Top 3 for 7 February 2017
1- Congratulations, Rahul Rathod! Current MSPM student, Rahul Rathod obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential. Rahul joined MSPM in Fall 2015. He took the PMP exam last month and subsequently passed it. Congratulations, Rahul on your recent success!
2- Summer 2017 Registration. Registration for the 2017 Summer Sessions will open on Wednesday, 1 March. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. Summer semester is the best time to fulfill your Electives. No core MSPM courses are offered in the summer semester. The following MSPM courses are available in Summer 2017:
DNSC 6237: International Project Management, Prof. Ghosh (Campus and DE)
DNSC 6238: Project Management and Organizational Context, Prof. Keleher (DE)
The Department of Decision Sciences offers electives focused on business analytics, some of which are open to MSPM students. Any of the following electives will satisfy your Decision Science elective requirement:
- DNSC 6290 Visualization for Analytics, Grover, campus only
- DNSC 6290 Big Data, Vaisman, campus only
- DNSC 6290 Social Network Analysis for Managers, Kanungo, distance/online only
- DNSC 6225 Business Process Simulation, Jain, distance/online section open to MSPM students, campus section restricted to MSBA students (see MSBA program for permission to enter campus section)
3- GW University PM Talk. Natalya H. Bah, MSPM alumni and owner of Natalya H. Bah Consulting, will be coming to campus to speak at the GW PM University Talk. Event is free to students with ID. MSPM students are highly encouraged to attend. The event is offered by the PMIWDC in coordination with the GW Project Management Association. Event details are as follows:
GW University PM Talk | 1 March 2017 | 6-8 PM
Marvin Center Room 309, 800 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20052
Wednesday, 1 March 2017 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The George Washington University Marvin Center Room 309
800 21st St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Agenda and Cost:
Free for students with ID – Register Here to receive the student rate.
$20 for members
$25 for Non-members
About the Event
“4 Ways to Shorten a Project Schedule,” by Alan Zucker, Director of Project Management, Fannie Mae
Presentation by Natalya H. Bah, PMP, MSPM, CEO of Natalya H. Bah Consulting
Talent Triangle Category:
Strategic and Business Management
About the Speakers
Project Management Essentials
Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience managing projects and leading project organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He has delivered thousands of successful projects and managed major strategic initiatives.
As a leader, Alan has transformed organizations. He simultaneously improved client satisfaction while reducing the cost of project execution. He led an Agile transformation that delivered significant, measurable benefits to the enterprise.
In 2016, he founded Project Management Essentials to provide training and consulting services. His areas of expertise are project management, Agile transformation, and leadership. He is a keynote speaker and provides customized training to his clients.
Alan publishes monthly articles LinkedIn, Planning Planet, and Project Connections. He is also a frequent contributor on Agile Alliance.
You may connect with Alan on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanizucker or contact him at www.pmessentials.us
Natalya H. Bah
Natalya H. Bah Consulting
Natalya H. Bah, owner of Natalya H. Bah Consulting, has over ten years of experience consulting in the public and private sectors. With a focus on project management, Natalya helps organizations achieve their strategic focus by providing dynamic project management leadership. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with a Masters of Science in Project Management from the George Washington University, she combines her academic achievements with real-world project management experience. Her strong interpersonal skills enable her to quickly engage with existing teams, communicate effectively with project stakeholders and ensure smooth project delivery. In addition to Natalya’s experience and expertise, her team has a broad range of project management skills and knowledge, and shares her dedication to customer service.
About the University PM Talks
Project Management Institute Washington DC (PMIWDC) Chapter partners with local universities to bring our chapter events to university students, young professionals, and our members in Washington, DC on a quarterly basis. Both Members and Non-Members are welcome to join us for the best speakers and networking the Washington DC area has to offer!
The presentations are educational and informative, targeted towards project management professionals, corporate and government leaders, and students looking to step into the field of project management. In every event, three speakers present on topics related to a specific area of the PMI Talent Triangle – technical project management, leadership, and strategic/business management. This approach allows participants to enhance their skills in each of these areas in one night! Each University PM Talks Event also offers certified PMPs 2 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
As part of our commitment to furthering project management education, PMIWDC offers assistance in the form of educational scholarships, visit pmiwdc.org/scholarship to learn more about these programs.