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  • 1. 

    What should the BA begin analyzing stakeholders to identify those whow could potentially influence the deliverables of the project? choose the best answer

    • A.

      The mission statement of the business area and it organizational charts

    • B.

      A description of the type of soln componenets that will be delivered

    • C.

      A description of the approach that will be taken to implement a new set of capabilities

    • D.

      A description of the methodology that will be used to deliver the new set of capabilities

    Correct Answer
    C. A description of the approach that will be taken to implement a new set of capabilities
    Explanation
    The BA should begin analyzing stakeholders to identify those who could potentially influence the deliverables of the project by examining a description of the approach that will be taken to implement a new set of capabilities. This is because the approach outlines the strategies and methods that will be used to implement the project, and therefore, it provides valuable information about the stakeholders who will be involved or affected by the project. By understanding the approach, the BA can identify and prioritize the stakeholders who have the potential to impact the project's success.

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  • 2. 

    The difference between a traditional focus group and an online focus group is

    • A.

      Traditional focus group is considered a form of qualitative research while an online focus group produce quantitative

    • B.

      Traditional focus grou meets in teh same phuysical room while online focus group participate via network connection

    • C.

      Traditional focus groups requires a moderator while online focus groups does not require moderator

    • D.

      There is no difference between a traditional focus grou and an online focus group

    Correct Answer
    B. Traditional focus grou meets in teh same phuysical room while online focus group participate via network connection
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that a traditional focus group meets in the same physical room while an online focus group participates via a network connection. This is because traditional focus groups involve participants gathering in a physical location, allowing for face-to-face interaction and observation. On the other hand, online focus groups take place virtually, with participants joining the discussion through a network connection, such as video conferencing or online chat platforms. This difference in location and mode of participation distinguishes the two types of focus groups.

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  • 3. 

    The following modeling concept used to create a set of view of reqs, allows the BA to determine when info associated with an entity may change the validity of values of info the way deciosions are made in a process, and the priorties of an org

    • A.

      Relationships

    • B.

      Rules

    • C.

      Events

    • D.

      Processes

    Correct Answer
    B. Rules
    Explanation
    Rules are a modeling concept used to create a set of views of requirements. They allow the business analyst to determine when information associated with an entity may change the validity of values of information, the way decisions are made in a process, and the priorities of an organization. Rules provide a framework for defining and enforcing business logic and constraints within a system. They are used to guide the behavior and decision-making processes of an organization, ensuring that the system operates in accordance with the desired business rules.

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  • 4. 

    All of the following are not outcomes of feasibility analysis excet

    • A.

      Description of the approach that will be taken to implement a new set of capabilities

    • B.

      Descrition of the type of soln components that will be delivered

    • C.

      The mission statement of the buss area and its org charts

    • D.

      A descrition of the the methodology that will be used to deliver the new set of capabilities

    Correct Answer
    A. Description of the approach that will be taken to implement a new set of capabilities
    Explanation
    Feasibility analysis is a process used to determine the viability of a project or initiative. It involves evaluating various factors such as technical, economic, legal, and operational aspects to assess whether the project can be successfully implemented. The outcomes of feasibility analysis typically include a description of the type of solution components that will be delivered, the mission statement of the business area and its organizational charts, and a description of the methodology that will be used to deliver the new set of capabilities. However, the description of the approach that will be taken to implement a new set of capabilities is not an outcome of feasibility analysis.

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  • 5. 

    To create a navigation flow, Tim must use which tech

    • A.

      Prototype

    • B.

      UC

    • C.

      User stories

    • D.

      Interface analysis

    Correct Answer
    A. Prototype
    Explanation
    To create a navigation flow, Tim must use a prototype. Prototypes are used to create a visual representation or mock-up of a product or system, allowing Tim to test and refine the navigation flow before implementing it. Prototypes help to identify any usability issues or design flaws in the navigation, ensuring a smooth and user-friendly experience for the end-users.

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  • 6. 

    Rio has captured a list of req attributes. He would like to express them in a way that can be easily understood by stakeholders. Which type of specification can be used to best express this info

    • A.

      matrix

    • B.

      A model

    • C.

      Text

    • D.

