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  • 1. 

    What is the term used to describe the cost of the solution after the solution has been implemented in production by a vendor?

    • A.

      A. Application fees

    • B.

      B. Lifecycle fee

    • C.

      C. TCO - Total cost of ownership

    • D.

      D. COTS fees

    Correct Answer
    D. D. COTS fees
    Explanation
    COTS fees refer to the cost associated with the purchase and implementation of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) software solutions. These fees cover the licensing, installation, and ongoing support and maintenance of the software. After the solution has been implemented in production by a vendor, the COTS fees would be incurred to cover the expenses of using the software. This term specifically applies to pre-packaged software solutions that are purchased from a vendor rather than being developed in-house.

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  • 2. 

    Which one of the following is NOT an output of the enterprise analysis tasks?

    • A.

      A. Business Need

    • B.

      B. Stakeholder concerns

    • C.

      C. Solution Approach

    • D.

      D. Solution Scope

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Stakeholder concerns
    Explanation
    The enterprise analysis tasks involve identifying and understanding the business needs, determining the solution approach, and defining the solution scope. Stakeholder concerns, on the other hand, are not considered as an output of these tasks. While stakeholder concerns are important to consider during the analysis process, they are not specifically listed as an output in this context.

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  • 3. 

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

    • A.

      A. Implementation subject matter expert

    • B.

      B. End user

    • C.

      C. Domain subject matter expert

    • D.

      D. Project manager

    Correct Answer
    B. B. End user
    Explanation
    The end user is not typically involved in the prioritization of requirements. The implementation subject matter expert, domain subject matter expert, and project manager all play important roles in determining the priority of requirements based on their expertise and understanding of the project. However, the end user's input is usually considered during the requirements gathering phase rather than the prioritization phase.

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  • 4. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization. Management has asked that you create a model of the requirements so the stakeholders can better understand the requirements and the project as a whole. Which of the following statements best describes a model?

    • A.

      A. Models are slices of the project solution.

    • B.

      B. Models simplify the requirements for common stakeholders.

    • C.

      C. Models are statistics for the return on investment, time saved, and other mathematics.

    • D.

      D. Models abstract and simplify reality.

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Models abstract and simplify reality.
    Explanation
    Models are representations or abstractions of reality that simplify complex concepts or systems. They help stakeholders understand the requirements and the project as a whole by providing a simplified and structured view. Models are not just slices of the project solution (A), nor are they focused on statistics or mathematics (C). The best description is that models abstract and simplify reality (D).

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  • 5. 

    What plan will describe the stakeholder groups and the level of formality that is appropriate for the requirements?

    • A.

      A. BA plan

    • B.

      B. Budget plan

    • C.

      C. Project plan

    • D.

      D. Business analysis communication plan

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Business analysis communication plan
    Explanation
    The business analysis communication plan is the most appropriate plan to describe the stakeholder groups and the level of formality that is appropriate for the requirements. This plan outlines how communication will be managed throughout the business analysis process, including identifying the stakeholders, their communication needs, and the level of formality required for effective communication. It ensures that the right information is delivered to the right stakeholders in a timely and appropriate manner, facilitating a clear understanding of the requirements.

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  • 6. 

    You are the business analyst for a smaller project where there are few requirements. Management would still like you to create a method to trace the few requirements for this project. What type of matrix would be best in this instance?

    • A.

      A. Requirements Structure matrix

    • B.

      B. Requirements traceability matrix

    • C.

      C. Coverage matrix

    • D.

      D. Requirements trace matrix

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Coverage matrix
    Explanation
    A coverage matrix would be the best choice in this instance because it allows the business analyst to track and ensure that all the requirements for the project are covered. It helps in identifying any gaps or missing requirements, ensuring that nothing is overlooked. This matrix is particularly useful for smaller projects where there are only a few requirements to trace and manage. It provides a clear overview of the coverage of requirements, making it easier for the business analyst to monitor and communicate the progress of the project.

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  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      A. Scoring System

    • B.

      B. Acceptance and evaluation criteria

    • C.

      C. Vendor assessment

    • D.

      D. Stakeholder assessment

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Scoring System
    Explanation
    A scoring system would allow the business analyst to assign scores to each solution based on predetermined criteria or factors that are important to the organization. By using a scoring system, the analyst can objectively evaluate and compare the solutions, and determine which solution has the highest score, indicating it as the top-rated solution for the organization. This approach ensures a fair and systematic evaluation process, enabling the analyst to make an informed decision on the best solution for the identified problem.

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  • 8. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization and you are using a change-driven approach to business analysis. How are communications managed?

    • A.

      A. Communications in a change-driven approach to business analysis focus more on the frequency of communication.

    • B.

      B. Communications in a change-driven approach typically use face-to-face channels.

    • C.

      C. Communications in a change-driven approach focus more on formal communications.

    • D.

