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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.

Spring 2014 Residency Week for DNSC 6269 Capstone, DE Section

Per Dr. Khamooshi, those in the distance section of DNSC 6269 PM Applications (capstone) are required to participate in residency week to complete the course requirements. Residency week will begin on Tuesday, May 13, and run through Friday, May 16. The class will meet each day for a full day in the School of Business (2201 G St, NW).

As a reminder, the GWSB Specialized Masters Celebration will take place on Saturday evening, May 17, in Lisner Auditorium. The University Commencement is on Sunday morning, May 18, on the National Mall. For more details, visit https://commencement.gwu.edu/.

MSPM: In the Know, January 15, 2014

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Welcome to the Spring 2014 Class
Summer 2014 Short-term Study Abroad Options
PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 22 Jan

Dear MSPM Students,

I am excited to welcome everyone back to school this week. I encourage everyone to reacquaint themselves with their classmates, professors, and the academic technology for the program. A plethora of resources and information are available to you at my.gwu.edu, the Office of the Registrar website, and www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Class

Please join me in welcoming the spring 2014 incoming class of MSPM students. The diverse class of students hail from across the globe, including Azerbaijan, Ghana, and Saudi Arabia. The domestic students hail from DC to Los Angeles. The bio book for the new class will be posted shortly onto www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

All new spring 2014 students now have access to DreamSpark to download Microsoft software, excluding Office. Read the instructions on registering with DreamSpark and downloading the software prior to contacting the MSPM office with questions. When registering on the DreamSpark site, be sure to use your @gwmail.gwu.edu email address.

Information on downloading VM Fusion is also available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org, see the Resources tab.

Summer 2014 Short-term Study Abroad Options

We are excited to see four MSPM enrolled in the TSTD 6282 Russia: Behind the Scenes at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games program. Are you interested in taking advantage of a similar short-term study abroad program in the summer 2014 term? Review the list of available programs through the GWSB Global & Experiential Education office’s website and pay special attention to the application deadlines. Some program deadlines are today, 15 Jan.

Remember, short-term study abroad program courses must be approved by the MSPM director prior to enrollment. Schedule an advisement session with me to discuss the application of a study-abroad program for fulfillment of your elective requirements.

PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon, 22 Jan

Attend the 22 Jan Washington Circle Luncheon and learn from Pritish Nawlakhe about “Managing Big Data and Hadoop Projects.” 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 program. The event is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month with the presentation beginning at 12pm EST and is located in Duques 453.

MSPM: In the Know, January 9, 2014

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Spring 2014 Semester Begins Week of 13 Jan
2013 PMIEF Scholarship and Grant Recipients
2014 PMI Research & Education Conference

Dear MSPM Students,

Happy 2014! As you prepare for the start of the spring semester, these are top 3 items you need to know:

Spring 2014 Semester Begins Week of 13 Jan

Classes begin next week! Review the Schedule of Classes, your individual schedule on GWeb, and the GW Bookstore for days, times, locations, and textbook information for your courses. The Blackboard Collaborate schedule, as well as the textbook information, is also available via www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

The last day to add or drop a course via GWeb is 26 Jan. Courses added between 13-26 Jan will incur an $80 late fee. Courses dropped prior to 13 Jan will have 100% of the tuition charges cancelled. Courses dropped on or after 13 Jan are subject to the university refund schedule – on campus and off campus schedules.

Courses not yet appearing on Blackboard even though you confirmed your registration in GWeb? Chances are the professor has not yet activated the course in Blackboard. Rest assured that your course will be activated by the first day of the on-campus class. If you have specific questions about your course, the schedule, or the syllabus, contact your professor. Contact information for all faculty, staff, and students is available via the directory on my.gwu.edu.

2013 PMIEF Scholarship and Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the nine GW MSPM students who received scholarships or grants from the PMI Educational Foundation in 2013. The full list of recipients is available in the Jan 2014 issue of PMI Today. Review the list of available scholarships from the PMIEF for the next academic year and apply by the posted deadlines for consideration in 2014.

2014 PMI Research & Education Conference

The deadline to submit a paper to the 2014 Research & Education Conference is Monday, 13 Jan. The conference is scheduled for 26-29 Jul 2014 in Portland, Oregon. Registration will open in Mar 2014. They welcome conceptual, empirical or theoretical work using project, program, or portfolio management as the subject or context of the research. Faculty and students are encouraged to participate.

MSPM: In the Know, December 30, 2013

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Volunteers Needed at Spring 2014 Orientation, 10 Jan
Share Your Study Abroad Experience
Spring 2014 Registration – 2 Course Sections Full

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Volunteers Needed at Spring 2014 Orientation, 10 Jan

2-3 volunteers are needed to assist with the bridge game at the MSPM orientation on Friday, 10 Jan. Remember the fun you had as an incoming MSPM student at orientation? Now is your change to participate from the other side! The game is scheduled for Friday, 10 Jan, 2-4 pm on campus. Contact me at chapp@gwu.edu immediately if you are able to assist at orientation.

