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Created by Miroslaw Dabrowski

APMG AgileBA® Foundation Exam Simulator

multiple choice exam (ABCD)
one correct answer per question
# of questions: 50 | 50% to pass
duration: 40 minutes

ÔČç´ŞĆ Notes before the exam ÔČç´ŞĆ

AgileBA, refers to
Agile Business Analysis

Agile BA, refers to
Agile Business Analyst

Copyright ┬ę Miros┼éaw D─ůbrowski

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1. Iterative development is a process where the delivery of a product results from a repeated cycle of development activity where each execution of the cycle yields a result successively closer to a desired outcome:

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2. Which KANO model category should be prioritized first to avoid customer dissatisfaction?

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3. What is an Evolutionary Development phase?

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4. Why is continuous stakeholder involvement important in Agile requirements engineering?

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5. At what point, according to DSDM, does the Post-Project phase occur?

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6. What is used to ensure the transparency of progress and the "lowest level"?

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7. Where the team size is going to be greater than the DSDM recommended team size, _____.

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8. Which role in DSDM provides specialist input to solution development or testing?

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9. Which role is a leadership role rather than a management role and the person holding it will ideally be elected by his or her peers?

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10. Which phase in the Requirements Engineering lifecycle involves verifying that the requirements are feasible and realistic?

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11. Which term is used to describe the items that "Won't Have this time" in MoSCoW prioritisation?

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12. Which role in DSDM provides key input to business requirements and design sessions?

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13. When the team is new to DSDM, which role will help the team get the most out of the DSDM approach?

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14. Which role typically helps refine User Stories and ensure they meet business needs?

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15. The total business value is stated in the _____ and may be broken down into different elements.

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16. When should formal change control be used in a DSDM project?

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17. How should User Stories be organized to ensure they contribute to the overall project goals?

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18. Which of the following statements about DSDM is true?

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19. Who should monitor adherence to the DSDM Principles?

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20. The aim of which iteration of a Timebox is to complete as much of the development work as possible including testing the deliverable(s)?

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21. How does value chain analysis help in Agile projects?

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22. At the lowest level of detail, there could be a point where the requirement does NOT need to be written down. When this point is achieved what should happen to the requirement?

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23. Who is responsible for decision-making during Evolutionary Development?

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24. There is a perception that risk management is a Project Manager's responsibility. However in reality:

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25. Which of these Timeboxes does DSDM recognise?

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26. Who should attend the Kick-off to cover all facets of the Timebox's requirements?

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27. In MoSCoW prioritization, what does the "C" stand for?

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28. Which tool is used to ensure all requirements are captured and understood by all stakeholders?

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29. Which goal is part of the DSDM Deployment phase?

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30. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of using models according to DSDM?

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31. What is the benefit of using Wireframes according to AgileBA?

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32. What perspectives are defined in DSDM regarding Modelling?

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33. Initial estimates during Feasibility phase will be based on the limited information known about the project at this stage, but also on:

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34. What statement about the development of a Business Case is true?

  1. Full Business Case is baselined during Feasibility
  2. Business Case is owned by the Business Sponsor

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35. What does DSDM state as the four parameters associated with a project?

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36. The focus of a Development Timebox may reflect:

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37. Which of the following statements about the Solution Architecture Definition is true?

  1. The Solution Architecture Definition contains the strategy for testing and review of the solution.
  2. The Solution Architecture Definition contains both business and technical aspects of the solution.

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38. What is the significance of the "Card" element in User Stories?

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39. The _____ supports the Solution Development Team (SDT) through the provision of detailed and often specialist technical input.

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40. There is no point in implementing a solution that does NOT meet this requirement, then this requirement is a:

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41. What is the primary focus of requirements engineering in Agile projects?

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42. To converge on an accurate business solution DSDM uses:

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43. Which INVEST principle ensures that User Stories provide clear business value to stakeholders?

