Lean Practitioners Exam

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Lean Practitioners Exam

Congratulations on your approved application and authorization to take the Fellow I exam! The exam is not hard as it covers the basic elements which all practitioners should know and understand. Making it to this point you have demonstrated a level of understanding, and passing this short test establishes one element of your competency. The next step after passing the exam is a review of your project, which is more important as this is a direct example of your ability to use and apply the LSS tools. If you do not pass this exam, not to worry as you will be able to take the exam again in 60 days. Additionally, you will also have an opportunity to talk to a proctor from IPE about the exam and to discuss a strategy on what you need to prepare for the next test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the diamond symbol on a flowchart denote?
    • A. 

      An area where more money could be saved

    • B. 

      A process step

    • C. 

      A rework step

    • D. 

      A decision step

    • E. 

      A corner step

  • 2. 
    Which of the following describe what “CTQ’s” should be?
    • A. 

      Measurable

    • B. 

      Contained

    • C. 

      Proactive

    • D. 

      Reactive

    • E. 

      Contextual

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is considered an element of value-added work?
    • A. 

      Doing the task or action right the first time

    • B. 

      Eliminating all defects and the need for rework

    • C. 

      Empowering employees to establish their own work standards

    • D. 

      Activities that must be performed under present work conditions

    • E. 

      A step which is deemed a value

  • 4. 
    A Value Stream Map is a tool to: (More than 1 answer)
    • A. 

      Enable managers to better understand their backlog

    • B. 

      Assist you in identifying and eliminating all forms of waste

    • C. 

      Assist managers to better understand their on time delivery

    • D. 

      Help you identify which workers are poor performers

    • E. 

      Identify organizational opportunities

  • 5. 
    In its purest form, when items are processed and moved directly from one process to the next one piece at a time, it is known as:
    • A. 

      Value stream mapping

    • B. 

      Continuous flow

    • C. 

      Low volume production

    • D. 

      A "supermarket" pull system

  • 6. 
    A lean organization strives to create:
    • A. 

      Many layers of management

    • B. 

      Specialists in each department

    • C. 

      A population of problem solvers

    • D. 

      Annual Kaizen events

  • 7. 
    Which one of the following statements is true about root causes?
    • A. 

      A root cause is a symptom

    • B. 

      A root cause, when removed, will eliminate the problem

    • C. 

      There is always a single root cause for a problem

    • D. 

      A root cause can always be traced to an individual

  • 8. 
    The word "problem" refers to which of the items below?
    • A. 

      Symptom

    • B. 

      Concern

    • C. 

      Issue

    • D. 

      Business pain

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    In what region of a SIPOC does the problem have to reside for your SIPOC to be useful in the process you are evaluating?
    • A. 

      Customers, Outputs

    • B. 

      Inputs, Suppliers

    • C. 

      Process, Outputs

    • D. 

      Inputs, Process

    • E. 

      Suppliers & Customers

  • 10. 
    Capacity is defined as
    • A. 

      The amount that can be pushed through right the first time

    • B. 

      The maximum amount of service a process can deliver over a defined period

    • C. 

      The number of outputs for a defined period of time

    • D. 

      The limiting factors which slow the productive environment

  • 11. 
    Which one of the following is NOT considered a Key Process Input Variable (KPIV’s)?
    • A. 

      Skill Level of staff

    • B. 

      Availability / quality of materials

    • C. 

      Correctness of document (Completeness)

    • D. 

      Financial performance

    • E. 

      Diagnostic results correct / on time / in right place

    • F. 

      Accuracy and completeness of data entry

  • 12. 
    Data must have the following attributes
    • A. 

      Contextual

    • B. 

      Sufficient

    • C. 

      Representative

    • D. 

      Reliable

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    What type of data is: Time in minutes to complete Triage?
    • A. 

      Obscure

    • B. 

      Discrete

    • C. 

      Continuous

    • D. 

      Discretionary

    • E. 

      Primary

  • 14. 
    Which is NOT true for a Charter
    • A. 

      Clarifies what is expected of the project team

    • B. 

      Manages the scope the project

    • C. 

      Keeps the team aligned with organizational priorities

    • D. 

      Clearly states the root cause

  • 15. 
    What is a SIPOC primarily used for?
    • A. 

      Focus your attention on your customer

    • B. 

      Find areas of waste in your process

    • C. 

      Help you understand your work as a process

    • D. 

      Help you create a detailed flowchart of your process

    • E. 

      Outlining the SIPOC fill ratio

  • 16. 
    Special cause variation is always present to some degree in any process.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Driver diagrams help you select which processes influence a specific area
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    What are the 5 Steps of Six Sigma? __________ __________ __________ __________ __________