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MSPM: In the Know, August 25, 2015

Top 3 for 25 Aug

Graduate Student University Services Fair, 27 Aug
The Graduate Services Fair will feature departments and offices from across the university, as well as graduate student organizations and outside vendors. Attend to learn about services and opportunities for grad students and to get free stuff!
Thursday, August 27, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
800 21st ST, NW

Free Access to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 365
The GW Division of IT announced in July that Microsoft Office Professional Plus 365 is available at no cost to all current students. You are able to install full versions of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on up to 5 PCs or Macs and up to 5 mobile devices. Log in to https://portal.office.com using your full GW email address (NetID@gwu.edu) and corresponding GW NetID password.

WebEx Now Available to GW Students
The GW DIT also announced in July that WebEx is now available to all GW students. The collaborative meeting tool allows for real-time video meetings and sharing of computer content over the web. Students can host WebEx meetings for free using a computer for up to 8 attendees. To begin using, login to gwstudent.webex.com with your GW NetID and corresponding password. To learn more, visit http://it.gwu.edu/webex-students.

MSPM: In the Know, June 10, 2015

Top 3 for 10 Jun

Megaprojects, 3rd International Workshop Held 4 Jun, Recording Available
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Megaprojects: Theory Meets Practice, 3rd International Workshop on 4 Jun. The event drew in attendees and speakers from not only the United States, but South Korea, the United Kingdom, and beyond.
A recording of the event is now available for GW students using the echo360 technology. Visit www.gwprojectmanagement.org to view the event. The presentations will also be made available shortly on the event website at http://go.gwu.edu/Mega2015.

• Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Session I Courses, 12 Jun
The last day to withdraw from Summer Session I courses is Friday, 12 Jun. If you need to withdraw, act now! Submit a Registration Transaction Form (not a RTF-EZ) to me immediately to withdraw from a session I course.

MSPM Students Study Abroad in Summer 2015
Several MSPM students are using their elective credits to study abroad this summer. Four students just returned from Cork, Ireland where they studied international and multicultural issues in organizations. Another student is learning about the globalization of American sports, entertainment, and business in China.

Interested in pursuing a short-term study abroad course as your elective? Schedule an advisement session with me to discuss how this could fit in your MSPM program. Contact the Global & Experiential Education team to learn about the course offerings, schedule, and travel details.

MSPM: In the Know, July 2, 2014

MSPM: In the Know


Summer Session II Begins 7 Jul
DNSC 6254 and DNSC 6257 DE Sections Full
Nationals Baseball Outing for MSPM Alumni and Students

Dear MSPM students,

As a reminder, GW is closed on Friday, 4 Jul, in celebration of Independence Day. The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Summer Session II Begins 7 Jul

Summer Session II begins on Monday, 7 Jul. For those looking to take a class during this session, we do still have seats available in DNSC 6252 Risk Analysis for Decision Making with Prof Forman. Register via GWeb before 7 Jul to avoid late registration fees.

DNSC 6254 and DNSC 6257 DE Sections Full

The online sections of DNSC 6254 Risk Management and DNSC 6257 Cost Estimation & Control are at capacity for the fall term. Schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmspm to discuss alternatives if you are unable to register for these sections/classes.

Nationals Baseball Outing for MSPM Alumni and Students

MSPM alum Anna Matsiras is organizing a group outing to watch the Nationals v. Orioles game for MSPM alumni and students. Game is on Tuesday, 8 Jul, at 7:05 pm. Contact Anna for more information at apmatsiras@gmail.com. She’s also posted information to the LinkedIn group and Facebook page.

MSPM: In the Know, March 26, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

Summer & Fall 2014 Registration
MSPM Alum Seeking to Hire MSPM Students

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Summer & Fall 2014 Registration

Registration for summer and fall 2014 courses is in full swing. Register as soon as possible to guarantee your seat in the a course. To confirm that you are tracking against your plan in DegreeMAP, schedule an advisement session with me via www.meetme.so/gwmpsm. Be sure to register as soon as possible as I will begin releasing open seats to non-MSPM students on the wait list in May.

MSPM Alum Seeking to Hire MSPM Students

REI Systems is seeking to fill two positions through the MSPM program. REI Systems in based in the DC metro area and has two open project management positions. US citizenship is not required. Contact Shweta Gupta regarding your interest at shwetagupta309@gmail.com.


Now is the time to start applying for scholarships for the fall semester. Review the list of external scholarships from organizations such as PMI, NDIA, and other professional societies. Apply early and for as many scholarships that you are eligible for. Don’t leave money sitting on the table!

MSPM: In the Know, March 5, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

Summer 2014 Registration Open
Last Day to Withdraw from Spring 2014 Courses, 7 Mar
Business Gives Back Gala, 29 Mar

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

Summer 2014 Registration Open

Registration for the summer 2014 semester is now open. Continuing students may register for classes on GWeb. If you need to discuss your course options or make changes to your plan in DegreeMAP, schedule an advisement session with me. If you have an outstanding financial balance on your account you will be unable to register due to a financial hold. Please remedy this as soon as possible as I am unable to override financial holds on your account or save a seat for you in any of the courses.

Last Day to Withdraw from Spring 2014 Classes, 7 Mar

Friday, 7 Mar, is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form. If you need to withdraw from a course, please discuss with the professor first and then me to process the necessary paperwork.

Business Gives Back Gala, 29 Mar

Attend the 4th Annual Business Gives Back Gala on Saturday, 29 Mar, at the Long View Gallery in Washington, DC. Tickets are on sale now. Purchase tickets before 19 Mar and save $15. Visit business.gwu.edu/bgb/gala to learn more and register to attend.

