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MSPM: In the Know, October 13, 2015

Top 3 for 13 Oct

Fall 2015 techKNOW Magazine
The Fall 2015 edition of the GW Division of IT’s techKNOW magazine is now available. The magazine provides updates on key technology information, IT services from across campus and security tips to help you stay safe online. In the latest issue, learn about new online technology guides, Office 365 and WebEx.

Business Analytics Speaker Series, 16 Oct
MSPM students and alumni are invited to attend the upcoming Business Analytics Speaker Series event on Friday, 16 Oct, 6-8 p.m. Vishal Kapur and Bill Roberts will present “Delivering Data-driven Insights: Deloitte’s Business Analytics Practice.” Event location is Duques Hall, room 651.

GW Career Quest – NYC, 14-15 Mar
The GW Career Quest – NYC Spring 2016 program offers GW students an exclusive opportunity to gain an up-close and personal experience with leading organizations in New York City during Spring Break. To learn more, attend an information session or review FAQs online. Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students only. Apply in GWorkSB to Job #830217 by Monday, 2 Nov.

MSPM Faculty Featured Speakers at GW DIT PPMO Project Management Symposium

Project Management Symposium

The George Washington University Division of Information Technology (IT) Project and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) is hosting an inaugural Project Management Symposium on Monday, September 21, 2015. This is a one-day event created for the exchanging and sharing of knowledge of project management practices in higher education.


Current MSPM faculty members, Profs Young Kwak and Sam Ghosh, plus a former MSPM faculty member, Prof Denis Cioffi, are scheduled to present at the Symposium. View the selected presentations in the symposium agenda: Project Management Symposium Agenda

The fee includes admission to the conference, lunch and refreshments:
GW Attendees – $60
Non-GW Attendees – $85

Professional Development Units (PDUs)
Attendees with Project Management Certifications through the Project Management Institute (PMI) will be able to claim PDUs for this event. The maximum amount of PDUs available will be communicated shortly.

Hotel Reservations
There are a number of hotels within walking distance of the Foggy Bottom campus. Please visit http://ibuy.gwu.edu/hotels to book a hotel reservation at a discounted rate.


Monday, September 21, 2015, 8:30am – 5:00pm


Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
800 21st Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052


Division of IT Project & Portfolio Management Office

GW Division of IT Hiring Project Manager

GW is hiring an Assistant Director, Project Management to serve within the Division of Information Technology (DIT), specifically the Project and Portfolio Management Office. The Assistant Director will manage a team of project managers and will be responsible for technical project management within the division. Maintaining project management methodologies and tools for the division, managing, leading and mentoring a team of project managers, building cohesive teams and driving organizational effectiveness and accountability through evaluation are some focus areas of the Assistant Director. This role serves as a key liaison between the Project and Portfolio Management Office and key technical leaders throughout the Division of IT. In addition, this role will provide insight into the road-map planning processes for the division and will play a key role in managing the IT portfolio of work.

Interested? Apply immediately via https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/25142.

HIMSS Foundation Scholarships, Oct 10, 2014 Deadline

The HIMSS Foundation annually awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry.

Twelve scholarships will be awarded this year to the student(s) deemed most deserving as determined by the HIMSS Foundation Scholarship Review Board.

The call for applications is now open and will close on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm Central (late applications will not be accepted). Winners will be notified by January 2015.


Associate PMO Manager, REI Systems (Sterling, VA)

Type: Full Time

Location: Sterling, VA

US Citizenship Required: No

Contact: Shweta Gupta at shwetagupta309@gmail.com to apply

Job Description Associate PMO Manager

As the Associate PMO manager you will be responsible for the development of the policies and procedures necessary to ensure efficient and effective execution of a portfolio of both small and large, complex projects. You should have proven track record in successful implementation of large scale IT projects, strong understanding of Project Management discipline and industry best practices, and ability to solve complex problems with simple, user-friendly and scalable solutions.

Minimum Qualifications and Education

  • Demonstrated ability to lead IT solutions and services project. Experience with Federal IT projects is a plus
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in handling IT projects greater than 2 million dollars.
  • A bachelor’s degree in project management computer science, information systems, physics, communications, engineering, math or related field is required. An advanced degree in Project Management or related discipline may be substituted for two years of experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified or ability to complete PMP certification within next 6 months
  • Proficient in MS Project. Previous experience in customizing MS Project Server solutions is a plus

MSPM: In the Know, November 21, 2013

MSPM: In the Know

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

Infrastructure Project Manager Position – RISE Solutions Group

Infrastructure Project Manager Positions (Reference Number 131)

The Infrastructure Project Manager will manage the infrastructure portion of a variety of multi-disciplined IT projects.  These projects include application projects with infrastructure components (e.g. network, servers, desktops, etc.),  infrastructure primary projects related to supporting the business needs and goals of the organization (e.g. network switches, connectivity, phones, desktops, etc.).  Responsibilities include developing project schedules, WBS, progress reports, project dependencies, communication plans, risk assessments and training plans. Candidate will be responsible for insuring delivery on time and within budget and with the highest degree of quality.

  • Ensures project scope and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameter.
  • Ensures that the developed solution successfully passes through assigned quality gates from requirement, through design/architecture, development and deployment.
  • Works well with highly technical personnel in a multicultural environment.  Ensures proper management of personnel schedules and commitment.
  • Tracks customer satisfactions on a continuous basis throughout the project. Participates in weekly status meetings with clients ensuring project, budgetary, and delivery expectations are consistently maintained throughout the project.

If you are interested in this position, please contact careers@risesg.com for additional information and to apply.