MSPM in the KNOW: May 30, 2017

Top 3 for 30 May

1. Reminder, last day to add a class via RTF-EZ for Summer Session I is Friday, 2 June. Beginning the first day of classes, there is an $80 late fee assessed for any first-time registrations. Review registration information for summer sessions via this link.

2. Grades, academic policies and requirements. Students should review their grades for courses taken in Spring 2017 semester. Contact your instructor for any missing grades. Now is also a good time to go over the academic policies. GW’s general requirements, including information on grades appears under University Regulations in the Bulletin. Details on academic probation, grades of F, suspension, and incompletes are available under the GWSB Graduate Programs Website. Each student is required to know these requirements and regulations. If you have questions about your academic standing, schedule an advisement session with Agnes Socrates via www.meetme.so/gwmspm

 

3. Events and Job Opportunities

Upcoming Events:

31 May 2017 | 11:30 AM to 1 PM | Duques 453 | Project Management Information Accountability Act (PMIAA): Impacts on Federal Acquisition | Free Event! Register here 

5 June 2017 | 5-7 PM | Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 | Networking event with Okta Identity. They are seeking to hire young professionals to grow their sales career. To RSVP, please click here.

15 June 2017 | 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Crowdsourcing Week Summit in DC | Guest speakers are open internet pioneers and enterprise leaders at major global organizations including Facebook, General Electric, NASA, The Huffington Post, and the US Department of Defense | Register here

Several job postings available through GWorkSB:

Congressional Budget Office Health Care Analyst Position, job ID #867783

David Fowler Career Center Project Coordinator, job ID #867609

IT Officer, Business Solutions – Database Developer and Data Modeler, job ID #867971

IT Officer, Business Solutions – Technical Lead, job ID #867978

 

Congressional Budget Office Health Care Analyst Position, Apply by July 21, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office is currently accepting applications for the Health Care Analyst position. The analyst will focus primarily on coverage of mental health and substance abuse services in the Medicaid program and in related programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.  Candidates must have a graduate degree in public policy, public administration, public health, economics, or a related field and experience analyzing or working on public policy issues and strong skills in quantitative methods. To apply, please visit GWorkSB job ID #867783. Application deadline: July 21, 2017.

Crowdsourcing Week Summit D.C. – Exclusive Offer for GWSB Students

Crowdsourcing Week is the world’s major crowd economy conference bringing together business leaders and innovators to discuss the latest trends in crowdsourced innovation, collective intelligence (AI + HI) and blockchain enabled economy.
There are exclusive tickets available for 3 to 4 GWSB students at a special discounted rate of only $25 per summit ticket (saving over $100). Each of these student tickets includes full admission to the conference, coffee and lunch. Interested students can access the special student summit tickets via this link and select the “special student summit ticket” option.

Guest speakers are open internet pioneers and enterprise leaders at major global organizations including Facebook, General Electric, NASA, The Huffington Post, and the US Department of Defense. See a comprehensive list of speakers here.

When: June 15, 2017, from 8:30am – 5:30pm
Register here

MSPM in the KNOW: May 23, 2017

Top 3 for 23 May

1.  Congratulations 2017 graduates! This past Friday, 19 May was a momentous day for this year’s graduates of the MS in Project Management, who took the stage to be honored for their successful completion of the program. Celebration was held at the Charles E. Smith Center, forty-four MSPM students marched into the culmination of all the hard work they have put through. Congratulations to all of our graduates from the Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 semesters. Do you have photos or videos to share? Post your photos to our Facebook page.

2.  Summer Semester Began Monday, 22 May. Summer session 1 began on Monday, 22 May. If you have not yet registered but need to enroll in a class, you may still register via GWeb until 29 May. Late fees will be assessed. For more information, review the registration page.

3.  Events and resources.

Upcoming Events:

31 May 2017 | 11:30 AM to 1 PM | Duques 453 | Project Management Information Accountability Act (PMIAA): Impacts on Federal Acquisition | Free Event! Register here 

5 June 2017 | 5-7 PM | Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 | Networking event with Okta Identity. They are seeking to hire young professionals to grow their sales career. To RSVP, please click here.

Job opportunities:

Over 500 Opportunities! First Republic Bank is hiring now

  • When you apply: email gwsbocr@gwu.edu with “First Republic Bank” as the subject.
  • In the email body, include the name(s) of position(s) to which you’ve submitted an application.
  • Include your resume as an attachment to the email.

Interested applicants can apply through GWorkSB for the following positions:

Business Development Director – Chinese Markets Position, job ID #866972

Business Solutions Analyst – Job ID #867059 French Speaking Sr. Project Manager /

USAID Haiti – Job ID #867057 Contracts Administrator – Job ID #867056

Technical Manager/Director, Education Practice – Job ID #867054

MSPM in the KNOW: May 16, 2017

Top 3 for 16 May  

  1. Capstone Residency Week and Commencement. The Spring 2017 DNSC 6269 Capstone Residency week begins today and will run through Thursday, 18 May. Commencement activities are also happening today through Sunday, 21 May. We welcome all the graduating MSPM students to GWU Foggy Bottom campus. All the best to each one of you as you make the final push for your Capstone presentations!

