The LEAN IT Foundation exam is developed by the Lean IT Association (LITA). LITA is a non-profit organization founded by three Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs) – ITpreneurs, Pink Elephant, Quint Wellington Redwood and three Examination Institutes (EIs) – APMG, EXIN, PEOPLECERT International Ltd.
Any manager or specialist working in an IT organization can benefit from the insights provided by the qualification. There are no pre-requisites for candidates wishing to be trained and examined for this qualification. However, it is strongly recommended that candidates:
Have gained two or three years of IT-professional experience in the fields of support and maintenance and/or software development. Candidates could also be project managers or line managers in an IT organization.
Participate in a training course through one of EXIN´s accredited training providers.
Lean IT ties in well with other EXIN examination programs, such as ITIL®, EXIN Agile Scrum and EXIN IT Service Management based on ISO/IEC 20000. Lean IT optimizes your IT Service Management processes.
Organizational benefits are:
- Reduce costs via process efficiency
- Maximizing customer value
Benefits for employees are:
- Lean IT is complementary to other frameworks and methods such as ITIL® and Agile Scrum
- Broaden skills on process efficiency with a strong emphasis on behavior
- Employee satisfaction increases (involvement)
Prerequisites of the LEAN IT Foundation Exam:
The Lean IT Foundation training with an accredited training provider (ATP).
LEAN IT Foundation Exam Content:
Upon completion of the training and examination related to this qualification, a successful candidate will be familiar with the principles of the Lean philosophy and in particular with the application of this philosophy within an IT-environment. Specifically the candidate should understand:
- The principles underlying the Lean philosophy
- The importance of understanding and delivering customer value
- The way Lean looks at processes and the waste within them
- How to measure performance and the key determinants of performance
- What the organizational requirements are when implementing Lean, including the use of visual management tools
- Which behavior and attitude is necessary for Lean to be successful within an IT organization
- The DMAIC problem-solving model
- How these Lean principles can be applied within an IT organization
Please refer to the syllabus for a complete overview of the exam content.
LEAN IT Foundation Exam Details:
Number of questions: 40
Pass mark: 65% (26 out of 40)
Open book/notes: no
Electronic equipment permitted: no