QAI CSQA sample paper – 4

CSQA Subjective questions sample paper –4

(Outsourcing, COTS and Contracting Quality )

Q1. Organization can assign responsibility for quality to outside organization through contracting services (T/F)

Q2. Over 50 % of the software developed by offshore organization fails to meet the expectation of the contractor (T/F)

Q3. Unless the contract specifies the operational standards and documentation standards the delivered product may be more complex to use than desired by the contractor (T/F)

Q4. One of the offshore difference is
a) Gender difference
b) Class difference
c) Language Difference
d) None of the above

Q5. ___________ ______________ ___________ are those criteria or factors that must be present in the acquired software for it to be successful.

Q6. Match the following
1. Maintainability
2. Expandability
3. Ease of use
4. Security
a) The software is understandable and usable by the average person
b) The system has adequate safeguards to protect the data against the damage
c) The contractor plans to add additional features in the future
d) The contractor will provide support/assistance to help utilize the package in the event of problem

Q7. ___________________ is defined in data processing jargon as “interoperability”.
Q8. It is not important to check software products compatibility with other software packages and with available data (T/F)

Q9. Selecting a COTS software is _______ step process
a) 5
b) 8
c) 7
d) 9

Q10. List the 5 aspects of computer software to be observed during demonstration

Q11. The objective of ____________ _________ _____ is to determine whether your employees can use the software

Q12. The objective of acceptance testing is to meet the ___________ and ___________ needs of the users of the software

Q13. State the activities of acquisition life cycle.

Q14. It is important that all the requirements given to contractor are __________________

Q15. List 5 types of desired specifications to be studied during feasibility study

Q16. Quality professional should ensure that contractor sends _______________ __________ regularly.

Q17. The right of customer to move the application system from location to location is included in which contractual section
a) Warranty
b) Customer support
c) Installation
d) Transportability

Q18. The state under which the rule of the contract are binding is included under which contractual section
a) Life of Contract
b) Foreign attachments
c) Governing law
d) Penalties

Q19. A unfair may not achieve desired objectives (T/F)

Q20. The right of the contractor to look at the records of the customer is stated in which contractual section
a) Contractor employee rights
b) Contractor support
c) Updates
d) contractor inspection

Q21. What activities occur once the software is ready for delivery

Q22. The ________________ has responsibility of test the application to determine that it meets contractual requirements.
a) SQA
b) Internal auditor
c) Contractor
d) User

Q23. The ______________ should prepare sufficient test data so that deliverables can be adequately tested during acceptance testing.
a) Contractor
b) User
c) Customer
d) SQA

Q24. Contracts should be reviewed
a) At start
b) Project completion
c) Periodically
d) payment time
Q25. List the three items important in knowledge transfer.

Q26. Match the following
1. Competency of service
2. Cost of Service
3. Adequacy of control
4. Cost of operations
5.Skilled personnel
6.Error diagnosis
a) Control provided should be sufficient to assure that data processed by application is accurate, complete and authorized
b) The customer personnel should be adequately trained in the operation of the application
c) The Services to be provided during the life of contract should be specified in terms of cost
d) Service personnel should be sufficiently skilled to perform the tasks for which they are assigned.
e) The responsibility to diagnose problem should be documented
f) Cost associated with usage is measurable

Q27. Cost included in contract should include provisions on _____________ ______.


Q1. F
Q2. T
Q3. T
Q4. C
Q5. Critical Success Factors
Q6. 1 – d, 2 – c, 3 – a, 4 – b
Q7. Systems compatibility
Q8. F
Q9. 7
Q10. Understandability, Clarity of communication, Ease of use of Instruction Manual, Functionality of software, knowledge to execute, effectiveness of help routines, evaluate program compatibility, Data compatibility. Smell test
Q11. Evaluate people fit
Q12. Functional, structural
Q13. Selecting an outside organization, contract negotiation, Operations and Maintenance
Q14. testable
Q15. Inputs required by System, Required processing, output produced by system, operational response time, information to be retained, Types of documentation, Volume of data processed, unique hardware characteristics
Q16. Status reports
Q17. d) Transportability
Q18. c) Governing Law
Q19. T
Q20. d
Q21. Acceptance testing, Operation and maintenance contract and contractual relations
Q22. Contractor
Q23. c
Q24. c
Q25. Training program for contracted staff, Being advised of defects uncovered by other organizations using the software, Ability to contact a contractor help desk to resolve problems/get additional information
Q26. 1-d, 2- c, 3-a, 4-c, 5-b, 6-e
Q27. Ongoing costs.

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