Beth is the business analyst for her organization and she’s creating a data dictionary for her organization. All of the following information should be included in the data dictionary for an endeavor Beth is leading except for which one? A . Description B . Aliases C . Name D . Code of account identifier
Code of account identifier is not a valid selection. The code of accounts is a numbering system used in WBS to identify each element and work packages. The correct elements to include in the data dictionary are names, aliases, values and meanings, and description.
Answer. C is incorrect. This is a valid element to include in the data dictionary.
Answer. B is incorrect. This is a valid element to include in the data dictionary.
Answer. A is incorrect. This is a valid element to include in the data dictionary.
John and Hanna are business analysts in their organization and they are completing the verification activities to check for completeness of the requirements.
When should John and Hanna perform these verification activities? A . At each milestone of the requirements analysis process B . Once all of the requirements have been gathered C . Iteratively throughout the requirements analysis process D . As often as the requirements management plan calls for
Requirements verification activities are performed iteratively throughout the requirements analysis process.
Answer. A is incorrect. Requirements verification happens in iterations, not just at milestones (assuming there are milestones in the process).
Answer. B is incorrect. Verification activities don’t happen just at the end of the requirements gathering process, but iteratively throughout the process.
Answer. D is incorrect. This answer is tempting, but it’s not the best answer.
You are the business analyst for your organization. You are currently identifying opportunities for a customer to improve their business processes. The customer wants to streamline their business efforts either through new technologies, better processes, or a combination of both. The customer demands, however, that the solution should not cost more than $300,000 to implement and support for one year.
What does the $300,000 represent? A . Budget B . Constraint C . Solution cost D . Requirements
The maximum price of $300,000 is a constraint that the solution must be bound to. The solution does not have to cost $300,000, it just cannot exceed this limit.
Answer. A is incorrect. A budget is the defined amount of funds to implement a solution. In this instance, the stakeholder will accept a maximum of $300,000 or less for a solution. Because a solution has not been identified the budget is not yet known.
Answer. D is incorrect. Requirements are the characteristics of the solution, not the constraint of the price.
Answer. C is incorrect. A solution has not yet been proposed so the cost of the solution is still unknown.
In the life of a project, when do the number and impact of change requests often increase? A . During project planning B . Once the project scope is reviewed C . Towards the end of the project D . At the launch of the project
As the life of the project draws towards its end, there’s often an increase in the number of change requests. When change requests are made towards the end of a project, however, the cost and impact of the change increases significantly.
Answer. D is incorrect. It’s ideal for change requests, if they must happen, to happen at the launch of the project, not just at the end.
Answer. A is incorrect. The best answer is that change requests must happen towards the end of project execution, not just project planning. Planning spans the entire life of the project.
Answer. B is incorrect. Scope review happens early in the project and changes early in the project are easier to incorporate and manage than changes at the end of the project.
You are the business analyst for your organization. Management has asked you to define and document the requirements of an endeavor so that the requirements may be reused again in the organization.
Why would an organization want to re-use requirements? A . Re-using requirements is useful if the organization wants to sell the set of requirements to its customers. B . Re-using requirements is useful if the current solution fails. C . Re-using requirements is useful when the requirements are something the organization must do on an ongoing basis. D . Re-using requirements doesn’t mean re-using the requirements over and over, but tracing the requirements to actual deliverables.
When an organization identifies a set of requirements for an ongoing set of activities, it’s useful to craft the requirements so that the requirements may be used over and over. This saves time, effort, and cost.
Answer. B is incorrect. This is not a valid statement about re-using requirements in an organization.
Answer. A is incorrect. This is not a valid statement about re-using requirements in an organization.
Answer. D is incorrect. This is not a valid statement about re-using requirements in an organization.
A business analyst is studying the cost of the endeavor in relation to the projected income the endeavor will bring once the project is completed.
What financial valuation technique can the business analyst use to determine the breakeven point for the project? A . Payback period B . Average rate of return C . Cost-benefit analysis D . Discounted cash flow
Payback period quantifies the duration that the project will need to exist and generate revenue in order to pay back the original investment of the project. The payback period is also known as management horizon or the breakeven point.
Answer. B is incorrect. Average rate of return describes the rate of return the project will create.
Answer. C is incorrect. Cost-benefits analysis describes the relation of costs to benefits in a project.
Answer. D is incorrect. Discounted cash flow describes the future value on the investment of the project.
A business analyst has just hosted a brainstorming session that has generated 57 ideas for a solution.
What should the business analyst do with the ideas now? A . Discuss each idea with the project manager. B . Research each idea for time and cost. C . Record the ideas as requirements. D . Rate the ideas.
Once the ideas have been recorded, then the business analyst should rate the ideas and distribute the list to the appropriate stakeholders.
Answer. C is incorrect. The business analyst doesn’t record the ideas as requirements.
Answer. B is incorrect. This isn’t a valid statement as time and cost estimates aren’t needed for each idea generated in the session.
Answer. A is incorrect. The project manager doesn’t need, necessarily, to discuss the brainstorming ideas.
You’re organizing the business analysis approach for your organization. Jane wants to know when changes to requirements are most likely to happen in business analysis processes.
Which one of the following statements best describes when changes to requirements may happen? A . Changes to requirements usually happen at the end of the business analysis processes. B . Changes to requirements usually happen early in the business analysis processes. C . Changes to requirements may happen at any time. D . Changes to requirements happen after the business analysis processes.
Changes to requirements may happen at any time in the business analysis processes and throughout the project. When these changes happen later in the process, it becomes more difficult to accept, communicate, and manage those changes.
Answer. B is incorrect. Changes may happen at any time, not just at the beginning of the processes.
Answer. A is incorrect. Changes don’t just happen at the end of the business analysis processes.
Answer. D is incorrect. Changes may happen at any time, not just after the business analysis processes.
Brian is the business analyst for his organization and he’s hosting a brainstorming session. He is facilitating the session with eight stakeholders.
Why is it important for Brian to not set a goal for the number of ideas the group should generate in the session? A . A goal for the number of ideas to be generated should be created. B . A goal for the number of ideas puts too much pressure on the group. C . A goal for the number of ideas may be too large to reach. D . A goal for the number of ideas actually limits the ideas that can be generated.
When a business analyst sets a goal for the number of ideas to be generated during a brainstorming session, it actually limits the number of ideas that the group can generate. For example, if Brian sets the goal of 25 ideas, then once the group reaches 25, the session ends instead of urging more ideas into the session.
Answer. C is incorrect. While it’s possible that the goal may be too large to be feasible for the session, this isn’t the best choice presented.
Answer. B is incorrect. A goal may put pressure on the group, but the best answer is that the goal for the number of ideas may actually limit the number of ideas created.
Answer. A is incorrect. This isn’t a valid statement as Brian should not create a goal.