Top 3 for 17 May
1 – Congratulations 2016 Graduates!
It was a successful commencement week, yet bittersweet end-of-a-beginning last week as the 2016 graduates embark on a new journey. Sixty-five MSPM students (including author of this blog) joined the ranks of General Colin Powell, M.B.A. (Former US Secretary of State); Jacqueline Kennedy, B.A. (Former First Lady of the United States) and Baroness Joanna Shields, M.B.A. (Under-Secretary of State and Minister for Internet Safety & Security in the United Kingdom), to name a few, as graduates of the George Washington University on May 15, 2016. We celebrated in multiple ways between the residency week for the capstone students, the GWSB Gala, GWSB Commencement Celebration and the GW Commencement at the National Mall. Congratulations fellow 2016 graduates and thank you for providing feedback to the MSPM program!
Check out the GW Commencement highlights via: Senator Booker’s Commencement speech, GW Media Relations, GWSB Alumni Twitter, GW Commencement
2 – Summer classes began on Monday, May 16. If you have not registered on time for Session I courses, Late fees will be assessed. The last day to add a class via GWeb or to drop a class via any means for Session I is on Sunday, May 22. Visit the Registrar’s website for more information on Summer Sessions.
3 – PMIWDC Roundup of Events
“Successful Product Ownership without A Product Owner,” featuring Darren Hoevel, MBA, SPC CSP, ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF
Event Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – 7:30am – 9:00am
Event Location: ASAE Conference Facilities
1575 I Street NW Washington, DC 20005
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of the Product Owner
- Define a persona for Product Owner
- Explore different ways of applying Product Ownership in the government space
“Risk Management – Tools for the Journey,” featuring Tom Erickson
Event Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 8:00am – 4:30pm
Event Location: Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner
1960 Chain Bridge Road McLean, Virginia 22102
About the Seminar
Uncertainties are everywhere and they are unavoidable. Learning to “look around corners” is a critical PM skill, but it is a journey not a destination. Fortunately there are many tools and techniques to help you on your way.
This interactive, participatory seminar will help you build a risk management toolbox for your journey. In one day you will be introduced to common, standards-based risk management process frameworks and techniques, you will practice what you have learned using small group case studies and you will leave armed with a practical collection of broadly applicable risk management tips, tricks, and techniques.