CBAP/CCBA preparation questions – Solution Evaluation

The solution analysis knowledge area is used by the business analyst to evaluate the value delivered by a solution and to recommend the removal of constraints for full value realization.

Here are a few sample CBAP/CCBA questions and answers in that knowledge area.

Instruction: Read the questions carefully and choose the BEST options.

  1. Business policy can be described as a
    a. Non actionable directive that supports a business goal
    b. Specific, actionable, testable directive that is under the organizations control
    c. Very important document which is an outcome of defining transition requirements
    d. Veritable transition requirement
  2. A technique associated with the Assess Organizational Readiness task comprises a graphical method for depicting the forces that support and oppose a change
    a. SWOT Analysis
    b. Stakeholder Impact Analysis
    c. Force Field Analysis
    d. Supposition Analysis
  3. You are the BA for the ERP upgrade project. You’re working with the technical team exploring alternate solutions to a database problem for your stakeholders. The technical team is insisting that they should use the cheapest database server, and they don’t need much information to solve the problem. Why should you insist on exploring alternate solutions for the project customers?
    a. You should explore other solutions to see if a more cost-effective database server is available.
    b. You should explore other solutions to see which one fits the customer requirements the best
    c. There is really no need to explore other solutions if the technical team has already identified the most cost-effective approach
    d. Additional solutions are needed so that the project customers may select the solution they like the most
  4. Business Rules Analysis, Decision Analysis, and Process Modeling are techniques used in which of the following Solution Evaluation tasks?
    a. Validate Solution
    b. Assess Organizational readiness
    c. Allocate requirements
    d. Define Transition Requirements
  5. Define Transition Requirements defines requirements needed to transition from an existing solution to a new solution. Which of the following techniques are used in this task?
    a. Data flow Diagrams
    b. Process Modeling
    c. Business Rules Analysis
    d. All of the above
  6. Which of the following represents an outcome of the solution validation task?
    a. Mitigating Actions
    b. Identified defects
    c. Solution Validation assessment
    d. All of the Above
  7. Solution Evaluation activities may be performed to assess and validate which of the following?
    a. Business Processes
    b. Organizational Structures
    c. Outsourcing Agreements
    d. All of the above
  8. Among the underlisted stakeholders, who is responsible for verifying releases and solution components?
    a. Tester
    b. Business analyst
    c. Implementation SME
    d. Project manager
  9. While carrying out solution evaluation tasks, you discovered that there is no existing solution to be replaced. Which of the following is appropriate in this situation?
    a. force field analysis should be carried out
    b. You should review the organization archives as well as collate data
    c. There is no need to analyse transition requirements
    d. The project manager and in turn the project sponsor need to be informed in order to modify business approach
  10. This technique can be used during the Evaluate Solution Performance task to gain a detailed qualitative understanding of the value of a solution to a group of stakeholders
    a. Survey /Questionnaire
    b. Decision Analysis
    c. Observation
    d. Focus Groups
  11. Which of the following elements associated with the Assess Organizational Readiness task is used to understand how change will affect a particular stakeholder group
    a. Operational Assessment
    b. Stakeholder Impact Analysis
    c. Cultural Assessment
    d. Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria Definition
  12. The Assess Defects and Issues element of the Validate Solution task can be used to determine which of the following?
    a. Severity of the Business Impact
    b. Severity of the defect
    c. Probability of the occurrence of the defect
    d. All of the above
  13. What term best describes the expectation attached to the performance of a project solution?
    a. Expectation of deliverables
    b. Cost of conformance to quality
    c. Quality of service
    d. Deming Management Method
  14. This task is supported by assessing the tradeoffs between alternatives in order to maximize benefits and minimize costs.
    a. Define Transition Requirements
    b. Evaluate Solution Performance
    c. Allocate Requirements
    d. Validate Solution
  15. You are working as a BA for a technical solution to an identified problem. The design team has reported challenges with achieving the quality of service requirements the customer is asking for. Which one of the following is not a value that could affect the quality of service for a technical project?
    a. Limitations of the technology
    b. Competing operational needs
    c. Security issues
    d. Deadlines


  1. A
  2. C
  3. B
  4. C
  5. D
  6. D
  7. D
  8. A
  9. C
  10. D
  11. B
  12. D
  13. C
  14. C
  15. D