CSQA Prep - Chapter 8 - Metrics And Measurement

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 387

SettingsSettingsSettings
CSQA Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz covers skill category 8: Metrics and Measurement


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What factors should be considered in evaluating a risk? (select all that apply) (8-26)
    • A. 

      Profitability

    • B. 

      Monetary Value

    • C. 

      Schedules

    • D. 

      Costs

  • 2. 
    Regardless of the method used, two elements must always be considered in a risk analysis.  What are they? (8-25)
    • A. 

      The probability of the event occurring

    • B. 

      The impact if the event occurs

    • C. 

      The timeline of the event

  • 3. 
    What are some key measurements that can be used to measure a process?  (select all that apply) (8-12)
    • A. 

      Lines of code

    • B. 

      Products per person

    • C. 

      Estimated vs. actual cost

    • D. 

      Time spent fixing bugs

    • E. 

      Deliverables completed on time

  • 4. 
    What is ordinal data? (8-4)
    • A. 

      Data that cannot be ranked in any meaningful order.

    • B. 

      Data that can be ranked but differences between values are not meaningful.

    • C. 

      Data can be ranked and can exhibit meaningful differences between values

  • 5. 
    What are the major uses of quantitative data? (select all that apply) (8-13)
    • A. 

      Manage and control the process

    • B. 

      Improve the process

    • C. 

      Manage the risks

    • D. 

      Manage and control the product

  • 6. 
    What are the most common ways of quantifying software size? (select all that apply) (8-9)
    • A. 

      Lines of code

    • B. 

      Physical space

    • C. 

      Function points

  • 7. 
    What are the attributes of good measurements? (select all that apply) (8-5)
    • A. 

      Reliable

    • B. 

      Ease of use

    • C. 

      Valid

    • D. 

      Timeliness

  • 8. 
    There are inherent risks in integrating new technology.  What is the QA Analyst role in integrating new technology? (select all that apply) (8-31)
    • A. 

      Determining the risks

    • B. 

      Assure controls are adequate to reduce the risk

    • C. 

      Modify existing processes for new technology

    • D. 

      Programming the changes

  • 9. 
    A process is defined as stable when... (8-18)
    • A. 

      Unique situations occur

    • B. 

      Its mean and standard deviation remain constant over time

    • C. 

      It is always an acceptable process

  • 10. 
    What are the distinguishing characteristics of risk? (select all that apply) (8-22)
    • A. 

      Situational

    • B. 

      Time-based

    • C. 

      Interdependent

    • D. 

      Magnitude dependent

    • E. 

      Value-based

  • 11. 
    Risks can be categorized as...(select all that apply) (8-21)
    • A. 

      Technical

    • B. 

      Programmatic

    • C. 

      Supportability

    • D. 

      Cost

    • E. 

      Schedule

  • 12. 
    What are the components that must be considered separately when determining how to manage a risk?  (Select all that apply) (8-21)
    • A. 

      The probability that the event will occur

    • B. 

      The event that could occur

    • C. 

      The impact or consequence of the event if it occurs

  • 13. 
    A _________ is a derived (calculated or composite) unit of measurement that cannot be directly observed, but is created by combining or relating two or more measures. (8-1)
  • 14. 
    _________data has an absolute zero and meaningful ratios can be calculated. (8-3)
  • 15. 
    The measures of central tendency are the ________, __________, and _________. (list all three) (8-3)
  • 16. 
    The ___________ is the item at which half the items in the population are below this item and half the items are above this item.
  • 17. 
    Which of the below represents the items which are repeated most frequently? (8-4)
    • A. 

      Mean

    • B. 

      Median

    • C. 

      Mode

  • 18. 
    This data can be ranked and can exhibit meaningful differences between values.
    • A. 

      Ordinal data

    • B. 

      Nominal data

    • C. 

      Interval data

    • D. 

      Ratio data

  • 19. 
    Who was a strong proponent of the use of statistics that took into account common and special causes of variation?
    • A. 

      Dr. W. Edwards Deming

    • B. 

      Mr. Smith

Related Topics
Back to Top Back to top