LP Certification Requirements & Performance of Top-level Competencies
To achieve LP certification, a participant must:
- Complete required pre-work before attending a four-day training event. This includes identifying an area and challenge where you will run a lean improvement event.
- Complete four (4) days of classroom training.
- Pass an examination given during the fourth day of training.
- Complete a training evaluation survey.
- Be lead facilitator on at least one (1) lean Rapid Improvement Event (RIE), which will include preparing for, delivering and facilitating the event to a successful close.
- Participate in remote coaching calls and webinars.
- Participate the Connect online community of practice.
- Keep a journal and develop other habits of reflective practitioners to get the most from your lean experiences.
Performance of Top-level Competencies
The LP will develop and demonstrate the following competencies:
- Prepare for, deliver, and facilitate to closure 1-5 day Kaizen events, including complex events that involve rapid experiments without supervision.
- Identify, assess and facilitate teams to implement improvements for all the elements of PHA’s framework for a lean service cell, including demand; flow dynamics (push/pull and one-piece/batch); standard work for all key roles; 5S (sort, straighten, shine, standardize and sustain); and visual management for both work in progress and control.
- Identify and take action (Kaizen, PDCA, just do it) to eliminate all 8 forms of waste, including defects, over processing, waiting, non or under-utilization of talent, transportation, inventory, motion, and excess processing.
- Identify the need for, and provide coaching and just-in-time training on, lean principles and tools to value-stream owners, process owners and staff engaged in lean improvement. This includes participation in gemba walks and Lean Daily Improvement.
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