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APMG OBASHI® Foundation Exam Simulator

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# of questions: 50 | 60% to pass (30)
duration: 60 minutes

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1. Which relationship is NOT constrained by the OBASHI Relationship Rules?

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2. Which layer is used to show a network switch?

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3. How should elements be arranged on a Business and IT (B&IT) diagram?

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4. How is an element depicted on a Business and IT (B&IT) diagram?

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5. Which element should be shown in the System layer?

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6. In the OBASHI Core Principles, what supports the flow of data between business assets?

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7. Which is NOT a permissible Connection relationship under OBASHI?

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8. Which statement describes a Spatial relationship?

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9. What is OBASHI described as?

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10. Which statement describes Set relationships?

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11. What is NOT a characteristic of a Connection Relationship?

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12. How can hierarchical elements be shown on a Business and IT (B&IT) diagram?

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13. What is the purpose of a dependency?

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14. Which of the following relationships support the modelling of dataflow?

  1. Sequential
  2. Layer
  3. Dependency
  4. Connection

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15. Which is NOT an OBASHI project lifecycle phase?

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16. Which is NOT a type of additional contextual information?

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17. Which statement represents the use of Relationship persistence?

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18. What is the importance of the Business and IT diagram (B&IT) in OBASHI?

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19. What kind of approach is the OBASHI methodology beneficial for?

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20. Which statement describes a Layer relationship?

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21. Which is a key concept that OBASHI is designed around?

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22. What is a Dataflow Analysis View (DAV)?

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23. What role does the Digital Flow Framework play in OBASHI?

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24. In which phase of the OBASHI lifecycle would you typically perform a business impact analysis?

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25. What does a red dashed arrowed line represent?

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26. What is the term used to describe an element which, should it fail, will not affect the element within which it

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27. Which statement describes the relationship between a Business and IT (B&IT) diagram and a Dataflow Analysis View (DAV)?

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28. What colour is used to distinguish the Infrastructure layer from the other OBASHI layers?

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29. What describes a Digital Flow, according to the Laws of Digital Dynamics?

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30. Which of the following are characteristics of a Connection relationship?

  1. Unidirectional
  2. May include different layers
  3. May include different element types
  4. Supports the flow of data

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31. What relationship is formed when one or more OBASHI elements are modelled within another element?

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32. Identify the missing word in the following sentence that describes OBASHI. A way of thinking that will help you get a clear ___ of how your business works.

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33. In the OBASHI methodology, which of the following represents the role of Information Technology?

  1. Streamlines a process
  2. Is part of a sequential process
  3. Supports the flow of data
  4. Beginning and end of a process

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34. How would individual steps of a business process NOT be shown on a Business and IT (B&IT) diagram?

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35. What should never be removed from a dataflow?

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36. What is a Business and IT (B&IT) diagram?

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37. How does OBASHI facilitate better decision-making through digital flow analysis?

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38. What are the primary phases of the OBASHI business lifecycle?

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39. Which is a category of the owner in the Ownership layer?

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40. What must be connected or dependent for a dataflow to exist?

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41. Which is an OBASHI layer?

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42. Which element should be shown in the Ownership layer?

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43. What is the last element in a dataflow known as?

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44. What does OBASHI primarily aim to achieve in the context of business and IT?

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45. Which is an OBASHI layer?

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46. Identify the missing word in the following sentence. An element placed beneath or above another element has an implicit _____ with that element.

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47. How does OBASHI help to deliver clarity?

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48. Which key concept of OBASHI is achieved through better operational management?

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49. What is the purpose of additional contextual information?

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50. Which of the following are valid OBASHI relationship types?

  1. Ownership
  2. Dependency
  3. Sequential
  4. Spatial

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The APMG OBASHI® Interactive Mind Map

The OBASHI® Methodology study guide mind map outlines the OBASHI® framework, focusing on its key components and relationships. It includes sections on:

  • Business & IT: How business processes and IT resources interact.
  • OBASHI┬« Framework: Detailed explanation of the OBASHI┬« model.
  • Benefits: Advantages of using OBASHI┬«, such as improved clarity and communication.
  • Key Concepts: Fundamental ideas like data flow, asset management, and system optimization.
  • Implementation: Steps and strategies for deploying the OBASHI┬« methodology effectively.

