OG0-092 - TOGAF 9 Part 2

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MightyGears produces components for the Car industry. Driven by the global financial downturn they are looking to reduce IT costs. They believe there is a cost saving opportunity within IT but this is not quantified in terms of potential savings nor is there an agreed target architecture. Final decisions on the solutions are not yet fully agreed. They have completed the first pass architecture and now are looking at the best opportunities and solutions to meet their financial goals. You are the Chief Architect from a consulting organization brought into review the work to date by MightyGears and to make recommendations to the CIO and the board on the opportunities and solutions present. Refer to the scenario above Which of the following answers best describes how TOGAF recommends examining the opportunities and solutions before presenting to the board? Choose one of the following answers Dante Manufacturing is a big supplier in the automotive industry, head quarter in London with main plants in New York, Milan, Toronto and Tokio. Each one of these plants has been operating its own Manufacturing Requirements Planning (MRP II) system, production scheduling and custom applications for production automation. Dante's objective is to minimize waste production improving production operations. During an analysis of the process improvements was determined that a significant improvement on waste production could be achieved replacing the outdated MRPII system with a common Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) located in London. Dante has well-developed governance and processes based on TOGAF 9. The Chief Engineer of Global Manufacturing operations is the business sponsor and issued a Request for Architectural Work. The architectural activity for the implementation of the new ERP platform is kicked off and the architectural vision is produced. Some concerns on the security, reliability, responsibility and time to manage change of driving the MRP II and production scheduling by a central system located in London are raised by the team of architects working on the project and by senior management of the various organizations. These last in particular, stressed the need to align the information management with the business. Refer to the scenario above As Lead Architect you have been asked to update the IT architectural principles to address the concerns raised by the project stakeholders and the senior management. According to TOGAF 9 (assuming the enterprise is using the example set of principles in TOGAF 9 Section 23.6), which of the following is the best answer? Choose one of the following answers Scenario: Please read this scenario prior to answering the question Your role is consultant to the Lead Architect within a company that manufactures a variety of small electromechanical devices. As part of a corporate-wide Lean Manufacturing initiative, the company has defined a strategic architecture to improve its ability to meet consumer demand and improve its ability to manage its supply chain. The strategic architecture called for the consolidation of multiple Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications that have been operating independently in several of the divisions' production facilities. The goal is to replace the functionality of the existing applications with a new ERP product running as a single instance in the company's primary data center. The company has a mature enterprise architecture practice and uses TOGAF 9 for the basis of its architecture framework. In addition to the EA program, the company has a number of management frameworks in use, including business planning, portfolio/project management, and operations management. The EA program is sponsored by the CIO. Each division has completed the Architecture Definition documentation required to tailor and configure the environment to meet its own specific manufacturing requirements. The enterprise architects have analyzed the key corporate change attributes and implementation constraints. A consolidated gap analysis has been completed which has identified the gaps across the Business, Data, Application, and Technology domains. Based on the results of the gap analysis, the architects have reviewed the requirements, dependencies and interoperability requirements needed to integrate the new ERP environment into the existing environment. The architects have completed the Business Transformation Readiness Assessment started in Phase SureFlight Air Carrier has received approval for the acquisition of a regional carrier. To integrate the new acquisition, a TOGAF based enterprise architecture program has been initiated. The CIO sponsors the activity supported by the Chief Architect. In Phase A within the initial iteration the CIO wants to ensure that the architecture activities are recognized among the various stakeholders of the enterprise. Refer to the scenario above You are a consultant supporting the Chief Architect that should explain how to identify and engage the stakeholders at this stage of the program. Identify the best answer accordingly to the TOGAF 9 guidelines. Choose one of the following answers Scenario: MegaMart Case Study Title (Case Study): MegaMart is a Retail Chain which has expanded throughout India and the Far East. The CEO and CIO decide that there is a crying need to put an Enterprise Architecture in place to realize MegaMart's strategy to expand its revenue and diversify. The CIO has evaluated and decided to go in for TOGAF9 and adapt it to his enterprise requirements. The Preliminary and Vision Phase have been