Last Updated on March 19, 2022 by Admin 2
PMI-PBA : PMI Professional in Business Analysis : Part 02
The business analyst wants to ensure that requirement changes can be formally tracked after the product is baselined. What will the business analyst need to evaluate the proposed change?
- Scope statement
- Impact analysis
- Requirements management plan
- Pareto analysis
When a change request is received, the business analyst is responsible for:
- analyzing the impact on business and underlying systems.
- prioritizing and scheduling the changes requested.
- ensuring that change-related incidents are minimized in production.
- analyzing the impact to the project schedule and budget.
While preparing a business case, an experienced business analyst faces difficulty in deciding which of three different solution options to recommend. The senior vice president (SVP) who requested the business case favors an outsourced solution; however, an analysis favors a custom-developed solution, either built internally or using contract labor.
To prepare the recommendation, what should the business analyst do?
- Perform solution evaluation.
- Recommend the SVP’s choice, as it is most likely to be adopted.
- Review the stakeholder analysis
- Formulate a weighted-ranking matrix.
The software developers have delivered a completed solution. The quality assurance team has passed the solution. What should the business analyst do next?
- Evaluate the solution against the project charter.
- Conduct performance testing.
- Evaluate the solution with the sponsor(s)
- Conduct user acceptance testing.
Which solution should be chosen according to the completed weighted-ranking matrix?
- Enhance the existing system.
- Purchase off-the-shelf software.
- Develop in-house software.
- Outsource the development.
The human resources, engineering, and marketing departments have provided feedback on the business needs for a new product. After analyzing the feedback from the three departments, it would be best to:
- collaborate on a product scope that aligns with the company’s objectives.
- vote on the product’s highest-value business needs.
- delegate the decision to be made by the product sponsor.
- negotiate to best meet each department’s objectives.
A business analyst is assigned to the lead analyst role for a project. This project is one of the largest in the history of the company and includes several components and complex interfaces. The system in development will be used by a wide variety of stakeholders.
Which tool should the business analyst use to trace the large number of requirements that will be generated by this project?
- Sequence diagram
- Configuration management system
- Process model
- Data dictionary
A firm implements SharePoint and the business analyst creates the requirements to develop a business analysis repository. In the requirements, the analyst describes a detailed workflow that includes appropriate stakeholders receiving email notifications of certain activities. The SharePoint team needs to know which activities should trigger the notification workflow.
Which workflow trigger should the business analyst incorporate?
- Changes to test cases traced to requirements
- Change through project life cycle
- Any change to the requirements matrix
- Changes to stakeholder memberships
Which of the following techniques contrasts the current and desired business views to analyze possible business changes?
- SWOT analysis
- Impact analysis SWOT analysis
- Gap analysis
- Trend analysis
Midway through the requirements gathering phase, a stakeholder informs the business analyst that a requested requirement does not address the solution. The stakeholder wants to know who made the request. The business analyst spends hours searching emails to identify the requestor.
What should the business analyst have documented?
- The source in the requirements traceability matrix
- The source in the RACI matrix
- Roles and responsibilities in the RACI matrix
- Sponsor approval in the requirements traceability matrix
How can a SWOT analysis help when deciding between several possible options to address a business problem?
- It can help the project sponsor to determine the valuation of each option.
- It can help the stakeholders identify the strengths and weaknesses of each option.
- It can help the product owner to determine opportunity cost of not choosing an option.
- It can help the stakeholders to determine how to avoid the threats of each option.
Two weeks prior to the delivery date, a customer changes the business requirements. What should the business analyst do?
- Deliver the existing product and then begin work on the requested changes.
- Ask the developers to implement the changes.
- Trace the requirements and measure the impact of the requested changes on the existing delivery date.
- Schedule a review by the change control board (CCB) to determine next steps.
Which of the following can be used to determine if requirements align to the product’s objectives?
- Activity network diagrams
- Five Whys
- Business use cases
- Context diagrams
The business analyst is conducting a feasibility study to understand how well a potential solution fits into the organization. What kind of feasibility assessment is the business analyst undertaking?
When determining the value of a business case, which tool or technique should be used?
- Feasibility analysis
- Variance analysis
- Cost-benefit analysis
- SWOT analysis
A stakeholder has rejected a project’s deliverable because it does not meet the original business need. It is further determined that the deliverable does not meet the requirements identified in the baseline.
What is the best approach to resolve this issue?
- Provide the stakeholder with a copy of the approved requirements baseline and move forward without making a change.
- Meet with the customer can apologize for misunderstanding the business’s need.
- Require development resources to work overtime to modify the deliverable to satisfy the stakeholder.
- Suggest re-estimating the requirement and following the change control process.
A business analyst has been assigned to a project to implement a new phone system for a customer call center. The business analyst will need to create a business case.
Which of the following components will the business analyst use as input to the business case?
- Product scope
- Work breakdown structure
- Project timeline
- Project scope
Which technique allows the collection of the maximum number of ideas on a subject from a group without considering the validity or practicality of the ideas?
The business analyst receives multiple changes from different stakeholders during the requirements gathering phase of a project. How should the business analyst track the requirements throughout the lifecycle of the project to secure the delivery of the expected solution?
- Record all the requirements in a matrix, review it regularly, and get approval from stakeholders.
- Perform inspections through the lifecycle of the project to detect any gaps and adjust the requirements baseline.
- Plan regular meetings with stakeholders to review the requirements baseline update and to discuss changes.
- Establish a risk traceability matrix and designate someone to manage each risk with the appropriate response.
When a business analyst uses subject matter experts to define roles and identify influencers, which project artifact is created or updated?
- Stakeholder management plan
- RACI matrix
- Stakeholder register
- SWOT analysis