      D. Communications in a change-driven approach are all ad hoc.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Communications in a change-driven approach to business analysis focus more on the frequency of communication.
    Explanation
    In a change-driven approach to business analysis, communications focus more on the frequency of communication. This means that there is a higher emphasis on regular and ongoing communication throughout the analysis process. This is important because in a change-driven approach, there is a need to constantly update and align stakeholders on the progress and impact of the changes being implemented. By prioritizing frequent communication, the business analyst can ensure that all relevant parties are kept informed and involved in the decision-making process.

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  • 9. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization. Jeff is your Manager. He has asked that you create a method to store the project requirements including those under development, under review, and the requirements which have been approved. What is he asking you to create?

    • A.

      A. Solution Scope

    • B.

      B. A repository

    • C.

      C. A project scope statement

    • D.

      D. A requirements plan System

    Correct Answer
    B. B. A repository
    Explanation
    Jeff is asking the business analyst to create a repository. A repository is a centralized location or database where project requirements can be stored and accessed. It allows for easy organization and tracking of requirements, including those that are under development, under review, and those that have been approved. This method ensures that all project requirements are documented and readily available for reference and future use.

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  • 10. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization and working with Tim to identify the assumptions within the business solution. Which one of the following is an assumption?

    • A.

      A. The vendor believes the software should arrive by April lth

    • B.

      B. The software must be compatible with Apple OS

    • C.

      C. The software must cost less than $50 per license

    • D.

      D. The hardware must costs less than $2,500 per unit.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. The vendor believes the software should arrive by April lth
    Explanation
    Option A is an assumption because it is based on the belief of the vendor that the software will arrive by a specific date. Assumptions are statements that are taken for granted or believed to be true without any proof or evidence. In this case, the belief of the vendor regarding the arrival date of the software is an assumption as it is not backed by any concrete evidence or confirmation.

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  • 11. 

    You are working with Jeff on the conduct stakeholder analysis task as part of the business analysis duties in your company. Jeff wants to know why it's so important to identify stakeholders so early in the business analysis duties. Which one of the following statements best addresses the need to identify the stakeholders early on in the business analysis duties?

    • A.

      A. lt's important to identify the stakeholders so the business analyst knows who to report to.

    • B.

      B. It's important to identify the stakeholders so the business analyst knows who to bill for the project.

    • C.

      C. It's important to identify the stakeholder so the business analyst can help ensure the timely delivery of the requirements deliverables.

    • D.

      D. It's important to identify the stakeholders so the stakeholders know who the business analyst is.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. It's important to identify the stakeholder so the business analyst can help ensure the timely delivery of the requirements deliverables.
    Explanation
    Identifying stakeholders early on in the business analysis duties is important because it allows the business analyst to understand who needs to be involved in the project and who will be affected by the requirements. This helps ensure the timely delivery of the requirements deliverables because the business analyst can effectively communicate with the stakeholders, gather their input, and address any concerns or conflicts that may arise. By involving stakeholders early in the process, the business analyst can also ensure that their needs and expectations are properly understood and incorporated into the project plan.

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  • 12. 

    Mary has asked you to trace a particular requirement for her. What does "to trace a requirement" mean?

    • A.

      A. Tracing a requirement means to look at a requirement and the others to which it is related. It links risk, cost, quality, and scope elements to stakeholder and solution requirements to other artifacts created by the team and to solution components.

    • B.

      B. Tracing a requirement means to look at a requirement and the others to which it is related. It links business requirements to stakeholder and solution requirements to other artifacts created by the team and to solution components.

    • C.

      C. Tracing a requirement means to look at a requirement and the others to which it is related. It links business requirements to components in the project's work breakdown structure.

    • D.

      D. Tracing a requirement means to track a requirements from its first identification all the way to its completion to see what issues, risks, costs, quality, and defects have surrounded the requirement

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Tracing a requirement means to look at a requirement and the others to which it is related. It links business requirements to stakeholder and solution requirements to other artifacts created by the team and to solution components.
    Explanation
    Tracing a requirement means to examine a specific requirement and its connections to other requirements. This process involves linking business requirements to stakeholder and solution requirements, as well as to other artifacts created by the team and solution components. By tracing a requirement, one can understand how it fits into the overall project and ensure that all related elements are considered. Option B accurately describes this process.

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  • 13. 

    When do change requests generally increase in a project?

    • A.

      A. During the project's launch.

    • B.

      B. Towards the beginning of the project.

    • C.

      C. During the project scope management processes.

    • D.

      D. Towards the end of the project.

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Towards the end of the project.
    Explanation
    Change requests generally increase towards the end of a project because as the project progresses and stakeholders gain a better understanding of the project's requirements and goals, they may identify additional changes or enhancements that they would like to make. Additionally, as the project nears completion, there may be a sense of urgency to address any remaining issues or make final adjustments, leading to an increase in change requests.

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  • 14. 