 

  1. Summer semester begins on Monday, 22 May. Time is running out for registration as the summer semester begins next week. Make sure you are signed up for classes listed on your DegreeMAP. Review course offerings through the schedule of classesRegister now to avoid penalty from late registration.

 

  1. Academic Policies. The George Washington University is committed to uphold academic integrity that our community values. Please review the University Code of Academic Integrity for your reference.  As a reminder, all students are responsible for adhering to all academic policies and procedures, including those published in the University Bulletin, and the School of Business Bulletin. The MPSM Administrative Director is your academic adviser. If you need clarification on the policies, please email aesocrates@gwu.edu or schedule an advisement session www.meetme.so/gwmspm (include your GWid).

 

Spring 2017 Capstone Residency Week and Commencement

Residency Week and Commencement is this week!  The Spring 2017 DNSC 6269 Capstone Residency week begins today, 16 May and will run through Thursday, 18 May. Commencement activities are also happening today through Sunday, 21 May. Full schedule of commencement activities is found on this link.

We welcome the graduating MSPM class to GWU Foggy Bottom campus. All the best to each one of you as you make the final push for your Capstone presentations!

Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) Impacts on Federal Acquisition

About the Event

John Driessnack will discuss the potential impacts the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) law passed in Dec 2016 will have on the federal acquisition process. He will do this through the lens of his two PMI White Papers, “Using PMI Standards Framework to improve US Federal Government Capital Investment Outcomes” (2015), and “Update OMB Circular A-11 and Capital Programming Guide” (to be published in early 2017). The second white paper addresses specific recommendations for the new administration to implement PMIAA. The audience will be encouraged to note what they are observing within federal agencies. PDUs Available: 1 PDU for Certified PMs .Talent Triangle Category: Strategic and Business Management

About the Speaker

John Driessnack

Olde Stone Consulting
Portfolio Management Professional

John is a nationally known expert in Systems and Portfolio/Program management in the Federal/DoD/Intel acquisition environment. Background includes Global Broadcast System (GBS) Program Manager, other experiences as a military officer on major ACAT1D Aircraft, IT and Intel program(s), Managing Director of senior industry consulting groups, researcher in the economics of portfolio/program controls and industry structures, and instructor along with curriculum/program development and administration experience at several universities and companies. John has worked with Intel Community, Federal Agencies including FAA, NASA, FRTIB, DHS, SBA, as well with numerous DoD services/agencies. He has been certified as a DoD Level III Program Manager, Financial Managers, and Acquisition Logistician, as well as Industry Cost Estimator and Project Management Professional certifications. He most recently earned the PMI Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP) certificate. He holds BS in Industrial Engineering, MS in Economics, and advanced academic work in New Institutional Economics which he has published several journal articles. He is also published in defense acquisition journals, the PMI/INCOSE/MIT guide for Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering, a noted contributor on the GAO best practice guides for cost and schedule, and has authored parts of NDIA’s Earned Value guides. He currently owns his own consulting firm, Olde Stone Consulting, runs a 40-acre orchard, Olde Stone Orchard, and is an American University Professorial Lecturer and intermittent DAU Professor at Defense Systems Management College.

About the Washington Circle Luncheons

PMIWDC’s Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted at 2201 G St, NW in Downtown DC. There are luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise.

This program series is made possible by the generous support of George Washington University School of Business, which offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree. The MSPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results. With courses offered both on-campus and online, students have the flexibility to complete the degree from virtually anywhere.

Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. REGISTER HERE!

MSPM in the KNOW: May 9, 2017

Top 3 for 9 May

1.  GWU MSPM: # 10 in 2017 Eduniversal Masters Ranking for Engineering and Project Management, North America. Eduniversal MastersRanking included 4000 Best Masters and MBAs in 32 fields of study worldwide. We are thrilled to know our program ranked number 10 in North America for Engineering and Project Management field in 2017 (up from #13 in 2015-2016). Criteria include: reputation of the programs; Salary/Placement of graduates; and Student satisfaction. Check out the results here.

2.  Summer 2017 Registration. The following MSPM courses are now closed:

DNSC 6237 International Project Management (1.5), campus section

DNSC 6238 Project Management and Organizational Context (1.5), campus section

Consider alternative elective courses for Summer 2017 by reviewing course offerings via the registrar’s website. Students with no holds may register for classes on GWeb. If you’re having registration issues, email Agnes Socrates (aesocrates@gwu.edu)

3.  Upcoming Events:

16 May 2017 | 6 PM | Duques 651                                                                                    Delivering Meaningful Project Insights through Data-Driven Analysis, sponsored by: AACE International National Capital Section | Register here

31 May 2017 | 11:30 AM to 1 PM | Duques 453 |  Project Management Information Accountability Act (PMIAA): Impacts on Federal Acquisition  | Free Event!   Register here