Dennis, A., Wixom, B. H., & Tegarden, D. (2012). System analysis design uml version 2.0. (5th ed.). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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1.Pete is a project manager on a new system development project. The project is Pete’s first experience as a project manager, and he has led his team successfully to the programming phase of the project. The project has not always gone smoothly, and Pete has made a few mistakes, but he is generally pleased with the progress of his team and the quality of the system being developed. Now that programming has begun, Pete has been hoping for a little break in the hectic pace of his workday.
Prior to beginning programming, Pete recognized that the time estimates made earlier in the project were too optimistic, However, he was firmly committed to meeting the project deadline because of his desire for his first project as project manager to be a success. In anticipation of this time pressured problem. Pete arranged with the Human Resources department to bring in to new college graduates and two college interns to beef up the programming staff. Pete would have liked to fine some staff with more experience, but the budget was too tight, and he was committed to keeping the project budget under control.
Pete made his programming assignments, and work on the programs began about two weeks ago. Now, Pete has started to hear some rumbles from the programming team leaders that might signal trouble. It seems that the programmers have reported several instances they they wrote programs, only to be unable to find them when they went to test them. Also, several programmers have opened programs that they had written, only to find that someone had changed portions of their programs without their knowledge.
- Is the programming phase of a project a time for the project manager to relax? Why or why not?
- What programs can you identify in this situation?
- What advice do you have for the project manager? How likely does it seem that Pete will achieve his desire goals of being on time and within budget if nothing is done?
2. The system analyst are developing the test plan for the user interface for the Holiday Travel test plan system. As the salespeople are entering a sales invoice into the system, they will be able to enter an option code into a text box or to select an option code from a drop-down list. A combo box was used to implement this, because it was felt that the salesperson would quickly become familiar with the most common option codes and would prefer entering them directly to speed up the entry process.
It is now time to develop the first test for validating the option code field during data entry. If the customer did not request any dealer-installed options for the vehicle for the vehicle, the salesperson should enter “none”; the field should not be blank. The valid option codes are four-character alphabetic codes and should be matched against a list of valid codes. Prepare a test plan for the option code field during data entry.