    Jeff is the business analyst for his organization. Jeff is currently working on a solution to improve a keyboard. He has taken the keyboard apart, identified each component, and documented each component's purpose. What type of requirements organization is Jeff doing in this scenario?

    • A.

      A. Process modeling

    • B.

      B. Data modeling

    • C.

      C. Functional decomposition

    • D.

      D. Scope modeling

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Functional decomposition
    Explanation
    In this scenario, Jeff is breaking down the keyboard into its individual components and documenting the purpose of each component. This process of breaking down a system into its functional components is known as functional decomposition. Jeff is not modeling processes or data, nor is he defining the scope of the project. Therefore, the correct answer is C. Functional decomposition.

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  • 15. 

    Jeff's organization is using a plan-driven approach for the business analysis deliverables. In this approach how will the requirements be captured?

    • A.

      A. Paolo will use the appropriate documentation at the discretion of the business analysis team

    • B.

      B. Paolo will use the project management information system.

    • C.

      C. Paolo will use whatever business analysis forms are most appropriate.

    • D.

      D. Paolo will use standardized templates.

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Paolo will use standardized templates.
    Explanation
    In a plan-driven approach for business analysis deliverables, requirements will be captured using standardized templates. This means that Paolo will use pre-defined templates that have been established by the organization to document and capture the requirements. This approach ensures consistency and uniformity in the way requirements are captured, making it easier for stakeholders to understand and review them. It also helps in maintaining a structured and organized approach to business analysis, facilitating better communication and collaboration within the team.

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  • 16. 

    What part of defining the business needs process will evaluate the ends that the organization is seeking to achieve?

    • A.

      A. Business goals and objectives

    • B.

      B. Project Scope

    • C.

      C. Solution assessment

    • D.

      D. Requirements

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Business goals and objectives
    Explanation
    In the process of defining the business needs, evaluating the ends that the organization is seeking to achieve is done by considering the business goals and objectives. This involves identifying the desired outcomes and targets that the organization aims to accomplish. By understanding the business goals and objectives, the organization can align its strategies and resources accordingly to meet those ends.

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  • 17. 

    What type of a business analysis approach focuses on the rapid delivery of business value in short iterations?

    • A.

      A. Business-driven

    • B.

      B. Change-driven

    • C.

      C. Risk-laden

    • D.

      D. Focus-driven

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Change-driven
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B. Change-driven. This type of business analysis approach focuses on delivering business value quickly through short iterations. It emphasizes adapting to changes in the business environment and responding to evolving customer needs. By continuously incorporating feedback and making adjustments, this approach aims to deliver value incrementally and frequently, enabling the organization to respond effectively to changing market conditions.

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  • 18. 

    Mary is the business analyst for her organization and she is currently working on the specify and model requirements process. One of the elements of this process is the documentation of the textual requirements. Mary must describe the capabilities of the solution, any conditions that must exist for the requirements to operate, and what third component of the textual requirement?

    • A.

      A. Any constraints that may prevent the solution from fulfilling the requirement

    • B.

      B. Write in the active voice

    • C.

      C. Describe a situation or problem

    • D.

      D. List any stakeholder assumptions

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Any constraints that may prevent the solution from fulfilling the requirement
    Explanation
    In the specify and model requirements process, one of the elements is the documentation of the textual requirements. This documentation includes describing the capabilities of the solution, any conditions that must exist for the requirements to operate, and any constraints that may prevent the solution from fulfilling the requirement. This helps to ensure that all potential limitations or obstacles are identified and considered during the development and implementation of the solution.

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  • 19. 

    The business analysis approach generally defines all of the following attributes except for which one?

    • A.

      A. Requirements for solutions acceptance

    • B.

      B. Deliverables

    • C.

      C. Team roles

    • D.

      D. Analysis technique

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Requirements for solutions acceptance
    Explanation
    The business analysis approach includes defining deliverables, team roles, and analysis techniques. However, it does not specifically define the requirements for solutions acceptance. This means that while the approach may outline various aspects of the business analysis process, it does not explicitly address the criteria or requirements that need to be met for a solution to be accepted.

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  • 20. 

    Peter is the business analyst for his organization and he is preparing a presentation about the requirements for a large software development project. Before Peter makes the presentation what should he do as part of his preparation for the presentation?

    • A.

      A. Determine an appropriate format for the presentation.

    • B.

      B. Confirm that he has the authority to host the presentation.

    • C.

      C. Confirm that the stakeholders have signed off on the requirements.

    • D.

      D. Hire a scribe to keep the minutes of the meeting.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Determine an appropriate format for the presentation.
    Explanation
    Peter should determine an appropriate format for the presentation as part of his preparation. This is important because the format of the presentation will determine how the information is organized and presented to the audience. It will help Peter to effectively convey the requirements for the software development project and ensure that the audience can easily understand and follow the presentation. By determining the appropriate format, Peter can also plan the visual aids, such as slides or handouts, that will support his presentation.

