MSPM In the KNOW: March 10th, 2020

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Dear MSPM Students,
Here are the top things you need to know for March 10, 2020:


GWSB Update on COVID-19 

Many of you asked questions regarding the coronavirus contingency plan. Please read the Dean’s message below and continue to check the University website for updates on COVID-19.

Dear GWSB Community,
I recognize that the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 adds considerable stress to managing our academic, professional and personal lives.  I want you to know we share your concerns, and you are on the top of our mind as we navigate the situation together.

GWSB’s operations are aligned with the University regarding educational activities on campus. Currently, there is no guidance to suspend standard modes of delivery of classes, and the university remains open. If the guidance changes, GWSB is prepared to adapt quickly, and we will share the appropriate information with you to be able continue your classes.

We recognize that some students may have specific reasons for not attending a class.  In this case, faculty are to use their judgment to be accommodating insofar as possible.  I encourage students with any concerns to reach out to our advising offices, so we can help connect students with appropriate university resources.  

Please stay updated through official sources: World Health OrganizationCenters for Disease Control and our GW community site for the university’s  official updates. The health and safety of our community remains our number one priority.

We should be mindful about making assumptions or generalizations about anyone in our university community who may be impacted.  This is our chance to demonstrate our commitment and support for one another.  Together we are stronger in any challenge.

We will continue to monitor, plan and communicate additional updates as the Covid-19 situation evolves.

Please stay safe, healthy and mindful as we approach Spring break.

All the best,
Anuj Mehrotra, Ph.D.
Dean


Winners Announced for FREE registrations to Spring 2020 PMP Review Course

Thank you to those who expressed their interest in the Spring 2020 PMP Review Course. The five winners had been selected and were notified by email as of yesterday, March 9. Congratulations to the winners! Those not selected at this time, please stay tuned for future opportunities in the Summer and Fall semesters. 


Join us on Wednesday, March 11 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge for our second Meet-and-Greet Breakfast of the semester. This a great opportunity for casual networking, conversation and of course FREE breakfast with fellow GWSB graduate students, faculty, staff, and our alumnus guest Varun Ram, GMBA 2013, Senior Director Project Services at Marriott.

RSVP for the Meet-and-Greet Breakfast Here!

Join us online Sunday, March 29 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and enjoy networking and conversation with fellow GWSB students, faculty, staff and alumni.

GWSB Online Happy hours are fun, informal networking events. Participants log in to our online classroom system, Blackboard Collaborate, and interact using webcams and microphones. After an opening toast, participants are placed into virtual small groups for conversation. Following group introductions, our discussion will focus on the question, “What types of skills do today’s consultants need to stand out from the crowd?” About halfway through the event, participants will be placed in a second group and repeat the networking process. The event will end with a short plenary debrief conversation.

To learn more about Online Happy Hours, check out the video here!

RSVP for Online Happy Hour!

CONTACT US!

Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
Schedule a Meeting via this link

Got some great news to share? Keep us in the KNOW! 
Email aesocrates@gwu.edu with any updates you’d like to share with the MSPM community.

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MSPM In the KNOW: March 3rd, 2020

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Dear MSPM Students,
Here are the top things you need to know for March 3, 2020:


Summer 2020 Registration Ongoing!

Registration for Summer 2020 began yesterday, March 2. Students are encouraged to enroll in the summer semester to satisfy their electives. Important links to remember:

– Schedule of classes  (see last week’s newsletter for approved electives)

– GWeb registration instructions

– RTF Form for students who experience registration problems

Questions about registration? Schedule an advising appointment with Agnes Socrates via calendly.com/agnessocrates and include your GWid.


FREE registrations to Spring 2020 PMP Review Course

The MSPM program is pleased to offer five free registrations to the Spring 2020 PMP Prep Course facilitated by the PMI Washington DC Chapter. Registrations are regularly priced at $1,175. Courses will be offered on the following weekends from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM:

-April 25 and 26 
-May 2 and 3
Event Location: DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons
1960 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, Virginia, 22102
If interested, submit the following no later than March 6, 5:00 PM EST to Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu):

-Name, GWid, email and phone number
-PMIWDC membership number
-300 word statement as to why you should receive the free registration


GWPMA is Hosting a Webinar with Alan Zucker

Thank you to those who already registered for the Webinar, “Introduction to Agile Project Management” with Alan Zucker scheduled this Saturday, March 7 from 12-1 PM! We look forward to seeing you at the event. 
For those who have not RSVPd but would like to attend, you may still join the webinar!

