MSPM in the KNOW: June 21, 2016

1- Congratulations Sandra Mejia Villegas and Patrick Russell!

Congratulations Sandra Mejia Villegas, 2016 Outsanding Young Professional Awardee, AACE International.  Read more.

Patrick Russell obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential last week. Congratulations! Read more.

2-Electives Summer Session II

Still need to fulfill your electives? These two courses are offered in Summer session II (begins 5 July) and would satisfy general elective requirement:

MS in Government Contracts is offering an online course  on Interagency Acquisition Strategies (GCON 6290-DE ). This will be relevant to any project management professionals working in the government contracting world.

PbuH 6199.11 Veterans, Deployment and Environmental Issues (1 credit). This course examines the historical and current policy concerns about environmental exposures and the risks of illness among deployed troops and military veterans.

3 – Events

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 22 June, features Salah Elleighty speaking on “The 3 Key Ingredients to Enabling Organizational Agility.” Event is free and is held at GWSB, Duques Hall, room 453 on Wednesday, 22 June, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Register today.

Congratulations, Patrick Russell!

Congratulations to Patrick Russell, MSPM student for obtaining Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential. Patrick joined MSPM in Spring 2016. He completed the PMP prep course in the summer and took the exam last week. Congratulations, Patrick on your recent success!

 

Congratulations Sandra Mejia Villegas, Outstanding Young Professional Awardee, AACE International

MSPM student, Sandra Mejia Villegas is receiving the 2016 AACE International Outstanding Young Professional Award.  This Award was established through the Young Professionals Committee in 2011 to honor the younger generation of professionals in the cost and management field and who have made a significant contribution to the profession. Sandra joined the MS in Project Management Program at the George Washington University in Spring 2015 while working as a Cost Analyst at ConocoPhillips. She currently serves as  the co-chair of the Women in Project Controls Committee (2015-present) and is actively participating in the AACE’s Mentoring Program.

The AACE International is a non-profit association serving the total cost management community since 1956 by providing resources its members and stakeholders need to enhance their performance. The AACE international is the technical authority for program/project cost and schedule management.

 

MSPM in the KNOW: June 14, 2016

Top 3 for 14 Jun

1- Summer Session II

Summer session II begins 5 July 2016 (Tuesday due to holiday on Monday, 4 July). Review drop deadlines including refund schedule via the registrar’s website to avoid penalty.

2-Events

Call for Presentation Proposals for 26 September GW DIT PPMO Symposium,  Due 24 June. The GW Division of IT Project and Portfolio Management Office is accepting presentation proposals for their second Project Management Symposium to be held Monday, 26 September. Proposals are due 24 June. Visit https://it.gwu.edu/project-management-symposium for more details on submission. Contact ditppmo@gwu.edu with any questions.

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 22 June. The June 2016 PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon features Salah Elleighty speaking on “The 3 Key Ingredients to Enabling Organizational Agility.” Event is free and is held at GWSB, Duques Hall, room 453 on Wednesday, 22 June, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Register today.

3 – Resources

Jobs. The GW MSPM program receives interest from employers looking to hire our students and graduates. The jobs listed below are from direct solicitations of the program/school/university.

Graduate Talent, Colgate-Palmolive (Africa)

Research Manager, Global Integrity

Operations Associate, Global Integrity

Community Relations Coordinator, SmartChef (Summer Job)

Grants. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition for 2017-18 is open for current graduate students and graduate student alumni! (You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible.) The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed Academic Study, Research ProjectsEnglish Teaching Assistant Programs or specialized programs such as the Fulbright Clinton and/or Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.

Call for Proposals: 2nd Project Management Symposium, GWU Information Technology (IT) and Project and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO)

The George Washington University Division of Information Technology (IT) Project and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) is hosting its second Project Management Symposium on Monday, 26 September 2016. This is a one-day event created for the exchanging and sharing of knowledge of project management practices in higher education.

