Cynthia Schmitt

Cynthia is the kind of person who strives to bring calmness and a sense of humor to her projects. In her role as Engagement Director at EY Intuitive, she motivates multi-disciplinary project teams to create enjoyable, usable, and beautiful digital experiences. She maintains industry certifications as a PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) and the controversial PMP (Project Management Professional.)

She has worked with every kind of client from non-profits and start-up ventures to fortune 500 retail, finance, and pharmaceutical companies. She's managed diverse projects ranging from user research engagements to implementing marketing databases. Her clients include: L’Oreal, Jones Apparel, Nasty Gal, Wawa, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Comcast and Synchrony Financial.

When not feeding her passion for all things digital, she can be found purchasing cookbooks for decoration or eating out at one of Philadelphia’s many new restaurants.  

 

The Zen PM: Practicing Mindfulness in Digital Chaos

October 14th | 1:30 PM

As DPMs we often focus on the process of managing our projects. But, the most critical piece of our role is effectively leading our teams and navigating the many challenges that can arise on a project.

This breakout session will be a discussion of best approaches to keeping our teams motivated, selfless, encouraged, and simply...happy.

Also, as DPMs how do we keep ourselves present in this type of calming space when things happen unexpectedly? Emily Scala, Director of Project Management at Think Brownstone, and Cynthia Schmitt, Engagement Director at EY-Intuitive have utilized eastern philosophy techniques in managing their project teams, and will moderate this session.