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  1. Discuss changes in the following characteristics from one stage to another stage during the CSS life cycle model.
  2. • 1.1. Staff expertise
  3. -   During initial development the required expertise from the staff can change drastically due to the software changing itself
  4. -   In the evolution phase there isn’t need for wide range of expertise but rather a deeper understanding of what they’re developing
  5. -   In the servicing phase the expertise shift to servicing and maintenance. In essence, the staff needs to know how to keep the system running for their customers.
  6. -   In the phaseout stage the you need expertise to devise and implement an exit strategy. These involves expertise on legacy systems and data migration.
  7. • 1.2. Software architecture
  8. -   The software architecture should be done in the initial development stage
  9. -   In evolution phase changes are possible but more risky and costly
  10. -   In the servicing stage you would need to reverse engineer the system and make it almost completely new, usually not worth it
  11. -   In the phaseout stage there’s value in analysing the old system but focus should be on the new one.
  12. • 1.3. Software decay
  13. -   Following guidelines during development can reduce future decay
  14. -   Code decay should be visible in the servicing phase making some changes unfeasible
  15. -   High percentage of code decay can be a reason to initiate phaseout stage
  16. • 1.4. Economics
  17. -   Initial development is generally the time of investments and little income. With funding it might be different.
  18. -   Economic reasons might drive design decisions
  19. -   After the release of the software it should start to profit
  20. -   Phaseout stage is generally initiated due to little profit from the system
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  22. How would each of the following groups use the information contained in a CR?
  23. • 2.1 Maintainers
  24. -   Identify the actual changes that the code requires
  25. -   CR works as a guide for fixes
  26. -   Communication between teams
  27. • 2.2 Management
  28. -   Keep track of the CRs to better understand the state of the system
  29. -   Classification, statistics and analysis
  30. -   Assign resources and employees
  31. • 2.3 Quality and Test engineers
  32. -   Reproducing the bug
  33. -   Generate tests for the issues
  34. -   Identify issues around the problem in the CR
  35. • 2.4. Customers
  36. -   Gain understanding about the system
  37. -   Track their issues
  38. -   Communication tool
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  40. 3. (3-4) What is the difference between change propagation and change impact analysis?
  41. -   Impact analysis focuses on single units and changes to determines what kind of effects it has.
  42. -   Propagation aims to analyse changes throughout the system from a single change.
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