Share Your Study Abroad Experience

If you are enrolled in a short-term study abroad course in the spring 2014 semester, we’d love to hear about your experience. We are looking for volunteers to write short summaries of their trips and experiences abroad in the courses. The summaries will be posted to either the blog, Facebook, or the LinkedIn groups. Contact me at chapp@gwu.edu to coordinate submission of the summaries.

Spring 2014 Registration – 2 Course Sections Full

If you have not yet registered for spring classes, you are advised to do so immediately. Classes are filling up and as of today the distance sections for DNSC 6250 PM Finance and DNSC 6267 Planning & Scheduling are full. To discuss your options for the spring, schedule an advisement session at www.meetme.so/gwmspm.

MSPM: In the Know, December 18, 2013

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Grade Confirmation Letters
Spring 2014 Textbook List
GW Holiday Hours and Closures

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Grade Confirmation Letters

To receive a grade confirmation letters from the MSPM program for tuition reimbursement, email the following information to mspminfo@gwu.edu:

  • Name
  • GWid
  • Course Code and Name (ex. DNSC 6257 Cost Estimation & Control)
  • Credit Hours
  • Grade, as provided via the GWeb Info Systems site, not Blackboard

If additional information is required on the letter, explain in the email. Letters will be returned to you via email in 1-3 business days.

Spring 2014 Textbook List

The list of textbooks for spring 2014 MSPM courses is now available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org. This information was also submitted to the GW Bookstore. As a reminder, Amazon.com offers a free 6-month subscription to Amazon Prime for those with .edu email addresses. Mashable.com has compiled a list of 11 sites for cheap textbooks.

GW Holiday Hours and Closures

GW will be closed December 24-25 and December 31-January 1. If you need to contact GW during the winter break, please do so with these dates in mind. If you need to contact the MSPM program office or schedule an advisement session with me, please do so on or before December 23, or on or after January 6 as the offices will be operating with limited staff over the holidays.

MSPM: In the Know, December 11, 2013

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Religious Observances and Holidays
Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline
Summer Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Religious Observances and Holidays

GW’s policy regarding accommodations for religious holidays may be found on the Office of the Provost website. This is a reminder that students must notify faculty during the first week of the semester of their intention to be absent from class on their day(s) of religious observance. The spring semester begins the week of January 13, 2014.

Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline

This will serve as the final reminder to apply for the scholarships available to current MSPM students in the spring 2014 semester. The program will award a total of four scholarships, each in the amount of $3,596.25. Applications are due on or before 11:59pm EST Monday, December 16, 2013. Full details and the scholarship applications are available on www.gwprojectmanagement.org.

Summer Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

Interested in studying abroad during the summer 2014 term? The listing of short-term study abroad programs has been released by the GWSB Global & Experiential Education team. Of particular note for MSPM students are two programs:

The study abroad programs offer a unique opportunity to fulfill your general elective requirement for the MSPM program. Short-term study abroad program courses must be approved by the MSPM director prior to enrollment. Schedule an advisement session with me to discuss in further detail. Application deadlines vary by course/program, visit the website for details. The Global & Experiential Education team is also available to answer questions on the programs. They may be reached at 202-994-1212 or sbintl@gwu.edu.

MSPM: In the Know, December 4, 2013

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Course Feedback Surveys
Grade Confirmation Letters and PMI PDU Activity Reporting
Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Course Feedback Surveys

If you have any issues regarding the course feedback surveys, including requests for the expired surveys to be reopened, please contact Michael Moore at gwsbacad@gwu.edu.

If you receive a survey from me regarding AACSB accreditation, please note that this is separate from the course feedback surveys. Not all students will receive a survey from me on this matter, only those in DNSC 6261, DNSC 6262, and DNSC 6269.

Grade Confirmation Letters and PMI PDU Activity Reporting

To receive a grade confirmation letter for tuition reimbursement purposes, email mspminfo@gwu.edu the following details upon receipt of your final grade via GWeb:

  • Name
  • GWid
  • Course Name and Code
  • Credit Hours
  • Grade, as provided via GWeb, not in Blackboard

To report your professional development activities in order to maintain your PMI credential(s), contact PMI directly. PMI does offer an online Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) system to report PDUs and view your certification records. A printable form is also available on the site.

Spring 2014 Scholarships, 16 Dec Deadline

As a reminder, scholarship funding has been made available for 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 on the scholarships are available at www.gwprojectmanagement.org. Applications are due on or before 11:59pm EST Monday, December 16, 2013; late applications will not be accepted.