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44. Which statement is part of the definition of the DSDM Principle 8 - Demonstrate Control?

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45. Following the wrong or inappropriate approach to project management can do which of the following?

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46. In line with the fifth and sixth principles, the DSDM lifecycle is both:

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47. What does the KANO model primarily focus on in product development?

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48. What should a well-written User Story avoid combining with?

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49. Which of the following is a common feature of Facilitated Workshops?

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50. When, ideally, is the first instance that a solution should be fully tested and potentially deployable?

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APMG Agile Business Analysis (AgileBA®) Materials

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The APMG AgileBA® Interactive Mind Map

The Agile Business Analysis (AgileBA┬«) mind map highlights the framework’s key aspects, including the principles and techniques for conducting business analysis within an Agile project environment. It covers the role of a business analyst, the AgileBA┬« process model, and essential practices such as stakeholder engagement, requirements modelling, and prioritization. The map also outlines the importance of communication, collaboration, and continuous improvement in Agile projects.

The APMG AgileBA® Syllabus

The document was created with training companies in mind, so-called Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs). It provides information on the scope of the AgileBA® exams, thereby allowing for the design of training and training materials following the requirements of APMG so that the training and materials fully prepare candidates for Foundation and Practitioner exams.

Why should I read the APMG AgileBA® Syllabus?

So what value does this provide for you? By reading the teaching syllabus, you will learn about the scope of the AgileBA® exam questions for AgileBA® Foundation and AgileBA® Practitioner exams, and thus, which topics (and to what extent) from the official AgileBA® Handbook are covered in the exams, and which are not. For example, not everyone knows that the Foundation exam does NOT cover the entire textbook.

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The AgileBA® V2 Handbook

The official AgileBA® qualification/exams (Foundation and Practitioner) AND official, accredited AgileBA® courses are entirely based ONLY on the content covered in the publication below:

  • Title: Agile Business Analysis Handbook V2 (AgileBA┬«) Handbook
  • Pages: 223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0992872786
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The AgileBA® Handbook revisions over the years

As a side note, it’s worth knowing that AgileBA┬« version 2.0 was introduced just before the DSDM Consortium rebranded itself to the Agile Business Consortium. Why does it matter? Well, it just so happens that due to the rebranding, there are two handbook revisions (with different covers) of the AgileBA┬« 2.0 methodology. Each of them is the same, so if you grab any of them for learning, it’s okay. (eBay is your friend)

The DSDM® Project Approach Questionnaire (PAQ)

Classical DSDM PAQ with several additions. It is still a part of the method, and 20 years ago it was considered a valuable addition to the whole Agile world, so here it is. It’s a bit sad that over the past 30 years, the DSDM Consortium (now Agile Business Consortium) has not developed the PAQ into a full-fledged online tool for risk management in agile projects, such as AgilityHealthRadar.

The intended audience for the PAQ is Project Managers, but in my opinion, the audience consists of experienced change managers, Agile Coaches, and anyone involved in change/transformation management-related activities. The use of PAQ should not be performed by inexperienced individuals. Practice is needed to properly assess culture, project maturity, and the products themselves (and everything in between). If you have designed Agile project management principles (not just one project, but the “rules of the game” across the entire organization from the PMO) in both a traditional, “hierarchical” organization and in a healthy, evolving Agile culture – then you know what I mean. With such a background of experience, you know how to interpret the questions posed in the PAQ correctly and how deep each of them can be. Unfortunately, a significant portion of accredited AgileBA┬« trainers do not have this experience because APMG does not require any practical experience in conducting agile transformations in the accreditation process. Only theoretical knowledge of the methodology is assessed.

AgilePM® V1.2 Reference Card

A reference card based on the DSDM┬« Atern V2 & AgilePM┬« 1.0 – 1.2 (in short DSDM┬« was rebranded as AgilePM┬«). The reference card presents a matrix of project phases, products (also known as management products or artefacts), roles, and their respective responsibilities as defined by the AgilePM┬« regarding who, when, and what regarding specific management products.

