Second Successful Project Management Symposium Held at GW

September 28, 2016

The second one-day symposium organized by the Project & Portfolio Management Office was held on Monday, September 26. The program was well attended and included a variety of panel discussions and break out sessions that covered all aspects of project management.

Keynote speakers addressed lessons learned from managing projects in times of change, as well as motivating and energizing transformation and changes in the higher education environment. Laura Stagner, Assistant Commissioner for Project Delivery at the General Services Administration gave the opening keynote address and spoke about how best to adapt to change when managing large projects. Marilyn Smith, Vice President and CIO at George Mason University closed the program and led an interactive discussion on how to motivate staff and partners in the higher education environment.

In addition to our keynote speakers, the symposium included two panel discussions, one on departmental portfolio management, and the other on risk and compliance. Break out sessions included interactive elements, and guests were given multiple opportunities to network with colleagues from various institutions.