      Diagram

    Correct Answer
    A. matrix
    Explanation
    A matrix can be used to best express the list of req attributes captured by Rio in a way that can be easily understood by stakeholders. A matrix provides a clear and structured representation of the attributes, allowing stakeholders to easily compare and analyze the information. This format is particularly useful when there are multiple attributes and stakeholders need to quickly identify relationships or patterns among them.

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  • 7. 

    All of the following are important ingredients for preparing for Requirements Elicitation sessions EXCEPT:

    • A.

      Session objectives so people know the purpose of the session.

    • B.

      Desired outcome so people know what should be produced as part of the session.

    • C.

      Gauging the group's ability to reach consensus

    • D.

      A plan for the Requirements Elicitation techniques to be used during the session

    Correct Answer
    D. A plan for the Requirements Elicitation techniques to be used during the session
    Explanation
    For preparing for Requirements Elicitation sessions, it is important to have session objectives so people know the purpose of the session, a desired outcome so people know what should be produced, and gauging the group's ability to reach consensus. However, a plan for the Requirements Elicitation techniques to be used during the session is not necessary for preparation. This is because the techniques can be decided and implemented during the session based on the specific requirements and circumstances.

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  • 8. 

    What would you do when validating req, to assess the individual reqs or features to ensure that they deliver value

    • A.

      Determine dependencies for benefit realization

    • B.

      Defn measurable evaluation criteria

    • C.

      Determine buss value

    • D.

      Identify assumptions

    Correct Answer
    C. Determine buss value
    Explanation
    To assess individual requirements or features to ensure that they deliver value, it is important to determine the business value. This involves evaluating the potential benefits and impact of each requirement or feature on the overall business objectives and goals. By determining the business value, you can prioritize and focus on the requirements or features that will bring the most value to the organization. This helps in making informed decisions and allocating resources effectively to deliver maximum value to the stakeholders.

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  • 9. 

    Which one of the following outputs include doc appropriate to the tech and capture of the info provided bu the stakeholder

    • A.

      Elicitation results

    • B.

      Scheduled resources

    • C.

      Reqs[stated]reqs[stated]

    • D.

      Supporting material

    Correct Answer
    A. Elicitation results
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "elicitation results" because when gathering requirements from stakeholders, the elicitation process involves techniques such as interviews, workshops, or observations. The output of these techniques is the elicitation results, which include the captured information provided by the stakeholders. These results are important for understanding the stakeholder needs and requirements, and they serve as a basis for further analysis and documentation in the requirements gathering process.

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  • 10. 

    Which one of the following is not a successful measure of decision making

    • A.

      Confidence of the participants in the decision analysis process is correct

    • B.

      The impact of uncertainty and new info when making decisions can be effectively assessed

    • C.

      Agreement by stakeholder that analysis models effectively and completely describe the domain

    • D.

      Decisions are effective in addressing the underlying problem

    Correct Answer
    C. Agreement by stakeholder that analysis models effectively and completely describe the domain
    Explanation
    The given answer states that "agreement by stakeholder that analysis models effectively and completely describe the domain" is not a successful measure of decision making. This means that simply having agreement from stakeholders about the accuracy and completeness of analysis models does not guarantee successful decision making. It implies that there are other factors or measures that are more important in determining the success of decision making.

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  • 11. 

    Which one of the following is needed as prerequiste to performing a structured walkthrough

    • A.

      Reqs[approved]

    • B.

      A moderator and a scribe

    • C.

      Buss need defn

    • D.

      A list of appropriate reviewers

    Correct Answer
    D. A list of appropriate reviewers
    Explanation
    A structured walkthrough is a methodical approach to reviewing and validating a system or software requirement. In order to perform a structured walkthrough, a list of appropriate reviewers is needed. These reviewers should have the necessary expertise and knowledge to evaluate the requirement effectively. They will provide valuable feedback and identify any potential issues or improvements. Without a list of appropriate reviewers, the structured walkthrough cannot be conducted efficiently and may not yield accurate results. Therefore, having a list of appropriate reviewers is a prerequisite for performing a structured walkthrough.

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  • 12. 

    Scoring is

    • A.