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  • 21. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization and are creating the solution scope definition. Which of the following should be included in the solution scope definition?

    • A.

      A. Business case and Project Plan

    • B.

      B. Technical dependencies

    • C.

      C. Elicitation techniques

    • D.

      D. Organization readiness assessment and BA Plan(s)

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Technical dependencies
    Explanation
    Technical dependencies should be included in the solution scope definition. This is because technical dependencies refer to the specific technical requirements or constraints that are necessary for the successful implementation of the solution. By identifying and including these dependencies in the scope definition, the business analyst ensures that all necessary technical aspects are considered and accounted for in the solution design and implementation process. This helps to avoid any potential issues or challenges that may arise due to technical limitations or dependencies.

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  • 22. 

    What business analysis element tries to identify as many potential options as possible to meet the business objectives and fill identified gaps in capabilities?

    • A.

      A. Risk Analysis

    • B.

      B. Decision analysis

    • C.

      C. Options Analysis

    • D.

      D. Alternative generation

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Alternative generation
    Explanation
    Alternative generation is the business analysis element that aims to identify as many potential options as possible to meet the business objectives and fill identified gaps in capabilities. This involves brainstorming and exploring various alternatives to find the best solution. Risk analysis focuses on identifying and assessing potential risks, decision analysis involves evaluating different options and making informed decisions, and options analysis involves comparing and evaluating different options. However, alternative generation specifically focuses on generating multiple alternatives.

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  • 23. 

    Jeff is the business analyst for his organization. He is examining a single solution to determine if the solution he and his team have identified carries enough business value to justify its implementation. What business analysis process is Jeff performing in this scenario?

    • A.

      A. Assess scope options

    • B.

      B. Assess proposed solution

    • C.

      C. Assess organizational readiness

    • D.

      D. Allocate requirements

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Assess proposed solution
    Explanation
    In this scenario, Jeff is examining a single solution to determine if it carries enough business value to justify its implementation. This aligns with the business analysis process of assessing the proposed solution. Jeff is evaluating the solution to understand its potential benefits and whether it meets the organization's needs and goals. This assessment helps in making informed decisions about whether to proceed with implementing the solution or exploring other options.

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  • 24. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization. Gary and Janet, two key stakeholders in the project, are in disagreement over a requirement for the type of software to be installed on the server your solution calls for. What must happen in this instance before formal approval can be offered?

    • A.

      A. The conflict will need to be resolved through research, resolution, or through third-party mediation.

    • B.

      B. Gary and Janet will need to determine who has seniority in the company to determine which requirement takes precedence.

    • C.

      C. The conflict will need to be removed from the solution scope until Gary and Janet come to a solution.

    • D.

      D. The business analyst will need to make a decision on which requirement is most appropriate.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. The conflict will need to be resolved through research, resolution, or through third-party mediation.
    Explanation
    In order for formal approval to be offered, the conflict between Gary and Janet over the software requirement needs to be resolved. This can be done through research, resolution, or third-party mediation. This means that the stakeholders should gather information, discuss and find a solution, or seek the help of a neutral third party to mediate and facilitate a resolution. By resolving the conflict, the project can move forward and receive formal approval.

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  • 25. 

    One of the processes within requirements analysis is to prioritize requirements. As a business analyst why would you ever want to prioritize requirements?

    • A.

      A. You may need to determine the cost of each requirement.

    • B.

      B. You may need to determine the schedule for each requirement.

    • C.

      C. You may need to determine which requirements are most critical so the analysis and implementation efforts focus on the most critical requirements.

    • D.

      D. You may need to determine which requirements are most critical so additional risk analysis can be completed on those requirements.

    Correct Answer
    C. C. You may need to determine which requirements are most critical so the analysis and implementation efforts focus on the most critical requirements.
    Explanation
    Prioritizing requirements is important in requirements analysis because it allows the business analyst to determine which requirements are most critical. By identifying the most critical requirements, the analysis and implementation efforts can be focused on those requirements, ensuring that the most important needs of the stakeholders are addressed first. This helps in allocating resources effectively and efficiently, and ensures that the project delivers the highest value to the stakeholders.

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  • 26. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization and are working with Mary to conduct stakeholder analysis. You would like to create a RACI chart to help with the roles of the people involved in the stakeholder analysis process. Mary is not familiar with this chart and asks what does RACI means. Which one of the following best describes the RACI chart in the conduct stakeholder analysis process?

    • A.

      A. It's a matrix that uses the Responsible, Accountable, Consult, and Inform tasks as part of the stakeholder analysis process.

    • B.

      B. It's a role and responsibility chart that identifies when stakeholders are needed in the business analyst duties.

    • C.

      C. It's a matrix that uses Role, Action, Consult, and Inform as part of the conduct stakeholder analysis process.

    • D.

