MSPM: IN THE KNOW March 5th, 2019

Top 3 for 5 March 2019:

  1. Announcements

Summer 2019 Electives: Looking for an elective this summer? The MSPM program is offering two 1.5-credit courses for Summer 2019 semester. Both would count toward your Decision Science Elective requirement. See details below.At the request of students during MSPM Feedback Sessions, Prof. Khamooshi will be offering a new elective, DNSC 6290 Agile Project Management. This is an experimental course that will be taught from 20 May to 29 June. Description: Almost three-quarters (71%) of organizations report using Agile approaches sometimes, often, or always (Source: Project Management Institute). This indicates that agile project management has already changed the theory and practice of project management, specifically in the management of IS/IT projects. While agile methodology was developed for IS/IT industry, the approach could equally be applied to some other types of projects. The focus of this course is on application of agile methodology to IS/IT project management. In this course we will address the principles, concepts, theories, procedures and methods related to Agile Project Management methodology.Prof. Sam Ghosh will be teaching DNSC 6237 International Project Management. The course will begin 1 July through 10 August. Description: An overview of global project management from initiation through planning, execution, closing, and with general emphasis on control will be provided. It is designed to augment the basics of domestic project management with information pertinent to the global project environment, working in multiple countries, cultures, time zones and working virtually.For full list of course offerings, check out the schedule of classes.

2. Events

  • GW Black MBA Association General Body Meeting : The GW Black MBA Association wants to officially invite you to their first General Body Meeting! Come meet the executive board and join them in a night of Speed Networking!

The General Body Meeting will be taking place:Thursday, March 7, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM in District House B207.Refreshments will be served.

  • GWSB Online Happy Hour

GWSB would like to welcome GWSB alumni, faculty, staff, and students in an Online Happy Hour on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Online Happy Hour will be in a Blackboard Collaborate session.Discussion topic will be “The Changing Role of Technology in the Workplace.”Sign up for the Online Happy Hour here

  • PMI Washington DC Luncheon

“Introduction To Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma”For the PMI Washington Circle Luncheon this month, Narayanan Doraswamy will be giving a presentation on “Introducation To Process Improvement Using Lean Six Sigma” on Thursday, March 28.

Location: 2201 G Street, NorthwestDuques Hall 453, Washington DC 20052Time: 11:30 AM – Networking12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – PresentationEvent is free and open to public! Register here!*This is a brown bag lunch event*

About the event: The talk will be an introduction to process improvement using Lean, Six Sigma, and other tools. Narayanan will be providing a basic introduction to the processes, variation, and the need for process improvement, the various tools available out there and a quick introduction to Lean Six Sigma, Design Thinking, and Agile technologies as used for process improvement.ersonally and professionally with successful outcomes effectively, and manage your day to day life with a better sense of balance for a better life.

About Narayanan Doraswamy: Innovative management professional and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with extensive experience leading process definition, standardization, and continuous improvement across all business segments. The astute strategic leader is skilled in incorporating significant enhancements across the operational frameworks to optimize efficiencies, yields, production rates, changeover efficiencies, and expenditures. Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving abilities in evaluating business support, project needs, and required resources as appropriate to address needs. Collaborative communicator continually focused on building relationships while serving as a key interface between production facilities, research and development, and project management teams.

3. Jobs and Internship Opportunities

  • Government Accountability Office, Information Technology and Cybersecurity Info Session 3/20

The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Information Technology and Cybersecurity (ITC) team is looking for bright and innovative students who are interested in data analysis, research, and writing related to IT and Cybersecurity issues in the federal government. GAO’s ITC Team leads audits to help the government address important challenges. The ITC Team works to build the government’s capacity to manage IT and to manage the collection, use, and dissemination of information in an era of rapidly changing technology. Specifically, the ITC team evaluates other federal agencies’ implementation and management of areas such as privacy, systems acquisition and development, investment management, and cybersecurity.Attend this information session to learn more about the ITC Team and opportunities to be a part of this great organization! Register to attend in Handshake

  • Analyst, Partnerships at Hilton

Assist in the strategic development of partnership programs and promotions to meet Customer Marketing goals and support a variety of programs that fall within the Loyalty Partnerships team, including, but not limited to Amazon Shop with Points, Points.com and Enterprise Car Rental. 

Responsible for the execution of various partnership initiatives, including quarterly promotions, channel placements and overall campaign management, and analysis and reporting associated with these partnership programs. 

BA/BS Bachelor’s Degree, Two to three (2 – 3) years of professional experience

Applications close on March 6 at 10:00 AM. Apply in Handshake now! 

  • Cisco Sales Development Internship

Exposes students to Cisco’s technology and customers while providing hands-on training and group project experience.

Open to students pursuing a BS or MS degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Communications, Information Technology, Computer Science, Finance or related area set to graduate December 2020- May 2022.

Students will gain exposure to Cisco technology, sales and the chance to network and learn from top sales leaders within the organization.

Apply here now!