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MSPM: In the Know, September 15, 2015

Top 3 for 15 Sep

EY Info Session 17 Sep, RSVP ASAP
RSVP to attend the EY Information Session and Case Study Workshop scheduled for Thursday, 17 Sep. EY is seeking GW MSPM students and alumni to fill program management roles in their advisory team. Do not let this opportunity pass you by!
  • Thursday, 17 Sep
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Duques Hall, Room 420
  • RSVP on GWorkSB > Events > Info Sessions
Application Deadline: Winter 2016 Short Term Study Away Programs, 20 Sep
Applications for the Winter 2016 Short Term Study Away Programs must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, 20 Sep. Want to learn more about the available programs? Visit the Short Term Study Abroad web page or attend tonight’s information session in Funger Hall, room 251 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Recording of session will be available online tomorrow. Destinations include:
  • France/Luxembourg
  • Turkey
  • France
  • Israel

GW Project Management Symposium, 21 Sep
Space is still available to attend the GW DIT Project and Portfolio Management Office’s Project Management Symposium on Monday, 21 Sep. The one-day event was created for exchanging and sharing knowledge of project management practices in higher education, see agenda for session details. Event will be held in the Marvin Center at 800 21st St, NW, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MSPM: In the Know, August 4, 2015

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 Faculty Featured Speakers at GW DIT PPMO Project Management Symposium

Project Management Symposium

The George Washington University Division of Information Technology (IT) Project and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) is hosting an inaugural Project Management Symposium on Monday, September 21, 2015. This is a one-day event created for the exchanging and sharing of knowledge of project management practices in higher education.


Current MSPM faculty members, Profs Young Kwak and Sam Ghosh, plus a former MSPM faculty member, Prof Denis Cioffi, are scheduled to present at the Symposium. View the selected presentations in the symposium agenda: Project Management Symposium Agenda

The fee includes admission to the conference, lunch and refreshments:
GW Attendees – $60
Non-GW Attendees – $85

Professional Development Units (PDUs)
Attendees with Project Management Certifications through the Project Management Institute (PMI) will be able to claim PDUs for this event. The maximum amount of PDUs available will be communicated shortly.

Hotel Reservations
There are a number of hotels within walking distance of the Foggy Bottom campus. Please visit http://ibuy.gwu.edu/hotels to book a hotel reservation at a discounted rate.


Monday, September 21, 2015, 8:30am – 5:00pm


Cloyd Heck Marvin Center
800 21st Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052


Division of IT Project & Portfolio Management Office

MSPM: In the Know, July 14, 2015

Top 3 for 14 Jul

Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Session 2 Classes, 31 Jul
Friday, 31 Jul, is the last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of “W” using a Registration Transaction Form for Summer Session 2 classes. If you need to make a change in your schedule, plan ahead and take action before the deadline. Review the refund schedule to determine the refund amount.

“Agile Product Development for the Rest of Us…” Webinar, 17 Jul
Free webinar for the GW community on agile product development. RSVP for the 17 Jul event, scheduled 12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT.

Registration Now Open, 2015 Project Management Symposium, 21 Sep
Registration is now open for the GW Division of IT Project and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) 2015 Project Management Symposium scheduled for Monday, 21 Sep. Fee for GW attendees is $60, use gwu.edu email address when registering to receive discount. $85 for non-GW attendees.

MSPM: In the Know, June 23, 2015

Top 3 for 23 Jun

• Free Registration to 2015 Federal Project Delivery Symposium, 18-20 Aug
The MSPM program is pleased to offer one full registration to the DBIA/SAME 2015 Federal Project Delivery Symposium at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC on 18-20 Aug. The event features education sessions on the full spectrum of federal project types with a focus on design-build best practices and contracting methodology. Interested in attending? Contact Matthew Nessan at mmnessan@gwu.edu regarding your interest and availability. The selected student will be asked to assist in the MSPM exhibit booth on 18-19 Aug. Please note this offer does not include travel, lodging, or any other conference related expenses.

• Summer Session 2 Begins 6 Jul
Summer Session 2 begins Monday, 6 Jul. You still have time to register in DNSC 6259 Project Portfolio Mgt or an approved elective course. Sunday, 12 Jul, is the last day to add or drop summer session 2 courses via GWeb.

GW Writing Center Open During Summer
The University Writing Center is open this summer, from 3 Jun-13 Aug. The center provides services to both on-campus and online students. Writing consultants are available for 25- and 50-minute sessions free of charge. Appointments can be made online via gwu.mywconline.com.

