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CBAP Mock Questions (Answers after the questions section)
Owing to increased regulatory scrutiny, overwhelming number of regulations, and complex market, credit and operational risks, financial institution FinTech Corp Inc. felt the need to adopt a more effective and integrated GRC approach that would replace multiple systems catering to individual departments and functions.
FinTech Corp decides to go with Delaware Inc., an organization with a wealth of experience in the GRC solutioning space, amassed over 20 years in order to assist them with ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, increased collaboration between teams and enhanced business performance.
Delaware’s Governance, Risk and Compliance solution called GRCPerfect has primarily been developed for the IT and ITES domain with the objective to help companies implement Governance, Quality, and Information Security Management Systems in an integrated manner. It has various modules, one of which is the project management module, where users can plan and track projects and programs using standards such as CMMI, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 etc.
Key benefits of deploying GRCPerfect are:
Minimum 50% effort reduction in deploying GRC frameworks in the organization
- Unified tool to implement best practices from multiple-world class frameworks such as ISO (9001, 27001, 20000, 14000, 18000), CMMI, ITIL, Business
- Senior Management and client visibility into Organizational, Account and Project level performance parameters
- Improved data and metrics integrity, thus helping in better decision making
- Significant help in ongoing process sustenance beyond audit and assessment
- Complete automation of project management artifacts and reporting – significant savings on management effort
Key features of GRCPerfect are:
- Complete Program and Project Planning and Tracking supporting CMMI, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and Agile
- Schedule, Defect, Effort, Risk, Issue, Change Requests, Quantitative Process Management, Sub-Process Metrics and other 40+ data capture needed by CMMI, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001
- Supports workflow for approvals in Time Sheet, Requests
- Supports flexible organizational hierarchy
- Complete role-based permissions for data confidentiality and integrity
- Multi-level view – From Organization to Account to Project
- Status and Metrics reports generated automatically from the system
- Built on industry standard Microsoft SQL Server and .Net
- Completely web-enabled and does not require any installation on user machines
- Light-weight interface making it suitable to work on internet
- Compliance management includes audit planning, tracking and reporting
- Best practices drawn from internationally renowned organizations
- Substantially reduced time and effort in model adoption and implementation
- Enables complete context and role-based view of policies and processes
- Configurable to company’s requirements
- Available to the Client as an Open-Code option which enables Client to obtain the source code of the product
FinTech Corp would like Delaware Inc. to customize the solution to suit its need. The business analyst from Delaware Inc. in discussion with the stakeholders of FinTech Corp has developed the following requirements:
Q1. FinTech Corp. has asked the BA to plan the GRC system such that it can handle an increased number of users anywhere between 1000 to 10000 in the next 5 years. The REQ2000 is missing which of the following characteristics?
Q2. FinTech Corp would like to have visual dashboards with Red, Green, Amber indicators providing its senior management with at a glance awareness of the organization’s current performance. How can the BA make requirement REQ7000 more specific?
- The dashboard shall have color coded indicators like red, green etc.
- The dashboard shall have colors coded indicators like red (#FF0000), amber (#FFFF00) and green (#00FF00)
- The dashboard shall have the ability to drill down to the extent possible
- The dashboard shall have three color coded indicators and the ability to drill down multiple levels
Q3. There’s a need from various project teams in FinTech Corp that the system must have a functionality to add attachments to various transaction documents and master records. How can the requirement REQ9000 be made unambiguous?
- When a new attachment is added to the document, the application shall generate an attachment ID.
- The system shall allow users to attach one or more images or documents in PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio format to the selected requirement.
- The system shall allow users to manage attachment content.
- The system shall not allow users to attach documents beyond a size limit.
Q4. As a web-based system may behave exactly as desired in one browser but might have issues in other browsers which may hamper the functionality of the solution, the key stakeholders have insisted on the ability of the solution to be easily viewed across different browsers. This requirement belongs to which NFR category?
Q5. Among the following requirements, which one will provide the maximum value to the stakeholders?
- Having a visual dashboard indicating the issues tracked and resolved for the most important project so that senior management can focus on ways to enhance the performance of that particular project.
