Chapter 5 – Enterprise Analysis. 14% of the exam 24 questions. Carol Pattyn 6/18/13. Definition. Enterprise Analysis
14% of the exam 24 questions
Carol Pattyn 6/18/13
Describes the Business Analysis activities necessary to identify a business need, problem, or opportunity, define the nature of a solution that satisfies the identified need, and justify the investment necessary to deliver the solution. Enterprise analysis outputs create context to requirements analysis.
5.1 Define Business Need
5.2 Assess Capability Gap
5.3 Define Solution Approach
5.4 Define Solution Scope
5.5 Define Business Case
Mnemonic = NGASC : No GAS for Cooking
1. What is the best definition for the Enterprise Analysis Knowledge Area:
a. Enterprise Analysis consists of activities for defining business needs, recommending a solution to meet those needs, and deciding on the solution.
b. Enterprise Analysis consists of activities for defining business needs, recommending a solution to meet those needs, and substantiating the cost of the solution.
c. Enterprise Analysis spans the analysis work done after the executive team of the organization develops strategic plans and goals, and ends after projects have been initiated.
d. Enterprise Analysis occurs after an organization has identified business opportunities and the Business Architecture framework has been determined for new business and technical system solutions.
b. Enterprise Analysis consists of activities for defining business needs, recommending a solution to meet those needs, and substantiating the cost of the solution. Section 5 Overview
2. The tasks for the Enterprise Analysis Knowledge Area include all of the following:
a. Create and maintain the business architecture, determine project scope, define the requirements risk approach, prepare the decision package, and track project benefits.
b. Define the business need, conduct feasibility studies, prepare the decision package, and determine organizational readiness.
c. Define the business need, determine gap in capabilities to meet the business need, determine the solution approach, define the solution scope, and develop the business case.
d. Define the business need, determine gap in capabilities to meet the business need, determine the solution approach, help stakeholders understand new business capabilities, and develop the business case.
c. Define the business need, determine gap in capabilities to meet the business need,determine the solution approach, define the solution scope, and develop the businesscase. From definition and NGASC mnemonic. BABOK Section 5 Overview.
3. Root cause analysis is a technique used with which of the following aspects of enterpriseanalysis:a. Defining the business goals and objectives.b. Determining the gap in capabilities an organization has.c. During SWOT analysis for determining weaknesses and threats.d. Determining the business need.
d. Determining the business need. Business needs are problems or opportunities, so root cause analysis will help determine the underlying cause or source of a problem. That is another way of describing “business need”, making this the right answer. BABOK 5.1.5.
a. Define business needs, particularly understanding business goals and objectives.
b. Define business needs, particularly understanding a business problem or opportunity.
c. Assess capability gaps, particularly understanding the current capabilities of the enterprise.
d. Assess capability gaps, particularly assessing capability requirements.
c. Assess capability gaps, particularly understanding the current capabilities of theenterprise.Understanding the current state and capabilities is needed in order to find and analyze the gaps. Enterprise architecture is an input to this task, and document analysis is a technique for doing it. BABOK 5.2.4 and 5.2.5.
5. For which of the following tasks or elements would it be most appropriate to generate alternatives during enterprise analysis:a. Assess new capability requirements.b. Determine solution approach.c. Determine implementation approach.d. Define solution scope.
b. Determine solution approach.Alternative generation is listed as an element of the task Determine Solution Approach. Generating alternatives during this task helps to find the optimal solution to meet a business need. BABOK 5.3.4.
6. Comparing an organization's products, processes, performance, or other measures against similar organizations.a. Estimating Techniquesb. Benchmarkingc. Scope Modelingd. Functional Decomposition
b. Benchmarkingis a technique for learning from key competitors and from an industry as a whole. Benchmarking aims to discover industry best practices, and to recommend which ones to adopt. Competitive analysis is one form of benchmarking. It focuses on comparing an organization's own characteristics against features and functions that key competitors have, to determine changes needed to meet or exceed the competition.
7. Clarifies the business need, identifies stakeholders, and projects the potential benefits that a proposed solution will have.a. Root Cause Analysisb. Benchmarkingc. Feasibility Analysisd. Problem or Vision Statement
d. Problem or Vision Statement Clarifies the business need, identifies stakeholders, and projects the potential benefits of a proposed solution to address the business need. A typical problem statement consists of:Define the problem/situation.Who is affected by the problem?How the problem impacts each category of stakeholder.Provide the key benefits produced by solving the problem.
7. Compares the desired state of an organization against its current state, to determine changes needed.a. Feasibility Analysisb. Gap Analysisc. SWOT Analysisd. Problem or Vision Statement
b. Gap Analysis Gaps are the differences between the current and future states. Gap analysis compares the states to identify differences between them. It can then be determined whether the organization has the capability to address the businessneed, or whether a project is needed to add the capability.
8. You are defining a business problem and brainstorming with a group of stakeholders. The techniques you use analyze cause and effects, what techniques are you using?a. the five whysb. brainstormingc. context diagramd. Fishbone diagram
d. Fishbone diagram BABOK 9.25.3 page 202
9. What is the solution scope comprised of?a. time and scheduleb. strengths and weaknessesc. features and functionsd. determines the scope of the software application
c. features and functionsBABOK 5.4 page 91
10. What is the purpose of the implementation approach?a. defines how the business will accept the solutionb. how the solution approach will deliver the solution scopec. is not applicable to business analysisd. determines the scope of the software application
b. how the solution approach will deliver the solution scopeBABOK 22.214.171.124 page 93