MSPM in the KNOW: October 22, 2019

Managing Delivery for Machine Learning Products featuring Zorina Alliata,  Program Manager at AI/ML Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services


Event Date Thursday, October 31, 2019 – 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

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Agenda and Cost This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

About the Presentation: The last few years have seen a meteoric rise in disciplines related to using and exploring large quantities of data (Big Data), such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. A part of the Artificial Intelligence domain, Machine Learning took hold in many corporations and started impacting the business outcomes. In turn, Project Managers are suddenly facing a different type of project they are asked to manage: the Machine Learning project. This presentation is addressed to experienced Project Managers who want to understand how to manage Machine Learning projects, what are the specific challenges they will face, and what are some best practices to help them successfully deliver business value.

Presentation Outline:

Short Intro to Machine Learning for Project Managers
Managing the Machine Learning Project: A Unique Challenge
Managing the Machine Learning Portfolio
Delivering Value Fast using Agile and Agile at Scale

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:  Strategic and Business Management 

About the Speaker:

Zorina Alliata is Project Management professional who has extensive experience managing software projects, and has spent the last six years working in Machine Learning and Data Science teams and delivering data analytics and predictive modeling projects. Zorina currently works as a Program Manager for the AI/ML Global Public Sector program at Amazon Web Services. You can find Zorina on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/zorinaalliata/

MEET-AND-GREET BREAKFAST

Join us on Tuesday, November 5 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in the Graduate Student Lounge and enjoy networking, conversation and breakfast with fellow GWSB graduate students, faculty, staff and alumns guest Jeff Davis, Senior Director, Connected Transportation, Blackberry.

REGISTER FOR MEET & GREET

Student Holds

Reminder, as Spring 2020 registration approaches, students are responsible for reviewing their record in GWeb to ensure they do not have any holds on their record. Now is a good time to check and work with appropriate office(s) to remove student holds. If not removed, holds can prevent students from registering, adding or dropping classes, receiving transcripts, obtaining grades, or graduating. Holds are placed on student accounts for various reasons, such as tuition fee due to GW, the need to meet with your advisor, placement on probation, or unmet program requirements. Learn more about holds here

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MSPM in the KNOW: October 15, 2019

Meet and Greet Dinner

Join us on Wednesday, October 23 from 6-7 p.m. in the Crain Center and enjoy networking, conversation and dinner with fellow GWSB graduate students, faculty, staff and alumna guest Lynda Peralta, Founder, Pocket Palette. 

RSVP for Meet and Greet Here!

Online Happy Hour

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Join us on Sunday, October 27 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. for an online Happy Hour! 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 are some of the latest trends/issues in the financial industry that interest you and why?”. 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. If you want to learn more about Online Happy Hours, check out the video below!

Fall 2019 PMP Prep Course

As posted last month, the next PMP Prep Course offered by the PMIWDC begins this weekend, October 19 through October 27, 2019. MSPM is pleased to award one free registration to the PMP Prep Course (course valued at $1,195). We thank those who expressed interest in receiving the free registration. Please stay tuned for the next round of application! 

International Student Advisory Board (ISAB)

Thank you to those who expressed interest in the ISAB position to represent MSPM. This position would meet once a month and help guide GWSB in programming and topics of discussion for international students. We have made a selection and will notify everyone in the email today.

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MSPM in the KNOW: October 10, 2019

PMI Global Conference

A team of GWSB staff, faculty, students and alumni participated at the Project Management Institute’s Global Conference held from October 5-7, 2019 at Philadelphia Convention Center. We are very thrilled to have been involved in this amazing conference as this year marks PMI’s 50th anniversary. The conference started off with a Symposium involving Agnes Socrates as panelist during “Conversations with PMI Accredited Programs” followed by our team’s participation in the exhibit hall, led by current MSPM sudent and GWSB staff, Duaa Elzeney, and Natalya Bah’s workshop presentation, “Getting the Top Team Right–The Critical Innovation Ingredient”. More importantly, the highlight of the event includes GWMSPM recieving an award during the Professional Awards Gala for its recent, first time accreditation with PMI. The  Global Conference featured a series of education sessions, exhibits and live TED talks applauding the achievements of professionals in a constantly disrupted world.  Special thanks go out to our alumni for assisting us with the booth or representing the GWMSPM community: William Davis, Rahul Rathod, Mike Steele, and Leke Adetunij. 

