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  • #53077

    Darth_X
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    Is PMP certification a welcome addition to six sigma black belt or master black belt?Thoughts and opinions?-Darthy

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    #187852

    Zakeriya Ameer
    Member

    Yes I guess it is an integrated part of SS

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    #187859

    GoBucks
    Participant

    This is a good question, because I have been wondering the same thing.  I am working on getting my BB certification right now, and I am also strongly considering trying to get my PMP as well.  I’m curious to find out if other Black Belt’s have found that getting a PMP as well was worthwhile.

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    #187861

    DT
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    I received my PMP in 2003, but had used its methodology for several years and I obtained my Black Belt in 2007. I prefer using PMP methodology on implementation type projects and the DMAIC methodology on improvement projects. Both methodologies are similiar in standards including proper steps, forms and over-communication, but Six Sigma’s reach seems to be greater in the cultural arena such as stakeholder buy-in, employee empowerment, and general individual motivation.
    I could discusss this for hours, but this is my general thoughts. I am sure others may have different views, but that’s why we are discussing this.

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    #187863

    VanV
    Member

    I manage and hire black belts and I would definitely consider someone with a PMP certification as having an upper hand on other candidates.  Not only does it put you in a better position when looking for a job, it gives you a new perspective on project management just through the course of preparing for the exam. 
    Disclosure: Certified BB, PMP, MBA

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    #187870

    Paul Mc
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    I have a BB and a PMP and see them as complimentary. The BB is the improvement part of an existing process and the PMP is the implementation part of a new process. When performing the quality planning- the BB process is a perfect addition.

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    #187874

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    Complementary not complimentary unless your BB told your PMP that she is looking hot today.

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    #187875

    MBBinWI
    Participant

    I thought she was looking pretty hot.  But then, who said I had any taste?

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    #187877

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    It’s been a pleasure “working” with you this year and look forward to future witty and challenging exchanges in the new year. Have a good one.

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    #187891

    Leader
    Participant

    Isn’t there a point where you can overkill on certifications? Just know what the heck you are doing, understand how to run a project, and be able to demonstrate it through past accomplishments. When I hire people, I care less about the letters behind their name vs what they have actually done.

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    #187893

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    What if somebody has multiple BB or MBB certs from different organizations? Does that make them extra competent?

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    #187895

    Mikel
    Member

    Tells me they can’t hold a job

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    #187896

    Leader
    Participant

    Some people I don’t get to hire… some I just inherit…

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    #187898

    Darth_X
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    #187899

    Darth_X
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    #187900

    Mikel
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    That is the most intelligent response I’ve seen from you.Keep up the improvement.

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    #187901

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    Stan you Booger, that was gonna be my line. Hope you are doing better.

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    #187902

    Somnambulist
    Member

    Studying for the PMP cert. I learned SS is an integrated part of PM.

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    #187907

    Mikel
    Member

    What BS

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    #187917

    MBBinWI
    Participant

    Best comment, yet.

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    #187924

    Stevo
    Member

    I think having both can be beneficial; however I’ve had to be careful when hiring PMP/BB’s.  When I hire a BB I’m looking for a true change agent that is not afraid to challenge the status quo and get creative in their problem solving.  
     
    I’ve notice that some people that excelled as a PMP are great “soldiers” detailed and steady, but don’t necessarily have the impatience for stupid things that I’m looking for.
     
    Stevo

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