Elluminate sessions will run from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST on Mondays for DNSC 290 Business Analytics, distance section.
There is still time to register . . . the course begins October 23.
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I am thrilled to announce the addition of Dustin Pusch to the Project Management Program staff at GW! Dustin, who has worked for the Decision Sciences Department as Senior Secretary for the past two years, is our new Assistant Director for the MSPM Program. He will focus on managing our admissions and special events. Please join me in extending a big welcome to Dustin! (You can use the comments section to leave welcome messages!)
– Anne Koprince, Director, Project Management Program
To help us get to know Dustin a little better, the MSPM Program sat down with him . . .
Welcome to the GW MSPM program, Dustin.
Thank you. I am very excited to work closely with such a great administration, faculty, and especially the MSPM students. GW’s MSPM students are some of the most passionate, diverse, and interesting students at GW. I have actually been working with the program since 2008 as the Senior Secretary for the Department of Decision Sciences here at the Business School. I have grown very familiar with the program over the last 2 years and I am eager to focus on making the experience at GW as rewarding as it can be for the MSPM students.
What brought you to GW?
With an eye towards working in higher education, I began working at GW at the end of May in 2008 with the Department of Decision Sciences in the Business School. Because the MSPM program is part of the Decision Sciences Department, I have worked closely with the program for the last 2 years. Before coming to GW, I was the Executive Administrative Assistant for the Division on Engineering and Physical Science at the National Academies here in Washington, DC. I very much enjoyed working with many respected experts in the fields of engineering and physics, but a desire to work in higher education and to continue my own education directed me towards GW.
IBM Center for the Business of Government just published a report titled “PM in Government: Introduction to Earned Value Management” by Dr. Young Kwak and Dr. Frank Anbari. The audience for this report are federal employees who are middle and upper managers who have no or very little exposure to EVM so the tone and the contents of the report is very light, practical, and easy to read.
In addition, Dr. Kwak has published two new articles on project management: “Exploring Monte Carlo Simulations Applications for Project Management” in IEEE Engineering Management Review, 37(2), pages 83-91; and “Web-based Construction Project Specification System” in the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 24(2), pages 212-221.