completed. As such very few architectural artifacts exist and the target architecture as of now is not very clear. As the Lead Architect how would you guide your team of architects for the Business Architecture definition? Patterns & Co. is introducing a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Market Analytics solution in order to improve its new delivery service. Patterns & Co. has a mature enterprise architecture capability and the CIO is the sponsor of the enterprise architecture team. The business vision and requirements for the new system are defined. It includes a detailed business process analysis. The supplier has proposed a solution but the Architecture Board identified some of the project requirements not consistent with the adopted infrastructure standards. The CIO considered the risks and approved the implementation. The CIO has asked the EA team to execute the Phase G ensuring that the system performance KPIs are respected, the project remains within budget and security guidelines are met. Refer to the scenario above As Lead Enterprise Architect you have to recommend a plan to implement the CIO decision. Choose the best answer according to TOGAF 9. Choose one of the following answers TotalComms is a telecommunications company formed from the merging of other 2 telecommunication companies. The business operating model has been unified, the TOGAF 9 Architecture Board approved the outline Implementation and Migration Plan the detailed migration planning must know be approved. Your help is needed to work on the migration planning with all the key stakeholders to achieve an agreement. Refer to the scenario above You are the Lead Architect asked to describe accordingly to TOGAF 9 the best way to address the following activities: The way the migration planning is conducted. What is going to be implemented. The stakeholders involved in the implementation. The definition of the deliverables to use Choose one of the following answers Scenario: Raxlon Inc. Case Study Title (Case Study): Raxlon Inc. is a Fortune 500 Company dealing in high value drugs and pharma products. Its annual turnover is over 120 billion $. It has more than 100,000 employees all over the globe in its R&D, Manufacturing and Marketing Units. Raxlon's CEO, Dr Peter Fowles, is a pharmacology expert and has over 72 patents on various types of drugs mainly used for treating patients with genetic disorders. Raxlon is now moving into a suite of high end critical drug products used for Genetic Repair of congenital Diseases like Alzhmeir's disease and Epilepsy. Rexlon has a well developed EA practice and in 2009 the EA practice has adopted TOGAF 9 as the primary Framework for Enterprise Architectural Change Agent. Dr Fowles' main concerns are: Security of the critical data which they have gained over the years after painstaking research. Although Rexlon had an adequate security system Dr Fowles feels it may not be adequate to deal with the new order of things, especially with data which is highly confidential and if leaked would have major financial impact on the Company. Dr Fowles calls his CIO and explains his position to him and entrusts whim with the responsibly of evaluating the current security system, operation and governance and determine which are the gaps which need to be addressed during the fresh architectural work. Assume that a new Security Framework would be used in the ADM life cycle. To protect Rexlon's valuable IP. The CIO apprises the Lead Architect of the sensitive nature of the work he has to complete within the next 2 months. Identify which of the following processes would be most appropriate for the Lead Architect to adopt in this situation. Chiamin Metals is a leading world-wide manufacturer for continuous casting and bottom pouring powders. In addition to mould powders, the company also produces cored wire for secondary metallurgy. Chiamin Metals offers a variety of products and uses a paper-based catalog to sponsor them. A new CIO has joint the enterprise and has set up a team of Enterprise Architects following the TOGAF 9 practice. The main challenge is now to offer to Chiamin Metals customers a centralized and reliable entry point for their request via the implementation of a global online portal. This will allow the management of new marketing activities and will enable the new Chiamin Metals' ecommerce service. Refer to the scenario above You are the Chief Architect and the CIO asked you to present an Architecture Vision to address the above business problem. Identify the best answer accordingly to the TOGAF 9. Choose one of the following answers Carter Woods, a global furniture firm, wants to improve the efficiency of its sales force by replacing their legacy configuration and ordering systems based on manual and paper based processes with an online ordering platform. Carter Woods uses the Architecture Delivery Method from TOGAF 9. The CIO sponsored this activity and the Baseline Architecture was defined on the initial iteration defining: approach, scope and architectural vision including a set of architecture principles related to the Data domain: - Data is an asset. - Data is shared. - Data is accessible. A set of aspects to clarify arose from the business analysis from the assumption to replace the legacy systems with an online centralized one. These main concerns are: · To identify the changes to existing business processes. · To identify the data entities that can be shared among the sales agents. · To clarify how to keep the data secured. · To identify the list of non-sales application to be integrated with the sales applications Refer to the scenario above You, as Lead Enterprise