      The process of setting rules for the team

    • B.

      The process of detemining how well a soln meets a req

    • C.

      The process of assigning stakeholder and soln reqs to soln components and to releases

    • D.

      The process of determining the order of imp for all reqs

    Correct Answer
    B. The process of detemining how well a soln meets a req
    Explanation
    Scoring is the process of determining how well a solution meets a requirement. This involves evaluating the solution against the specified requirements and assigning a score or rating based on the level of compliance or satisfaction of each requirement. Scoring helps in objectively assessing the effectiveness and suitability of the solution in meeting the desired outcomes and can assist in decision-making and prioritization of requirements.

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  • 13. 

    In which of the following tasks of BA should the BA identify opportunities to improve the operation of the buss

    • A.

      Org reqs

    • B.

      Specify and model reqs

    • C.

      Confirm elicitation results

    • D.

      Validate soln

    Correct Answer
    B. Specify and model reqs
    Explanation
    The task of specifying and modeling requirements involves the BA identifying opportunities to improve the operation of the business. This is because during this task, the BA gathers detailed information about the current state of the business and its processes, and then analyzes this information to identify areas where improvements can be made. By specifying and modeling requirements, the BA is able to document the desired future state of the business and identify any gaps or areas for improvement in the current operation.

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  • 14. 

    All the following benefits are gained from the use of the state diagram tech, except

    • A.

      Clarify conflicting reqs

    • B.

      Decease scope

    • C.

      Uncover missing data

    • D.

      Uncover behavioral reqs

    Correct Answer
    B. Decease scope
    Explanation
    The state diagram technique is used to model the behavior of a system by representing the different states it can be in and the transitions between those states. It helps in clarifying conflicting requirements, uncovering missing data, and uncovering behavioral requirements. However, it does not directly contribute to decreasing the scope of a system. Therefore, the correct answer is "decrease scope."

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  • 15. 

    Which SH provides info on the likely impact to SH and the capabilities of the ent when assessing org readiness

    • A.

      End user

    • B.

      Implementation SME

    • C.

      Usability SME

    • D.

      Domain SME

    Correct Answer
    D. Domain SME
    Explanation
    A domain Subject Matter Expert (SME) is the most suitable SH to provide information on the likely impact to stakeholders and the capabilities of the entity when assessing organizational readiness. A domain SME has extensive knowledge and expertise in a specific field or industry, allowing them to understand the intricacies and requirements of the organization's domain. They can assess the readiness of the organization by considering the impact on stakeholders and the capabilities needed to meet the requirements of the domain effectively.

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  • 16. 

    The diff bet accept and eval criteria is

    • A.

      Accept criteria is used as a scale to evaluate the soln where evaluation criteria is used to rank solns

    • B.

      Accept criteria is used to measure the usefulness of a soln where evaluation criteria is used to measure its ability to satify the SH reqs

    • C.

      Eval criteria shows the worth of a soln where accept criteria shows the diff between multiple solns

    • D.

      Accept criteria shows the worthof a soln where evaluation criteria shows the diff between multiple solns

    Correct Answer
    D. Accept criteria shows the worthof a soln where evaluation criteria shows the diff between multiple solns
    Explanation
    The accept criteria is used to determine the worth or usefulness of a solution, while the evaluation criteria is used to compare and differentiate between multiple solutions. In other words, the accept criteria measures the value or utility of a solution, while the evaluation criteria assesses how well a solution satisfies the specified requirements.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is NOT an improvement opportunity in the Specify and Model Requirements task?

    • A.

      Improve access to stakeholders

    • B.

      Improve access to information

    • C.

      Increase consistency of behavior

    • D.

      Eliminate redundancy

    Correct Answer
    A. Improve access to stakeholders
    Explanation
    Improving access to stakeholders is not an improvement opportunity in the Specify and Model Requirements task because having good access to stakeholders is crucial for gathering requirements effectively. It allows for better communication, understanding, and collaboration between the project team and stakeholders. Therefore, improving access to stakeholders is not an area that needs improvement, as it is already considered an important aspect of the task.

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  • 18. 

    Which statement best describes why the stakeholder list is important to prioritizing requirements?

