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MSPM: In the Know, November 3, 2015

Top 3 for 3 Nov

Attend the GWSB Alumni Roundtables, 9 Nov
Alumni roundtables will be held Monday, 9 Nov, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the City View Room at 1957 E St, NW. Register to attend this event and network with prominent GW alumni. Who knows, you may find your next employer at the event! Event begins with a cocktail reception followed by two roundtable discussions. Attire is business formal, strict dress code is fully enforced. Register to secure a limited number of seats.

Check for Holds that May Prevent Registration
Be sure to remove any holds on your account that may prevent you from register for classes 9 Nov. Did you…

  • Pay your student account balance?
  • Submit you immunization records?
  • Submit official transcripts?
  • Take care of all official administrative business?
To view your holds, log in to GWeb:
  • Click on “Student Record and Registration” folder
  • Next, click on “Student Records Information Menu”
  • Finally, click on “View Administrative Holds”

Spring 2016 Registration Opens 9 Nov
The spring 2016 schedule of classes is now available to help you plan for registration, which opens Monday, 9 Nov. Questions? Schedule an advisement session with Cambria Happ via www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

Registration in DNSC 6269 Project Management Application, the capstone, is not available via GWeb. See last week’s edition for instructions on how to register for DNSC 6269.

Two 3 credit hour project management electives scheduled for spring:

  • DNSC 6234 Procurement & Contracting, on campus and online sections available
  • DNSC 6290 Communication Strategies in Project Management, on campus and online sections available

Spring 2016 Electives

Two 3 credit electives are available in the spring 2016 semester – DNSC 6234 Procurement & Contracting and DNSC 6290 Communication Strategies in Project Management.  One 1.5 credit elective – DNSC 6290 Sustainable Supply Chains – is also available. These electives may be applied to the Decision Sciences (DNSC) elective or general elective requirements for the program.

DNSC 6234 Procurement & Contracting (3 credit hours) taught by Peter Easley, JD

The purchase of services and materials by organizations is the subject of this course.  The course reflects current changes whereby the federal buying process is emulating many of the best practices found in private sector purchasing.  The study encompasses policy and public interest factors that complicate government buying and places those factors in perspective with private sector buying which often captures significant efficiencies and economic advantages associated with well managed corporate acquisition programs.  The study spans requirements determination, procurement planning, solicitation, pricing, contract design, award procedures and administrative issues that affect procurement.

Prerequisites: None

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DNSC 6290 Communication Strategies in Project Management (3 credit hours) taught by Dr. Julia Keleher (winner of 2014 MSPM Outstanding Faculty Award)

This course focuses on the leadership and management practices related to communications that facilitate successful project implementation. Readings focus on 1) best practices in communication, 2) change management strategies, and 3) performance management strategies. The course culminates with a team project to develop a Communications Management Plan for a predefined project. Students are asked to integrate course topics related to change management and performance management into their Communications Management Plan.

The class format includes teacher-led delivery, student-led presentations and discussion. Online sessions using Blackboard Collaborate and prerecorded videos characterized as informed and lively discussions in which all students participate and present their ideas and perspectives. Assignments and learning activities require a synthesis of course concepts and their application to real-world situations or case students. As a result, there is a significant requirement for student reflection, participation and engagement.

Prerequisites: None

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DNSC 6290 Sustainable Supply Chains (1.5 credit hours, 1st half of semester) taught by Dr. Marie Matta

This course will introduce the concepts and techniques related to analyzing strategic issues in supply chain management. Diverse topics, such as supply chain design, network planning, supply contracts, risk pooling, supply chain coordination and integration, and strategic alliances, comprise this course. Using cases, students will explore supply chain decision making at the strategic level in diverse industries such as apparel, electronics, automobile, grocery, and retail. Issues and trends related to supply chain system activities such as communication, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and facility location decisions will be discussed at a strategic level. By the end of the course, students will understand that when a company’s supply chain is integrated with a firm’s overall business strategy it serves as a powerful competitive weapon.

SPECIAL NOTE: Attendance of Blackboard Collaborate sessions mandatory for distance students.

Prerequisites: None

MSPM: In the Know, April 9, 2014

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Positions with Consigli Construction
Upcoming ITMPI Webinars
How Do You Like to Receive Information?

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Positions with Consigli Construction

Consigli Construction is opening a new office in Washington, DC and they are looking to hire project engineers and project management interns. To learn more about the positions and to apply, contact Thomas Kellogg at thomas.e.kellogg@gmail.com. Additional information is also available on the George Washington University MSPM Student and Alumni Networking Group on LinkedIn.

