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Pegasystems Methodology

QuestionAnswer
What is Inception Scope and Sizing
What is elabortion High level design, use cases
What is Construction Buildout and unit test
What is transition QA, UAT, Training
Where do you start first in Inception activities? Bus. Objectives, define scope of program, project and sliver
Iterations should be implemented in smaill releases. Each release should target what duration? 3 - 6 months duration
What benefits should be identified from an release sliver? ROI/Business values, Re-use is emphazied and builton, easier to apply lessons learned
What is DCO? The process of capturing , organizing and storing information using PRPC tools
True/False DCO is a methodology False
True/False DCO is a single event within a methodology False
What is the Application Profiler? One tool used for directly capturing objectives, requirments, use cases and actors and produces document
What is the Application Accelerator? one tool that consumes the application profiler and allows user to expand on scope, work type, atomic cases and actors. Creates rules for the foundation of the application
What is a work type? Business problem which reuires an automated solution
What are the Project Initiation Key Activities? 3-3 Operational walk-through and Conduct knowledge transfer
What happens during operational walk-throughs? 3-3 Business and project team walk through the current process (current state) Process improvement/Process Re-engineering
What happens to conduct knowledge transfer? 3-3 Product demos, proof of concepts, workshops Enablement training
IS= Inception Sliver
Inception Silver will provide an opportuntiy to size and scope the sliver to be performed. What does the inception sliver accomplish?
Proof of concept Workshops, Enablement training courses, Roadmap Planning What are the key deliverables for Project intiation activities?
detail the business requirements and organize them into projects Break projects down into logical slivers Build application profile for every sliver Objectives of the inception phase
When should the process walk-through should be performs? During Inception
What is involved with performing the process walk-through? walking through current processes to look for and understand possible improvements.
What is the expected duration of the Inception process walk-through 1-3 days
identify quick wins(low hanging fruit) Make a positive impact, improve the process Identify how the work is received, routed, reported on, researched, responded to and resolved The goals of the inception process walk-through?
What are best practices utilized during Roadmap definition? Always keep the big picture in mind Build in individual releases
WHat must a task be associated with? A Task Group
What can a Task Group be associated with? A workbasket or individual
How are updates sent from the dev system to PMF? via asynchrounous queued SOAP messages
What does a TMF segment detail? Auto Test Cases recorded in the development environement.
How do you compile mutiple test scenarios? Using test suites
How are executed suites identified? by an "E" in front of ID
What are the three test results Pass. Fail. Block
a failed test means? it was able to run but not in the process intended
THe first step in the elaboration phase is... run the application accelartor
Define and establish project roles is a key activity in which phase? Elaboration
Environment setup is a key activity is which phase Elaboration
Establish Organizational Heiarchy is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
Run Application Accelerator is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
Plan DCO sessions/Use Case Sets is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
Execute DCO Session Plan to extract application details is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
Establish/Deploy Channge Control Process is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
Establish?Deploy Governance Model is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
Establish Deployment Process is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
Establish/Deploy Coding Standards is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
Establish Test Plan is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
If necessary, Establish Data Migration Plan is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
Establish issue tracking Process is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
Phase readiness Assurance Checklist is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
Pre-flight, PAL is a key activity is which phase? Elaboration
Complete Application Confguration is a key activity is which phase? Construction
Complete Unit Testing is a key activity is which phase? Construction
Complete Integrated System Testing is a key activity is which phase? Construction
Build test scripts is a key activity is which phase? Construction
Performance/Pre-flight/Log FIle FIle Analysisis a key activity is which phase? Construction
Design Review/User Experience Review is a key activity is which phase? Construction
Phase Readiness Assurance CHecklist is a key activity is which phase? Construction
Pre-flight, PAL is a key activity is which phase? Construction
Baseline Application Established is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Application Rule built is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Req's/Usa Case Rules Created is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Baseline Class Structure established is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Draft Flows Created is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Draft UI's Created is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Requirements Detailed is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Atomic Use Cases broken out detailed is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Links established between requirments , cases and implementation is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Test Plan is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Change Control is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Governance Model is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Automated Document Generation is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Updated Effort Sizing is a key deliverable is which phase? Elaboration
