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Dr. Gene Fliedner
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Project Management

Registration for Spring 2015 classes open now!

There are no prerequisites for the course.  Who should attend?
  • Anyone responsible for completing projects/assignments on time, under budget while meeting customer requirements.
  • Those interested in learning the core knowledge tested on the Project Management Institute's certification exams (PMP® and CAPM®).
  • People interested in advancing their knowledge of Project Management.
Note: This course provides a foundation in the core knowledge tested on the PMP ® and CAPM ® certification exams, but those exams are not part of this course.  Specific educational and experience requirements must be met before one is eligible for certification through the Project Management Institute; see their website for more details.

This course is designed for experienced professionals as well as those preparing for the working world. It provides broad coverage of project management principles and best practices to help participants become leading edge project managers. The Project Management Principles and Best Practices Certificate Program is a registered education provider with the Project Management Institute.

The course has one broad objective: to advance participant’s knowledge of Project Management principles and best practices. Course content will focus on:

  • PMI's ten knowledge management areas (Project Integration, Scope, Human Resource, Time, Cost, Quality, Risk, Communications, Stakeholder, and Procurement Management)
  • PMI’s 5 Process Groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Control, and Closing),
  • The establishment of a comprehensive baseline project plan,
  • Use of best practices (practical and theoretical),
  • An examination and use of a wide variety of specific project tools.
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Course of Study
The course consists of 35 contact hours

Program Format
In-person, instructor-led classes.  Lunches will not be provided; a one-hour break will be given on days longer than 4 hours to allow students to obtain their own meals.
Course Details
  • Course cost is $1,500 per student.
  • Each student will be provided with course material on the first night of class. Course materials include: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Fifth Edition, and a binder of the instructors powerpoint slides. 
  • A full 100% tuition refund will be allowed if the student drops before the course start date. No refunds will be given after this date.
  • Please note, lunch will not be provided. A one (1) hour break will be allotted for participants to acquire their own meal. 

Course Outline

Sessions 1 & 2:Introduction, Project Integration, Project Scope, and Project Human Resource Management
Sessions 3 & 4:Project Time and Cost Management
Sessions 5 & 6:

Project Quality, Project Risk, Project Procurement, and Project Stakeholder Management

*Project Communications Management is discussed throughout all 6 sessions

*Oakland University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment.  To allow maximum enrollment, you will be notified of course cancellation 24 hours before the course start date via your home Email or phone on record.


Spring 2015 Course Information
Registration:  Spring course opens on November 15, 2014.  To register go to and enter CEBA 15000 in the search window.
Meeting Dates:  May 1,2,8,9,15,16, 2015.  See detailed schedule below.
Location:  Classes will meet at Auburn Hills Satellite campus, 3350 Auburn Road, south side of Auburn Road between N. Squirrel Road and S. Squirrel Road, Room AHUCO2.  Map and Directions can be found by copying the following address into your browser:

If the course does not meet the minimum enrollment requirement, the course will be cancelled. 

Spring 2015
Auburn Hills University Center
Room:  AHUC-02
Meeting Times & Dates

Friday, May 1
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 2
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, May 8
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 9
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Friday, May 15
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 16
9:00 am to 12:00 pm