MSPM in the KNOW: July 17, 2018

Top 3 for 17 July 2018:

1- The George Washington University is in compliance with each of the seven standards established by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and has been reaccredited. Accreditation review team found George Washington University to be “an impressive example of a nationally recognized urban research university” (read more). GW’s accreditation remains in effect until the next review period in 2026-27. 

2- Are you still looking for an elective in Fall 2018? Check out Project Quality Management course:  

DNSC 6236 Project Quality Management (3 credit hours) taught by Dr. Andrew Griffith

Classic project management theory includes the concept of the triple constraint – time, cost, and quality. However, quality can be a rather vague term that is hard to quantify, measure, or improve. Project quality can be divided into three separate concerns: (1) the features incorporated in the project deliverables, (2) the fitness of the deliverables for the intended application, and (3) the effectiveness or efficiency of the project development and execution. This course is focused on the quality management of projects. It explores current theories and practices regarding quality management as applied to manufacturing and the service industry, the application to project systems, and the application to individual projects. In addition, we will explore the application of project management techniques in implementing a quality improvement initiative within an organization. Prerequisites: None

Contact professor for additional information: griffith@gwu.edu 

3- Jobs and Networking Opportunities:  

State Department Info Session | July 24th | 

5:30-7 PM  | ESIA | Register here

GW students & alums are invited to a meet ESIA alumna Usha Pitts, who will discuss Careers in Diplomacy, the FSOT, and the Consular Fellows Program! America’s diplomats are selected every year from the approximately 15,000 people who take The Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).  The FSOT is offered three times a year, and is open to American citizens between the ages of 20 and 59 from any educational or professional background.  It is free.  The FSOT is held in October, February, and June.  You can register at careers.state.gov. 

Program Associate (Associate Project Director) Education Development Center

The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, collaborators, co-workers, field sites, and funders; and to work respectfully with EDC colleagues. The job requires adherence to EDC policies & procedures. More information here. 

Program Manager, GS-0340-12/13 U.S. Department of Commerce

This position is responsible for proactively meeting the business needs of Federal government customers and resolving the problems of the most complex and valued accounts. This position is located with the National Technical Information Service in the Office of the Director, Office of Federal Services in Alexandria, VA. Apply here. 

Director of Project Management Interactive Strategies

We are looking for Director of Project Management who can provide leadership and mentorship for a dedicated team of five project managers. As a growing and vibrant digital agency that is tackling complex technical projects for some of the areas biggest organizations, we need a leader ready to meet the challenge. At Interactive Strategies, we recognize that our project managers do more than just keep projects on time and on budget; they are the key to building positive client relationships, working through complex technical challenges and ensuring that internal teams have what they need to be successful. Therefore, we’re looking for detail-oriented and motivated self-starter who will bring not only deep PM experience, but a positive energy and new ideas. Apply here.