Architect, need to identify the most appropriate architecture viewpoints to address the concerns above mentioned. Choose one of the following answers TotalComms is a telecommunications company formed from the merging of other 2 telecommunication companies. The business operating model has been unified, the TOGAF 9 Architecture Board approved the outline Implementation and Migration Plan the detailed migration planning must know be approved. Your help is needed to work on the migration planning with all the key stakeholders to achieve an agreement. Refer to the scenario above You are the Lead Architect asked to describe accordingly to TOGAF 9 the best way to address the following activities: - The way the migration planning is conducted. - What is going to be implemented. - The stakeholders involved in the implementation. - The definition of the deliverables to use Choose one of the following answers FreshFruit Int. is an online American grocer. The Executive Board decided to implement a new strategy to expand the business to other markets. The CIO is sponsoring an enterprise activity to support the expanded operations. A new solution is rolled-out to replace the legacy online sales platform. A compliance review was performed to assess the solution implementation. The result of the review highlighted a complaint from the development team stating that the new system is difficult to integrate with the existing warehouse automation systems. The Chief Architect is concerned that the complaint is not related to a real problem of the solution but is based on personal preferences of the development teams. Another interview with the project team is scheduled. Refer to the scenario above You are the Lead Architect and an architect from your team leads the review team. You have to answer how, based on TOGAF 9, you should enable the review team to conduct the reviews successfully. Choose one of the following answers UTrack Transports is a strong UK logistics company. The head of the strategic marketing division engaged the Principal Architect issuing a Request for architectural work to design an enhancement of the current Enterprise Data Warehouse system. An enhancement is needed to support the change in the business model; UTrack wants to leverage on customer data collected during business as usual activities and anonymize them to offer marketing agencies a fresh and accessible source of analytics data, this will increase the company revenues. TOGAF 9 is the architectural framework in use. Refer to the scenario above The Principal Architect has decided to ask you as Business Intelligence Subject Matter Expert to design the Data Architecture. The Chief Architect shared with you the Architecture Definition Document including the Business Architecture design. You now need to choose the artifacts you want to produce as part of the Data Architecture design. Identify the best answer accordingly to the TOGAF 9. Choose one of the following answers Magic Wand Corporation manufactures a range of equipment used by magician worldwide. The global popularity of a series of children's books describing the formative years of a budding wizard and his various escapades at wizard school has driven unprecedented sales growth in the magical equipment market. The current IT systems at Magic Wand are struggling to cope with the high volumes in this growth market. The CIO wants to persuade the board of Magic Wand Corporation to make a greater investment in the IT systems to cope with the new higher transaction volumes. On of the key components the CIOs wants to include when he approaches the board is a description of the current problems and how they may be addressed from an architectural point of view. As the High Architect of Magic Wand Corporation, the CIO has delegated the task of creating a vision for the future Architecture to you. Which of the following answers best describes how TOGAF recommends delivering an Architecture Vision for the CIO? Scenario: AutoComp Corporation AutoComp Corporation produces components for the Car industry. Driven by the global financial downturn they are looking to reduce IT costs. They believe there is a cost saving opportunity within IT but this is not quantified in terms of potential savings nor is there agreed target architecture. Final decisions on the solutions are not yet fully agreed. They have completed their Vision Phase and first pass of the three architecture definition phases and now they want to finalize and plan their solutions. You are the Chief Architect from a consulting organization brought into review the work to date by AutoComp Corporation and to make recommendations to the CIO and the board on this. Which of the following answers best describes how TOGAF recommends in this context? McKinley Rockets is an enterprise that employs 20,000 men and women in five countries: UK, Italy, France, Spain and the Netherlands and its mission is to guarantee access to space offering space transportation, launch and management of satellite systems at low cost. A TOGAF 9 mature Enterprise Architecture program is already established within the enterprise. McKinley Rockets strategy is to leverage in the USA shortage of satellite launches availability - that NASA created because of the Shuttle program shutdown - by acquiring an important merican space agency. This will ultimately allow McKinley Rockets to offer its services to the US market. The new acquired company NovaSpace is very successful but with outdated satellite monitoring systems. The CIO is sponsoring an activity to extend the McKinley Rockets' satellite monitoring applications to include the NovaSpace's satellites flock. A task