Top 3 for 4 Aug
•Scholarship Deadline on Friday, 7 Aug
The program will award five $4,000 scholarships
to current MSPM students. Deadline is Friday, 7 Aug, at 6 p.m. EDT. Scholarship application and full details available on the blog. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
•Fall Classes Not Appearing on Blackboard?
Are your fall classes not yet appearing on Blackboard? In most cases, they should not yet appear on Blackboard. Most professors will not open the class materials on Blackboard until the first week of the semester, which begins 31 Aug.
As a reminder, Blackboard is NOT where you should confirm your course registrations. Course registrations should always be confirmed in GWeb.
•GW DIT PPMO Project Management Symposium, 21 Sep
Attend the GW DIT Project and Portfolio Management Office Project Management Symposium on Monday, 21 Sep. Registration fee is $60 for GW students. Several members of the MSPM faculty are scheduled to present, including Prof Kwak, Prof Ghosh, and Prof Cioffi. Event is open to all and PDUs will be awarded.
MSPM: In the Know
Dear MSPM students,
The top 3 items you need to know this week:
Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Session 1 Courses, 13 Jun
Today, 13 Jun, is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form for Summer Session 1. Visit the Office of the Registrar site for full details and for information on refunds.
GW University Writing Center Open During Summer 2014
Thanks to funding from the Office of Online Learning and Academic Innovation, the Writing Center will be open during the summer 2014 semester, 5 Jun – 14 Aug. The Writing Center will focus primarily on students enrolled in online courses. Appointments may be scheduled up to 7 days in advance using their online system. Visit https://gwu.mywconline.com to schedule an appointment.
The Writing Center is an excellent resource to refine your writing skills and to work with an advisor on written assignments for your summer courses, prior to submitting for a grade. I encourage each of you to utilize all of the resources made available to you as a graduate student at GW.
Fall Internship Available for the Executive Office of the President
The Executive Office of the President is now hiring interns for their PMO and CIO offices for the fall 2014 semester. The MSPM program was made aware of this opportunity through our connection to Benjamin Kim, Branch Chief of IT Program Management. Some of you may have met him in Dr. Jain’s course this past spring.
The job posting was opened yesterday on USAJobs.gov and will close on Thursday, 10 Jul. Interested parties should apply online via USAJobs.gov.
Type: Full Time
Location: Sterling, VA
US Citizenship Required: No
Contact: Shweta Gupta at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
PMI’s Program Management Office Community of Practice (PMO CoP) has announced the Student Paper of the Year Award. PMO CoP is seeking submissions of original papers for consideration for the PMO CoP Student Paper of the Year Award. This award will recognize excellence in student development of original concepts in areas related to the program management office, program management, project or program governance, and portfolio management.
One winner will be selected by a judging panel consisting of academic and practitioner representatives. The student submitting the winning paper will be awarded a one-time $2,500 grant.
April 1, 2013: Initial date to submit a paper
July 15, 2013: Deadline for full paper submission
Sept 15, 2013: Notification of Winner
Oct 2013: Paper Presentation through a PMO CoP Webinar
See PMO CoP Call for Papers 2013 for full details of the award, deadlines, and eligibility criteria.