Spring 2020 Registration

Registration for Spring 2020 begins on November 14. Review your DegreeMAP and register for courses listed on your degree plan to secure your seats. MSPM classes are offered to non-MSPM students. This often results to seats going away quickly.  Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. List of course offerings are available via the registrar’s website.  Registration for DNSC 6269 Project Management Application (Capstone) requires special approval from your academic advisor. Complete a Registration Transaction Form and email completed form to aesocrates@gwu.edu. Details required for the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes, under Decision Sciences. Questions about registration? Schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via calendly.com/agnessocrates

Student Holds

Reminder as Spring 2020 registration approaches, students are responsible for reviewing their records in GWeb to ensure they do not have any holds on their record. Holds can prevent you from registering, adding or dropping classes, receiving transcripts, obtaining grades, or graduating. Holds are placed on student accounts for various reasons, such as money due to GW, the need to meet with your advisor, placement on probation, or unmet immunization requirements. Learn more about holds on the Office of the Registrar’s website.

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MSPM in the KNOW: October 1, 2019

Reminder: Fall 2019Graduation Application, Due Today!

Just a friendly reminder that all degree-seeking students who are completing their program requirements in Fall 2019 semester must apply for graduation by close of business today, October 1st via GWeb. Late applications will be assessed a $35 fee which cannot be waived. To apply now, please follow the 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 on the “Apply to Graduate” link to begin your graduation application

Thank you to those who came to this semester’s first social event hosted by the GWPMA!

The Meet and Greet Social Hour held last Friday, September 27 at the Circa Foggy Bottom, was attended by both current students and alumni. Once again, we thank our new GWPMA representatives: Tahirah Dickenson, Amanda Rollins and Marie Chambers for organizing such a great event to bring everyone together. For those who missed it, please keep an eye on future event announcements!

Interested in real-time communication with your fellow MSPM students?

As announced last week, the GWPMA (student organization) would like to create a WhatsApp group for project management students to allow a real-time communication group to interact with everyone within the MSPM program. Please see the link below that provides a survey for anyone interested in joining the WhatsApp group.

Link: https://forms.gle/iWG49A7bkKBiPZNBA

The Goodyear Innovation Challenge

The Goodyear Innovation Challenge is a business design and innovation competition sponsored by Goodyear in collaboration with the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Master’s degree students from across the United States are invited to unleash their creativity while addressing real-world business challenges. The top five teams will compete for prize money in a hackathon at the state-of-the-art maker facility called think[box], and an opportunity to work alongside team members from the Goodyear Innovation Labs.

Who Can Participate

Current students over the age of 18 who are pursuing a master’s degree in any discipline in the United States. Multiple teams from the same university may participate. Undergraduates with significant experience in lean startup, human centered design, data science, or graphic design will be considered. To learn more, visit: https://design.case.edu/

The deadline to submit a proposal is October 14.  If you have any questions, please email designchallenge@case.edu

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Meet and Greet Social Hour: September 27, 2019

Dear Students,

The GW Project Management Association (GWPMA) invites you to a Meet and Greet Social Hour on Friday,September 27 beginning at 5:30 PM at the Foggy Bottom Circa. This is a great opportunity for you to meet your fellow students, connect with the GWPMA representatives and have fun! Please consider attending. More details below.  


