Project Management


Course Content Questions: 

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

MS Project 2010
Dr. Jerry DeHondt
Instructor

Registration Questions: 

Professional and Continuing Education
(248) 370-3177

Project Management

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Overview

Project Management Principles

Thank you for your interest in our Project Management program. We offer a Project Management course as a Registered Education Provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI). 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. These courses are conducted in person. An overview of the Project Management Principle course is provided below and more course details can be found on the tabbed pages above. Information about MS Project 2010 can be found using the tabbed page above.

Project Management Principles (CEBA 15000 and CEBA 15100) 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 (PMP® and CAPM®) or simply for those interested in advancing their educational pursuit and project management knowledge.

We offer two versions of the course. CEBA 15000 is taught by Dr. Fliedner in October and in May. CEBA 15100 is taught by Mr. Maholtra in January. Information about these instructors can be found on the Instructors tabbed page above.

Both offerings of this course provide 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 but those exams are not part of this course. There are no prerequisites for either both CEBA 15000 and 15001. However, there are specific educational and experience requirements 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.

Courses
Details
  • Course cost is $1,600 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.
  • The course typically spans five days, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., over a two-week interval on successive Fridays and Saturdays. Specific course dates can be found on the Course Dates and Registration tab page. A sample course outline is shown below.
  • Please note, lunch will not be provided. A one (1) hour break will be allotted for participants to acquire their own meal. 

Sample Course Outline

  Session                                    Knowledge Management Topics*
 1 and 2:

Introduction, Project Integration, Project Scope, and Project Human Resource Management

 3 and 4:

Project Time and Cost Management

Sessions 5::
(and 6 if necessary)

Project Quality, Project Risk, Project Procurement, and Project Communications Management

*Project Stakeholder Management is discussed throughout all 6 sessions

  • Both Project Management Principle courses (CEBA 15000 and CEBA 15100) are certified 100% compliant with the Project Management Institute's (PMI) body of knowledge and offer the requisite 35 professional development units (PDUs) needed to take the PMI Project Manager 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.).
  • CEBA 15000 is offered May and October. The instructor is Dr. Fliedner.
  • CEBA 15100 is offered January. The instructor is Chander Malhotra, PMP.
  • 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.
Instructors

Project Management (CEBA 15000 and CEBA 15100) Instructors:

Dr. Gene Fliedner (CEBA 15000) 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 (CEBA 15100) 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.

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.

Registration
Dates, Location

Project Management Principles, CEBA 15000 Course Information:

  • Instructor: Dr. Gene Fliedner, Project Management Program Director
  • Registration: Course registration Now Open. To register click HERE and enter CEBA 15000 in the search window.
  • Location: Auburn Hills University Center, 3350 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
  • Meeting Times and Dates:
    1. Friday, October 7, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, UC 2
    2. Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, UC 2
    3. Friday, October 14, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, UC 1
    4. Saturday,October 15, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, UC 1
    5. Friday, October 21, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, UC 1
    6. Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, UC 2
  • 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, CEBA 15100 Course Information:

  • Instructor: Mr. Chander Malhotra, PMP
  • Registration: Course registration Now Open. To register click HERE and enter CEBA 15100 in the search window.
  • LocationMacomb - OU Incubator, 6633 Eighteen Mile Road, Sterling Heights , MI 48314
  • Meeting Times and Dates:
    1. Friday, January 13, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    2. Saturday, January 14, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    3. Friday, January 20, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    4. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    5. Friday, January 27, 2017, 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.

MS Project 2010 CEBA 15500 Course Information:

  • Instructor: Dr. Jerry Dehondt
  • Registration: Registration open in May 5, 2016. To register click HERE and enter CEBA 15500 in the search window.
  • Meeting Dates and Time: November 4 - 5, 2016, 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location: Oakland University Main Campus, 275 Varner Drive, Rochester, MI 48309-4485 223 Elliot Hall

*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 4 - 5, 2016. The course is held on the main campus of Oakland University, 275 Varner Drive, Rochester, MI 48309-4485 in the computer lab of 223 Elliot Hall.