MGT 6210 Leading Teams (3 credits), Fall 2017

Looking for a general elective in Fall 2017? This may be course below offered by the Department of Management, MGT 6210 Leading Teams may be well suited for you.

MGT 6210 Leading Teams (3 credits), Fall 2017, Campus section

Class meets from 8:30am – 5:00pm on 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29 (condensed format)

Course Description: Leading teams is a critical competence for many project managers and the ability to lead and work effectively in teams is a skillset that is highly valued in organizations. Yet, there are many challenges to effective teamwork and these challenges increase when team members are distributed across different cultures, locations and time zones and rely on electronic rather than face-to-face communication.

This course will help you to develop knowledge and skills that are relevant to effectively leading and participating in teams in the global, digital age. Participants will receive evidence-based guidance on how to (1) set teams up for success, (2) promote effective team dynamics, (3) facilitate effective cross-cultural collaboration, and (4) navigate the challenges of virtual teamwork where team members are distributed across space and time. Using a variety of instructional approaches (e.g., self-assessments, case analyses, individual and group activities), participants will have the opportunity to develop practical strategies for enhancing the effectiveness of the teams to which they belong.

Questions about the course? Contact Professor Sharon Hill (nshill@gwu.edu).

 

MSPM in the KNOW: March 21, 2017

Top 3 for 21 March 2017

1- Blackboard Collaborate Session Schedule for Summer 2017 now available. Schedule for the weekly live chat sessions via the Blackboard Collaborate for Summer 2017 is now available on the blog. Students enrolled in the summer semester are highly encouraged to participate in the blackboard collaborate sessions.

2- Decision Sciences needs a Grader. The department of Decision Sciences is in need of a part-time Grader for Summer 2017. Eligibility includes current students in good standing who had already taken the DNSC 6238 Project Management Organizational Context (formerly DNSC 6290). If interested, please send your resume to: jadej@gwu.edu by 7 April.

3- Resources. Interested to learn about your funding options and professional development opportunities? Review your funding options via MSPM blog under financial assistance, fellowships and scholarships.

PMI Educational Foundation offers academic and professional development scholarships. Learn about eligibility criteria and deadlines via this link.

Veterans may be eligible for GW VALOR Professional Grant, where GW VALOR reimburses the cost (in the form of a grant) to take the examination for designated credentials such as PMP certification exam. Check GW VALOR website if interested to apply.

As announced last week, naisA is offering career development fellowship opportunities. A large career and recruitment fair is coming up on 20 April in CityCenter, Downtown DC from 6 – 9 pm. Check out event web page at www.ProtegeFair.org. MSPM students may be able to waive registration by sending a resume to Angela at angela@naisaglobal.org before 31 March.

 

 

“Say It with Presentations” by Gene Zelazny

Displaying SayItBook.jpgLooking to beef up your presentation skills?  Are you currently on your second year of the MSPM program? Students at Harvard, Chicago, Wharton, Kellogg, Columbia and other “B” schools have benefited from “Say It with Presentations.”

Join us for this dynamic workshop with Gene Zelazny, Consultant and Author. As McKinsey & Company’s Director of Visual Communications, Gene’s primary responsibility has been to provide creative advice and assistance for visual presentations and written reports. He has designed and conducted communications training programs including video workshops to improve consultants’ delivery skills. The workshop will include:

· How to plan a presentation…

· How to design a presentation…

· How to design charts… · How do deliver a presentation…

· How to close a presentation…

Includes “Say it with Imagination” exercises.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
10:30 am – 11:00 am – Check-in  11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Workshop

Registration via GWorkSB > is required for this event. Register in via GWorkSB > > Events > Workshops. 

DNSC 6236 Project Quality Management, 3 Cr., Fall 2017

MSPM is going to offer one, three-credit elective course in Fall 2017 semester. The following course will fulfill either your Decision Science Elective requirement or the general elective requirement.

DNSC 6236 Project Quality Management, 3 credits

DESCRIPTION:  This course is focused on the quality management of projects. It explores current theories and practices regarding quality management as applied to manufacturing and the service industry, the application to project systems, and the application to individual projects. In addition, we will explore the application of project management techniques in implementing a quality improvement initiative within an organization.

PREREQUISITES: No required pre-requisites

PROFESSOR:  Andrew F. Griffith, Ph.D.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Understand the origins and the theoretical basics of quality management as applied to manufacturing and service industries.