The First Sunday Speaker Series, March 3, 8pm Eastern

Please join us for the launch of our First Sunday Speaker Series on March 3 at 8:00pm. The objective of First Sundays is to provide students, particularly our distance and/or professional graduate students — an opportunity to experience “outside the classroom” learning.  First Sundays will also provide our alumni with a chance to continue their learning and a connection to their alma mater.  Our first presentation is entitled “Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz — A Book Discussion” with Dr. James Bailey followed by Q & A session.

Please register early as there are a limited amount of openings for the event.  To register for the First Sunday event in March, please click here.



8:00pm Introduction by Associate Dean Riddle

8:10pm Presentation by Dr. James Bailey


Dr. Liesl Riddle, Associate Dean for MBA Programs, is also associate professor of international business and international affairs in the Department of International Business. Dr. Riddle oversees the School’s five MBA programs – the Global MBA, Professional MBA, Accelerated MBA, Online MBA and Healthcare MBA.

Riddle’s areas of expertise include international entrepreneurship and national trade and investment promotion, particularly in the Middle East and Africa. She has written extensively about the roles that diasporas – migrants and their descendants – play in the economic development of emerging markets and is considered a leading expert on the topic.

Riddle played a pivotal role in the establishment and development of two nationally recognized research centers at GW: the Center for International Business Education and Research and the Institute for Middle East Studies. She also co-founded GW’s renowned Diaspora Research Program in the Elliott School for International Affairs. She currently serves as vice president for communications of the American Marketing Association’s Global Special Interest Group. Riddle holds a BA and MA in Middle Eastern Studies, a MBA in Marketing/International Business, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.

“Our students inspire me daily. Together with our faculty and alumni, our students are leading the way in the dynamic, international world of business. As they master essential business principles, they are also seeking to make the world a better place, through ethical business practices, corporate social responsibility and fiscal and environmental sustainability,” said Riddle. “I look forward to continuing to guide the School’s mission to teach students to think globally, lead passionately, and act responsibly.”



Dr. James R. Bailey is the Stacy and Jonathan Hochberg Professor of Leadership Development and Director of the World Executive MBA at the George Washington University School of Business, and a Fellow in the Centre for Management Development, London Business School.  He has been the recipient of many teaching distinctions, including three GWSB Outstanding Educator Awards.  In 2006 was named one of the world’s top ten executive educators by the International Council for Executive Leadership Development.  He has published over 50 academic papers and case studies, and is the author of five books, including the award-winning, best-selling Organizational and Managerial Wisdom and the forthcoming Meditations on Management.  He has designed and delivered hundreds of executive programs for firms like Nestle, UBS, Morgan Stanley, as well as several major law firms and US Congressmen.  Dr. Bailey is a frequent keynote speaker who has appeared on broadcast programs for the BBC, NPR, and Fox News Channel, and whose work has been cited in such outlets as the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, and Business 2.0.  He is a frequent contributor to The Hill, Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and Harvard Business Review.  He is the past Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Learning and Education.  Professor Bailey has served as a dean, department chair, and program director during his 20 year academic career.

Areas of expertise include:

Effective leadership

Leadership Development

Organizational and individual change

Strategy formulation and execution

Employee motivation, competence, satisfaction, and performance

Managerial decision making

Business ethics



Industries with experience include:

Law firms

Congressional Offices


Food and beverage

Higher Education

Project Manager Business Services Position with TMNG Global

TMNG Global is seeing an experienced Project Manager to support the Product Development Roadmap for Business Class Services, accountable for the on time, on budget quality delivery of product solutions.  TMNG Global is a leading provider of professional services to the converging communications, media and entertainment industries and the capital formation firms that support it. With a portfolio of offerings that include proprietary methodologies and toolsets, deep industry experience, and hands-on operational expertise, we tackle complex business problems and consistently propel our clients to profitable growth, optimal performance and sustainable competitive advantage.

TMNG Global’s companies: TMNG, CSMG, and Cartesian and our 400+ consultants, provide strategy, management, and technical consulting, as well as products and services, to more than 1,200 communications service providers, entertainment, media and technology companies and financial services firms worldwide. The company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, with offices in Boston, Chicago, London, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Interested parties should direct their resume to Karla Weissenfluh at opportunity@tmng.com or karla.weissenfluh@tmng.com.

Project Manager Business Services

Category : Project ManagerLocation/City : PA – Philadelphia

Job Type : Contract

Id : 1267

Responsibilities:– Own and drive delivery of Product solutions across internal and external organizations and partners

–  Provide input on requirements and deliverables

– Project Management

o   Successfully manage project deliverables

  • Develop and own project plan
  • Develop and own resource plan
  • Develop and own budget model
  • Manage deliverables across multiple internal and external organizations/partners
  • Predict and mitigate risks
  • Manage meeting logistics (e.g. room, conference bridge, agenda, participants)
  • Hold team members accountable
  • Collaborate with key cross-functional program contributors

Required Skills:

  • Strong sense of ownership and desire to deliver solutions-
  • Understanding of National Ethernet and Cell Back Haul products
  • Awareness of the MEF
  • Strong collaboration and inclusion skills
  • Strong project management experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Project
  • Experience in a tech-related industry, preferably telecommunications
  • 5+ Years project management experience

Desired Skills:

  • Back office systems experience (order entry, management and provisioning)
  • Experience with OSS systems and Service Assurance
  • Product Development experience

Project Location:  Philadelphia or Mt. Laurel, NJ

Duration:  6 months with potential extension