Woho! ­čś▒ This AgilePM┬« Reference Card looks scary!

Do not treat this overview as a dogmatic approach, but rather as an inspiration.┬á However, based on my experience, if you deal with projects in regulated environments with audits and governance or risk control activities highly embedded within the organization’s culture, this overview was a good starting point for me to show scepticists, that some Agile methodologies have governance within.

AgilePM® V2 Project Health Check Questionnaire (PHCQ)

Same as the previous one, just for the AgilePM┬« 2.0 (current version). The reference card appears to be a little bit more compact because the authors of the AgilePM┬« V2 method decided to make things, let’s say, more approachable for newcomers. The concept is the same as in the previous Reference Card: project phases, products, roles, and their respective responsibilities as defined in the Handbook with information on who, when, and what is being done regarding specific management products.

Woho! ­čś▒ This AgilePM┬« Reference Card looks scary!

Once again, do not treat this overview as a dogmatic directive from AgilePM┬« authors, but rather as “food for thought.” However, based on my experience, this overview was a good starting point for coaching and mentoring activities that I had with some PMs and Heads of PMOs during the Agile Transformation in some banks.

AgilePM® V2 Project Health Check Questionnaire (PHCQ)

The Project Health Check Questionnaire (PHCQ) was a tool that my team and I used (probably 10-15 years ago) during auditing or controlling activities for DSDM® / AgilePM® projects, where some clients (mainly PMO office heads) needed to understand the audit process for agile projects to be able to do it independently, building new guidelines within the organization.

More modern alternatives to AgilePM® PAQ

Nowadays, we have many much better online, interactive, collaborative tools that do what PAQ is supposed to do, but much more effectively. They are faster, better, and designed with teamwork and reporting dashboards in mind. The most recognizable one that I can recommend based on my experience is AgilityHealthRadar. On a smaller scale, customized tools like retrospectives also do the job right (see list of Agile Tools and Software).

Quality is a habit (Aristotle)

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"Some exam simulators for Agile exams, those lacking explanations to questions and answers, one could say that they intriguingly test our intellect ­čśÄ, originally interpreting the principle: "No Feedback, No Learning". Agile is based largely on feedback. Here is the irony, some simulators, both free and paid, do not provide any feedback whatsoever.
Agile at its best.ÔÇŁ

Paulo CoelhoWhen he was preparing for the AgileBA® exam

It’s been over 20 years in IT. I have more than 200 certifications in IT, InfoSec, management, coaching, mentoring, and training, and this, and that and blah blah blah… who cares? What matters is a practical, hands-on experience… In my case, it’s been 15 years of active engagement in Agile Transformations, Agile Leadership and Governance, as well on the theory side, more than 10 years as an Accredited AgilePM┬« trainer.

Additionally, in the case of the DSDM® area, I was privileged to receive the first in Poland DSDM-Agile Trainer-Coach distinction. It was a unique, verbal exam based on my real-life case study of implementing DSDM®. The whole experience was done before the DSDM Consortium commission and AgilePM® authors; in my case, it was Steve Messenger and Andrew Craddock). We (me and my trusty team) were nominated to the 2016 Agile Awards. we were one of the finalists.

Agile Business Consortium International Ambassador

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As an official International Ambassador for the Agile Business Consortium, I voluntarily promote ABC, including the standards under its umbrella such as AgilePM┬«, AgileBA┬«, AgileDS┬«, and others. I am also engaged in translating ABC’s products, as well as supporting the development of the Consortium’s strategy, extending its reach to organizations seeking agile ways of working.

Finalist of Agile Awards 2015

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Anyway, I’m trying to say that I’ve invested more than 15 years of my professional and private time in this ‘Agile stuff.’ It’s time to give something back to the community. Many great people have helped me along the way, and I want to contribute to the community. I believe that none of it matters if you donÔÇÖt share and help others.

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