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  1. In the Rational Unified Process, which of the following provides the means of assessing the progress of a project?

    1. Discipline
    2. Project Management
    3. Milestone
    4. Project Management tools
  2. In the Rational Unified Process, which of the following contains activities from numerous areas of study?

    1. Iteration workflow
    2. Phase workflow
    3. Discipline workflow
    4. Project workflow
  3. Which of the following is true about RUP disciplines?

    1. Enable the project manager to plan the project in a traditional waterfall fashion more effectively
    2. Represent activities that compose areas of concern in a project
    3. Correspond directly to RUP roles
    4. Are implemented one at a time in serial fashion
  4. Which of the following is a key component of the RUP discipline? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Activity
    2. Role
    3. Artifact
    4. Phase
  5. In the RUP, which of the following is true about the Work Breakdown Structure? (Select all that apply.)

    1. The RUP Work Breakdown Structure is a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of project effort.
    2. The RUP Work Breakdown Structure provides relationships among all the components of the project and project deliverables.
    3. The RUP Work Breakdown Structure is an activity-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the project effort.
    4. The RUP Work Breakdown Structure enables the project manager to more effectively plan the sequence in which activities should be performed.
  6. Which of the following is a unit of work that a role may be asked to perform?

    1. Task
    2. Activity
    3. Workflow
    4. Work Unit
  7. Which of the following is true about the relationship between the RUP Work Breakdown Structures and the RUP Workflows? (Select all that apply.)

    1. The RUP Work Breakdown Structure presents an activities-oriented hierarchical decomposition.
    2. The RUP Work Breakdown Structure presents a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition.
    3. The RUP Work Breakdown Structure contains the tasks that are presented in RUP workflows.
    4. The RUP Work Breakdown Structure activities can be repeated across various RUP discipline workflows.
  8. Which of the following is true about a workflow diagram for a discipline?

    (Select all that apply.)

    1. It shows the sequence in which activities should be performed.
    2. An activity within a workflow can consist of a workflow.
    3. A workflow is made up of tasks.
    4. RUP has more than one workflow for each discipline.
  9. Which of the following is true about tasks? (Select all that apply.)

    1. One or more tasks can be carried out within any given activity.
    2. Tasks can be repeated across different activities within a discipline.
    3. Roles are not responsible for performing tasks. Instead, they are responsible for performing activities.
    4. Tasks produce, modify, or use an artifact.
  10. Which of the following is true about a role? (Select all that apply.)

    1. A role is a definition of the behavior and responsibilities.
    2. An individual can assume a role.
    3. A role can be a set of individuals working together as a team.
    4. The role and the person performing it are interchangeable.
  11. Separating the RUP activities into different disciplines provides which of the following key benefits? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Makes the activities easier to comprehend
    2. Proves useful when customizing a given discipline to meet the specific needs of the project
    3. Enables different roles to better and more effectively appreciate their responsibilities on a given project
    4. Allows project managers to more effectively monitor and control these activities
  12. In RUP, a discipline is defined as which of the following?

    1. A categorization of tasks based on similarity of concerns and cooperation of work effort
    2. A categorization of activities based on similarity of concerns and cooperation of work effort
    3. A field of study
    4. A software engineering domain
  13. Which of the following is used to describe in detail how to perform a particular activity?

    1. Template
    2. Guideline
    3. Checklist
    4. Concept
  14. Which of the following are the key process elements in RUP? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Discipline
    2. Phase
    3. Actors
    4. Template
  15. Which of the following is true of a discipline in RUP? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Gives you all the guidance you require to learn when to perform a given activity
    2. Should not be tailored because doing that affects the integrity of the discipline
    3. Provides all the guidance you need to learn how to perform a given activity
    4. Produces documents
  16. What important information does the RUP hump diagram present? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Illustrates the varying degrees of focus across different disciplines in the development and evolution of the solution across the project lifecycle
    2. Shows the relationship between RUP phases and RUP disciplines
    3. Shows the roles responsible for performing activities within a given discipline
    4. Provides guidance on the number of iterations to be managed within any given phase
  17. Which of the following is a discipline in RUP? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Deployment
    2. Environment
    3. Development
    4. Production
  18. Logical grouping of related activities into respective disciplines enables you to do which of the following? (Select all that apply.)

    1. Define the roles for each discipline.
    2. Structure the tasks performed by these roles.
    3. Define artifacts that are produced or refined by these roles when they perform the related activities.
    4. Define the sequence in which these activities should be performed.
  19. An artifact is a formal work product that is produced, modified, or used by a task, defines an area of responsibility, and is subject to version control. Which of the following is true about artifacts? (Select all that apply.)

    1. An artifact can be a model, code, or a document.
    2. An artifact is a work product.
    3. An artifact can be a mandatory or optional input into an activity.
    4. An artifact can be output of an activity.
  20. Which of the following enables you to assess the quality of a particular artifact?

    1. Checklist
    2. Checkpoint
    3. Guideline
    4. Template
  21. Which of the following views is used in the Analysis and Design discipline?

    1. Deployment view
    2. Use-Case view
    3. Analysis view
    4. Physical view

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