MSPM in the KNOW: January 18, 2017

1- Question about your Spring 2017 schedule? Confirm your schedule by logging into GWeb.  Courses and class schedule can be found via the Student Records & Registration Menu under Student Schedule by Date and Time This site provides your official registration details. Blackboard should not be used to confirm schedule. It only opens after your instructor makes it available to you which typically occurs the day before your classes start.

2- Taking classes on campus this semester? Note that you will need your GWorld card to get to Duques and Funger building where classes are held. In preparation for the inauguration of the 45th President of the US, access to Duquès and Funger will be via GWorld tap in. If you’re a new student and need to have a GW badge, visit GWorld Office:

Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
800 21st St NW G05
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-1795 | Fax: 202-994-0686
gworld@gwu.edu

3- Welcome New Students! The bio book for the incoming Spring 2017 class is available on the blog. The incoming class participated in orientation activities on 7 and 13 January. They were welcomed by MSPM staff, faculty and MSPM Ambassadors, Angela Knight, Edward Williams, Michael Ortiz, Samantha Macinnis and Queeneth Odimegwu.

MSPM in the KNOW: January 10, 2017

Top 3 for 10 January 2017

1- Spring 2017 begins on Tuesday, 17 January. Make sure you are signed up for classes listed on your DegreeMAP. Review schedule of classes and register now to secure your seat and to avoid penalty from late registration. Last day to register without penalty is 16 January (see registration schedule for details).

2- Need to Check your Spring 2017 Class Schedule? Confirm your schedule by logging into GWeb.  Courses and class schedule can be found via the Student Records & Registration Menu under Student Schedule by Date and Time tab. This site provides your official registration details. Blackboard is not the site you should use to confirm this information. Remember, you won’t see your lectures via Blackboard until your professor turns it on which typically occurs the day before your first class.

3- Thank you MSPM Volunteers! Thank you Michael Ortiz, Samantha Macinnis and Queeneth Odimegwu for running the student/panel for the incoming students during the Spring Orientation on Saturday, 7 January. Students and program alike appreciate you for sharing your experiences in the program. We couldn’t have done it without you! Again, thank you.

MSPM in the KNOW: January 3, 2017

Top 3 for 3 January 2017

1-    Spring 2017 Textbook list is now available. Note that in some courses, textbooks are optional and in some, textbook is required. Check out the blog to see the list.

2-    The MSPM program will be offering two, 1.5-credit elective in Summer 2017 (below). Check the registration page for details.  

22846  DNSC 6238    DE Project Management Organizational Context 1.5 Keleher

22847  DNSC 6237    DE International Project Management 1.5     Ghosh

22848  DNSC 6237    10 International Project Management 1.5 Ghosh

3-    Summer 2017 Short-term Study Away Programs (STAP) announced. Check out the list of program offerings to learn more.  Application is due on Sunday 26 February 2017. STAP satisfies elective requirement and will count towards your MSPM degree.

Summer 2017 Short Term Study Away Programs

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 26, 2017

** The “short-term exchange” designation identifies programs run by a GWSB partner institution, and are only open to graduate students in the School of Business. These courses are a unique opportunity to enroll directly in a course at one of our partner universities and take classes with a diverse array of students, from our partner institutions across the globe.

Summer 2017 Electives

The MPSM Program will be offering two 1.5-credit electives in Summer 2017:

22846    DNSC 6238 DE   Project Management Organizational Context  1.5  Keleher

22847    DNSC 6237  DE   International Project Management   1.5  Ghosh

22848    DNSC 6237   10   International Project Management  1.5 Ghosh  

For detailed information, check the registration page.

 

Spring 2017 Textbook List

Course Title Instructor Textbook Author(s) Publisher ISBN
DNSC 6202

Statistics for Management

Khamooshi, Homayoun Required: Essentials of Modern Business Statistics (with Microsoft Excel), 2016, 6th edition Anderson, Sweeney and Williams South-Western College ISBN: 9781285867045
DNSC 6235

Communications Strategies in PM

Keleher, Julia TBD    
DNSC 6250

Project Management Finance

Kwak, Young Book optional:

Project Finance in Theory and Practice: Designing, Structuring, and Financing Private and Public Projects, 2nd Edition, 2013

 

 

Gatti

 

 

Elsevier Science & Technology Books

 

 

ISBN: 9780123919465

 

DNSC 6251

Opt. Models for Dec. Making

Novoa de Oro, Luis TBD      
DNSC 6252

Risk Analysis for Dec. Making

Kettunen, Janne Books optional:

Making Hard Decisions with Decision Tools, 3rd edition, 2014

 

Practical Management Science, 4th edition, 2012

 

Clemen, R. T. and Reilly T.

