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Exam OG0-092 topic 1 question 61 discussion

Actual exam question from The Open Group's OG0-092
Question #: 61
Topic #: 1
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Scenario -
You are serving as the Lead Architect for an enterprise architecture project team within a leading multinational pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturer.
Its brands include numerous household names for medications and first aid supplies.
The company has a long history of innovating new treatments for many common illnesses and diseases. Prior to launching a new treatment, the company has to demonstrate its effectiveness and safety in a set of clinical trials that satisfy the regulatory requirements of the countries in the target markets. All clinical trials are undertaken by its research laboratories, which employ over 10,000 people at separate facilities in the United Kingdom, United States, Sweden, France, Canada,
India, China and Japan. In addition to internal research and development activities the company is also involved in publicly funded collaborative research projects, with other industrial and academic partners.
The Enterprise Architecture group within the company has been engaged in an architecture development project to create a secure networked collaboration system that will allow researchers at its product development laboratories worldwide to share information about their clinical trials. This system will also connect with external partners.
The Enterprise Architecture group is a mature organization. They use the TOGAF 9 ADM with extensions required to support current good manufacturing practices and good laboratory practices in their target markets. Due to the highly sensitive nature of the information that is managed, special care was taken to ensure that each architecture domain included an examination of the security and privacy issues that are relevant.
The Executive Vice President for Clinical Research is the sponsor of the Enterprise Architecture activity. She has stated that the changes to the enterprise architecture for the new system will need to be rolled out in stages on a regional basis that minimizes disruptions to ongoing clinical trials.
You have been asked to recommend the approach to identify the work packages that will be included in the Transition Architecture(s).
Based on TOGAF, which of the following is the best answer?

  • A. Determine the set of Solution Building Blocks required by identifying which Solution Building Blocks need to be developed and which need to be procured. Eliminate any duplicate building blocks. Group the remaining Solution Building Blocks together to create the work packages using a CRUD matrix. Rank the work packages in terms of cost and select the most cost-effective options for inclusion in a series of Transition Architectures. Schedule the roll out of the work packages to be sequential across the geographic regions.
  • B. Create an Implementation Factor Assessment and Deduction Matrix and a Consolidated Gaps, Solutions and Dependencies Matrix. For each gap, identify a proposed solution and classify it as new development, purchased solution, or based on an existing product. Group similar solutions together to form work packages. Identify dependencies between work packages factoring in the clinical trial schedules. Regroup the packages into a set of Capability Increments scheduled into a series of Transition Architectures.
  • C. Group the Solution Building Blocks from a Consolidated Gaps, Solutions and Dependencies Matrix into a set of work packages. Using the matrix as a planning tool, regroup the work packages to account for dependencies. Sequence the work packages into the Capability Increments needed to achieve the Target Architecture. Schedule the rollout one region at a time. Document the progression of the enterprise architecture using a state evolution table.
  • D. Use a Consolidated Gaps, Solutions and Dependencies Matrix as a planning tool. For each gap classify whether the solution is either a new envelopment, purchased solution, or based on an existing product. Group the similar solutions together to define the work packages. Regroup the work packages into a set of Capability Increments to transition to the Target Architecture taking into account the schedule for clinical trials.
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Suggested Answer: D

Comments

Victor6510
Highly Voted 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Ans B should better than D: D doesn't talk about transition architecture, and TOGAF recommends to "Using the Consolidated Gaps, Solutions, and Dependencies matrix together with the Implementation Factor Assessment and Deduction matrix, logically group the various activities into work packages."
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ChrisG1454
Most Recent 1 week, 3 days ago
Some further thoughts - Answer C 24.4 states as follows: "The technique of creating the Transition Architecture State Evolution table allows the architect to show the proposed state of the architectures at various levels" The key word is "proposed" That is, the future state. Answer C states: "Document the progression of the enterprise architecture using a state evolution table. " This is incorrect. Look at the example table in 24.4
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RVR
2 months, 1 week ago
Answer should be C or D, I am unsure why its not C as its a more complete process. The question is " recommend the approach to identify the work packages " and the answer is to use Consolidated Gaps, Solutions and Dependencies Matrix as its the right tool 'used as a planning tool when creating work packages' But C takes it one step forward and completes the process by "Document the progression of the enterprise architecture using a state evolution table" as well as it lists "rollout one region at a time" which is a requirement. Don't worry about the "Solution Building Blocks" statement, it simply means 'Potential Solutions' which is part of Consolidated Gaps, Solutions, and Dependencies matrix or in other words, if the gaps identified in the domain architecture gap analysis results is a solution or rather solution building block then take that and group into a set of work packages. I would go with C.
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Divya07
7 months, 2 weeks ago
C is correct as per TOGAF.
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