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.