5 risks, individually, on the risk matrix? How would you use this analysis (the matrix) to help your program make decisions on dealing with risks?
- Chapter 8 (6 pts)
You are asked to perform an â€œAnalyses of Alternativesâ€ (or trade study) for subsidized low-cost transportation of students from the Catholic University campus to a proposed off-campus housing site in Maryland that is several miles from the nearest Metro station, but close to major highways and next to a Baltimore-Washington MARC railroad station. The chosen transportation scheme is to be paid for by the University. Describe in detail:
- how you would set up your analysis
- the specific transportation concepts you would explore (choose AT LEAST 3 concepts)
- the specific criteria you would use to evaluate these concepts (choose AT LEAST 4 criteria)
- a matrix showing how you would evaluate the concepts against the criteria (but you do NOT have to perform the full analysis with specific numbers)
- Chapter 7 (6 pts)
For the following badly written Level 1 (System Level) requirements, explain why each of them is badly written and how you would correct them.
1) 1) The system must have good usability.
2) 2) Make it accessible
3) 3) Easy to use
4) 4) The Internet User quickly sees her current account balance on the laptop screen.
5) 5) The system shall use Microsoft Outlook to send an email to the customer with the purchase confirmation.
5. 5. Chapter 6 (6 pts)
What is meant by â€œMOEâ€? For the effectiveness analysis of a sport utility vehicle (SUV), list what you think would be the 10 most important characteristic that should be exercised and measured in the analysis.
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