We would like to extend an invitation for proposals for presentations. Proposals must be submitted on or before 24 June 2016 to be considered and should include an abstract of your presentation, biography of the presenter and a description of any participant handouts. Our theme this year is:

Managing Changes in the Higher Ed Environment.  Subtopics include but are not limited to: Online Learning, Budget cuts, Cloud, SDN (Software Defined Network), Security, Construction

Submit your proposals here.

 

PMIWDC Luncheon Event: The 3 Key Ingredients to Enabling Organizational Agility featuring Salah Elleithy

Hosted by the GW Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program, the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon is a series of free brown-bag luncheons featuring industry experts in project management. The event is free, however pre-registration is preferred.

Agility is a strategic issue. It is essential to any organizations not only to survive but to thrive! The ability to respond to change is becoming more and more important every day. In this session, we will explore the 3 key ingredients to enabling organization agility and how to apply them to enable a more agile organization.Then, we apply a sponsor management process and various techniques and tools to help you focus your sponsor on precisely what they need to know, help them understand what is expected of them throughout the project lifecycle, and how they can support you through the process of managing a project.


Salah Elleithy, gets the most joy out of sparking curiosity in learning and experimentation. Over the years, he worked in business analysis, management, agile coaching and consulting. Salah is passionate about organizational development and enhancing teams capabilities through teaching, training, coaching and facilitation. He views his work as helping organizations design a community (culture) of learning. A couple of years ago, he attended training from the BACK of the room which focus on
accelerated learning and brain based instructional design models and instantly saw the connection between learning and agility. Salah is also the founder and learning facilitator of SparkAgility. He also served as the product manager for ReadyforAgile. Salah organizes and facilitates Agile NOVA meetup.

Date: Wednesday,  22 June 2016                                                                                     Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Event Location: 2201 G St, NW, Duques Hall, Room
453 Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

Register here.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition for 2017-18

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition for 2017-18 is open for current graduate students and graduate student alumni! (You must be a U.S. citizen to be eligible.)
 
 
From its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the U.S. to set joint priorities and shape the program to meet shared needs. The world has been transformed in ensuing decades, but the fundamental principle of international partnership remains at the core of the Fulbright mission.
 
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed Academic Study, Research ProjectsEnglish Teaching Assistant Programs or specialized programs such as the Fulbright Clinton and/or Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
 
Grants typically last for nine months and are available in over 140 countries.
 
Graduate students and graduate student alumni* should contact Eileen Lavelle, Assistant Director at elavelle@gwu.edu. The deadline for affiliated GWU applicants is:
 
16 September 2016
*While alumni are eligible, you cannot hold a doctorate at the time of application.

Security Cleared Military & Technical Hiring Event

June 24, 2016,  10 A.M. – 4 P.M.                                                                                         BWI Westin 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

REGISTER HERE

With a combined 35+ years of producing hiring events, reStart & Corporate Gray are partnering to bring you the best of both worlds.  An event that will bring together the areas most talented Security Cleared professionals including:

•    Transitioning Military
•    Retired Veterans
•    Active Duty Reservists
•    Student Veterans
•    Developers / Engineers
•    Cyber Security
•    Defense & Intelligence
•    and much more……

Global Integrity Hiring Research Manager and Operations Associate

Global integrity is hiring for two new positions. We’re looking to fill both as soon as possible, and the positions will remain open until filled. Our blog post just went up, with additional details hereWe’d much appreciate it if you can share this throughout your network, forwarding to any potentially interested parties. Tweeted here

  • Research Manager: This full-time program position will initially focus on the Africa Integrity Indicators (AII) research, working closely with the Director of Partnerships and Programs, the AII program team, and an international network of contributors to produce, analyze, and disseminate high quality research on transparency, accountability, governance and human development issues. AII will be entering its fifth round of research in July 2016; the Manager will play a key role in managing and improving the research, dissemination and engagement processes. For more information, see the posting here.
  • Operations Associate: This full-time support position will work closely with the Director of Operations and Programs to advise on, maintain, and execute Global Integrity’s operational policies and processes moving forward, improving and increasing the efficiency of both our back office and program operations. For more information, see the posting here.