Click the Join button below 10 minutes before the scheduled webinar and enter the following details:
Meeting number: 730 002 392 Meeting password: SjpaVuH2M76 

JOIN HERE!


Join us on Wednesday, March 11 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge for our second Meet-and-Greet Breakfast of the semester. This a great opportunity for casual networking, conversation and of course FREE breakfast with fellow GWSB graduate students, faculty, staff, and our alumnus guest Varun Ram, GMBA 2013, Senior Director Project Services at Marriott.

RSVP for the Meet-and-Greet Breakfast Here!


CONTACT US!

Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
Schedule a Meeting via this link

Got some great news to share? Keep us in the KNOW! 
Email aesocrates@gwu.edu with any updates you’d like to share with the MSPM community.

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MSPM In the KNOW: February 25th, 2020

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Summer Registration Begins on March 2!

Students are encouraged to enroll in the summer semester to satisfy their electives. The following courses are offered by MSPM and qualify for DNSC elective requirement: 

DNSC 6290 Agile Project Management (1.5). This is an experimental course that will be taught from  May 18 to June 27. Description: Almost three-quarters (71%) of organizations report using Agile approaches sometimes, often, or always (Source: Project Management Institute). This indicates that agile project management has already changed the theory and practice of project management, specifically in the management of IS/IT projects. While agile methodology was developed for IS/IT industry, the approach could equally be applied to some other types of projects. The focus of this course is on application of agile methodology to IS/IT project management. In this course we will address the principles, concepts, theories, procedures and methods related to Agile Project Management methodology.

DNSC 6237 International Project Management (1.5). The course will begin June 29 through August 8. Description: An overview of global project management from initiation through planning, execution, closing, and with general emphasis on control will be provided. It is designed to augment the basics of domestic project management with information pertinent to the global project environment, working in multiple countries, cultures, time zones and working virtually.

For General Elective(3 credits), students may choose to take any course outside of the Department of Decision Sciences that meets the following criteria:
-Graduate level (course numbers 6XXX)
-Project-related 
-Letter-graded 

For full list of course offerings, check out the schedule of classes. Questions about registration?
Schedule an appointment with Agnes Socrates via calendly.com/agnessocrates and include your GWid.


Join us on Feb. 27 for the first series of DC Cloud and Cybersecurity Forum. Mark Forman, former Administrator for the Office of E-Government and Information Technology appointed by President Bush will be our speaker. The forum will cover issues that project teams need to address in order to achieve cost, security, and mission benefits in cloud initiatives. GWMSPM is hosting this event as part of the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheons. 

Register for the DC Cloud and Cybersecurity Forum

GWPMA is Hosting a Webinar with Alan Zucker

Join us on Saturday, March 7 from 12-1 PM! The GWPMA (student organization) is hosting a webinar with speaker, Alan Zucker, Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials. The GWPMA Webinar Series will present “Introduction to Agile Project Management.”

Please RSVP by February 28. Contact Tahirah Dickenson, GWPMA President if you have any trouble registering for the event (tdickenson@gwmail.gwu.edu).

Register for the Webinar Here

CONTACT US!

Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
Schedule a Meeting via this link

Got some great news to share? Keep us in the KNOW! 
Email aesocrates@gwu.edu with any updates you’d like to share with the MSPM community.

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MSPM In the KNOW: February 18th, 2020

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Dear MSPM Students,
Here are the top things you need to know for February 18, 2020:


MSPM Students Visited a Brewing Company! 

This past weekend, MSPM students enrolled in the campus section of DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone) visited the Right Proper Brewing in Washington, D.C. and met with the owner, Leah Creston.  Students were there to learn the “how to process” in starting up a brewing company, which is this year’s project for graduating MSPM students. Leah Creston served as a resource to students in identifying processes to run a brewey/restaurant while students incorporated all these ideas into the making of their Handbook Project, one of the three requirements for their Capstone course. The final output will be presented in class at the end of this Spring semester. Way to go for these students as they complete their Capstone project! 


Join us online Sunday, February 23 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and enjoy networking and conversation with fellow GWSB students, faculty, staff and alumni from around the world.

