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Cynthia Schmitt, PMP, PMI-ACP Director, Program Delivery at Intuitive Company Digital PM Summit Philadelphia 2015 Hello. @wtzgoodPHL

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  • Cynthia Schmitt, PMP, PMI-ACP Director, Program Delivery at Intuitive Company

    Digital PM Summit Philadelphia 2015

    [email protected]

  • Clown Aspirer Video Store Worker Website Developer Project Manager Director of Program Delivery

    Career Path:

  • Small firms > Large corporations

    Research & strategy projects, mobile apps, eCommerce site builds, CRM database implementations

    The Zen PM

  • Wow, all those letters after your name are really

    impressive.

    I would never hire someone

    with a PMP, they are too rigid.

    My Mom

    Certs are useless for

    DPMs.

    No one

    Someone at this conference

    Real World Advice

  • Dont worry, youll pick it up

    Everyone is Agile now?

    Companies manage projects differently

    Dollar Bills $$$

    Why I saidYES!

  • PMP- PMI-ACP- CSM, CAPM, PgMP, CSPO, CSC

    What will help me today?

    What will help me tomorrow?

    What will benefit my future goals?

  • Transform AgenciesLarge Companies Preferred Common Language & Framework 10% ClubYoure Serious

    Not a Job Guarantee Not a Digital Teacher Aint Cheap $$$

    PROS CONS

    Why Certs? (because we love lists)

  • As a DPM in an agency, if you had to choose which cert would you recommend I go for?Answer: Dont go chasing waterfalls, go Agile (CSM,PMI-ACP)

    Answer: Yes, salaries average 16% higher. *Sources: A lot of them

    Answer: Some day your manager may report to you. Dont always take their advice. DO THE RESEARCH

    Are salaries higher for people with certifications?

    I feel like my manager frowns upon certifications, should I still get one?

    Q+A

  • Certifications HAVE helped me#beinghonest #getyourcerton #educateyoself In order to be successful in our field, we must always be learning

    Tweets Tweets & replies Photos & videos

    Cynthia Schmitt @wtzgoodPHL 20h

  • Diversify your knowledge across project types

    Give back to our community

    Dont look at this just as a job

    Education will never hurt you.Your project, your team, your future DEPENDS ON IT!!

    Parting Words

  • Thank [email protected]

    Cynthia Schmitt, PMP, PMI-ACP Director, Program Delivery at Intuitive Company