Release Candidate meeting all Bus. Requirments is a key deliverable is which phase? Construction
Test Cases is a key deliverable is which phase? Construction
Production Deployment Guide is a key deliverable is which phase? Construction
End User Training Guide is a key deliverable is which phase? Construction
Updated Requirements as necessary is a key deliverable is which phase? Construction
As-Built Documentation is a key deliverable is which phase? Construction
Update project plan is a key deliverable is which phase? Construction
WHen can PMF and Designer Studio (PRPC) be connected? Once a project is created
What tool is used to organize rules created to complete tasks assigned from PMF? Project Explorer
How are reports created via PMF? Using Project Documentation Wizard
How can reports be attached to project? Using addattachment icon
Using DCO session details, assign work to configure the production ready application itterations, is a objective of what phase? Construction
Completing configuration tasks and unit testing are objectives for which phase? Construction
Running application test scripts and beginning the system test process are objectives for which phase? Construction
Build and tst migration plans is an objective for which phase? Construction
What must be done in order to use TMF? a test case must be recorded on the flow
What is the typical testing process using TMF Plan tests- Define and run tests- Review results and resolve issues
Testing aggregate flows, occurs in which phase? Transition
What are the transition phase objectives? Ensure finished application is acceptable
What is the smoke test accomplish? provide a method to perform a quick run through test of basic application functionality
What does a smoke test consist of? creating a work object selecting a item off the work list, resolving it, and generating correspondence reviewing the audit trails and attachments
What is a compliance test? Ensure application wuality Use preflight tool
Pre-flight analysis is a key activity is which phase? Transition
Phase Readiness Assurance checklist is a key activity is which phase? Transition
Go/No Go Status is a key deliverable is which phase? Transition
Migration Deliver Document/Run Book is a key deliverable is which phase? Transition
Production Ready Application is a key deliverable is which phase? Transition
Production Support Plan/Documentation is a key deliverable is which phase? Transition
Fully tested Data Migration Planis a key deliverable is which phase? Transition
What is Automiatic Event Services (AES)? A PRPC tool utilized during performance testing
What accomplishes - No Surprises Fosters better relationships Establishes audit trail Highlights the need/availability of resources Realigns the team focus Change control
When does governance occur/be performed? at a minimum every two weeks for 30 minutes
Who should be included for a governance meeting? project sponsor, project manager, leadership from the business, QA and IT
Why is governance important? provides bi-directional escalation paths for issue identification/resolution forces all parties to be in sync reduces risk
what are the minimal standard for governance? executive steering committee project status reports project meetings issue resolution change control
What are the DCO Session Artifacts Draft Flows Draft UI Requirements and use cases Automated documentation can now be generated
What are the best practices for DCO Sessions? Session type should match resource skill level Sessions normally four hours per use case set Parking lot should have no more than 5-10 items Upon completion of DCO session
DCO Session Rules Meeting moderator, Scribe, Business Architect, SYstem Architect, Process Owner, Subject matter expert, IT representative, Testing representative, training representative
What are DCO sessions Session where use cases are elaborated on to create draft flows and UI's
What is a specific path down a flow accled? Scenario
What are the steps taken by one actor to complete a portion of a flow called? Segment
Can a segment be one or more atomic use cases? Yes
How many segments comprise a scenario? one or more
What does a test suite accomplish? Bundle two or more scenarios together
What does the typical testing process in TMF consist of? Plan test, Define and run test, review results and resolve issues
It is a best practice for the to be no more than how many parking lot items during DCO Sessions? 5-10
It is a best practice that a session type shoul match with what? resource skill level
How long should normal DCO Session be? 4 hours per use case
What are the artifacts produced from DCO Sessions? Draft flows, Draft UI, Requirements and use cases, automated documentation able to be generated
What are the three basic types of DCO sessions? Prep and Review, White Board and Review, Real-time Capture
DCO Session type that the team has more time to develop mockups, digest requirements and formulate questions. Team most likely have substantial follow-up points. Could take more time but actual DCO session will be shorter Prep and Review
DCO Session where team performs High-level review of documents prior to session. During session, client walks-through requirements. At end of session, team performs quick review of flow. Post session, System Architect enter process flow and UI into PRPC Real-Time White Board
Team performs high-level review of docs to prepare. Business walk-through requirements while System Architect captures process flow and UI in PRPC. At end of session, team performs quick review of flow and UI. Closely moderated. Session time intensive Real-Time Capture
Where should the more mission critical functionality and higher risk features be planned? Earlier release are better to obtain maximum value
WHat is a support type? facilitates the categorization and organization of use cases
WHere are requirements captured in PRPC? Application profiler
Describe a business use cae and its characteristics a set of possible sequences of interaction between systems and users in a particular environment that describes a business process. Contains documentation of actors. Complexity renders them unable to be reused.
