What’s the value of people with an MBA, who already work in consulting, getting a PMP/lean six-sigma cert? Seems pointless, or am I missing something ?

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PMP as a certification is pointless regardless, but to your point not a lot out value outside of the handful of folks that enjoy stacking letters on their LinkedIn

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Agree! At the end of the day, your work experience and achievements are the achievements that really matter!

It depends. MBA is only valuable while you go through it (learning and building relationships), applying it (if you are going through it while working), and near and immediately after you graduate (helps secure a new career). Depending on your program - it’s the alumni network but after a few years, your MBA momentum is stale and they are looking at what you currently do now.

In regards to six sigma, it’s a great methodology, however there are other good QMS systems to apply, I just don’t see six sigma as much as I have seen it 15 years ago. I don’t think it hurts because it’s a nice tool kit in your arsenal and gives you the mindset and approach to quality management.

Hope that helps!

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PMP might be good if you're looking at federal consulting. PMP is pretty time intensive, and I think they're moving the curriculum more towards agile methodologies anyways. So I'd only look at getting it IF its a specific job requirement for your dream job.

Commercially, people don't care at all and want you to be able to do the work. PMP is time intensive, you could get a lot more value out of those hours pursuing other skillsets. Getting more involved in coding, data, and analytics would be more helpful from a practical consulting perspective. They are also versatile across industries. Lots of free resources out there for those skillsets too.

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