Six Sigma Yellow Belt Examination

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Six Sigma Yellow Belt Examination

This is the Yellow Belt Examination which will evaluate the learning from your recent YB Six Sigma classroom session.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The fishbone diagram is used for which of the following?
    • A. 

      To follow the movement of people in a process

    • B. 

      To determine process capability

    • C. 

      To categorize input variables that may be important

    • D. 

      To prioritize the highest frequency problems

    • E. 

      To show the process flow

  • 2. 
    Which part of the project charter defines the boundaries of the project?
    • A. 

      The business case

    • B. 

      The goal statement

    • C. 

      The project scope

    • D. 

      Defining the team roles

    • E. 

      Timelines for Project completion

  • 3. 
    The first step in developing a project charter is to:
    • A. 

      Identify the solutions to be tested

    • B. 

      Investigate the root causes of the problem being analyzed

    • C. 

      Identify the opportunity for improvement

    • D. 

      Calculate the final project benefits

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a tool that is used to identify the vital few areas that need improvement?
    • A. 

      SIPOC

    • B. 

      Pareto Chart

    • C. 

      Trend chart or Run chart

    • D. 

      Value added flow chart

    • E. 

      Process Flow Chart

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is the most useful graphical tool for demonstrating data distribution?
    • A. 

      Process Map

    • B. 

      Histogram

    • C. 

      Pareto Chart

    • D. 

      Cause and Effect Diagram

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the purpose of Trend Charts?
    • A. 

      Calculate class interval in a process

    • B. 

      Observe Variation in the process over a period of time

    • C. 

      Prioritizing a solution

    • D. 

      Ensure Statistical Process Control

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    Which is the main focus of Statistical Process control?
    • A. 

      Identification of special cause variation

    • B. 

      Prioritization of vital causes

    • C. 

      Identification of failure modes

    • D. 

      Identification of defects per unit over a period of time

    • E. 

      Identification of vital few from trivial many

  • 8. 
    Which of these steps is NOT involved in prioritizing and selecting a solution?
    • A. 

      Establishing rating criteria

    • B. 

      Weight the criteria

    • C. 

      Establish criteria rating descriptions

    • D. 

      Determine the Sigma Level of the process

    • E. 

      Rate each solution

  • 9. 
    The Critical to Quality Characteristic’s definition includes which of the following?
    • A. 

      Baseline Sigma Value

    • B. 

      Specifications (Target and limits)

    • C. 

      Control Limits

    • D. 

      Both a and b

    • E. 

      Both a and c

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT a typical category for fishbone chart?
    • A. 

      Person

    • B. 

      Process

    • C. 

      System

    • D. 

      Policy

    • E. 

      Maintenance

  • 11. 
    What is the use of the pareto chart?
    • A. 

      To measure the variability in the process

    • B. 

      To calculate the sample size

    • C. 

      To segregate the vital few causes from the trivial many

    • D. 

      To determine the process capability

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Why don’t all processes need to achieve a Six Sigma level of performance?
    • A. 

      It may be very difficult to deliver some processes at that level

    • B. 

      It may be very costly to deliver processes at that level

    • C. 

      The processes may be critical processes

    • D. 

      Both a and b

    • E. 

      All processes should aim at a Six Sigma level of performance without thinking of cost considerations

  • 13. 
    Turn Around Time of a process measured in hours is an example of which type of measurement?
    • A. 

      Attribute measurements

    • B. 

      Variable measurements

    • C. 

      Discrete measurements

    • D. 

      Metrics

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    In the measure phase, which of the following is one of the things you should do?
    • A. 

      Develop a team charter

    • B. 

      Determine the baseline performance of the process

    • C. 

      Do causal analysis

    • D. 

      Document process changes

    • E. 

      Do hypothesis testing

  • 15. 
    Which of the following questions will be answered by identifying the Sigma Level for a process metric?
    • A. 

      What is the baseline performance of a specific process prior to improvement actions

    • B. 

      Whether people are provided with proper education and training on the improved process

    • C. 

      What is the control plan for the process

    • D. 

      A and C

    • E. 

      A and B

  • 16. 
    If D = Number of Defects, O = Defect Opportunities per unit, N = Sample Size, then which formula below is used to calculate DPMO?
    • A. 

      (O*1000000)/(N*D)

    • B. 

      O/(N*1000000)

    • C. 

      (O*N*D*1000000)

    • D. 

      (D*1000000)/(N*O)

    • E. 

      (N*1000000)/(D*O)

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is a typical activity undertaken in the Analyze phase of a project?
    • A. 

      Define performance standards

    • B. 

      Pilot the solution

    • C. 

      Validate root causes

    • D. 

      Create SIPOC

    • E. 

      Compute the baseline

  • 18. 
    Out of the following choices, which one is not a reason for piloting a solution?
    • A. 

      Reduce risk

    • B. 

      Assist in buy in

    • C. 

      Allow for verification before implementation

    • D. 

      Identify issues before implementation

    • E. 

      Develop process steps for value analysis

  • 19. 
    The contents of the high-level process map include:
    • A. 

      Customer, Outputs, Process Steps, Cost, Supplier

    • B. 

      Customer, Outputs, Process Steps, Inputs, Suppliers

    • C. 

      Schedule factors, Outputs, Process Steps, Inputs, Suppliers

    • D. 

      Boundaries of process steps

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    Which of the following choices best represents the purpose of a process map?
    • A. 

      Identify waste and prioritize projects

    • B. 

      To create a histogram

    • C. 

      To baseline the process performance

    • D. 

      To prioritize solutions

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    The most important use of the 5-Why routine is to:
    • A. 

      Brainstorm possible solutions

    • B. 

      Determine if the products is shippable

    • C. 

      Describe the CTQC’s more accurately

    • D. 

      Assess process capability

    • E. 

      Find the root cause of a problem

  • 22. 
    At which stage of a Six Sigma DMAIC project is a process map typically created?
    • A. 

      Define

    • B. 

      Measure

    • C. 

      Analyze

    • D. 

      Improve

    • E. 

      Control

  • 23. 
    Which of the following are goals when creating Process Maps?
    • A. 

      Determining which employees are the most productive

    • B. 

      Calculating process capability

    • C. 

      Determining inputs and identifying waste

    • D. 

      Identifying customer requirements

    • E. 

      Inspecting product to reduce defects

  • 24. 
    Which of the following tools can be used to group or organize ideas to achieve improved definition and understanding of them?
    • A. 

      Affinity Diagram

    • B. 

      Multi-voting

    • C. 

      Brainstorming

    • D. 

      Fishbone diagram

    • E. 

      A process step

  • 25. 
    In which stage of the Six Sigma DMAIC process is a charter established?
    • A. 

      Define

    • B. 

      Measure

    • C. 

      Analyze

    • D. 

      Improve

    • E. 

      Control

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