MSPM: In the Know, August 30, 2016

 

Top 3 for 30 Aug

1- Fall Course Reminders. The fall semester began yesterday, 29 August. The courses will appear on Blackboard once the faculty make them available to students. In some instances this will not occur until the first lecture. Review the Blackboard Collaborate schedule on the blog if you are registered for the online section of a course. Textbook information is also on the blog, see textbooks for Fall 2016. Specific questions about a certain course? Contact the professor for details. The last day to add a course via GWeb is Sunday, 11 September. If you plan to add a course, make the decision early to avoid missed lectures and/or assignments.

2-MSPM Professors and alumnus, selected as speakers for PMI® Global Congress 2016. Professors Young Kwak and Julia Keleher, and MSPM Alumnus, William Davis (’14)  were selected as presenters for the PMI® Global Congress 2016—North America! The Global Congress will take place at the San Diego Convention Center from 24-27 September 2016 in San Diego, California. Congratulations to our esteemed faculty and alumnus!

William Davis (’14) is presenting his own estimation technique, Statistical PERT, which is a technique he created to compliment the work done by MSPM Professors Cioffi and Khamooshi who developed the Unified Scheduling Method.  Read more about William’s presentation. Drs. Kwak and Keleher will be presenting “Managing Risk and Implementing Strategy: The Importance of Leadership and Management Skills.”  Their topic will tackle how project management methodology supported the deployment of an innovative risk assessment tool. More information about their presentation including the schedule is posted here.

3-Atlas Research hiring Analysts, due 31 August. Internship Opportunity with United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), due 4 September. More resources available on the blog. Check out Career Week 2016, GWSB Job Search Strategy Workshop and   2016 Career Management Program Prospanica DC.

 

Career Week 2016

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Career Week 2016 is almost here! Activities are open to both graduate and undergraduate students and all programming is designed at prepare students for their careers and connecting them with alumni and employers.

Career Week is September 12 – 16, 2016.

Activities include:

• Functional Panels & Receptions – Consulting, Finance, Accounting & Marketing
• Executive-in-Residence Program
• World Bank Meet & Greet
• Wall Street 101 (Part I & II)
• International Student Job Search Round Tables
• LinkedIn Clinic
• Professional Head Shots

For more information go to GWorkSB > Events > Workshops

 

GWSB: JOB SEARCH STRATEGY WORKSHOP 2016

GWSB: JOB SEARCH STRATEGY WORKSHOP

You’ll learn to craft a winning strategy for your job search. We’ll work on your plan ABC and your target company list, as well as your pitch and networking strategy. This is part of a series of modules and your participation enhances your chances of having a competitive resume and compelling story for recruiters.* A GWorkSB-approved resume and your complete plan ABC are required to attend this small group session.

Please note that if you RSVP for this session, you are making a commitment to attend. There are limited slots available so you must cancel 24 hours in advance if you can’t make it.

Sep 14, 2016, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Duques Hall Suite 560 – In Person
For GWSB Graduate Specialized Master students only.
Register via GWorkSB> Events > Workshops

2016 Career Management Program, Prospanica DC

Please join Prospanica DC, formerly NSHMBA for their upcoming 2016 Career Management Program.  This annual event will cater to diverse professionals and students in the Washington DC area providing a prime opportunity for their sponsors and universities to recruit top candidates.  Programming will include a career fair, workshops and resume critiques/mock interview clinic.

Friday, September 9, 2016
GWU Marvin Center Continental Ballroom
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Advanced registration is required. Please register here.

Atlas Research Hiring Analysts Position, Due August 31, 2016

Atlas Research is seeking analysts to support performance management and continuous process improvement for the Military Health System (MHS) to improve patient safety, access, and healthcare quality. If this mission grabs your attention and you have at least 3-5 years of relevant work experience in project and/or program management for Federal clients, please see the Analyst 1 (850689) and Analyst 2 (850690) positions in GWorkSB!

Analyst Level 1 should possess demonstrated knowledge and experience applying analytic methodologies and principles to address client needs; apply analytic techniques in the evaluation of project objectives and contribute to the implementation of strategic direction; perform analyst functions including data collection, interviewing, data modeling, project testing, and creation of performance measurements to support project objectives; conduct activities in support of project team’s objectives; work closely with Analyst 2, task leads, or project manager; and direct the activities of junior staff as necessary.

Scope
This contract provides for services to assist the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Healthcare Operations (HCO) Directorate and all of its associated Divisions in the support of action plans resulting from the MHS Review to provide robust performance management and continuous process improvement support and integration professional services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Analysts Level 1 will conceptualize, design, and develop a wide range of solutions, to support:
• Integrating disparate authorities, responsibilities, and stakeholders to achieve collaboration and unified action
• Monitoring and report on progress on improving patient safety, access, and healthcare quality
• Change management and organizational development support to promote long lasting transformational change
• Applying industry best practice to the Military Health System (MHS)
• Data analytics capability and understanding of systems that comprise the MHS electronic health record
• Business process reengineering services
• In-depth review and needs assessment of an integrated quality and patient safety
• Conducting a business case analysis that identifies the most effective method for staffing the MHS
• Establishing project-specific standards and templates

Analyst Level 2 will lead the application of analytic techniques and helps define project objectives, strategic direction, and methodology; resolve complex problems, which require an in-depth knowledge of analytic methodologies and principles; direct the activities of more junior Analysts or other staff as necessary on activities related to the application of analytical techniques and methodologies; and demonstrate managerial and supervisory skills.