 

 

Winston, W. L. and Albright S. C.

 

South‐Western /

Cengage Learning

 

 

South‐Western /

Cengage Learning

 
DNSC 6261

Intro to Project & Program Mgt

Kettunen, Janne Books optional:

Project Management: The Managerial Process, 6th edition, 2014

 

Project Management: A Managerial Approach, 9th edition, 2014

 

Project Management: Tools and Tradeoffs, 2004/2011.

 

 

Larson, E. W. and Gray C. F

 

Meredith, J. R., and Mantel, S. J.

 

 

Klastorin, T.

 

McGraw‐

Hill/Irwin

 

 

 

Wiley

 

 

 

Wiley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DNSC 6267

Planning and Scheduling

Jain,  Sanjay Required: Construction Planning and Scheduling, 4th edition, 2011

 

3rd edition (2007) also acceptable

Hinze, J.W.

 

 

 

Hinze, J.W.

  ISBN-10: 0132473984;

 

ISBN-13: 978-0132473989

 

ISBN 10: 0132385627 ISBN 13: 9780132385626

DNSC 6269

Project Management Application

Khamooshi, Homayoun No book required.

 

     

MSPM in the KNOW: December 27, 2016

Top 3 for 27 December 2016

1- Spring 2017 semester is right around the corner. Review the Academic Calendar to plan your semester. Important dates are below:

Classes start Tuesday, January 17
Inauguration Day (no classes) Friday, January 20
President’s Day (no classes) Monday, February 20
Spring Break (no classes) Monday, March 13 – Saturday, March 18
Last Day of Classes Monday, May 1
Designated Friday Tuesday, May 2
Designated Monday Wednesday, May 3
Make-Up/Reading Day Thursday, May 4 – Friday, May 5
Final Examinations Monday, May 8 – Tuesday May 16
Commencement Weekend Thursday, May 18 – Sunday, May 21
Spring Degree Conferral Sunday, May 21

2-  The PMIWDC chapter is excited to announce a new military veteran opportunity for 2017 co-created by Professional Development and Professional Alliances! PMIWDC will begin accepting protégé applications in early January 2017. Application information will be made available soon on the Chapter News Page. If you have questions specific to the 2017 Mentor/Protégé program, please contact mentoring@pmiwdc.org.

3-  The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is hiring Information Technology Specialist Applications Software (Test Team Member). The incumbent serves as an Information Technology Specialist (Test Team Member) within the Application Design and Development Branch (ADDB) and is responsible for developing, coordinating, and conducting software testing in support of Agency mission requirements.  The FSIS is the public health agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation’s commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packaged. See job announcement here

Spring Semester 2017 Academic Calendar

Spring Semester 2017

Classes Begin Tuesday, January 17
Inauguration Day (no classes) Friday, January 20
President’s Day (no classes) Monday, February 20
Spring Break (no classes) Monday, March 13 – Saturday, March 18
Last Day of Classes Monday, May 1
Designated Friday Tuesday, May 2
Designated Monday Wednesday, May 3
Make-Up/Reading Day Thursday, May 4 – Friday, May 5
Final Examinations Monday, May 8 – Tuesday May 16
Commencement Weekend Thursday, May 18 – Sunday, May 21
Spring Degree Conferral Sunday, May 21

New Opportunities in 2017 – Military Mentoring Program

The PMIWDC chapter is excited to announce a new military veteran opportunity for 2017 co-created by Professional Development and Professional Alliances! PMIWDC will begin accepting protégé applications in early January 2017. Application information will be made available soon on the Chapter News Page. If you have questions specific to the 2017 Mentor/Protégé program, please contact mentoring@pmiwdc.org.

Additionally, PMIWDC is  in need of mentors to help ensure the success of this program. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email mentoring@pmiwdc.org.

MSPM in the KNOW: December 20, 2016

Top 3 for 20 December 2016

1-  Spring 2017 semester begins on Tuesday, 17 January. Students should be registered for classes by 16 January to avoid penalty. Review schedule of classes and register now to secure your seat!

2-  Looking to volunteer for the MSPM program? We are actively seeking volunteers to assist with the bridge game at orientation. Volunteers needed on Saturday, 7 January 2017. If you are interested, contact aesocrates@gwu.edu.

3-  Legislation to improve program management practices and bolster workforce development becomes law on Wednesday, 14 December. President Barack Obama has signed into law S.1550, the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA), which will enhance accountability and best practices in project and program management throughout the US federal government. Read more.