    • A.

      It ensures all stakeholders have been involved in the requirements management plan which provides the process for prioritization of requirements

    • B.

      It indicates levels of power to determine which stakeholders are needed for prioritization

    • C.

      It helps the project manager create the meeting invitation for the requirements prioritization meeting

    • D.

      It provides the organizational structure that will be impacted by the solution.

    Correct Answer
    B. It indicates levels of power to determine which stakeholders are needed for prioritization
    Explanation
    The stakeholder list is important to prioritizing requirements because it indicates levels of power within the organization. This means that it helps determine which stakeholders have the authority and influence to make decisions regarding the prioritization of requirements. By understanding the levels of power, the project manager can involve the appropriate stakeholders in the prioritization process, ensuring that the decisions made align with the organization's goals and objectives.

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  • 19. 

    What technique might be used to help familiarize the project team with the existing solution scope?

    • A.

      Context scope diagram

    • B.

      Requirements workshop

    • C.

      Structured walkthrough.

    • D.

      Brainstorming.

    Correct Answer
    B. Requirements workshop
    Explanation
    A requirements workshop is a technique that can be used to familiarize the project team with the existing solution scope. In a requirements workshop, team members come together to discuss and analyze the requirements of the project. This allows them to gain a better understanding of the current scope of the solution and identify any gaps or areas that need improvement. By actively participating in the workshop, team members can ask questions, share their knowledge, and collaborate to ensure a clear understanding of the project's requirements.

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  • 20. 

    All of the following stakeholders participate in the prioritization of requirements except forwhich one?

    • A.

      Implementation subject matter expert

    • B.

      End user

    • C.

      Domain subject matter expert

    • D.

      Project manager

    Correct Answer
    B. End user
    Explanation
    The end user does not typically participate in the prioritization of requirements. While they play a crucial role in providing input and feedback on requirements, the actual prioritization is usually done by other stakeholders such as the implementation subject matter expert, domain subject matter expert, and project manager. The end user's input is valuable in shaping the requirements, but the final decision on prioritization is typically made by those with expertise in implementation, domain knowledge, and project management.

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  • 21. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization. Management realizes that a proposedsolution has risks that may cause the entire project to fail. They would like you to prioritizethe requirements with maximum risk first so that if the project fails, there is little loss of capital in the project implementation. What requirements prioritization approach ismanagement asking you to create in this instance?

    • A.

      Implementation difficulty

    • B.

      Business or technical risk

    • C.

      Likelihood of success

    • D.

      Relationship to other requirements

    Correct Answer
    B. Business or technical risk
    Explanation
    Management is asking the business analyst to prioritize the requirements based on their business or technical risk. By identifying and addressing the requirements with the highest risk first, the organization can mitigate potential issues and reduce the chances of project failure. This approach ensures that if the project does fail, the loss of capital in the project implementation will be minimized.

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  • 22. 

     Which conduct stakeholder analysis technique      e identifies stakeholder roles that may serve asa useful starting point for identifying actors and roles? 

    • A.

      A. Scope modeling

    • B.

      B. RACI

    • C.

      C. Scenario and uses cases and user stories

    • D.

      D. Interviews

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Scenario and uses cases and user stories
    Explanation
    Scenario and use cases and user stories are techniques used in requirements gathering and analysis. These techniques involve creating hypothetical scenarios and use cases to understand and identify the different actors and roles involved in a system or project. By analyzing these scenarios and use cases, stakeholders and their roles can be identified, providing a useful starting point for further analysis and stakeholder identification.

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  • 23. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization. You are currently working with Jeff onthe organize requirements process. You and Jeff have elected to use the user storiesapproach for this process. What is the user stories approach for requirementsorganization?

    • A.

      Stakeholders' experiences equate to the stakeholder requirements.

    • B.

      Stakeholders are interviewed and their experiences are recorded to help identify therequirements.

    • C.

      Stakeholders' objectives are described to identify the requirements that the solution will needto support.

    • D.

      Stakeholders are interviewed and their stories are recorded as part of the requirements.