The APMG OBASHI® Syllabus

The document was created with training companies in mind, so-called Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs). It provides information on the scope of OBASHI® 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 OBASHI® Syllabus?

So what value does this provide for you? By reading the teaching syllabus, you will learn about the scope of OBASHI® exam questions for OBASHI® Foundation and OBASHI® Practitioner exams, and thus, which topics (and to what extent) from the official OBASHI® 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 OBASHI® Handbook

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

  • Title: The OBASHI Methodology
  • Pages: 206
  • ISBN-10: 0117068578
  • ISBN-13: 978-0117068575

The Authors of the OBASHI® Methodology

Fergus Cloughley: Co-Author of the OBASHI® Methodology
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Paul Wallis: Co-Author of the OBASHI® Methodology
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OBASHI® - Project Lifecycle process

The OBASHI® methodology Project Lifecycle was inspired by the PRINCE2® methodology lifecycle and process structured into five main phases:

  1. Scope: This phase involves establishing and initiating an OBASHI® project by appointing a project manager, capturing previous lessons, and developing key documents like the Project Brief and Business Case. It includes directing the project by authorizing its initiation and defining the project management strategies.
  2. Capture: In this phase, information sources are identified and evaluated. Workshops are planned, interviews are conducted, and data sources are linked to gather necessary information, resulting in updated OBASHI® registers.
  3. Design: This phase focuses on creating B&IT (Business & IT) diagrams and Data Analysis Views. These models represent the information gathered and facilitate the design of the projectÔÇÖs architecture.
  4. Refine: The created B&IT diagrams are reviewed, and any issues or risks are raised and addressed. This phase involves refining the diagrams with authorized personnel and updating necessary registers and documentation.
  5. Handover: As the project nears completion, preparations for closure are made, including evaluating project outcomes and creating closure recommendations. Final project documentation is handed over to designated IT support staff, and follow-on action plans are developed.

Empowered Data Societies: A Human-Centric Approach to Data Relationships

This document is published by the World Economic Forum as a contribution to a project, insight area or interaction. The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed herein are a result of a collaborative process facilitated and endorsed by the World Economic Forum but whose results do not necessarily represent the views of the World Economic Forum, nor the entirety of its Members, Partners or other stakeholders…

By layering elements of human-centred design, such as persona canvases, journey mapping, data flow mapping (as described in the OBASHI® methodology, which covers ownership, business processes, applications, systems, hardware and infrastructure), and the identification of relevant legal and policy overlays (such as GDPR or the terms and conditions of a service provider), we can identify opportunities for data-collecting entities to empower data providers.

OBASHI® Explained

With its roots in the oil and gas industry, OBASHI® makes business complexity easier to understand by highlighting business assets, analysing their interdependencies, and creating a visual map of the business to provide a common business language upon which both day-to-day and strategic decisions can be both based and delivered.

With a common language and a clear understanding of data flow across the business, organisations can gain significant benefits, ranging from supporting rapid change to meeting the green agenda and driving out IT wastage. Critically, by creating consensus and universal understanding, organisations can finally begin to understand the fundamental role of IT within the business and attain a true measure of its corporate value

Understanding how business and IT fit together

This paper describes the basic ideas behind OBASHI®, making some comparisons with older, established techniques and frameworks where that will help to get a quick handle on OBASHI®.

Secondly, the paper describes the first experiments and experiences with OBASHI┬« that have convinced the author of the methodology’s tremendous value as a technique/tool for any organization with significant investments in IT.

Lastly, the author suggests some ways where OBASHI® can be effectively used by itself, and as a small but important part of much larger initiatives.

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As an official International OBASHI® Ambassador for the OBASHI Methodology, I voluntarily promote the methodology by engaging in translating OBASHI® materials and supporting the development of the OBASHI Limited strategy, extending its reach to organizations seeking ways to improve communication and collaboration between Business and IT.

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