- Allowing the project manager to view attachment related to work product, policies, guidelines within the schedule itself.
- Having the ability to drill down and create open ended WBS for adding a large number of multiple tasks on an ongoing basis for long term, open-ended projects.
- Ability to get an insight of the performance of all projects in the organization and be able to project revenue.
Q6: A is a business analyst for Project R. Stakeholder Z has good familiarity with traceability chains. Z insists that the project follows the approach. Business analyst A's response should be
- Accept the stakeholder’s suggestion as traceability matrix is very popular.
- Explain that there are many ways to maintain traceability.
- Traceability is not required as the project is of medium complexity.
- Maintain traceability only at feature level.
Q7: Stakeholder S provided the following requirement, “The system should be able to manage schedule”. The project glossary document does not describe the verb, Manage. It is possible that the term manage can be broken down further. The reason why the requirement needs revision is because the requirement is
- Not clear.
- Not atomic.
- Not testable.
- Not understandable.
Q8: While discussing with Implementation SMEs of Project X, Business analyst A finds that the implementation team is working on integrating a map feature. The same feature was already implemented in Project Q. The reason for repeat development could be because
- Past requirements were not baselined.
- Past requirements were not tested.
- Past requirements were not maintained.
- Past requirements were not packaged.
Q9: A works as the business analyst for a project to introduce a new electronic gadget. Projects such as this have been lengthy, involved multiple stakeholders, and included thousands of requirements. When selecting a business analysis approach for the project, which of the following is A most likely to consider?
- A predictive approach because of the highly regulated environment
- An adaptive approach because these approaches tend to be better for new products
- The approach depends on more factors than are given
- A combination of predictive and adaptive approaches; given the complexity of the project
Q10: A has scheduled a focus group to determine the current attitudes towards a new product that the company is developing. Stakeholder S suggests using the Kano model. Another stakeholder R argues that the group should use the benchmarking approach. What should business analyst A do?
- Adopt the benchmarking approach as the stakeholder has high authority.
- Explain that multiple techniques can’t be used for elicitation.
- Since 'A' knows Kano model, choose the same.
- Explain that multiple techniques can be used for elicitation.
Q11: A is a business analyst for Project P. A obtained signoff on requirements from three stakeholders; the sponsor, the project manager, and the product manager. The project management office rejected A's requirements for implementation due to insufficient signoffs. What should have A checked for?
- Whether the requirements signoff was matching the RACI matrix.
- Project manager's preference for signoff.
- Lack of quality assurance team's signoff.
- Lack of implementation team's signoff.
Q12: Business Analyst A is working on a project to automate several business processes. A just received confirmation of the budget and it is clear that there is enough money to either build an in-house solution or purchase a COTS package. What is the most logical next step for A?
- Pursue an RFP.
- Pursue an RFI.
- Purchase a COTS product as budget is available.
- Insist on developing an in-house solution.
Q13: Business analyst A is implementing a new order processing system for a direct marketer. A is concerned that with the holiday season approaching, the system’s performance may be inadequate. A could not find any document which has the application performance criteria mentioned. A would like to evaluate the performance of the system, but can’t because
- The performance metrics have not been defined.
- The stakeholder and solution requirements were incomplete and the stakeholders complained of poor solution performance.
- When A gathered the actual performance metrics, A found that the solution performance was indeed better than anticipated.
- Neither the solution validation nor the organizational readiness assessment had been completed.
Q14: Business analyst B uses hierarchical decomposition to break down B's business analysis deliverables into activities and tasks. B then adds the hours needed and can give an accurate estimate of the time needed to complete the BA work. What type of estimation has Business analyst B used?
- Delphi estimation.
- Historic analysis.
- Parametric estimation.
- Bottom-up estimation.
Q15: Business analyst A conducted several interviews this week for a project. Several problems have come up. As many issues have come up, A's project manager suggested that A tracks the issues formally in an item tracker. Why?
- In order to use it for historical purposes and project planning by the project manager.
- To ensure that the issues produced during elicitation are tracked down to resolution.
- Used to ensure that the help desk and service management teams are kept in loop.
- Issue tracking is not expected in agile based projects