Free PMI-ACP Exam Sample Question 42

According to Lean Manufacturing, which of the following terms refers to a set of unfinished work that produces no business value?

A) Work In Process
B) Work in Transition
C) Work In Stagnation
D) Work In Progress

HINT: Regardless of whether or not you are actively performing tasks for this work, it is still considered unfinished and will produce no business value until it is fully completed.

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Correct Answer: A

Work in Process is a Lean Manufacturing term that refers to the set of unfinished items being developed or waiting in the backlog that produce no business value until they are fully completed. Work in Progress is a more general term that is not specific to Lean Manufacturing and refers to any work for which you are actively performing tasks at any given moment.

Reference: Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit, Mary and Tom Poppendieck, 2003

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