GWSB Online Happy hours are fun, informal networking events. Participants log in to our online classroom system, Blackboard Collaborate, and interact using webcams and microphones. After an opening toast, participants are placed into virtual small groups for conversation. Following group introductions, our discussion will focus on the question, “How has marketing changed in your industry in the past 5-10 years?” About halfway through the event, participants will be placed in a second group and repeat the networking process. The event will end with a short plenary debrief conversation.

To learn more about Online Happy Hours, check out the video here!

Register for the Online Happy Hour


Join us on Tuesday, February 25 from 6-7 p.m. in the Crain Center (Duques Hall, 150). This a great opportunity for casual networking, conversation and of course FREE dinner with fellow GWSB graduate students, faculty, staff, and our alumnus guests Scott Rechler, GMBA 2012, Founder and President, LearnServe International and Brianna Lux, GMBA 2010, Executive Advisor, Gartner.

Review Bios and RSVP here!


Join us Friday, February 28 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the City View Room of the Elliott School of International Affairs to network and engage in round table discussion with prominent alumni and industry leaders from companies that have been historically most attractive to our students.

Register for Roundtables Here!


GWPMA is Hosting a Webinar with Alan Zucker

Join us on Saturday, March 7 from 12-1 PM! The GWPMA (student organization) is hosting a webinar with speaker, Alan Zucker, Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials. The GWPMA Webinar Series will present “Introduction to Agile Project Management.”

About Alan Zucker: Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials. Alan Zucker has over 25 years of experience managing project organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He is currently an instructor and advisor for project management, agile and leadership. He graduated from the George Washington University and holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland. He is a certified Project Management Professional and Agile Certified Professional by the Project Management Institute. He writes monthly articles on project management, is a keynote speaker, and is a regular presenter to GWU’s Master of Science Project Management students. 

Please RSVP by February 28. Contact Tahirah Dickenson, GWPMA President if you have any trouble registering for the event (tdickenson@gwmail.gwu.edu).

Register for the Webinar Here


CONTACT US!

Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
Schedule a Meeting via this link

Got some great news to share? Keep us in the KNOW! 
Email aesocrates@gwu.edu with any updates you’d like to share with the MSPM community.

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MSPM In the KNOW: February 11th, 2020

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Dear MSPM Students,
Here are the top things you need to know for February 11, 2020:


February 17 is President’s Day! 

Next Monday, February 17, 2020 is the President’s Day. Please be reminded that this is a holiday, there will be no classes running during this period. All GWU administrative offices will be closed, including our program office. Please check out the Spring 2020 Academic Calendar. This calendar includes key academic dates for the semester, such as holidays, exam periods and modifications to class schedules. Some dates are subject to change.


Join us online Sunday, February 23 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. and enjoy networking and conversation with fellow GWSB students, faculty, staff and alumni from around the world.

GWSB Online Happy hours are fun, informal networking events. Participants log in to our online classroom system, Blackboard Collaborate, and interact using webcams and microphones. After an opening toast, participants are placed into virtual small groups for conversation. Following group introductions, our discussion will focus on the question, “How has marketing changed in your industry in the past 5-10 years?” About halfway through the event, participants will be placed in a second group and repeat the networking process. The event will end with a short plenary debrief conversation.

To learn more about Online Happy Hours, check out the video here!

Register for the Online Happy Hour


DC Cloud and Cybersecurity Forum
featuring
Mark Forman
VP, Digital Government
Unisys

Event Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020- 11:30am Networking |12-1pm Presentation
Event Location: The George Washington University School of Business, Duques Room 453 2201 G Street NW Washington, DC 20052 See map: Google Maps
Agenda and Cost. This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend. About the Presentation: This presentation will cover issues that project teams need to address in order to achieve cost, security, and mission benefits in cloud initiatives. Using an interactive format where issues will be presented and discussed with attendees, the seminar will be broken into three segments. The first segment will illuminate key elements of the U.S. Government Cloud Smart Strategic guidance with survey data on real-world experience in government and commercial cloud computing initiatives. The second segment will cover key elements of cloud computing projects, including a discussion of the key cloud computing project considerations, such as serverless computing, low code/no code, microservices, and cybersecurity. This segment will also discuss implications of convergence in infrastructure modernization and applications modernization. The third segment will cover risk management, including risk register considerations for cloud initiatives and the implications of DevSecOps approaches to projects.