force of enterprise architects prepared an Architecture Vision and secured the approval. The Architecture Board decided to approve the vision, provided that the Design Definition Document is presented for review at phase D conclusion. Refer to the scenario above The Chief Architect asked you as Lead Integration Architect to use TOGAF 9 to recommend the best approach to design the Full Architecture and present it to the Architecture Board. Identify the best answer accordingly to the TOGAF 9 guidelines. Choose one of the following answers Scenario: Please read this scenario prior to answering the Question You are serving as the Chief Architect for a large, global commodities trading company which has been growing rapidly through a series of acquisitions. Each business is performing well in its markets. However, the lack of integration between headquarters and the business units has increasingly caused problems in the handling of customer and financial information. The inability to share information across businesses has resulted in lost opportunities to "leverage the synergies" that had been intended when the businesses were acquired. At present, each business unit maintains its own applications. Despite an earlier initiative to install a common application to manage customer, products, supplier, and inventory information, each business unit has different ways of defining each of these core elements and has customized the common application to the point where the ability to exchange information is difficult, costly, and error-prone. As a result, the company has made the decision to introduce a single enterprise- wide application to consolidate information from several applications that exist across the lines of business. The application will be used by all business units and accessed by suppliers through well defined interfaces. Refer to the Scenario As part of the process for establishing the Enterprise Architecture department, you are developing a set of architecture principles to guide the activities. You need to specify the best approach for this work. Based on TOGAF 9, which of the following is the best answer? An international Insurance company has grown with little consideration for rationalization and consolidation. There is no coordination between business unit and every one have managed its own applications. The CIO decided to establish an Enterprise Architecture program within the enterprise to enable the company to expand to other markets in the next two years. The company has not any Enterprise Architecture Capability in place and the he CIO has set up an Architecture Board and called its first meeting. Refer to the scenario above As Lead Architect you will establish a TOGAF 9 Enterprise Architecture program. Identify the best way to do this among the answers below. Choose one of the following answers RIG Networks, a global network supplier is implementing a massive replacement of its supply chain to reduce production cost of their new LTE (Long Term Evolution) gateways. As part of this renovation process the CIO decided to replace their ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system using a greenfield approach (where the legacy ERP system will be decommissioned). The CIO engaged a team of TOGAF 9 certified consultants to design the solution, he then identified the suppliers and asked you as Chief Architect to supervise the definition of the Architecture Design and Development Contract. Refer to the scenario above You now need to write the Architecture Design and Development Contract, identify how you would o this following TOGAF 9. Choose one of the following answers Scenario: Eight Twelve Eight Twelve has retail outlets throughout North America. An Enterprise Architecture practice already exists in Eight Twelve. Now the CEO and CIO decide that they want to use TOGAF9 to re- architect their Enterprise Architecture to cater to the changing strategies of Eight Twelve to better respond to the changes in the economic and technology environments. Some of the key issues which need to be addressed in this re-architecting work are: 1. Since Eight Twelve's retail chain operate 24 hours a day and are expanding to South America and Europe, the retail chain business ecosystem should be able to withstand any unforeseen disruptions which might affect the chain's day to day operations. This is highly critical to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and thus maintaining and enhancing Eight Twelve's revenue chain. 2. Dependency between the application components, which are the nerve centers to Eight Twelve's sophisticated range of services both external and internal, and the application platform and technology infrastructure should be minimal. This would facilitate scalability and ease of enhancement of the service offerings. 3. Eight Twelve uses the ARTS Data Model and the quality of data is of utmost importance for its operation. 