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Project Management Principles
Dr. Gene Fliedner
Program Director
fliedner@oakland.edu   

MS Project 2010
Dr. Jerry DeHondt
Instructor
 
Online Project Management Principles
Dean Baker
 
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Professional and Continuing Education
(248) 370-3177

Project Management

Upcoming Course Dates:

Project Management Principles: October 5th-19th (Fri/Sat)

Project Management Principles Online: July 23th-August 23rd (Mon/Thurs)

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Overview

Project Management Principles

"I was in your PMP class; I wanted to let you know I passed the PMP® exam and am now certified! Thanks for setting me on this course – it has been a great learning experience and the knowledge gained through the whole process is going to be huge benefit for myself and my organization." -Robert S.

Thank you for your interest in our Project Management program. As a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) of the Project Management Institute (PMI), OU PACE has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. In 2016, our Project Management Principles course was listed among Top 50 Best Value Project Management Certificate Programs in the United States by Value Colleges.com.

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We currently offer two courses: Project Management Principles and MS Project 2010. Project Management Principles is conducted both in-person and live online. 

Project Management Principles Overview

This course is designed for anyone responsible for completing projects/assignments on time, within budget, while meeting customer specifications and quality requirements. This course is ideal for those interested in learning the core knowledge tested on the Project Management Institute's certification exams to become a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, a highly respected and widely recognized credential. It is also perfect for those who are simply interested in advancing their education and project management knowledge.

We offer the course four times a year: In-person in October and May (taught by Dr. Gene Fliedner or Chander Malhotra, PMP) and online in January and August (taught by Dr. Edwards, PMP, and Mr. Dean Baker, PMP). Information about these instructors can be found in the "Instructors" tab.

The course provides a foundation in the core knowledge tested on the PMP® and CAPM® certification exams as well as the necessary 35 professional development units (PDUs) required for certification; those exams are not included as part of this course. There are no prerequisites for the course. However, there are specific educational and experience requirements that must be met before one is eligible for certification through the Project Management Institute. Please see the PMI.org website for these requirements and certification details.

The Project Management Principles course content is reviewed by PMI using a three-year cycle. The course has been certified as 100% compliant with the PMI’s body of knowledge at its inception as well as each subsequent review cycle.

The course version covers all ten PMI knowledge management areas and five project phases in great depth with emphasis on practical applications and examples. The course also places equal emphasis on PMI’s Talent Triangle, the combination of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management expertise.


Please Note: Enrollment of the class is capped at 20 participants for in-person and 15 for online.

*PMP® and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Mangement Institute, Inc.

Courses
Details
  • Course cost is $1,650 per student 
  • Each student will be provided with course material on the first night of class, including: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition, and a binder or electronic workbook of the instructors' PowerPoint slides. 
  • After you register for the course, please click on this Welcome Letter for important course communication system (Moodle) instructions. More information about Moodle information systems can be found here.
  • 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.
  • Specific course dates can be found on the Course Dates and Registration tab page. 
  • Please note, lunch will not be provided for the in-person course. A one (1) hour break will be allotted for participants to acquire their own meal. 
  • Project Management Live Online requires a computer with a high-speed internet connection, microphone, and camera to provide a live classroom experience. Mobile devices such as phones and tablets cannot access the breakouts sessions, normally lack video, and cannot open multiple windows simultaneously. To check your computer compatibility, open the following Link  WebEx Test Class Session link

The Project Management Principle course is certified 100% compliant with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) body of knowledge and offers the requisite 35 professional development units (PDUs) needed to take the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam. (Note: one can then also use either course to acquire the requisite 23 PDUs needed to take the Certified Associate Project Manager certification exam.).

Instructors

Project Management Instructors:

Dr. Gene Fliedner (May and October offerings) is the Director of the Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) Project Management Program. Dr. Fliedner developed the Project Management program curriculum as well as its certification as a Registered Education Provider (REP) for the Project Management Institute. Dr. Fliedner is a professor within the School of Business Administration at Oakland University. He has been teaching Project Management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for more than 30 years. Dr. Fliedner’s academic interests focus on the interdependent elements of Project Management, Quality Management, Lean systems, and Supply Chain Management. He has published in numerous top-tier academic and practitioner journals. His book, Leading and Managing Lean won the 2013 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award.

Chander M. Malhotra, PMP (January offering) has served in various executive capacities within diverse domestic and international companies within the automotive, insurance, health care, pharmaceutical, airline, retail, defense, telecommunications, and energy industries. Mr. Malhotra has led numerous projects and lean and six sigma process improvement implementations. In addition, Mr. Malhotra possesses extensive international experience with a proven track record of contributions through business and technology alignment, and developing collaborative relationships with diverse global teams. Mr. Malhotra is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and certified 6-Sigma Black Belt.