      D. It's a rule that the business analyst can use to identify all of the needed stakeholders: roles, actions, communications, and interest.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. It's a matrix that uses the Responsible, Accountable, Consult, and Inform tasks as part of the stakeholder analysis process.
    Explanation
    The RACI chart is a matrix that helps identify the roles and responsibilities of individuals involved in the stakeholder analysis process. It uses the terms Responsible, Accountable, Consult, and Inform to define the tasks and levels of involvement for each stakeholder. This chart is used to clarify expectations, improve communication, and ensure that all necessary stakeholders are included in the analysis process.

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  • 27. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization. Management wants you to prioritize the identified requirements by the requirements that have the highest likelihood of success. Why would management want you to prioritize the requirements with this factor even though some of the requirements may be difficult to implement?

    • A.

      A. They want a fast return on investment.

    • B.

      B. They want to show early success in the implementation to the project stakeholders.

    • C.

      C. They don't understand the requirements.

    • D.

      D. They want to avoid penalties or fines due to a pending law.

    Correct Answer
    B. B. They want to show early success in the implementation to the project stakeholders.
    Explanation
    Management wants to prioritize the requirements with the highest likelihood of success because they want to show early success in the implementation to the project stakeholders. This is important because it helps build confidence and trust in the project, demonstrating that progress is being made and that the project is on track. By prioritizing requirements that are more likely to succeed, management can showcase tangible results and achievements, which can help garner support and maintain stakeholder engagement throughout the project.

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  • 28. 

    You are creating the solution scope for an identified problem in your organization. You are working with several stakeholders during this process including the domain subject matter expert, the implementation subject matter expert, the project manager, and the sponsor. Which of these stakeholders will be responsible for writing the project scope?

    • A.

      A. Domain subject matter expert

    • B.

      B. Business analyst

    • C.

      C. Project manager

    • D.

      D. Sponsor

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Project manager
    Explanation
    The project manager will be responsible for writing the project scope because they are the individual who is overseeing the entire project and is responsible for its successful completion. They have a deep understanding of the project objectives, requirements, and constraints, and can effectively communicate and document the scope to ensure that all stakeholders are aligned and have a clear understanding of what needs to be accomplished. The project manager will work closely with the domain subject matter expert, the implementation subject matter expert, and the sponsor to gather the necessary information and ensure that the scope accurately reflects the project goals and objectives.

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  • 29. 

    You have identified a task in your task list that cannot be completed until the inspector for the project signs off on the initial deliverables. The inspector's signoff on the initial deliverables is called what?

    • A.

      A. Assumption

    • B.

      B. Dependency

    • C.

      C. Milestone

    • D.

      D. Constraint

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Dependency
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the task cannot be completed until the inspector signs off on the initial deliverables. This means that the completion of the task depends on the inspector's signoff. Therefore, the correct term to describe this situation is a "dependency." A dependency refers to a relationship between tasks or activities where the completion of one task is dependent on the completion of another task.

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  • 30. 

    Mary is the business analyst for her organization. Mary and her business analysis team are currently using a business analysis approach to determine what the competition of her organization is offering prospective clients. She is trying to identify solutions to increase revenue by remaining competitive with the competition. What business analysis approach are Mary and her business analysis team using?

    • A.

      A. Business rules analysis

    • B.

      B. Functional decomposition

    • C.

      C. Focus groups

    • D.

      D. Benchmarking

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Benchmarking
    Explanation
    Mary and her business analysis team are using the benchmarking approach. Benchmarking involves comparing the organization's performance, processes, and strategies against those of its competitors in order to identify areas for improvement and remain competitive. By analyzing what the competition is offering prospective clients, Mary aims to identify solutions that can help increase revenue and maintain a competitive edge.

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  • 31. 

    You need to identify assumptions as part of the assessment of capability gaps. Which of the following is an example of an assumption?

    • A.

      A. The project manager believes that her project team members can program in C.

    • B.

      B. All vendors must have security clearance.

    • C.

      C. The software must be compatible with the current operating system.

    • D.

      D. The risk in the project must be quantified.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. The project manager believes that her project team members can program in C.
    Explanation
    An assumption is a belief or statement that is taken for granted or accepted as true without proof. In this case, option A is an example of an assumption because the project manager believes that her project team members can program in C without any evidence or proof of their programming skills. This assumption may impact the project's success if the team members do not actually possess the required programming skills.

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  • 32. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization and are to conduct stakeholder analysis. Which of the following statements best describes the conduct stakeholder analysis task?

    • A.

      A. This task identifies organizations and departments that may be affected by a proposed initiative or who share a common business need.

    • B.

      B. This task identifies stakeholders who may be affected by a proposed initiative or who share a common business need.

    • C.

      C. This task identifies the organizations that are likely affected by a problem that a project must solve.

    • D.

