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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, March 19, 2014

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Fall 2014 Registration Opens Tomorrow, 20 Mar
Fall 2014 Electives and Last Chance for a Spring 2014 Elective
Events Roundup

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Fall 2014 Registration Opens Tomorrow, 20 Mar

Registration for the fall 2014 semester opens tomorrow at 7am EDT via the GWeb Info Systems site. If you have confirmed your course registrations for the fall 2014 semester with me, register accordingly. If you need to confirm your course registrations or update your plan in DegreeMAP, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm. Register early to ensure a seat before we begin processing names on our wait list.

If you plan to register for DNSC 6269 PM Application (capstone) in the fall semester, you must register via a Registration Transaction Form (RTF), not via GWeb. Submit a completed RTF to my attention via email or fax for review and processing. Details for the form, such as the course CRN and section, may be found on the Schedule of Classes.

Fall 2014 Electives and Last Chance for a Spring 2014 Elective

The MSPM program will offer two 1.5 credit electives in the fall 2014 semester – DNSC 6290 International Project Management (Dr. Sam Ghosh) and DNSC 6290 Project Management & Organizational Context (Dr. Julia Keleher). Dr. Ghosh’s course will be offered during the first half of the semester, August 25-October 18, 2014. Dr. Keleher’s course will be offered during the second half of the semester, October 20-December 6, 2014. These electives are project management-specific, available both on campus and via distance, and may be applied to the Decision Sciences (DNSC) elective requirement for the program. An executive summary of each elective is available at www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

GWSB is also offering a unique on-campus course during the week of May 12-15, 2014. Earn 1.5 credits of general electives this spring through the MBAD 6290.12 Business & Society course by Rafael Lucea, Professor of International Business & International Affairs. The course offers an overview of the broad arena in which business operates with particular attention to its political, social and economic environments. The course is in DC and includes visits to the Fed, US Capitol, IMF, and USAID. To register, submit an RTF to my attention immediately via email or fax (CRN 97110). Only 6 seats remain!

Events Roundup

Tuesday, 25 Mar, 11am-12pm EDT – Understanding the Scaled Agile Framework webinar from ITMPI.

Wednesday, 26 Mar, 11:30am-1pm EDT – Practical Answers to Business Questions About Post-Award Bid Protests featuring Don Carney in Duques 453 in DC. Event is organized by PMIWDC and is free of charge.

Saturday, 29 Mar, 8pm-12am EDT – Fourth Annual Business Gives Back Gala at Long View Gallery in DC.

Wednesday, 2 Apr, 6-7pm EDT – Career Development Speaker Series: A Day as a Solutions Architect featuring Suneel Grover from SAS at Duques 353 in DC. This event is sponsored by the GW Business Analytics Association and counts toward the seminar requirement for the Certificate in Business Analytics.

MSPM: In the Know, February 19, 2014

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GW Commencement Updates
Free Premium Membership with ITMPI
PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 26 Feb

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

GW Commencement Updates

2014 Commencement Countdown: 87 days, 19 hours, 13 minutes

For all details related to GW’s commencement events, visit https://commencement.gwu.edu/. Please note that the School of Business website has not yet been updated with the 2014 commencement schedule and activity details, but will be updated shortly. Included below are recent updates on commencement:

GWSB Specialized Masters Celebration

As previously notified, the GWSB Celebration will follow a different schedule than in 2013. The GWSB Specialized Masters Celebration is scheduled on Saturday, 17 May, at 7:30pm in Lisner Auditorium. A reception will follow in Duques Hall. Students are expected to arrive by 6:30pm to line up for the procession. The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours.

Tickets

GWSB Specialized Masters Celebration – 4 tickets per student

University Commencement – 6 tickets per student

Spring & Summer 2014 Grads – Ticket distribution will occur 24 Apr-7 May on campus. Distance students will pick up their tickets during residency week, 13-16 May.

Fall 2013 Grads – Email gwsbtix@gwu.edu to make arrangements for the School of Business Celebration tickets. University Commencement tickets will be mailed to you by 16 Apr.

GWSB Commencement Gala

The GWSB Commencement Gala is scheduled for Wednesday, 14 May, at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Invitation with additional details to follow.

GWSB Student Speaker/Singer Auditions

One specialized masters student will be selected to speak to their fellow graduates at the 17 May celebration. In addition, one specialized masters student singer will be selected to sing the National Anthem and Alma Mater at the 17 May celebration. Interested parties should email gradspkr@gwu.edu to sign up for an audition time. Be prepared to deliver a 3-5 minute speech or sing the National Anthem. Provide a brief bio and recent photo in the email and submit by 17 Mar.

As information becomes available, we will share with all graduating students, however I encourage each of you to monitor the GW commencement website frequently for updates.

Free Premium Membership with ITMPI

The IT Metrics and Productivity Institute (ITMPI) is extending GW’s MSPM students a free premium membership to their extensive catalog of educational webinars. The membership will entitle each student to unlimited free webinars for a period of one year. Attending the webinars is an effective means of earning Professional Development Units (PDUs) and for staying abreast of current developments in the field project management. Each student will receive a letter via mail with the membership details in the next two weeks.

Attend their 11 Mar webinar on “Establishing an Enterprise Architecture Practice” with Chris Armstrong. This webinar will discuss how to establish an effective and sustainable enterprise architecture (EA) practice based on four fundamental elements: a method framework, a skills framework, a taxonomy framework, and a tool framework. Register to attend this event following receipt of the letter with your membership information.

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 26 Feb

Attend the 26 Feb Washington Circle Luncheon and learn from Michael Dobson, PMP  on “How to Manage an Impossible Project.” The event is free to attend, however registration is requested. Bring your lunch and earn 1 PDU. The event is open to all interested parties. Visit PMIWDC’s website for full details and to register.

The Washington Circle Luncheon is a monthly event made possible by the generous support of the GW Master of Science in Project Management degree program. The event is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month with the presentation beginning at 12pm EST in Duques Hall, room 453.