If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call 703-683-4804 or email info@pmiwdc.org and include the name of the event.
PDUs Available:  1.00 PDU for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: Technical 

About the Speaker: Mark Forman is an accomplished Executive with more than 30 years of experience in industry and government, including a Presidential appointment to be the first U.S. Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology, now known as the U.S. Federal Government’s Chief Information Officer.  In his current role, Mr. Forman is leveraging deep domain industry expertise across the entire Unisys portfolio to provide Digital solutions important to U.S. Federal government clients. This includes application of data analytics, applications modernization, cybersecurity, and hybrid cloud services using techniques including low code, containerization, and cloud native.  Before moving into the U.S. Federal team at Unisys, Mr. Forman was the VP and Global Head of the Public Sector, where he led the strategy creation and deployment that repositioned Unisys as a global provider of leading solutions in hybrid cloud, Digital Government, Justice, Law Enforcement and Border Security, and Social Services. During his tenor, the Public Sector teams grew rapidly in both new client acquisition and base business expansion. Prior to joining Unisys, Mr. Forman was Vice President for IT Services and Cloud Solutions at TASC, Inc./Engility Corp., where his group assisted government agencies in transitioning to the cloud by providing advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the federal government. Mr. Forman has also held executive and leadership positions at KPMG LLP and IBM, as well co-founding two technology companies. Mr. Forman served on the Board of Directors for Corio Inc., and various commercial and corporate government sector Advisory Boards, most recently the Social Security Advisory Board Task Force for IT Modernization. He has been recognized with numerous Government IT awards, is a CIO SAGE at the Partnership for Public Service, and has testified before legislative Committees of the U.S. Congress, Australia Senate, State of Kansas, and State of California.

Register Here!


GWPMA is Hosting a Webinar with Alan Zucker

Join us on Saturday, March 7 from 12-1 PM! The GWPMA (student organization) is hosting a webinar with speaker, Alan Zucker, Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials. The GWPMA Webinar Series will present “Introduction to Agile Project Management.”
About Alan Zucker: Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials. Alan Zucker has over 25 years of experience managing project organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He is currently an instructor and advisor for project management, agile and leadership. He graduated from the George Washington University and holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland. He is a certified Project Management Professional and Agile Certified Professional by the Project Management Institute. He writes monthly articles on project management, is a keynote speaker, and is a regular presenter to GWU’s Master of Science Project Management students. 

Please RSVP by February 28. Contact Tahirah Dickenson, GWPMA President if you have any trouble registering for the event (tdickenson@gwmail.gwu.edu).

Register for the Webinar Here


CONTACT US!

Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
Schedule a Meeting via this link

Got some great news to share? Keep us in the KNOW! 
Email aesocrates@gwu.edu with any updates you’d like to share with the MSPM community.

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MSPM In the KNOW: February 4th, 2020

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Dear MSPM Students,
Here are the top 3 things you need to know for February 4, 2020:


Spring 2020 Graduation Application, due on February 7!

Reminder, degree-seeking students who are completing all program requirements in Spring 2020 must apply for graduation no later than close of business this Friday, February 7.  Late applications will be assessed a $35 fee. 

To apply now, please follow the instructions below: 

Log in to GWeb using your GWID and PIN.

Click Student Records & Registration Menu

Select Student Records and Information

Click  Apply to Graduate



Meet-and-Greet Breakfast

Join us on Thursday, February 13 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge and enjoy networking, conversation and free breakfast with fellow GWSB graduate students, faculty, staff and alumnus guests Sanaa Abouzaid, PMBA 2003, MENA Regional Corporate Governance Lead, IFC and Anthony Shop, GMBA 2011, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Social Driver

Register for Meet-and-Greet Breakfast Here

Cloud Computing
featuring
Mark Forman
VP, Digital Government
Unisys

Event Date:  Thursday, February 27, 2020- 11:30am Networking | 12-1pm Presentation

Event Location: The George Washington University School of Business,Duques Room 453 2201 G Street NW Washington, DC 20052 See map: Google Maps

Agenda and Cost. This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend. About the Presentation: This presentation will cover issues that project teams need to address in order to achieve cost, security, and mission benefits in cloud initiatives. Using an interactive format where issues will be presented and discussed with attendees, the seminar will be broken into three segments. The first segment will illuminate key elements of the U.S. Government Cloud Smart Strategic guidance with survey data on real-world experience in government and commercial cloud computing initiatives. The second segment will cover key elements of cloud computing projects, including a discussion of the key cloud computing project considerations, such as serverless computing, low code/no code, microservices, and cybersecurity. This segment will also discuss implications of convergence in infrastructure modernization and applications modernization. The third segment will cover risk management, including risk register considerations for cloud initiatives and the implications of DevSecOps approaches to projects.