Project Management Online Instructors:

Dean Baker, MSEE, PMP, spent 30 years in the operations side of the business in engineering, maintenance, and production at General Motors. For the next 10 years, Dean managed the headquarters manufacturing engineering organization responsible for supporting all GM U.S. and Canada stamping plants and directing the stamping division’s $2 billion modernization program. After retiring from GM, Dean began a second career writing, teaching, and consulting in the project management discipline. In 2005, Dean was certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and started his own consulting business “Team Implementers LLC." He is the author of Multi-company Project Management, Learn by Doing Microsoft Project Basics, and the Project Management e-Workbook, which is used in the Online Project Mangement Principles course. 

Dr. Bill Edwards, PMP, started his career at Ford Motor Company Engine Design where he won one of Ford’s Highest Honors, The Ford Customer-Driven Quality Award. Dr. Edwards also worked with Chrysler Engine Design on an international engine program, and then in their Advance Manufacturing Engineering Department. There, Dr. Edwards led a SWAT team of engineers across North America to quickly identify manufacturing issues and implement solutions. Also at Chrysler, Dr. Edwards instructed all levels of engineering and manufacturing employees in process improvements. He acquired his Professional Engineering License, and in 2011 he joined the Oakland University Industrial & Systems Engineering staff. Dr. Edwards' current research centers around "Optimizing Production Efficiencies in Downtime Events." 

Microsoft Project 2010 Instructor:

Dr. Jerry DeHondt is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Business Administration at Oakland University. Prior to his current role, Dr. Dehondt worked for Compuware Corporation providing consulting services to Fortune 500 companies. While at Compuware, he held increasingly responsible positions as a Programmer/Analyst, Quality Assurance Manager, Network Architect, Enterprise Architect, and as a Project Manager guiding delivery of high-value projects.

Dr. DeHondt teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in Information Systems Strategy, Project Management, Information Security, Management Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, and Network Architecture. His research interests include Offshore Outsourcing of Systems Development, Agile Software Development Methodologies, and the Business Value of IT.

Course
Dates, Locations
Project Management Principles, CEBA 15000 Course Information
  • Instructor: Dr. Gene Fliedner, Project Management Program Director
  • Registration: Course registration is now open. To register click HERE and enter CEBA 15000 in the search window.
  • Location: Auburn Hills University Center

2018 Fall Meeting Times and Dates:

  1. Friday, October 5, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  2. Saturday, October 6, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  3. Friday, October 12, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  4. Saturday, October 13 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  5. Friday, October 19, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

2019 Spring Meeting Times and Dates:

  1. Friday, April 12, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  2. Saturday, April 13, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  3. Friday, April 26, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  4. Saturday, April 27 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  5. Friday, May 3, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Note: After you register for the course, please click on this Welcome Letter for important course communication system (Moodle) instructions. More information about Moodle information systems can be found here.


Project Management Principles Online, CEBA 15000 Course Information
  • Instructors: Bill Edwards and Dean Baker
  • Location: *Online
    * The course requires a computer with a high-speed internet connection, microphone, and camera to provide a live classroom experience. Mobile devices such as phones and tablets cannot access the breakouts sessions, normally lack video, and cannot open multiple windows simultaneously. To check your computer compatibility, open the following Link  WebEx Test Class Session link

2018 Meeting Times and Dates:

Start Date: July 23rd

End Date: August 23rd

Days: Mondays and Thursdays

Time: 6-9:30pm

Click on the gold registration button and enter the course reference number (CRN) "90036" in the search bar.

Note: After you register for the course, please click on this Welcome Letter for important course communication system (Moodle) instructions. More information about Moodle information systems can be found here.


MS Project 2010 CEBA 15500 Course Information
  • Instructor: Dr. Jerry DeHondt
  • Registration: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Meeting Times and Dates: TBD
  • Note: After you register for the course, please click on this Welcome Letter for important course communication system (Moodle) instructions. More information about Moodle information systems can be found here.

*For registration assistance, please contact the Professional and Continuing Registration Office at oupace@oakland.edu or (248) 370-3177.


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

MS Project
2010

The MS Project 2010 course covers tools, tips, and techniques to use Microsoft Project 2010 software to manage time, tasks, people and resources to effectively deliver projects.  This includes creating a project plan and schedule within Microsoft Project 2010 to track and manage the project to actual results.  Outcomes from these analyses will allow users to mover effectively track and manage projects. Topics addressed in the course include: Resource and Task Entry, Sequencing, Project Baseline, Project Views, Work Breakdown Structure, Task Relationships, Resource Leveling, and stakeholder reporting.

Microsoft Project 2010 Instructor, Dr. Jerry DeHondt is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Business Administration at Oakland University. Prior to his current role, Dr. Dehondt worked for Compuware Corporation providing consulting services to Fortune 500 companies. While at Compuware, he held increasingly responsible positions as a Programmer/Analyst, Quality Assurance Manager, Network Architect, Enterprise Architect, and as a Project Manager guiding delivery of high-value projects.

Dr. DeHondt teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in Information Systems Strategy, Project Management, Information Security, Management Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, and Network Architecture. His research interests include Offshore Outsourcing of Systems Development, Agile Software Development Methodologies, and the Business Value of IT.

The course meets from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The course dates are November 3 - 4, 2017. The course is held on the main campus of Oakland University.