4. Users of the Enterprise Information ecosystem should have an environment which is able to cater to their needs without any undue delays. Which one of the following set of Architecture Principles do you feel is the most appropriate for these guidelines stated above for the TOGAF 9 architecting work which Eight Twelve is embarking on? Scenario: Marona Inc. Marona Inc is a Fortune 500 Enterprise in the retail industry with retail store components manufacturing units and marketing outlets spanning the globe and having an annual turnover of 20 billion$ with more than 100, 000 employees world wide. The CEO, CIO and the stakeholders of the ongoing EA projects are concerned about rising costs and as one measure want to do an investigation into the operational aspects of the realized Enterprise Architecture using TOGAF9. The CIO approaches you as the Lead Enterprise Architect to carry out this exercise the stakeholder had voiced to him the following concerns: They want to analyze the roles of the top management for each revenue earning service. Moreover, many of the HR related critical Search application component have become extremely slow. This needs to be diagnosed and rectified. Moreover there is no proper tracking of revenue from retail store component products over time. There has also been a lot of unauthorized or unwanted access to many of the critical information. Hence the mode of access needs to be strengthened and made much more secure. Another additional concern is the new launches and the progress of each of the launches over time. Determine which of the following set of viewpoints are most appropriate to analyze and view in order to address this concern of the stakeholders. Scenario: Please read this scenario prior to answering the Question You are serving as the Chief Architect for a large, global commodities trading company which has been growing rapidly through a series of acquisitions. Each business is performing well in its markets. However, the lack of integration between headquarters and the business units has increasingly caused problems in the handling of customer and financial information. The inability to share information across businesses has resulted in lost opportunities to "leverage the synergies" that had been intended when the businesses were acquired. At present, each business unit maintains its own applications. Despite an earlier initiative to install a common application to manage customer, products, supplier, and inventory information, each business unit has different ways of defining each of these core elements and has customized the common application to the point where the ability to exchange information is difficult, costly, and error-prone. As a result, the company has made the decision to introduce a single enterprise-wide application to consolidate information from several applications that exist across the lines of business. The application will be used by all business units and accessed by suppliers through well defined interfaces. Refer to the Scenario As part of the process for establishing the Enterprise Architecture department, you are developing a set of architecture principles to guide the activities. You need to specify the best approach for this work. Based on TOGAF 9, which of the following is the best answer? ARTI Dimensioning is a multinational that operates production facilities in 29 countries and sells its products in over 120 countries. A consultancy firm has recommended a realignment that will enhance sharing of product information across business units. The implementation of this strategic realignment will require the development of integrated customer information systems and product information systems. ARTI has a mature enterprise architecture practice and uses TOGAF 9 for the basis of the ARTI Architecture Framework (method and deliverables). The CIO is sponsoring an architecture development program that is going to start. The CIO is concerned about a potential disruptive result to the business of this activity and before proceeding with the architecture development he asked to evaluate the impacts on the company business. Refer to the scenario above You are the Lead Architect and you have been asked to recommend an approach to address the concerns raised. Based on TOGAF 9 recommend which of the following is the best answer. Choose one of the following answers ARTI Dimensioning is a multinational that operates production facilities in 29 countries and sells its products in over 120 countries. A consultancy firm has recommended a realignment that will enhance sharing of product information across business units. The implementation of this strategic realignment will require the development of integrated customer information systems and product information systems. ARTI has a mature enterprise architecture practice and uses TOGAF 9 for the basis of the ARTI Architecture Framework (method and deliverables). The CIO is sponsoring an architecture development program that is going to start. The CIO is concerned about a potential disruptive result to the business of this activity and before proceeding with the architecture development he asked to evaluate the impacts on the company business. Refer to the scenario above You are the Lead Architect and you have been asked to recommend an approach to address the concerns raised. Based on TOGAF 9 recommend which of the following is the best answer. Choose one of the following answers A. A Risk Aversion Assessment should be conducted during the Implementation Governance phase to determine the degree of risk aversion of the proposed business transformation. After sharing the residual level of risk with the company chairman and the residual risk is not accepted, a set of parallel systems will be implemented to mitigate the risks. ARTI Dimensioning is a multinational that operates production facilities in 29 countries and sells its products in over 120 countries. A consultancy firm has recommended a realignment that will enhance sharing of product information across business units. The implementation of this strategic realignment will require the development of integrated customer information systems and product information systems. ARTI has a mature enterprise architecture practice and uses TOGAF 9 for the basis of the ARTI Architecture Framework (method and deliverables). The CIO is sponsoring an architecture development program that