Scope
This contract provides for services to assist the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Healthcare Operations (HCO) Directorate and all of its associated Divisions in the support of action plans resulting from the MHS Review to provide robust performance management and continuous process improvement support and integration professional services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The consultants will be responsible for leading and managing projects to conceptualize, design, and develop a wide range of solutions, to support:
• Integrating disparate authorities, responsibilities, and stakeholders to achieve collaboration and unified action
• Monitoring and report on progress on improving patient safety, access, and healthcare quality
• Change management and organizational development support to promote long lasting transformational change
• Applying industry best practice to the Military Health System (MHS)
• Data analytics capability and understanding of systems that comprise the MHS electronic health record
• Business process reengineering services
• In-depth review and needs assessment of an integrated quality and patient safety
• Conducting a business case analysis that identifies the most effective method for staffing the MHS
• Identifying the optimal technical approach, work breakdown structure, resources, and timelines to meet specific client requirements
• Coordinating with consultants and subcontractors providing supplemental support
• Determining the optimum mix of skills and modalities to meet client requirements
• Establishing project-specific standards and templates
• Providing quality assurance for work products
• Effectively leading and managing teams
• Developing briefing documents, reports, and presentations

Internship Opportunity with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Due Sept. 4

The United Nations Office for Project Services, Washington Office (WO), is in need of Programme and Project Intelligence Analyst (Intern). Applications are due on September 4, 2016.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Intern
Contract level: Intern
Contract duration: 6 months

UNOPS mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system, governments, international financial institutions, and other development partners to implement peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need. Washington Office (WO), as part of the Global Partner Services Office (GPSO), seeks to structure and manage the relation with key partners such as the World Bank, Inter American Development Bank, USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, amongst others. The Washington Office will also develop new avenues of collaboration with local partners in support of sustainable development operations in the field, and  assists our operational teams on the ground in the management of the portfolio financed by our Washington-based donors. View vacancy announcement here.

Questions?  Washington Liaison Office  Washington.Office@unops.org

 

MSPM Professors, Drs. Kwak and Keleher to Present at PMI® Global Congress 2016—North America

Congratulations to our esteemed MSPM Professors, Drs. Kwak and Keleher for having been selected as presenters at the PMI® Global Congress 2016—North America! The Global Congress will take place at the San Diego Convention Center from September 24-27, 2016. Their topic, “Managing Risk and Implementing Strategy: The Importance of Leadership and Management Skills,” will tackle how project management methodology supported the deployment of an innovative risk assessment tool. Participants will identify how to use project management methodology to facilitate strategy implementation, learn about innovative approaches to risk management and identify ways to customize the implementation of project management methodology.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how use of project management methodology can facilitate strategy implementation.
  • Gain exposure to and understand innovative approaches to risk management.
  • Identify ways to customize the implementation of project management in response to an organization’s culture and strategic goals.

More information about their presentation including the schedule is posted here.

About Dr. Young Hoon Kwak:

Young Hoon KWAK

Young Hoon Kwak is a faculty member at The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) in Washington, D.C. and holds a guest professor position at faculty of economics and business administration at Ghent University in Belgium. Dr. Kwak currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Management in Engineering.

About Dr. Julia Keleher:

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Julia Keleher is the founder of Keleher & Associates, LLC., a boutique consulting firm with principal offices in Washington, D.C. She has designed and implemented various large-scale change initiatives over the course of her nearly 20 year career. Julia earned her BA in Political Science and MS Ed in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her MBA in 2013 and holds a doctorate degree in Education Leadership from the University of Delaware.

MSPM Alum William Davis (’14), Presenter at the PMI Global Congress – North America 2016

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We are proud to announce that our MSPM Alum, William Davis (2014) has been selected as one of the presenters for the PMI Global Congress – North America 2016. William’s topic, Easily Estimate Projects Using Statistical PERT  was accepted and approved on June 2nd under Technical sessions category.  Presentation will take place on September 26 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. PMI® Global Congress 2016 – North America brings together thousands of project and program managers, leaders and business professionals from around the world for a series of exceptional education and  networking opportunities. Congress helps develop personal skill sets – from technical and leadership to strategic and business management, empowering professionals to achieve personal career goals, and drive immediate business results to positively impact organizational objectives.

William is presenting his own estimation technique, Statistical PERT, which is a technique he created to compliment the work done by MSPM Professors Cioffi and Khamooshi who developed the Unified Scheduling Method.  Read more about William’s presentation.

In an email message to the program, William mentioned,  “The work I did to create Statistical PERT was wholly due to what I learned while in the MSPM program.  I wouldn’t be presenting in San Diego had it not been for my MSPM graduate degree, and all the hard work and learning that it represents.”

William Davis graduated from the MSPM program and was a recipient of the MSPM Academic Excellence Award in 2014. Since graduation he has been an active MSPM Ambassador and has consistently offered his time to serve as the panel moderator during student orientations. Congratulations on your recent success, William!