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Project Management Principles
Dr. Gene Fliedner
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Microsoft Project Principles
Dr. Jerry DeHondt

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Project Management Principles

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.


Microsoft Project Principles 2010

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

Courses Information
Project Management Principles
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.
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.

Course Information:
Both Project Management courses 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.). Please find more information about PMI certification exams at
  • CEBA 15000Project Management Principles and Best Practices, offered May and October.  The instructor is Dr. Fliedner. This course version covers all 10 PMI knowledge management areas and five project phases in great depth with emphasis on practical applications and examples. It also offers insight into the theory development of the content comprising these knowledge management areas. Throughout the course, participants are encouraged to examine the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) Guide distributed at the course beginning outside of class and ask questions all throughout the course in order to assist their certification exam preparation if certification is to be pursued.
  • CEBA 15100Project Management Exam Review, offered January. The instructor is Chander Malhotra, PMP. This course version covers all 10 PMI knowledge management areas and five project phases with particular emphasis on preparing participants for PMI certification exam. 
Project Management Principles
Course 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.
  • Please note, lunch will not be provided. A one (1) hour break will be allotted for participants to acquire their own meal. 

Course Outline

     Project Management CEBA 15000- offered in October and May

  Session                                    Knowledge Management Topics
Sessions 1 & 2:

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

Sessions 3 & 4:

Project Time and Cost Management

Sessions 5 & 6:
(if necessary)

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

*Project Stakeholder Management is discussed throughout all 6 sessions

     Project Management Exam Review CEBA 15100*- offered in January

SessionKnowledge Management Topics
Session 1Introduction to Project Management, Project Integration Management
Session 2Project Scope Management, Project Time Management
Session 3Project Cost Management, Project Quality Management
Session 4Project Human Resource Management, Project Communications Management, Project Risk Management
Session 5Project Procurement Management, Project Stakeholder Management, Professional Responsibility

*Sessions typically run from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Project Management Principles and Best Practices

CEBA 15000 Course Information
Registration: Course registration Now Open. To register click HERE and enter CEBA 15000 in the search window.
Meeting Dates: See detailed schedule below.


CEBA 15000

Fall 2016
Auburn Hills University Center

Meeting Times & Dates

Friday, October 14, 2016
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 15, 2016
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, October 21, 2016
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday,October 28, 2016
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 29, 2016
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Project Management Exam Review
CEBA 15001 Course Information
Registration: Course registration Now Open. To register click HERE and enter CEBA 15001 in the search window.
Meeting Dates: See detailed schedule below.


CEBA 15001

Winter 2017
Macomb - OU Incubator

Meeting Times & Dates

Friday, January 13, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, January 14, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, January 20, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, January 21, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday, January 27, 2017
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Microsoft Project Principles 2010
CEBA 15500 Course Information
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
Main Campus
Elliot Hall Room 223 - Computer Lab

*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.


Project Management Principles

Dr. Gene Fliedner

Dr. Gene 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 is the Director of the Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) Project Management Program. Dr. Fliedner developed the program curriculum as well as its certification as a Registered Education Provider (REP) for the Project Management Institute.

Gene Fliedner earned his D.B.A. in Operations Management from Indiana University in 1989. His academic interests focus on the interdependent elements of Lean systems, Project Management, Quality Management, and Supply Chain Management. He has published in numerous top-tier academic and practitioner journals. His book, Leading and Managing the Lean Management Process won the 2013 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award.

Dr. Fliedner is also a member of several professional societies. As a member of the international Decision Sciences Institute, he has served in various capacities, including Vice President. As a member of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute, he has served in various capacities, including President, Secretary, Program Chair and others. In 2010, he received the distinguished Fellows lifetime service award from the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute. As a member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society he served on the board of Directors of the Houston, TX Chapter and he was awarded certification at the Fellows level in 1995.

Chander M. Malhotra, PMP

Executive experienced with diverse domestic and international companies involving Project Management and Process Improvement through implementation of Lean and Six Sigma principles. Has experience in IT and Management Consulting, Client Engagement Management, & Quality/Business Alignment . Has International Perspective & Experience. Has proven track record of contributions through business and technology alignment, and developing collaborative relationships with diverse global teams. Conducts Project Management and Lean/Six Sigma training sessions for executives at all levels – both at the client site as well as at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.

Industry Experience:Automotive, Insurance, Health Care, Pharmaceutical, Airlines, Retail, Defense (US Army), University, Telecommunications, Energy, Electronic Publishing
Corporate Experience:Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Corporation, EDS, A. T. Kearney, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI


Masters of Business Administration, Michigan State University
Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University
Professional Certifications:

Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
Certified 6-Sigma Black Belt

Microsoft Project Principles 2010

Dr. Jerry DeHondt

Jerry DeHondt is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Business Administration at Oakland University. Prior to his current role, he 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. He has a number of journal publications and his research has appeared at various national conferences, including the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), and the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).  His research has been recognized as a Best Paper and Distinguished Paper at two national information systems conferences. He received his Ph.D. from Kent State University, MBA from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University. 

 He serves on several Editorial Review Boards, and has served as the Best Papers Chair for the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), and on numerous conference committees.  He also serves as Senior Editor for the Information Systems Management Journal.