      D. This task identifies the people who may be affected by a proposed initiative or who share a common business need.

    Correct Answer
    B. B. This task identifies stakeholders who may be affected by a proposed initiative or who share a common business need.
    Explanation
    The conduct stakeholder analysis task involves identifying stakeholders who may be affected by a proposed initiative or who share a common business need. This helps in understanding the potential impact of the initiative on various individuals or groups and enables effective communication and engagement with them throughout the project. It is important to identify and involve all relevant stakeholders to ensure their needs and concerns are considered and addressed in the decision-making process.

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  • 33. 

    When can changes to requirements occur in a business analysis planning and monitoring assignment?

    • A.

      A. Change to requirements can occur any time before the project scope statement is created.

    • B.

      B. Changes to requirements can occur at any time.

    • C.

      C. Changes to requirements can occur any time after the project's change control System has been enacted.

    • D.

      D. Change to requirements can occur at any time before the key stakeholders approve the identified requirements.

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Changes to requirements can occur at any time.
    Explanation
    Changes to requirements can occur at any time in a business analysis planning and monitoring assignment. This is because requirements are not fixed and can evolve throughout the project lifecycle. As new information is gathered, stakeholders may identify the need for changes to the requirements to better align with the project goals or to address emerging challenges or opportunities. Therefore, it is important for business analysts to be flexible and prepared to adapt the requirements as needed to ensure the success of the project.

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  • 34. 

    What does the T in SWOT analysis mean?

    • A.

      A. Trial

    • B.

      B. Threats

    • C.

      C. Test

    • D.

      D. Time

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Threats
    Explanation
    The T in SWOT analysis stands for "Threats". In SWOT analysis, threats refer to external factors or challenges that can potentially harm or hinder the success of a business or project. These threats can include competition, economic downturns, changing consumer trends, legal or regulatory issues, and technological advancements. By identifying and analyzing threats, businesses can develop strategies to mitigate or overcome them, thus increasing their chances of success.

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  • 35. 

    You are the business analyst for the ACME Company. Management is concerned that their company is not able to meet an identified business need with their current existing structure, people, processes and technology. They've asked you to complete an analysis of their organization's ability to meet the identified business need. What business analysis process are you completing for your organization?

    • A.

      A. Determining the solution approach

    • B.

      B. Assessing the capability gaps

    • C.

      C. Requirements elicitation

    • D.

      D. Verifying the requirements

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Assessing the capability gaps
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B. Assessing the capability gaps. In this scenario, the business analyst is tasked with analyzing the organization's ability to meet a specific business need. This involves identifying any gaps or deficiencies in the company's structure, people, processes, and technology that may be hindering their ability to meet the need. By assessing these capability gaps, the business analyst can provide recommendations and solutions to bridge the gaps and improve the organization's ability to meet the identified business need.

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  • 36. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization and are working on prioritizing the project requirements. Management has asked you to prioritize the requirements based on the cost/benefit analysis for the requirements' value to the organization. What basis for prioritization are you using in this instance?

    • A.

      A. Business value

    • B.

      B. Stakeholder rejection

    • C.

      C. Likelihood of success

    • D.

      D. Maximum Priority

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Business value
    Explanation
    The basis for prioritization in this instance is the business value of the requirements to the organization. By conducting a cost/benefit analysis, the business analyst can determine the value that each requirement brings to the organization in terms of financial gain, competitive advantage, customer satisfaction, or other relevant factors. Prioritizing based on business value allows the organization to focus on the requirements that will provide the greatest return on investment and align with its strategic goals.

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  • 37. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization and management has asked that you identify opportunities to improve the operations of the business. You notice that some of the stakeholders use several pieces of software and several duplicate activities within each software package to generate data reports for customers. What type of recommendation can you make in regard to this observation?

    • A.

      A. You can address the automation of how the workers perform.

    • B.

      B. You will need to perform active observation first to understand the processes in more detail.

    • C.

      C. You can address the non-functional requirements of the activities.

    • D.

      D. You will need to perform passive observation first to understand the processes in more detail.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. You can address the automation of how the workers perform.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A because by addressing the automation of how the workers perform, the duplicate activities within each software package can be eliminated. This will streamline the process and improve efficiency, as well as reduce the chances of errors or inconsistencies in the data reports generated for customers.

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  • 38. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization and are beginning the requirements analysis processes. Which one of the following statements best describes the requirements analysis processes?

    • A.

      A. It ensures that analysis and implementation efforts focus on the most critical requirements.

    • B.

      B. It covers the definition of stakeholder requirements, which describe what a solution must be capable of doing.

    • C.

      C. It defines all of the work, and only the required work, to complete the project objectives.

    • D.

      D. It is conformity to requirements and a fitness for use.

    Correct Answer
    B. B. It covers the definition of stakeholder requirements, which describe what a solution must be capable of doing.
    Explanation
    The requirements analysis process is best described by option B because it involves defining the stakeholder requirements, which specify what the solution should be able to do. This step is crucial in understanding the needs and expectations of the stakeholders and ensuring that the solution meets their requirements. By clearly defining these requirements, the analysis process helps guide the development and implementation efforts towards meeting the desired goals and outcomes.