Sincerely,

Tahirah Dickenson, Amanda Rollins and Marie Chambers

GWPMA Representatives 2019-2020

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MSPM in the KNOW: September 24, 2019

Fall 2019Graduation Application, Due October 1

Completing MSPM requirements in Fall 2019 semester? If so, you must apply for graduation. All degree-seeking students must complete an application by the October 1st deadline via GWeb. Late applications will be assessed a$35 fee so act now before penalty applies. To apply for graduation, please follow the 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 on the “Apply to Graduate” link to begin your graduation application

Interested in real-time communication with your fellow MSPM students? The GWPMA (student organization) would like to create a WhatsApp group for project management students to allow a real-time communication group to interact with everyone within the MSPM program. Please see the link below that provides a survey for anyone interested in joining the WhatsApp group.


Link: https://forms.gle/iWG49A7bkKBiPZNBA

We are also hosting our first social event for the semester at Circa (Foggy Bottom) on September 27 at 5:30 pm. We hope to see as many students possible so please be there. If interested, please RSVP via the MSPM Facebook page.

2019 PM Symposium

The GW MSPM program was honored to have been a sponsor for the 2019 PM Symposium held on September 20 at Sheraton Hotel at Tyson’s Corner. The PM Symposium is the Project Management Institute’s Washington DC (PMIWDC) Chapter’s premiere annual educational event. We thank our student leaders for taking the lead in running our exhibit table and for reprsenting our program to the larger project management community. Thank you Tahirah Dickenson, Marie Chambers and Amanda Rollins!

Mental Flexibility, Thrive or Survive  This month’s PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon presents Mental Flexibility, Thrive or Survive featuring Martine Cantrel. PMIWDC’s Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted by the GWU MSPM Program. Event is free and open to public! Register here.

About the topic. Explore your mental boundaries. A rational adventure of your consciousness and subconsciousness. In this workshop, we will look at our thinking process, identify our boundaries and attempt to push these boundaries by participating in fun activities. Stepping out of our boundaries help us become more perceptive and understanding of other people who do not function like us. The awareness and appreciation of our differences increase our ability to interact positively and constructively with others. Read more

Event Date:  Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1 PM
Event Location: The George Washington University School of Business, Duques Room 453
2201 G Street NW
Washington, DC, 20052

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MSPM in the KNOW: September 10, 2019

Join us online on Sunday, September 22, 7:00–8:00pm and enjoy networking and conversation with fellow GWSB students, faculty, staff and alumni from around the world! Participants log into our online classroom system, Blackboard Collaborate, and interact using computer webcams and microphones.  After an opening toast, participants are placed into virtual small groups for conversation.  After small group introductions, our discussion will focus on the question: How have changes in big data and analytics impacted your industry? About halfway through the event, participants will be put in a second virtual small group and repeat the networking process.   The event will end with a short plenary debrief conversation. You can register for this online happy hour HERE. THIS VIDEO illustrates what an online happy hour is — and what it looks like.

Sincerely,
Liesl Riddle, PhD Associate Dean of Graduate Programs Associate Professor of International Business & International Affairs The George Washington University School of Business 

Free Registrations to PMP Review Course!

MSPM is offering two free registrations to the Fall 2019 PMP Review Course hosted by the PMIWDC. The course is offered for two consecutive weekends. The dates are: October 19, 20, 26 and 27.  Course is regularly valued at $1,195. Those wishing to attend the review course should already have a background in project management fundamentals and must attend both weekends. The course will serve as a review for experienced project managers preparing for the PMP Exam. Continental breakfast, beverages and lunch will be provided each day. If interested, submit the following to aesocrates@gwu.edu by 5 p.m. EST on September 18, 2019:

  • Name, GWid, and Contact Info
  • PMI Membership Number and Chapter Affiliation
  • 300 Word Statement as to Why You Should Receive Free Registration

Mental Flexibility, Thrive or Survive 

This month’s PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon presents Mental Flexibility, Thrive or Survive featuring Martine Cantrel. PMIWDC’s Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted by the GWU MSPM Program. Event is free and open to public! Register here.