Describe a automic use case small reusable process taken from overall business use case. Small and granular when entered into DCO. Describes part of business process. have one owner. Associated w/ one or more work types or supporting types. can be linked to PRPC rules
What is the primary objective of the inception phase? To define the scope of each development oeffort or project sliver
What is contained in a project roadmap? Logical slivers, release, estimates of work, risks and assumptions
Int the project sliver funtional approach, what are the two paths or flows you plan for DCO? Primary path and Exception path
What types of clients or project artifacts shold be used and leveraged in the inception phase? Business objectives. Business requirements document or BRD. Requirements inventory. Previous project sliver documentation or artifacts.
What is the one key item must all business objectives have, to make the objective actionable and measureable? Clear objectives with quantifiable measures
List the tools used in the Pega Inception Phase? AP, sizingtools, project plan templates, PMF, phase readiness checklists, methodology alignment workshop
What does the MAW do for the project? Blends client methodologies with Built for Change methodologies resulting in a hybrid methodology.
Who performs the MAW? Pega methodology lead
Who are the main decision makers in the DCO process? SME's
to socialize the new methodology, key leadership roles should be involved in what DCO sessions? The first session
DCO Session should be used to align what? Use case, business requirements, use case sets
Where is the most likely place for client scope creep on use case sets? Feature Demos
How many iterations are usually in the construction phase for a sliver? Three
In which construction iteration should the testing approach document be generated? Iteration 1
What function should be the focus for the construction iteration phase 1? Primary flows
What function should be the focus for the Construction Iteration Phase 2 Secondary flows
What function should be the focus for the Construction Iteration Phase 3 UI and Interfaces
List the areas where Peg provides expert services to complement a project deployment. Design Review. Re-Use Review. User Experience. Configuration Review. Performance Health Check. Transition Readiness.
What is the most common Pega expert services used? Performance Health Check
What PRPC capanilities are used to support the transition phase in creating the QA environment? Rule Migration
What is the most common type of migration issue found in a smoke test? Problem with access control, security or permissions on the database.
What does a smoke test typically consist? Adding a work object using a remote source. Piccking an item of the work list, resolving it and generating correspondence. Exercising a iterface to insure it returns data. Updating a business rule.
What type of test are boundary and exception test? Quality Assurance tests
What type of testing typically includes load testing which simulates how the application works in a business environment? System testing
What three tools are most likely used during a performance test? My Alerts, PegaRules Log Analyzer and Performance Analyzer (PAL)
In what type of testing is the pre-flight tool most likely used? Compliance testing
Does PMF allow a team member to track project issues and integrates with MS SharePoint OOTB? No, an integration connector can be built to MS-SHarePoint but it does not come OOTB
Which test comes first in transition process, Smoke or UAT test? UAT
In which transition phase is ANT scripting most likely used? Migration phase
What are some of the risks associated with poor change management? project scope is drastically impacted. Timelines can be compromised. Expectation can be misinterpreted or mis aligned
What is the best practice for linking the change management process to the product? Use PMF use case to requirements linkage
Which three things must be considered to determin where a change control item fits in the development cycle? Risk. Priority. Business Value.
What is the recommended frequency of project status reports? weekly
What should project status reports contain? Detailed current status of project. key activities (week prior). targets for coming week. to target milestones. change management summary. key decision documentation
What does ARMED stand for? A - Alerts. R - Rule. M- Memory. E Human Experience. D- Database
What is the distinct phase of the Scrum Methodology where work application are created? Cadence or Sprint
How long is a typical Sprint? 1 to 4 weeks
PMF objects are created to track what items? Task groups. Tasks. Bugs. Issues.
What is a task in PMF? a configuration effort assigned to a resource
what is a bur in PMF? Describes a feature function that does not technically work as intended, can be associated with a project or a specific task group
TMF covers all types of testing except which type? Stress testing
what is a test environment in TMF? The development environment containing rules to be run by TMF
Created by: LJ Johnson LJ Johnson on 2010-12-14



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