Upcoming ITMPI Webinars

Have you opted in to your free subscription to ITMPI’s webinars? If so, you are invited to attend the following webinars:

10 Apr: Intelligent Disobedience with Raj Kapur

16 Apr: Top 20 Project Management Best Practices, Tips and Techniques by Tony Crawford

17 Apr: High-Leverage Actions to Dramatically Boost Intact Team Performance by Tom Devane

22 Apr: Leadership Skills for Project Managers by Susanne Madsen

How Do You Like to Receive Information?

The MSPM program routinely likes to check in with the students to understand how you prefer to receive information. It also allows you to tell us what is working and what could be improved upon. Please take 5 minutes to complete this short survey. The results of which will help us improve our communication with you, as students.

MSPM: In the Know, November 27, 2013

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Hiring Project Managers – UUX and Bering Straits
GW Commencement Student Speaker Competition 2014
5-minute Survey

Dear MSPM students,

Happy Thanksgiving! The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Hiring Project Managers – UUX and Bering Straits

New positions have been posted to our job board. UUX is looking to fill two project management positions in Miami, FL with the option to live in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bering Straits is looking for a junior to mid-level project manager for their operations in Washington, DC. Both organizations specifically reached out to our office to hire MSPM students and/or alumni.

GW Commencement Student Speaker Competition 2014

Prospective graduates can audition to be the student speaker at Commencement on the National Mall, on Sunday, May 18, 2014. The deadline to submit entries is Saturday, March 1. Additional information about the competition can be found on the Commencement website.

The 2014 schedule is now available on the Commencement website. Review the Schedule, Tickets, Accommodations, and Students tabs to answer all of your questions surrounding graduation. As of yet, we do not have information on the number of tickets each student will receive for the School of Business Celebration on Saturday, May 17.

5-minute Survey

We need your feedback on program communications. Complete a short survey to share your thoughts on our methods of communication and how we can keep you better informed on program developments.

MSPM: In the Know, November 3, 2013

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Spring 2014 Registration Tips
Tell Us How We Are Doing
2014 PMI Research & Education Conference

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Spring 2014 Registration Tips

Registration for the spring semester began on Monday, 4 Nov. Below are tips on registration:

– If you are not able to locate a project management elective in GWeb, be sure to look under the “Special Topics” heading within the DNSC course listings.

– If you have an academic hold or financial hold on your account, you will not be able to register. For academic holds, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm to discuss. For financial holds, contact the Student Accounts Office to discuss.

– If you are registering for DNSC 6269 PM Applications (capstone), you cannot do so via GWeb. You must submit a Registration Transaction Form to me for approval and processing. The form must be complete with all details provided, including the correct CRN and section.

– Review your plans in DegreeMAP to ensure that they are up-to-date. Questions regarding changes to your plan may be addressed in an advisement session.

– The summer 2014 schedule will be made available towards the end of March.

Tell Us How We Are Doing

We want your feedback on program communications. Complete a 5-minute survey to share your thoughts on our methods of communication and how we can keep you better informed on program information.

2014 PMI Research & Education Conference

PMI is currently accepting paper submissions for their 2014 Research & Education Conference. Submissions are due by 13 Jan 2014. The conference is scheduled for 26-27 Jul 2014 in Portland, Oregon. Registration will open in March 2014. They welcome conceptual, empirical or theoretical work using project, program, or portfolio management as the subject or context of the research. Faculty and students are encouraged to participate.

MSPM: In the Know, October 30, 2013

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How Do You Want to Hear From Us?
Spring 2014 Blackboard Collaborate Schedule
Do You Know What Classes You Are Taking in Spring 2014?

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

How Do You Want to Hear From Us?

As a student, you are inundated with information via email, mail, phone, text, etc. We want to learn from you about how you would like to receive information from the MSPM program. Complete a short online survey to tell us what is working and what can be improved upon. Survey link: http://gwu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4GvpG7Cqy8KcMTj

Spring 2014 Blackboard Collaborate Schedule

The spring 2014 Blackboard Collaborate schedule is now available for those registering in distance courses. Please note that the Bb Collaborate session for DNSC 6290 Sustainable Supply Chains is mandatory per Prof Matta. All other sessions are highly encouraged by the faculty.

Do You Know What Classes You Are Taking in Spring 2014?

Spring 2014 registration opens on Monday, November 4, 2013. Review your plans in DegreeMAP and schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm to confirm your courses for the upcoming semester.