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  • 39. 

    Management has asked you, a business analyst for your organization, to create the solution scope for an identified problem. In order to complete this task you'11 need three elements. All of the following are elements you will need in order to write the solution scope except for which one?

    • A.

      A. Work breakdown structure

    • B.

      B. Implementation approach

    • C.

      C. Solution scope definition

    • D.

      D. Dependencies

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Work breakdown structure
    Explanation
    To create the solution scope for an identified problem, a business analyst will need three elements: implementation approach, solution scope definition, and dependencies. The work breakdown structure is not necessary for writing the solution scope. The work breakdown structure is a tool used to break down a project into smaller, more manageable tasks. While it is helpful for project planning and management, it is not directly related to defining the solution scope.

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  • 40. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization and you are preparing the business case for a proposed solution. You need to include the management horizon in your business case. What is the management horizon?

    • A.

      A. It is the expected deliverables that will be beneficial for the organization.

    • B.

      B. It is the point in time when the solution will be completed.

    • C.

      C. It is the duration of each phase of the project until the solution earns a profit.

    • D.

      D. It is the point in time for the solution to break even on cost and begin earning a profit.

    Correct Answer
    D. D. It is the point in time for the solution to break even on cost and begin earning a profit.
    Explanation
    The management horizon refers to the point in time when the proposed solution will break even on cost and start generating a profit. This means that the solution has reached a stage where the organization is no longer incurring losses and is starting to see a return on investment. Including the management horizon in the business case is important as it helps stakeholders understand when they can expect to see financial benefits from implementing the solution.

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  • 41. 

    What two factors must the business analyst consider when conducting stakeholder analysis?

    • A.

      A. Politics and influence

    • B.

      B. Influence and attitude

    • C.

      C. Attitude and position

    • D.

      D. Position and politics

    Correct Answer
    B. B. Influence and attitude
    Explanation
    When conducting stakeholder analysis, the business analyst must consider the influence and attitude of the stakeholders. Influence refers to the power and ability of stakeholders to impact the project or decision-making process. Understanding their level of influence helps the analyst prioritize their engagement and manage potential risks. Attitude refers to the stakeholders' opinions, beliefs, and concerns about the project. It is important to assess their attitudes to identify potential supporters or opponents and address any concerns or objections they may have. By considering both influence and attitude, the business analyst can effectively engage with stakeholders and ensure their needs and expectations are taken into account.

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  • 42. 

    Mary is leading a brainstorming Session for her organization. She has asked the participants in this group to come up with at least ten ideas for possible solutions to an identified problem. What is the problem with setting the goal as ten ideas for possible solutions in this session?

    • A.

      A. The goal should be to come up with as many solutions as possible, not just ten ideas.

    • B.

      B. The goal should be to generate ten ideas within a set time period.

    • C.

      C. The goal should be to come up with the best solution for the problem, not ten ideas.

    • D.

      D. The goal should be to include everyone's input to the solutions.

    Correct Answer
    A. A. The goal should be to come up with as many solutions as possible, not just ten ideas.
    Explanation
    The problem with setting the goal as ten ideas for possible solutions in this session is that it limits the participants' creativity and potential for finding the best solution. By focusing on a specific number, the participants may feel pressured to come up with ideas quickly, leading to less thoughtful and innovative suggestions. Setting the goal as "as many solutions as possible" encourages a more open and expansive mindset, allowing for a wider range of ideas to be explored and increasing the chances of finding the most effective solution.

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  • 43. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization and working with the stakeholders toprioritize the requirements. The stakeholders are concerned about the financial impact of the requirements should some of them fail during the implementation. You would like to rank the risk tolerance of the stakeholders based on their comments about the solution and the requirements. The following are the three categories of risk tolerance associated with the stakeholders except for which one?

    • A.

      A. Mitigation

    • B.

      B. Risk-aversion

    • C.

      C. Risk-seeking

    • D.

      D. Neutrality

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Mitigation
    Explanation
    The stakeholders' risk tolerance can be ranked based on their comments about the solution and requirements. The options provided are risk-aversion, risk-seeking, and neutrality. Mitigation, however, is not a category of risk tolerance. Mitigation refers to the actions taken to reduce or eliminate risks, rather than a specific attitude towards risk.

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  • 44. 

    What business analysis process ensures that requirements specifications and models meet the necessary standard of quality to allow them to be used effectively to guide further work?

    • A.

      A. Identify constraints and assumptions

    • B.

      B. Validate requirements

    • C.

      C. Verify' requirements

    • D.

      D. Specify and model requirements

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Verify' requirements
    Explanation
    The business analysis process of verifying requirements ensures that the requirements specifications and models meet the necessary standard of quality. This involves reviewing the requirements to ensure that they are complete, accurate, consistent, and feasible. Verification helps to identify any gaps, errors, or inconsistencies in the requirements, allowing them to be corrected before further work is carried out. This process is crucial to ensure that the requirements are reliable and can effectively guide the development and implementation of the project.