MSPM: In the Know, June 15, 2015

Top 3 for 16 Jun

Call for Presentation Proposals for 21 Sep GW DIT PPMO Symposium, Due 19 Jun
The GW Division of IT Project and Portfolio Management Office is accepting presentation proposals for their first one-day 2015 Project Management Symposium to be held Monday, 21 Sep. Proposals are due 19 Jun. Visit https://it.gwu.edu/project-management-symposium for more details on submission. Contact ditppmo@gwu.edu with questions.
Driving Better Business Outcomes, 24 Jun
The June PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon features Jason Dunn, PMP, CSM, CSPO speaking on “Driving Better Business Outcomes.” Event is free and is held at GWSB, Duques Hall, room 453 on Wednesday, 24 Jun, 12-1 p.m. Register online today! 

Internship at Causal Links
An internship ideal for an MSPM student is available on GWorkSB, GW Position ID 822785. Massoud Moussavi at Causal Links is seeking an intern for 10-20 hours per week over the summer. Massoud reached out to the MSPM program specifically for the position. The position may continue into the fall. International students may apply. Seeking individual(s) with skills/interests in business development, communication, administrative issues, and/or programming.

MSPM: In the Know, May 28, 2014

MSPM: In the Know

2014 GW Business Analytics Symposium, 30 May
Fall 2014 Registration – DE Sections Filling Up
Events Roundup

Dear MSPM students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

2014 GW Business Analytics Symposium, 30 May

You are invited to explore open data and the power of analytics at the 2014 GW Business Analytics Symposium. Sponsored by the GW School of Business, Department of Decision Sciences, and the Institute for Integrating Statistics in Decision Sciences, this day-long symposium will educate and connect you to the world of analytics. Visit http://www.gwanalytics.org/symposium/ for full details.

The event is on Friday, 30 May, 8 am to 5 pm with a reception following, in the Marvin Center at 800 21st St, NW. Registration is free for GW students, alumni, and faculty, but registration is required. Event is open to those outside of the GW community for a small fee. Breakfast, lunch and an evening reception are included.

Fall 2014 Registration – DE Sections Filling Up

If you have not yet registered for the fall semester, please consider doing so in the near future. Several of the distance sections of the MSPM courses are filling up. If you plan on attending courses on campus, though, you should register for the on-campus sections. The fall semester begins Monday, 25 Aug.

Events Roundup

28 May, 12-1pm EDT – PMIWDC Washington Circle Luncheon presents “Portfolio Alignment Wall: A Management Tool for Agile Program Management” with Bob Payne in Washington, DC. Registration is free.

10-13 June – 2014 ICEAA Professional Development & Training Workshop in Denver, CO.

15-18 Jun – AACE International 2014 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The MSPM program has one full registration available to an interested student or alum. Registration is valued at $1,295. Offer includes event registration only.

16 Jun, 12-1pm EDT – GWebinar: Management Mindset vs. Leadership Mindset. Registration is free, but webinar limited to 300 participants.

21-24 Jul – PMP Workshop offered by Rebus Business Solutions, Arlington, VA

MSPM: In the Know, July 25, 2013

MSPM: In the Know

PMIWDC and GW PMA Professional Networking Event, Aug 21
Volunteers Needed for PMIWDC PM Symposium, Sep 13
11 Convenient Sites for Cheap Textbooks

Dear MSPM Students,

The top 3 items you need to know this week:

PMIWDC and GW PMA Professional Networking Event, Aug 21

The GW PMA has teamed up with the PMI Washington DC Chapter to host a networking event on Wednesday, August 21, from 5:30-7:30pm at Tonic (2016 G St, NW). The event is open to MSPM students, GW MSPM alumni, PMIWDC members, and non-members alike. Preregister for the event and save!

Volunteers Needed for PMIWDC PM Symposium, Sep 13

PMIWDC is looking for 3 volunteers to help secure sponsorships for their Project Management Symposium, scheduled for September 13. Weekly responsibilities require approximately 5 hours/week of your time, but includes free registration for the PM Symposium. Earn PDUs for your volunteer efforts! Contact Tom Simonson at thomas.simonson@pmiwdc.org for more information.

11 Convenient Sites for Cheap Textbooks

Mashable recently compiled a listing of 11 sites for cheap textbooks. We hope to have the fall 2013 textbook list available in the next 2 weeks for the MSPM courses so that you can test their services for yourselves. As always, students with .edu email addresses are eligible for 6 months free of Amazon Prime.