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MSPM: In the Know, January 11, 2016

Top 3 for 11 Jan

Online Section (DE) of DNSC 6234 Course Running as Scheduled, Campus Section (10) Cancelled
The online section (DE) of DNSC 6234 Procurement & Contracting will run as scheduled. The campus section (10), though, was cancelled. All students who were registered in the campus section were moved to the online section. Students may see updates via Blackboard or via email as Prof Easley prepares for the course. The lectures will be pre-recorded and posted by Prof Easley in the absence of the on campus lecture. Blackboard Collaborate sessions will provide interactive sessions with Prof Easley.

Dr. Miguel Lejeune Teaching DNSC 6251
Dr. Miguel Lejeune will teach DNSC 6251 Optimization Models for Decision Making in place of Dr. Jarrah. The course will run as scheduled. The Blackboard Collaborate session day/time is under review. Updates will be provided shortly.

Course Not Appearing on Blackboard Yet
Courses are not required to appear on Blackboard until the first week of the semester. Many professors may not make their course live on Blackboard until the first day of their class. For example, if the campus lecture is scheduled for Thursday, course may not appear until Thursday. Still concerned? Contact the professor directly for an update.

Remember, Blackboard is the not the correct source to confirm your course registrations. GWeb is the source of registration and schedule information.

MSPM: In the Know, April 7, 2015

Top 3 for 7 Apr

PMIEF Scholarships and More
The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) offers over 30 scholarships for graduate students. Review the full list of scholarships online and apply before the May 1, 2015 deadline. Take advantage of this opportunity and apply for all scholarships that you qualify to receive.

Have you won a scholarship for the upcoming academic year? We’d love to hear about it! Please provide your name, the scholarship name, and the source of the funding. We want to congratulate you on earning the award. You also have the option to share the news with us via social media using #GWSBProud.

• RRMC Seeking a Project Manager (Washington, DC)
The Research & Regulatory Management Council (RRMC) is seeking a project manager to provide comprehensive oversight by planning, directing, and coordinating activities to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished for multiple joint venture and task force programs. RRMC designs and develops required health and safety data for raw chemical manufacturers and companies that market end-use products.

The position was shared by a current MSPM student. To apply, email your resume and cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and salary expectations, to Holly Schroeder at hschroeder@cspa.org. More details and a full job description are available on the blog.

GW PMA-Sponsored PMP Prep Course, May 2015
The GW PMA is proud to sponsor a PMP prep course organized by the PMI Washington DC Chapter. The event is open to all GW students interested in pursuing the PMP certification. Event will be held on two consecutive weekends, 2-3 May and 9-10 May. Register now, space is limited!

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MSPM: In the Know, December 3, 2014

Top 3 for 3 Dec

New PMA Board Elected
Congratulations to the newly elected GW Project Management Association (PMA) board of directors. Their term is effective December 1, 2014-November 30, 2015. Your new board is as follows:
President: Jade Ademiluyi
VP, Events: Nomi Nouri
VP, Marketing: Colleen Hoffman
Chief Budget Officer: Melody Peppard
Distance Student Representative: David Jackson
MBAA Representative: Duke Anh Ngo
PMIWDC Representative: Wilbert Davis

• Spring 2015 Registration
Only 50% of the MSPM students have registered for classes in the spring semester. Be sure to complete your course registration immediately. We are starting to release seats to non-MSPM students on the wait list. Do not lose the opportunity to secure a seat in your required or preferred courses/sections.

To register in DNSC 6269 PM Application (Capstone), you must complete and submit a Registration Transaction Form to my attention via email, fax, or in person. You cannot register via GWeb for DNSC 6269.

Win Tickets to “Colbert Report” Taping
Free tickets will be available by lottery to GW students. Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” will bring its Emmy-winning blend of news and satirical comedy to GW’s Lisner Auditorium on Monday, 8 Dec. To enter the ticket lottery, students should register online by 10 a.m. EST Thursday, 4 Dec.

MSPM: In the Know, November 21, 2013

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Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline
Fall 2013 Course Feedback Surveys
SkillPort – Training on PM Software and PMP Exam Prep

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline

Scholarship funding has been made available to current MSPM students in the spring 2014 semester. We will award a total of four scholarships, each in the amount of $3,596.25. Full details of each scholarship, the eligibility criteria, and the applications are available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59pm EST December 16, 2013; we will not accept late applications.

Fall 2013 Course Feedback Surveys

As we near the end of the fall 2013 semester, the professors will begin to discuss the feedback surveys. We encourage all students to provide their open and honest feedback in these surveys so that we can improve the curriculum and faculty for the betterment of the program. The surveys are completely anonymous and will have no effect on your final grade in the course. Review the schedule for the survey release so that you may provide your feedback within the 5 day window.

SkillPort – Training on PM Software and PMP Exam Prep

Did you know that GW students have access to a variety of online courses in business management, Microsoft software, and certification prep through SkillPort? Learn more through the Division of IT website and review the catalog of courses available to you. Course topics include:

  • PMP Exam Prep
  • CAPM Exam Prep
  • Microsoft Project
  • Managing Conflict in Project Teams

Fall 2013 Course Feedback Schedule

As we near the end of the fall 2013 semester, you will be asked to complete course feedback surveys. The surveys are anonymous and are the best method for providing honest, constructive feedback on your experience in the course. The feedback is then utilized to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the course, faculty, and the program so that we may adjust the curriculum as needed.

Once made available, the surveys are open for 5 days and will not be reopened once closed. The schedule for the surveys is provided below so that you can prepare your comments.

Survey Release Subject Code/Course Number Course Instructor
11/26/2013 DNSC 6202 Statistics for Management Khamooshi, Homayoun
12/2/2013 DNSC 6247 Organization, Mgmt and ldrship Hoffman, Edward
12/4/2013 DNSC 6257 Cost Estimation and Control Khamooshi, Homayoun
12/5/2013 DNSC 6259 Project Portfolio Management Forman, Ernest
12/5/2013 DNSC 6261 Intro to Project & Program Mgt Kettunen, Janne
11/26/2013 DNSC 6262 Directed Computational ProjMgt Jain, Sanjay
12/2/2013 DNSC 6269 Project Management Application Kwak, Young
12/5/2013 DNSC 6290 Project Quality Management Griffith, Andrew

MSPM Curriculum Guides and Course Equivalencies

All MSPM students are working from one of two curriculum charts depending on when they started the program.  For students who began before the Fall 2009 semester, the curriculum prerequisite chart also includes a listing of course equivalencies.

MSPM Curriculum Guide (Fall 2009 to present)

MSPM Course Prerequisite Chart and Course Equivalency Chart (Spring 2009 and earlier)