2.  Understand and apply quality management practices to project systems including best practices such as benchmarking, continuous improvement, six sigma, and statistical quality control.

3.  Understand and apply quality management practices to individual projects including the development of quality plans during project definition and quality assurance and quality control processes to monitor and control project quality in execution.

4.  Develop a comprehensive quality control / quality assurance plan for projects that supports the project’s quality objectives during execution.

 

Grader needed for Summer 2017 (10 hours/week)

Grader needed to assist Decision Sciences faculty with grading assignments and posting grades on blackboard. Eligibility includes current students in good standing who had already taken the DNSC 6238 Project Management Organizational Context (formerly DNSC 6290).  Grader will not hold recitation sessions or office hours. Grader interaction with students will only pertain to assignments and/or grading. Time is quite flexible. No special training or preparation required to do the job, other than the approval/recommendation of the faculty member and/or department.  Pay rate is $11.50/hour. Work hours not to exceed 10 hours per week. Course runs from May 22 through July 1. If interested, please send your resume to: jadej@gwu.edu by April 7.

MSPM in the KNOW: March 15, 2017

Top 3 for 15 March 2017

1- Thank You for Voting The recipient of the 2017 Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award will be announced as soon as the winner is notified. Thank you to those who voted.

 2- Registration for Summer 2017 is ongoing. The following Decision Sciences courses are now closed:

DNSC 6238 PM Organizational Context, Dr. Keleher (1.5), Distance

DNSC 6290 Big Data, Dr. Vaisman (1.5), Campus

Register for summer now to secure your enrollment. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. Students can view list of course offerings via the registrar’s website.

3- Professional Development Fellowship Opportunities at nasiA. A Global, 501 (c)3 nonprofit educational organization, naisA (‘Asian’ spelled backward), is offering career development fellowship opportunities. NasiA’s mission is to help young Asians rise to leadership positions across career fields through guided mentoring by industry leaders.

There are several programs that naisA has developed to support young mentees or protégés, including a large career and recruitment fair on 20 April in CityCenter, Downtown DC from 6 – 9 pm. The event webpage can be found at www.ProtegeFair.org. MSPM students may be able to waive registration by sending a resume to Angela at angela@naisaglobal.org before 31 March. Alternatively, anyone who’s interested in attending can sign up at with a registration fee via https://ProtegeFair.eventbrite.com.

 

Curriculum Change: Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Dear Students,

I am attempting to identify all MSPM students who are currently completing the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics or interested in enrolling in the program. There has been a curriculum change and admissions process that I need to review with you.

If you are in the process of completing the certificate, please email aesocrates@gwu.edu. I will then review your academic record and send you the next steps.

If you are interested in enrolling in the Business Analytics certificate program, please let me know via aesocrates@gwu.edu and I will get the admissions application to you.

 Sincerely,

Agnes Socrates, MSPM

 

 

MSPM in the KNOW: March 7, 2017

Top 3 for 7 March 2017

1- Your academic advisor. Reminder, your academic advisor is your go to person for any academic or program issues. While your advisor has a significant role in your education at GW, students have an equally significant role. Advising is a two-way street, students must be proactive in bringing forward any issues. Do not hesitate to schedule an advisement session with your advisor, Agnes Socrates via meetme.so/gwmspm for any specific issues you may be experiencing.

2- Registration for Summer 2017 began on 1 March! Register now before courses close. Continuing students with no holds on their record may register for classes on GWeb. Contact student accounts (202-994-7350 or sao@gwu.edu) if you have a hold on your record. Please note, only elective courses are offered during summer semester.

Not sure what to sign up for? Schedule an advisement with your advisor via www.meetme.so/gwmspm and include your GWid. Elective requirements for MSPM include:

  • Three credits of electives must be taken within the Decision Sciences (DNSC) Department
  • Three remaining credits may be fulfilled by taking a 6000+ level course within or outside of the School of Business following approval of academic advisor.
  • Elective courses must be taken for a letter grade

3- Thank you to those who attended the GW University PM Talks on 1 March at the Marvin Center. Event was well-attended by at least fifty project management professionals and students. Attendees earned 2 Professional Development Units (PDUs) through the Project Management Institute (PMI).  Guest speakers include MSPM alumna, Natalya Bah. See more details on the blog.  Those who missed the event, there will be other opportunities coming up. Keep an eye on the blog for future events hosted by MSPM, GWPMA and PMI Washington DC chapter.