If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call 703-683-4804 or email info@pmiwdc.org and include the name of the event.

PDUs Available:  1.00 PDU for Certified PMs

Talent Triangle Category: Technical 

About the Speaker: Mark Forman is an accomplished Executive with more than 30 years of experience in industry and government, including a Presidential appointment to be the first U.S. Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology, now known as the U.S. Federal Government’s Chief Information Officer.  In his current role, Mr. Forman is leveraging deep domain industry expertise across the entire Unisys portfolio to provide Digital solutions important to U.S. Federal government clients. This includes application of data analytics, applications modernization, cybersecurity, and hybrid cloud services using techniques including low code, containerization, and cloud native.  Before moving into the U.S. Federal team at Unisys, Mr. Forman was the VP and Global Head of the Public Sector, where he led the strategy creation and deployment that repositioned Unisys as a global provider of leading solutions in hybrid cloud, Digital Government, Justice, Law Enforcement and Border Security, and Social Services. During his tenor, the Public Sector teams grew rapidly in both new client acquisition and base business expansion. Prior to joining Unisys, Mr. Forman was Vice President for IT Services and Cloud Solutions at TASC, Inc./Engility Corp., where his group assisted government agencies in transitioning to the cloud by providing advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the federal government. Mr. Forman has also held executive and leadership positions at KPMG LLP and IBM, as well co-founding two technology companies. Mr. Forman served on the Board of Directors for Corio Inc., and various commercial and corporate government sector Advisory Boards, most recently the Social Security Advisory Board Task Force for IT Modernization. He has been recognized with numerous Government IT awards, is a CIO SAGE at the Partnership for Public Service, and has testified before legislative Committees of the U.S. Congress, Australia Senate, State of Kansas, and State of California.

Register Here!


CONTACT US!

Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
Schedule a Meeting via this link

Got some great news to share? Keep us in the KNOW! 
Email aesocrates@gwu.edu with any updates you’d like to share with the MSPM community.

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MSPM In the KNOW: January 28th, 2020

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Dear MSPM Students,
Here are the top 3 things you need to know for January 28, 2020:

MEET-AND-GREET DINNER

Join us on Thursday, January 30 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Crain Center (Duquès Hall, first floor, room 150) and enjoy networking, conversation and free dinner with fellow GWSB graduate students, faculty, staff and alumnus guests Bryan Landau, OMBA 2013, Founder and CEO, Vennly and Sam Rockman, GMBA 2012, Enterprise Account Manager, Tableau.

REGISTER FOR MEET & GREET!

INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES

Join us Friday, February 7 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the City View Room of the Elliott School of International Affairs to network and engage in roundtable discussion with prominet alumni and industry leaders from companies that have been historically most attractive to our students.

About the Round table Series
Round tables hosted by the GW School of Business are designed to provide students the chance to go deeper in discussion with alumni, members of the board of advisers, employers, and industry leaders beyond a simple networking/meet-and-greet event. It is a chance for both discussion leaders and students to learn about each other outside a classroom setting. We’ve seen several students obtain internships and jobs from discussion leaders at these events. Many have continued mentoring conversations long after the event is over.

The events consist of one hour of a happy hour-like informal networking reception, one hour of round table discussion, and one hour of plenary debrief and final networking. The attire for this event is full-business-dress. In the week leading up to the event, registered students are given discussion questions and are assigned to a particular discussion leader. Students are asked to research and reflect on the questions before the event and bring talking points to the event itself.

Register for Industry Roundtables Here


Cloud Computing
featuring
Mark Forman
VP, Digital Government
Unisys

Event Date:  Thursday, February 27, 2020- 11:30am Networking | 12-1pm Presentation

Event Location: The George Washington University School of Business,Duques Room 453 2201 G Street NW Washington, DC 20052 See map: Google Maps

Agenda and Cost. This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend. About the Presentation: This presentation will cover issues that project teams need to address in order to achieve cost, security, and mission benefits in cloud initiatives. Using an interactive format where issues will be presented and discussed with attendees, the seminar will be broken into three segments. The first segment will illuminate key elements of the U.S. Government Cloud Smart Strategic guidance with survey data on real-world experience in government and commercial cloud computing initiatives. The second segment will cover key elements of cloud computing projects, including a discussion of the key cloud computing project considerations, such as serverless computing, low code/no code, microservices, and cybersecurity. This segment will also discuss implications of convergence in infrastructure modernization and applications modernization. The third segment will cover risk management, including risk register considerations for cloud initiatives and the implications of DevSecOps approaches to projects.