About the topic. Explore your mental boundaries. A rational adventure of your consciousness and subconsciousness. In this workshop, we will look at our thinking process, identify our boundaries and attempt to push these boundaries by participating in fun activities. Stepping out of our boundaries help us become more perceptive and understanding of other people who do not function like us. The awareness and appreciation of our differences increase our ability to interact positively and constructively with others.

Event Date:  Thursday, September 26, 2019 
Event Location: The George Washington University School of Business, Duques Room 453 2201 G Street NW Washington, DC, 20052

About the Speaker. Martine has 28-year experience as a project manager, consultant and business owner, and 19 years as a Learning Tree instructor. She holds a degree in International Business from a French university and has the PMP and PMI-ACP certifications. As part of an international engineering team, she evaluated project feasibility and managed the implementation of an import/export logistic platform for Alcatel and managed projects for the construction of waste-to-energy conversion plants for Babcock/CNIM. She has also worked pro bono for humanitarian organizations managing projects targeted at educating street children. Read more.  

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MSPM in the KNOW: September 3, 2019

Applications for winter and spring programs are now open!

For more details on our winter and spring offerings and to apply, please visit the G&EE website. Winter Break & Spring Break 2020 Short-term Programs Deadline*: Friday,
September 20, 2019 at 11:59PM.
Short-term Study Away Information Session
Tuesday, September 10
6:00 – 7:00pm
Duques 151
Reception to follow
Global & Experiential Education will be hosting an information session where you will
have the opportunity to learn more about our winter and spring offerings, hear from
faculty leading programs and meet students who have previously participated in our
programs.

Immigration & The Undocumented Food System:
An Evening With Dolores Huerta & Chef José Andrés

FREE and open to the public! This event was shared by MSPM Student Max
Gelber**
When: Tuesday, September 10th; event begins at 4:30pm (doors will open at 3:30pm)
Where: Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052)
Short Link: https://bit.ly/2NCg4IL
Description:
Dolores Huerta, tireless labor organizer and Founder and President of the Dolores
Huerta Foundation, will take the stage with Chef José Andrés, internationallyrecognized
culinary innovator, Owner of ThinkFoodGroup, and Founder of World
Central Kitchen, to discuss the complex – often contentious – issues surrounding
immigration and the undocumented food system in the United States. After a brief
introduction, Dolores Huerta will deliver a keynote lecture, followed by a conversation
between Dolores Huerta and José Andrés, moderated by GW School of Media and
Public Affairs professor Dr. Imani Cheers. Afterwards, students, faculty, staff, and
members of the greater community will be able to ask questions in a Q&A. This public
lecture is part of World on a Plate, a course created and designed by Chef José
Andrés at the George Washington University.
Ticketing: The event is free and open to the public. Students, faculty, staff and
members of the public will have to acquire tickets through Lisner’s ticket portal, but
they are completely free.

2019 Project Management Symposium

The GW MSPM program is pleased to offer two free registrations to the 2019 PM
Symposium hosted by the PMI Washington DC Chapter (regularly $215 for students).
The PM Symposium is the Project Management Institute’s Washington DC
(PMIWDC) Chapter’s premiere annual educational event. During this all-day
conference, Project Managers and other industry professionals will share knowledge,
make useful contacts, and receive valuable insights. The PM Symposium will provide
professional development opportunities for project managers of all skill levels (7 PDUs
will be available throughout the day). The Symposium is also an opportunity for
companies to meet project managers seeking career transition and matching the
interests, skills, and experience to their needs. If you are active in the project
management community, don’t miss the DC Metro Area’s premier project
management event. Details of the event are below.


Date: September 20, 2019 from 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Sheraton Tysons Hotel
8661 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, Virginia 22182
Full agenda is posted on this link.
See map: Google Maps


Interested? Email aesocrates@gwu.edu with your name, GWID and a two-paragraph
essay for why you should receive free registration no later than close of business on
September 9.

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