MSPM In the KNOW: February 25th, 2020

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Summer Registration Begins on March 2!

Students are encouraged to enroll in the summer semester to satisfy their electives. The following courses are offered by MSPM and qualify for DNSC elective requirement: 

DNSC 6290 Agile Project Management (1.5). This is an experimental course that will be taught from  May 18 to June 27. 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.

DNSC 6237 International Project Management (1.5). The course will begin June 29 through August 8. 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 General Elective(3 credits), students may choose to take any course outside of the Department of Decision Sciences that meets the following criteria:
-Graduate level (course numbers 6XXX)

For full list of course offerings, check out the schedule of classes. Questions about registration?
Schedule an appointment with Agnes Socrates via and include your GWid.

Join us on Feb. 27 for the first series of DC Cloud and Cybersecurity Forum. Mark Forman, former Administrator for the Office of E-Government and Information Technology appointed by President Bush will be our speaker. The forum will cover issues that project teams need to address in order to achieve cost, security, and mission benefits in cloud initiatives. GWMSPM is hosting this event as part of the PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheons. 

Register for the DC Cloud and Cybersecurity Forum

GWPMA is Hosting a Webinar with Alan Zucker

Join us on Saturday, March 7 from 12-1 PM! The GWPMA (student organization) is hosting a webinar with speaker, Alan Zucker, Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials. The GWPMA Webinar Series will present “Introduction to Agile Project Management.”

Please RSVP by February 28. Contact Tahirah Dickenson, GWPMA President if you have any trouble registering for the event (

Register for the Webinar Here


Agnes Socrates, MSPM
Administrative Director
Schedule a meeting via this link

Homayoun Khamooshi, PhD
MSPM Faculty Director
Schedule a Meeting via this link

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