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  • 45. 

    Jeff has been asked to complete SWOT analysis for his solution scope. What does SWOT analysis mean?

    • A.

      A. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Time

    • B.

      B. Stakeholder Weaknesses, Organizational Threats

    • C.

      C. Stakeholders Weaknesses, Organization, Threats

    • D.

      D. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
    Explanation
    SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a project, product, or solution. It helps to identify internal and external factors that can impact the success of the solution. By analyzing the strengths and weaknesses, one can understand the internal capabilities and limitations. Opportunities and threats analysis allows for the identification of external factors that can positively or negatively affect the solution. Overall, SWOT analysis provides a comprehensive understanding of the current situation and helps in making informed decisions and strategies.

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  • 46. 

    Which one of the following is an example of a non-negotiable demand by a stakeholder during the requirements prioritization session?

    • A.

      A. All requirements are ranked as high

    • B.

      B. Communication

    • C.

      C. All requirements are prioritized by cost-benefits ratio

    • D.

      D. Cost

    Correct Answer
    A. A. All requirements are ranked as high
    Explanation
    During the requirements prioritization session, stakeholders may have different demands and priorities. In this case, the correct answer is A. All requirements are ranked as high. This means that the stakeholder is demanding that all requirements be considered equally important and given the highest priority. This demand is non-negotiable, indicating that the stakeholder is not willing to compromise on the importance of any requirement. This approach may not always be feasible or practical, as it may lead to resource constraints or conflicting priorities, but it represents a stakeholder's strong stance on the importance of all requirements.

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  • 47. 

    You are the business analyst for your organization and are working with Mary on the allocation of requirements for a new solution. You have assigned Mary the task of breaking down the solution scope into smaller components for allocation. What technique have you asked Mary to complete in this scenario?

    • A.

      A. Decision analysis

    • B.

      B. Business rules analysis

    • C.

      C. Process modeling

    • D.

      D. Functional decomposition

    Correct Answer
    D. D. Functional decomposition
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the business analyst has asked Mary to complete the technique of functional decomposition. Functional decomposition involves breaking down the solution scope into smaller components or functions. This technique helps in understanding the different parts of the solution and how they interact with each other. By assigning Mary the task of breaking down the solution scope, the business analyst is using functional decomposition to allocate requirements effectively.

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  • 48. 

    You are the business analyst for a large project in your organization. While your company prefers face-to-face communications there are many stakeholders located in different geographical locations. How can you still effectively serve as a business analyst when the stakeholders are not collocated?

    • A.

      A. You will need to travel on a regular rotation to each of the geographical locations to complete the business analyst duties.

    • B.

      B. You will need to implement videoconferences.

    • C.

      C. Add more business analysts in each of the geographical location.

    • D.

      D. You will need the stakeholders to periodically gather in one locale.

    Correct Answer
    B. B. You will need to implement videoconferences.
    Explanation
    Implementing videoconferences allows for effective communication and collaboration with stakeholders located in different geographical locations. It enables real-time interaction, visual cues, and the ability to share documents and presentations, ensuring that the business analyst can effectively fulfill their duties without the need for constant travel or adding more business analysts in each location. This solution leverages technology to bridge the distance gap and maintain effective communication with stakeholders.

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  • 49. 

    Which one of the following business analysis planning and monitoring techniques can be used to define and document the business analysis approach?

    • A.

      A. Process modeling

    • B.

      B. Structured walkthrough

    • C.

      C. Decision analysis

    • D.

      D. Control charts

    Correct Answer
    A. A. Process modeling
    Explanation
    Process modeling is a business analysis planning and monitoring technique that can be used to define and document the business analysis approach. It involves creating visual representations of the processes, activities, and workflows involved in a business. By mapping out the steps and interactions, process modeling helps to identify areas of improvement, potential bottlenecks, and opportunities for optimization. It provides a clear and structured approach to understanding and documenting the current state of the business, as well as defining the desired future state. This technique is valuable in developing a comprehensive business analysis plan and ensuring that all relevant aspects are considered and addressed.

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  • 50. 

    Jeff is the business analyst for his organization. Management has created a pre-determined budget of $600,000 for his solution. Jeff has identified the project requirements but 110W wants to prioritize them based on time boxing and budgeting. Jeff examines the cost of the requirements and begins removing the requirements from the allowed list in order to meet the $600,000 budget. What time boxing or budgeting approach is Jeff using?

    • A.

      A. Parametric

    • B.

      B. All in

    • C.

      C. Selective

    • D.

      D. All out

    Correct Answer
    B. B. All in
    Explanation
    Jeff is using the "All in" approach to time boxing and budgeting. This approach involves examining the cost of the requirements and removing some of them in order to meet the predetermined budget. By prioritizing the requirements based on their cost, Jeff ensures that the project stays within the $600,000 budget.

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