TOGAF ® 9 Training Course : Combined Level 1 and 2 Quiz Questions and Answers

Which one of the following best describes an Architecture Contract?

Answer :
  • An agreement between development partners and sponsors on the deliverables, quality, and fitness-forpurpose of an architecture

Explanation :

The agreement is between development partners and sponsors. Architecture Contracts are joint agreements between development partners and sponsors on the deliverables, quality, and fitness-forpurpose of an architecture. Successful implementation of these agreements will be delivered through effective Architecture Governance. Taking a governed approach to contract management ensures a system that continuously monitors integrity, changes, decision-making, and audit, as well as adherence to the principles, standards, and requirements of the enterprise. The architecture team may also be included in product procurement, to help minimize the opportunity for misinterpretation of the enterprise architecture.

According to the TOGAF standard, Capability-Based Planning is ______.

Answer :
  • focused on business outcomes

Explanation :

Capability-Based Planning is a business planning technique that focuses on business outcomes. It focuses on the planning, engineering, and delivery of strategic business capabilities to the enterprise. It is business-driven and business-led and combines the requisite efforts of all lines of business to achieve the desired capability. Capability-Based Planning accommodates most, if not all, of the corporate business models and is especially useful in organizations where a latent capability to respond (e.g., an emergency preparedness unit) is required and the same resources are involved in multiple capabilities.

According to TOGAF, Capability-Based Planning is________.

Answer :
  • focused on business outcomes

Explanation :

Capability-Based Planning is a business planning technique that focuses on business outcomes. It focuses on the planning, engineering, and delivery of strategic business capabilities to the enterprise. It is business-driven and business-led and combines the requisite efforts of all lines of business to achieve the desired capability. Capability-Based Planning accommodates most, if not all, of the corporate business models and is especially useful in organizations where a latent capability to respond (e.g., an emergency preparedness unit) is required and the same resources are involved in multiple capabilities.

Stakeholders and their concerns are key concepts in the TOGAF standard. Which one of the following statements is false?

Answer :
  • Concerns should be SMART and have specific metrics.

Explanation :

"Concerns" are the interests in a system relevant to one or more of its stakeholders, and determine the acceptability of the system. Concerns may pertain to any aspect of the system’s functioning, development, or operation, including considerations such as performance, reliability, security, distribution, and evolvability. The terms "concern" and "requirement" are not synonymous. Concerns are the root of the process of decomposition into requirements. Concerns are represented in the architecture by these requirements. Requirements should be SMART (e.g., specific metrics).

Which of the following best describes the Capability-Based Planning technique?

Answer :
  • A technique used for business planning that focuses on business outcomes

Explanation :

Capability-Based Planning is a business planning technique that focuses on business outcomes. It is business-driven and business-led and combines the requisite efforts of all lines of business to achieve the desired capability. It accommodates most, if not all, of the corporate business models and is especially useful in organizations where a latent capability to respond (e.g., an emergency preparedness unit) is required and the same resources are involved in multiple capabilities. Often the need for these capabilities is discovered and refined using business scenarios.

According to the TOGAF standard, all of the following are suggested characteristics of an architecture framework, except __________.

Answer :
  • A software development lifecycle method

Explanation :

An architecture framework is a foundational structure, or set of structures, which can be used for developing a broad range of different architectures. It should describe a method for designing a target state of the enterprise in terms of a set of building blocks, and for showing how the building blocks fit together. It should contain a set of tools and provide a common vocabulary. It should also include a list of recommended standards and compliant products that can be used to implement the building blocks.

What technique does the TOGAF standard recommend for identifying and understanding the requirements that an architecture must address?

Answer :
  • Business scenarios

Explanation :

Business scenarios are an important technique that may be used at various stages of the enterprise architecture, principally the Architecture Vision and the Business Architecture, but in other architecture domains as well, if required, to derive the characteristics of the architecture directly from the high-level requirements of the business. They are used to help identify and understand business needs, and thereby to derive the business requirements that the architecture development has to address.

Which of the following best describes capability based planning?

Answer :
  • A business planning technique that focuses on business outcomes

Explanation :

Capability-Based Planning is a business planning technique that focuses on business outcomes. It is business-driven and business-led and combines the requisite efforts of all lines of business to achieve the desired capability. It accommodates most, if not all, of the corporate business models and is especially useful in organizations where a latent capability to respond (e.g., an emergency preparedness unit) is required and the same resources are involved in multiple capabilities

Which of the following best describes the Business Transformation Readiness Assessment technique?

Answer :
  • A technique used to understand the readiness of an organization to accept change

Explanation :

The Business Transformation Readiness Assessment technique is used for determining the readiness of an organization to accept change. Enterprise architecture often involves considerable change. It provides a technique for understanding the readiness of an organization to accept change, identifying the issues, and dealing with them in the Implementation and Migration Plan. It is based on the Canadian Government Business Transformation Enablement Program (BTEP).