If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call 703-683-4804 or email info@pmiwdc.org and include the name of the event.

PDUs Available:  1.00 PDU for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: Technical 

About the Speaker: Mark Forman is an accomplished Executive with more than 30 years of experience in industry and government, including a Presidential appointment to be the first U.S. Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology, now known as the U.S. Federal Government’s Chief Information Officer.  In his current role, Mr. Forman is leveraging deep domain industry expertise across the entire Unisys portfolio to provide Digital solutions important to U.S. Federal government clients. This includes application of data analytics, applications modernization, cybersecurity, and hybrid cloud services using techniques including low code, containerization, and cloud native.  Before moving into the U.S. Federal team at Unisys, Mr. Forman was the VP and Global Head of the Public Sector, where he led the strategy creation and deployment that repositioned Unisys as a global provider of leading solutions in hybrid cloud, Digital Government, Justice, Law Enforcement and Border Security, and Social Services. During his tenor, the Public Sector teams grew rapidly in both new client acquisition and base business expansion. Prior to joining Unisys, Mr. Forman was Vice President for IT Services and Cloud Solutions at TASC, Inc./Engility Corp., where his group assisted government agencies in transitioning to the cloud by providing advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the federal government. Mr. Forman has also held executive and leadership positions at KPMG LLP and IBM, as well co-founding two technology companies. Mr. Forman served on the Board of Directors for Corio Inc., and various commercial and corporate government sector Advisory Boards, most recently the Social Security Advisory Board Task Force for IT Modernization. He has been recognized with numerous Government IT awards, is a CIO SAGE at the Partnership for Public Service, and has testified before legislative Committees of the U.S. Congress, Australia Senate, State of Kansas, and State of California.

Register Here!


CONTACT US!

Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
Schedule a Meeting via this link

Got some great news to share? Keep us in the KNOW! 
Email aesocrates@gwu.edu with any updates you’d like to share with the MSPM community.

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MSPM In the KNOW: January 21st, 2020

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Dear MSPM Students,
Here are the top things you need to know for January 21, 2020:

Spring 2020 Graduation Application, Residency Week and Commencement

Completing all program requirements in Spring 2020? Here are a few housekeeping items to remember: 

1. Apply for graduation by February 7! Students must be enrolled in the current semester to be eligible to submit a graduation application. To apply for graduation now, follow instructions below:

  • Log in to GWeb using your GWID and PIN.
  • Click on the Student Records & Registration Menu tab, and select the “Student Records Information” link.
  • Click “Apply to Graduate” link to begin your graduation application. 

2. Save the Date for the Capstone Residency Week. Those enrolled in the DNSC 6269 PM Application/Capstone must attend the Residency Week for their final capstone presentations. The dates are from May 11-15, 2020. All presentations are to be held at 2201 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20052. 

3. Check out the Commencement Schedule in May.  Please visit our GWSB 2020 Commencement guide. All graduating students will each receive further information that will help you plan, prepare and participate in commencement as the occasion approaches.


January 2020 Lineup

George Talks Business is a series of 30-minute interviews with notable alumni and prominent leaders in business. Check out the lineup of esteemed guests who will be featured this month.
Jan 22 @ 12pm – His Excellency George Cristian Maior, LL.M. ’92, Extraordinary and  Plenipotentiary of Romania to the United Stateshttps://business.gwu.edu/graduate-student-engagement-events
Jan 27 @ 12pm – Mauricio Ortiz, President Latin America, Boston Scientific Corporation
Jan 29 @ 6:15pm – Andre Chen, MBA ’93, Global CEO at Denham – Trendy International Group. This talk will be followed by a Lunar New Year Celebration. 

For more information and to RSVP to attend a talk, click here.


Check out the Spring 2020 GWSB Student Engagement Lineup of Events!

We are coming in full swing this semester with our student engagement activities. Please plan to attend these events.
Learn more and RSVP here.


CONTACT US!

Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
Schedule a Meeting via this link

Got some great news to share? Keep us in the KNOW! 
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