MSPM in the KNOW: October 29, 2019

There is still time to register for this month’s PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon hosted by the GW MSPM!

“Managing Delivery for Machine Learning Products ” featuring Zorina Alliata,  Program Manager at AI/ML Global Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Event Date Thursday, October 31, 2019 – 11:30am Networking | 12-1pm Presentation

Event Location The George Washington University School of Business, Duques Room 453 2201 G Street NW Washington, DC 20052

Agenda and Cost This luncheon is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend.

About the Presentation: The last few years have seen a meteoric rise in disciplines related to using and exploring large quantities of data (Big Data), such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. A part of the Artificial Intelligence domain, Machine Learning took hold in many corporations and started impacting the business outcomes. In turn, Project Managers are suddenly facing a different type of project they are asked to manage: the Machine Learning project. This presentation is addressed to experienced Project Managers who want to understand how to manage Machine Learning projects, what are the specific challenges they will face, and what are some best practices to help them successfully deliver business value.

Register Here! 

If you experience any difficulties registering for this event, please call 703-683-4804 or email and include the name of the event.

PDUs Available:  1.00 PDU for Certified PMs

Talent Triangle Category:  Strategic and Business Management 

GWSB Graduate Student Engagement Events November-December 2019

Please mark your calendars to attend our graduate student engagement events that are coming up in November and December! All of these events are open to GWSB faculty, staff, and all GWSB graduate students in all programs (MBA, MS, graduate certificates).  This is a great way for us to build community and spend some time with the alumni and industry leaders we have invited to these events.


11/5Meet & Greet Breakfast 8:30-9:30am (Grad Student Lounge 5th floor Duques) – WEMBA alumnus, Jeff Davis, Senior Director, Connected Transportation, Blackberry

11/7 Women in Global Business Roundtable 5:00-9:30pm (1957 E Street NW, City View Room) – Co-sponsored with GW’s Center for International Business Education and Research and GW Women’s MBA Association.  You can read the bios of each of the roundtable discussion leaders here.  

11/19Meet & Greet Dinner 6-7pm(Crain Center) – WEMBA alumnus, Shaun Khalfan, Vice President of Information Security, Freddie Mac

12/2 Meet and Greet Breakfast 8:30-9:30am (Grad Student Lounge 5th Floor Duques), GMBA Alumnus, Brian Landau, founder Venly

12/9 Meet & Greet Dinner 6-7pm (Crain Center) – PMBA alumnus Michael Timmons, Director, Technical Solutions, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

PDU Value of GW MSPM Classes

Some of you had questions about PDU value of courses you are taking in MSPM to apply for or maintain PMP certification. Here’s what we learned from PMI Global Accreditation Center:

Typically, 3 Academic Credits equal about 40 to 45 actual classroom hours.  Per GWU MSPM’s definition,  “One credit is defined as one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester.”  

Based on this definition:

1 credit hour would equal 15 hours of class time, which equals 15 PDUs

1.5 credit hours would equal 22.5 hours of class time, which equals 22.5 PDUs

3 credit hours would equal 45 hours of class time, which equals 45 PDUs.   

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