Certified Lean Project Manager® - the original Lean Project Management Certification



Certified Lean Project Manager®

The Certified Lean Project Manager® at a glance

  • Create added value for personal development Establish systemic methods for the elimination of waste within projects. Learn how to lead teams and use continuous improvement to get quality right from the start. Manage even big projects with modern and lean methods.
  • Get the official training material as eBook included Save $95 USD and get the official training material included in your training. Our training book can also be bought separately at Amazon.com without booking our trainings.
  • Earn an exclusive and protected job title This certification will lead to the professional title Certified Lean Project Manager®, which can only be awarded by IBQMI®. You will be listed in our competence center as a Certified Lean Project Manager®.

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Syllabus of Certified Lean Project Manager®

What will I learn?

You will learn the ability to adapt to the various internal procedures of the client and form close links with the nominated representatives, which is essential in ensuring that the key issues of cost, time, quality and, above all, client satisfaction can be realized. The role of the Certified Lean Project Manager® within the organization is the fundamental element of sustaining the progress of lean thinking.
Lean project management provides truly lean approaches to project management. You will also learn how to prioritize work, manage issues with lean methods, lead teams, and negotiate with stakeholders.

What is my qualification level after passing the final exam?

The Certified Lean Project Manager® certification will qualify you to be the first point of contact for any issues arising from the heads of various departments in an organization.

The topics of the official training material for this certification are as follows:

  1. Project management from a classical view
  2. Lean definitions, a deep dive
  3. Benefits of Lean Project Management
  4. Advanced Lean Project Management Principles
  5. The Four Values of Lean Project Management
  6. The Twelve Principles of Lean Project Management
  7. Organizational Transition and Evolution
  8. The evolution from waterfall to lean project management
  9. A comparison of defined and empirical models
  10. The role of the project plan
  11. The triangle of constraints in lean project management
  12. Explaining the traditional phases
  13. Explaining lean project management phases
  14. Initiating a Lean Project
  15. Elements of a product vision
  16. Requirements Gathering and User Stories
  17. Planning process and activities in lean project management
  18. Iteration planning activities
  1. Creating the Iteration Backlog
  2. Estimations
  3. Schedules and Buffers in Lean project management
  4. Calculating a project buffer
  5. Iteration planning for complex projects
  6. Getting buy-in from stakeholders
  7. Organizational structure and culture
  8. Lean project management Practices for Initial Adoption
  9. Requirements definition
  10. Deploying lean project management in the organization
  11. Monitoring, Controlling, and Reporting
  12. Monitoring Iteration Progress
  13. Monitoring tools
  14. Monitoring and Reporting Release Progress
  15. Interpreting project release information
  16. Measurement and Improvements
  17. Improving Team Performance
  18. Identify and fix problems
  19. The Agile Team
  20. Managing distributed Agile Teams
  21. Strategies for overcoming challenges

Summary of the Certified Lean Project Manager® Certification

certificate for Certified Lean Project Manager®
Each certificate includes:
- The name of the qualified expert
- The protected qualification title of which you are allowed lifelong use
- A certification number that verifies the authenticity for your employer
- The signatures of the Board of Directors

The exceptional advantages of our certifications:
- No Hidden Fees! We do not charge membership fees
- You will be listed as a validated expert in our competence center
- Our certificates are valid a life long
- Free training material included with all certifications
- You do not need to renew your certificate


PDU credits - www.pmi.org
You may receive PDU credits by enrolling to an IBQMI® certification course. You have to apply for your own credits through the PMI CCRS (Continuous Certification Requirement System). The Project Management Institute® provides an online PDU reporting site, click here to be taken to the site.
Please select "activities offered by third-party vendors". IBQMI® is not a REP training provider. After you log into the PMI.org website in the Report PDUs subsection choose “Course or Training” as your PDU Category.

For more information about how to Submit PDUs for Courses & Training, visit
https://www.pmi.org
Scrum Education Units (SEUs) - www.scrumalliance.org
You may receive SEUs by enrolling to an IBQMI® certification course. An SEU® is a credit earned by a Scrum professional for having completed an educational training or learning opportunity that meets a defined set of learning objectives.

You can find all details about Scrum Education Units at the Scrum Alliance website, as well as instructions for registering and tracking your SEUs.

What is the scope and responsibility of this job title?

As a Certified Lean Project Manager®, you are responsible for the planning, procurement, and execution of a project in any domain of engineering and business. The Certified Lean Project Manager® is a client representative who determines and implements solutions to meet the exact needs of the client or stakeholder based on the knowledge of the organization represented. Lean Project Management is a systematic method for the elimination of waste within a project management role.

What is included in this certification?

Our included training material will prepare you for the final exam that will lead to the protected title Certified Lean Project Manager® if passed. This online course includes all you need for the exam. The official training material as an eBook is included in this certification (you save $95 USD) and consists of a set of principles and business processes aimed at eliminating wasteful expenditure of resources and improving efficiency in project management. This book can also be bought at Amazon.com separately without the training.
The course includes learning what project management is, how lean methods and agile principles work, and what advantages they offer compared to other approaches for project management and product development. You will also gain a solid understanding of advanced subjects like Six Sigma and how to apply agile principles to various scenarios using case studies and existing best practices.

After passing the final exam, this course will lead to the protected professional title:

Certified Lean Project Manager®

which will offer you a unique opportunity and advantage on the job market. This protected job title can only be awarded by IBQMI®, which is the only institute authorized to certify you as Certified Lean Project Manager®.