is going to start. The CIO is concerned about a potential disruptive result to the business of this activity and before proceeding with the architecture development he asked to evaluate the impacts on the company business. Refer to the scenario above You are the Lead Architect and you have been asked to recommend an approach to address the concerns raised. Based on TOGAF 9 recommend which of the following is the best answer. Choose one of the following answers. TP Banking is a strong financial institute with a well-known acquisition history with an internal IT department managing over 100 projects related to infrastructure and services. The CIO has decided to create an Enterprise Architecture based on TOGAF 9 as reaction to the difficult market conditions. An Architecture Vision and a set of domain architectures were approved. The CIO is asking you (the Lead Architect) to define an Implementation and Migration Plan that realizes the vision already agreed with the stakeholders involved. Refer to the scenario above You are leading a group of domain architects and you are working with the corporate PMO, the business strategy team and service operations. You are meeting the stakeholders to clarify how you want to proceed with the Implementation and Migration Plan. Choose one of the following answers Scenario: Marona Inc. Marona Inc is a Fortune 500 Enterprise in the retail industry with retail store components manufacturing units and marketing outlets spanning the globe and having an annual turnover of 20 billion$ with more than 100, 000 employees worldwide. The CEO, CIO and the stakeholders of the ongoing EA projects are concerned about rising costs and as one measure want to do an investigation into the operational aspects of the realized Enterprise Architecture using TOGAF9. The CIO approaches you as the Lead Enterprise Architect to carry out this exercise the stakeholder had voiced to him the following concerns: They want to analyze the roles of the top management for each revenue earning service. Moreover, many of the HR related critical Search application component have become extremely slow. This needs to be diagnosed and rectified. Moreover there is no proper tracking of revenue from retail store component products over time. There has also been a lot of unauthorized or unwanted access to many of the critical information. Hence the mode of access needs to be strengthened and made much more secure. Another additional concern is the new launches and the progress of each of the launches over time. Determine which of the following set of viewpoints are most appropriate to analyze and view in order to address this concern of the stakeholders. Dante Manufacturing is a big supplier in the automotive industry, head quarter in London with main plants in New York, Milan, Toronto and Tokio. Each one of these plants has been operating its own Manufacturing Requirements Planning (MRP II) system, production scheduling and custom applications for production automation. Dante's objective is to minimize waste production improving production operations. During an analysis of the process improvements was determined that a significant improvement on waste production could be achieved replacing the outdated MRPII system with a common Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) located in London. Dante has well- developed governance and processes based on TOGAF 9. The Chief Engineer of Global Manufacturing operations is the business sponsor and issued a Request for Architectural Work. The architectural activity for the implementation of the new ERP platform is kicked off and the architectural vision is produced. Some concerns on the security, reliability, responsibility and time to manage change of driving the MRP II and production scheduling by a central system located in London are raised by the team of architects working on the project and by senior management of the various organizations. These last in particular, stressed the need to align the information management with the business. Refer to the scenario above As Lead Architect you have been asked to update the IT architectural principles to address the concerns raised by the project stakeholders and the senior management. According to TOGAF 9 (assuming the enterprise is using the example set of principles in TOGAF 9 Section 23.6), which of the following is the best answer? Choose one of the following answers Carter Woods, a global furniture firm, wants to improve the efficiency of its sales force by replacing their legacy configuration and ordering systems based on manual and paper based processes with an online ordering platform. Carter Woods uses the Architecture Delivery Method from TOGAF 9. The CIO sponsored this activity and the Baseline Architecture was defined on the initial iteration defining: approach, scope and architectural vision including a set of architecture principles related to the Data domain: Data is an asset. Data is shared. Data is accessible. A set of aspects to clarify arose from the business analysis from the assumption to replace the legacy systems with an online centralized one. These main concerns are: · To identify the changes to existing business processes. · To identify the data entities that can be shared among the sales agents. · To clarify how to keep the data secured. · To identify the list of non-sales application to be integrated with the sales applications Refer to the scenario above You, as Lead Enterprise Architect, need to identify the most appropriate architecture viewpoints to address the concerns above mentioned. Choose one of the following answers

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