    Correct Answer
    C. Stakeholders' objectives are described to identify the requirements that the solution will needto support.
    Explanation
    The user stories approach for requirements organization involves describing stakeholders' objectives to identify the requirements that the solution will need to support. This approach focuses on understanding the goals and objectives of the stakeholders and using that information to determine the specific requirements that need to be met by the solution. By capturing the stakeholders' objectives, the business analyst can ensure that the solution aligns with their needs and priorities.

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  • 24. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization and have many solutions available to anidentified problem. You would like a way to quickly and fairly determine which solution isthe best choice for your organization. Which of the following approaches would allow youto determine the top-rated solutions for your organization?

    • A.

      Scoring system

    • B.

      Acceptance and evaluation criteria

    • C.

      Vendor assessment

    • D.

      Stakeholder assessment

    Correct Answer
    A. Scoring system
    Explanation
    A scoring system would allow the business analyst to assign scores or ratings to each solution based on predetermined criteria or factors that are important for the organization. By using a scoring system, the analyst can objectively compare and evaluate the solutions, and determine which ones have the highest scores, indicating that they are the top-rated solutions for the organization. This approach provides a quick and fair way to determine the best choice among the available solutions.

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  • 25. 

    Jeff is the business analyst for the ACME Organization. Currently Jeff is working onseveral work products as part of the requirements development process. He may need toshare these work products with the stakeholders. Which of the following is not an exampleof a work product?

    • A.

      A. Requirements documentation

    • B.

      B. Interview questions and notes

    • C.

      C. Meeting agendas and minutes

    • D.

      D. Presentation slides

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Requirements documentation
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A. Requirements documentation. This is because requirements documentation is actually an example of a work product in the requirements development process. Work products are tangible outputs or deliverables that are produced during the course of a project. Examples of work products in the requirements development process include interview questions and notes, meeting agendas and minutes, and presentation slides. Therefore, A is not an example of a work product.

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  • 26. 

    You are completing the requirements for vendor selection and need to create aprocurement form that will ask the vendor to provide only a price for commercial-off-the-shelf solution. What type of procurement form will you need to provide to the vendor?

    • A.

      A. Request for COTS

    • B.

      B. Order

    • C.

      C. Request for information

    • D.

      D. Request for quote

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Request for quote
    Explanation
    To obtain a price for a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution, a Request for Quote (RFQ) needs to be provided to the vendor. An RFQ is a procurement form used to solicit price quotations from vendors for specific products or services. It is commonly used when the buyer knows the exact specifications of what they need and wants to compare prices from different vendors before making a purchase. In this scenario, the buyer only requires the vendor to provide a price for the COTS solution, hence an RFQ is the appropriate procurement form.

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  • 27. 

    You are creating a model that shows how data moves through a system. Each function thatmodifies the data in any manner is identified, decomposed to smaller levels, and the systemis completely described from start to storage. What type of a modeling technique are youusing in this scenario?

    • A.

      A. Functional decomposition

    • B.

      B. Data flow diagramming

    • C.

      C. Work decomposition

    • D.

      D. Organization modeling

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Data flow diagramming
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the modeling technique being used is data flow diagramming. This technique involves identifying each function that modifies the data and decomposing it into smaller levels. The system is then described from the start to the storage of the data, showing how the data moves through the system. Data flow diagramming is a visual representation that helps in understanding and analyzing the flow of data within a system.

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  • 28. 

    Julie is a business analyst and has just received her performance appraisal. Her manager praised her for the confidence her stakeholders have in the process she uses for helping them select correct solutions on her projects. What competency is Julie being praised for?

    • A.

      Effectiveness of Julie's decision-making abilities.

    • B.

      Effectiveness of Julie's problem-solving abilities.

    • C.

      Stakeholders include the BA in the decision making process.

    • D.

      Effectiveness of Julie's creative thinking abilities.

    Correct Answer
    B. Effectiveness of Julie's problem-solving abilities.
    Explanation
    Julie is being praised for the effectiveness of her problem-solving abilities. This is indicated by her manager's comment about the confidence her stakeholders have in the process she uses for helping them select correct solutions on her projects. This suggests that Julie is skilled at analyzing problems, identifying solutions, and making effective decisions to solve them.

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