Why should I enroll in this certification?

Reflect your achievement, and improve your skills and knowledge. This certification builds self-confidence in agile project management combined with lean principles. This IBQMI® certification will prepare you for greater job responsibilities. It indicates your willingness to invest in professional development. This provides certification holders an awareness of leading projects and using lean techniques. From studies and interviews, we know that the certification as a Certified Lean Project Manager® has helped unify the profession by creating a common language and standard frameworks for project managers to use when executing projects.
Nine of ten executive personnel say project management certification is "highly desirable," "an advantage," "preferred," or "a plus." Define yourself beyond a job title and increase salary significantly. According to Indeed.com and Monster.com, the average salary of a project manager with lean experience is about $115,000 USD. Show your commitment to your profession by becoming a Certified Lean Project Manager®.

FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

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IBQMI® offers an array of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers in response to inquiries on our certifications and programs affecting the assessments. Bookmark this page for future reference and watch for updates. If you do not find an answer, feel free to use the web form to contact IBQMI®.

Are there prerequisites?

No, the Certified Lean Project Manager® training course includes all training material needed to pass the test. The price includes the material, the exam, and lifelong public listing in our competence center.

How long is the training course?

The Certified Lean Project Manager® certification is self-paced. The time to complete and pass the test will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you're ready. You have six months from the date of purchase to complete the course.

How in-depth is the training?

The Certified Lean Project Manager® course provides a high-level certification. This professional development course was designed to teach someone with basic knowledge about the role of the Certified Lean Project Manager® within the organization. You will also learn how to prioritize work, manage issues with lean methods, lead teams, and negotiate with stakeholders.

How do I learn more about Project Management and prepare for the Certified Lean Project Manager® assessment?

The IBQMI® Certified Lean Project Manager® training material is the first place to start learning about Lean Project Management and an important resource for studying to pass the various assessments available for purchase at www.ibqmi.org. However, reading the training material alone is not enough for someone to pass the assessment. Questions often ask test-takers to interpret information and apply it to challenging situations, so knowledge gained from personal experience and other sources is typically needed. The Certified Lean Project Manager® training material is freely available to all students who enroll in the training. This book is also available for non-students at Amazon.com for $95 USD. You should familiarize yourself with the terms and concepts found in the training material.

Do I need to purchase books or other training material?

No, all training material is included in your purchase. Our training material provides the coursework to study and pass the test. Sometimes we may recommend a book so that you can further study a subject, but they are not required.

Is the Certified Lean Project Manager® test difficult?

A Certified Lean Project Manager® is the first point of contact for any issues arising from the heads of various departments in an organization. You will need to know, how to establish systemic methods for the elimination of waste within projects. The test will also ensure, that you understand how to lead teams and use continuous improvement to get quality right from the start. It is very essential that you study and understand Project Management and Lean principles prior to taking the test, otherwise you will not pass!

How many questions does the Certified Lean Project Manager® test have?

The final test of Certified Lean Project Manager® has 60 questions.

What is the passing grade, and how much time do I have?

The final test of the Certified Lean Project Manager® has a passing grade of 65%. You will have a timeframe of 60 minutes, so you will not be able to look up answers to questions while taking the test.

What are the next steps after I pass the test?

When you have passed the test, your certificate will be created immediately for download. The certificate will be registered automatically in our competence center, and you will have the privilege of using the title Certified Lean Project Manager® in your CV for a lifetime.

Can I see the answers to the questions after completing my test?

No, it is not possible to provide answers for the tests of our certifications. The answers to the questions are not displayed. This policy maintains the secrecy of our question bank.

What is the structure of the Certified Lean Project Manager® test?

All exam questions are multiple choice questions with one or more correct answers and true/false. We do not penalize wrong answers. All questions carry equal weight in scoring. You can go back and answer unanswered questions. At the end of the assessment, we provide feedback on how well you scored on overall, so you can better prepare your studies for next time. We encourage you to navigate to and review the training material on our website. You may then further improve your skills that need strengthening.

What happens if I don't pass my certification test on the first try?

For the Certified Lean Project Manager you will have two attempts! If you fail, you can re-take a certificate exam.

I am convinced and want to get certified now. Which steps do I have to take to become a Certified Lean Project Manager®?

The first step is to register and create an account. This is free of charge. After you create an account, you should login and start the enrollment. You will be asked for the payment. After the payment process is done, you will be redirected to your activated enrollment. You now have six months to study the training materials. You can start the test whenever you feel ready. If you are an experienced Project Manager coach, you should be able to pass the test by just skimming over the training material. If you are new to lean and project management or feel you could use some additional training, we recommend reviewing the training material first before taking the test.

What does the price includes?

  • The final examination
  • Free training material (Amazon price is $99 USD)
  • Unlimited downloads of your stored certificate
  • Lifelong registration as an expert in our competence center
  • Automated validation of your achievement for your employer

What does the certificate include?

The Certified Lean Project Manager® certificate includes:

  • Your name as a qualified expert
  • The protected qualification title of which you are allowed lifelong use
  • A certification number that verifies the authenticity for your employer
  • The signatures of the Board of Directors

Can I get the Certified Lean Project Manager® through another company?

No, the International Business and Quality Management Institute holds the trademark for this professional training and is the only company worldwide that is authorized to certify you as a Certified Lean Project Manager®.

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