The office of Extended Learning & Outreach is now accepting enrollment in our 36 hour PMP Certification Prep Course.  This course is designed to help participants prepare for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) PMP Certification Exam.  This course will address the five key program/project management knowledge areas covered on the PMP exam, which include: initiating, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and closing.  Participants of all backgrounds and experience levels in project management who are preparing to take the PMP exam will benefit from taking this course.

Successful completion of this course will fulfill PMI’s requirement for 35 hours of project management education.  Pending attendance, participants will receive a non-credit certificate noting their participation in this course. 

The registration fee for this course $1,850.00.

The next session begins February 10, 2020 - see Course Schedule information below for details!

Limited seats are available.

Program Details

The PMP Certification Prep Course totals 36 contact hours over a 2-3 week period, depending on instructor schedule. The course will be held in the Professional Education Center (PEC) at the University of Michigan Dearborn campus.  More information on the course schedule is provided below.

Course Schedule - Updated for 2020

The next PMP Certification Prep course sessions will be offered on the following dates/times:


February 10, 12, 14 and 17, 19, 21, 2020

Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.


All sessions will meet in the Professional Education Center at UM-Dearborn.

If you can't join either of these sessions, but would like to be notified of future offerings of this course, please Sign up here 


There are no prerequisites for this course, but experience with program management is preferred.

Course Outline
  • Concepts and Definitions of Project Management and Systems Development 
    • Systems, Programs, and Projects 
    • Roles and Responsibilities of Project Manager 
    • Executive Sponsors
    • Project Life Cycles and the Stage-Gate Process
  • Historical Perspective of Project Management
    • 1945 – 1960
    • 1960 – 1985
    • 1985 – Present
  • Scope Management and Change Control
    • Project Planning
    • Project Charter
    • Statement of Work (SOW)
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Work Packages
    • Configuration Management
    • Verification vs. Validation
  • Organizational Structures
    • Organizational Work Flow
    • Projectized vs. Matrix vs. Functional Structures
  • Organizing and Staffing Project Teams (Human Resource Management)
    • Skill Requirements
    • Selecting a Project Manager
    • Organizational Staffing Process
    • Project Office
    • Roles of Executives and Line Managers
    • Management Functions: Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Controlling, Directing
    • Theory X, Y, and Z
    • Maslow and Herzberg Theories on Motivation
  • Schedule Development and Management 
    • Network Scheduling Methods
    • Diagramming Methods to include Gantt, PERT, CPM,ADM, and PDM Charts
    • Activity Definitions and Sequencing
    • Activity Durations and Required Resources
    • Development of Earliest and Latest Start and Finish Dates for Each Activity
    • Determination of Critical Path and Final Schedule
    • Crashing Activities for Schedule Adjustments
  • Cost Management, Estimation, and Control 
    • Cost Estimating Methods to Include Parametric, Analogy, and Engineering
    • Life-Cycle Costing
    • Economic Project Selection Criteria and Measures
    • Tradeoff Analysis
    • Development of Time-Phased Budgets
    • Earned Value Management Systems
    • Planned Value (PV), Earned Value (EV), and Actual Cost (AC)
    • Cost & Schedule Variances  (CV & SV) and Performance Indices (CPI & CSI)
    • Estimated Cost to Complete (ETC)
    • 50/50 Rule
    • Status Reporting and Cost Control Problems
  • Risk Management and Control
    • Components of Risk
    • Risk Management and Control Process
    • Decisions under Certainty, Uncertainty and Risk
    • Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis Methods
    • Risk Response Methods and Plans
    • Risk Assessment Matrix
    • Risk Reporting Matrix
  • Procurement/Contract Management  
    • Procurement Process to Include RFP’s and Proposals
    • Bid/No Bid Decisions and Associated Criteria
    • Selection Criteria 
    • Types of Contracts (Fixed Price vs Cost Plus Incentive Fee) and Associated Risk
    • Contract Administration
  • Quality Control and Management 
    • Quality Definitions
    • Key Quality Pioneers and Their Philosophies
    • Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award, ISO 9000, ISO 14000
    • Total Quality Management (TQM) Concepts
    • Quality Planning, Quality Assurance, and Quality Control
    • The Cost of Quality
    • The Seven Quality Control Tools
    • Six Sigma Concepts
  • Professional Responsibility and Ethics
  • Project Closing
    • Final Payments
    • Staff Recognition and Evaluation
    • Post Project Evaluation
    • Identify and Document Lessons Learned
    • Archive Project Documentation
  • Practice Exams


Course Materials

Kerzner, H. (2017). Project management: A systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling (12th ed.). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 978-1119165354

Kerzner, H. & Saladis, F. (2017). Project management workbook and PMP/CAPM exam study guide (12th ed.) New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 978-1119169109

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), 6th Ed., (2017). Netwton Square, PA: Project Management Institute, Inc. ISBN:  1628251840


Please note: Course materials are not included in registration fee. Participants are responsible for obtaining this material before this course begins. 


Dr. Roger Klungle, Adjunct Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Michigan – Dearborn

Instructor Bio

Dr. Klungle is the lead instructor for the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Project Management Program. He received his BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and his MS and PhD in Operations Research and Statistics from George Washington University.  In addition to being a faculty member, he is also an independent consultant leading projects in the areas of statistical analysis and data mining. 

In the world of business and government, Dr. Klungle has worked in defense project management and national security management.  He not only taught project management methods and the use of analytics to support major projects at both the Defense Systems Management College and the National Defense University, but also worked on large military projects to include missiles, tanks, and Naval construction where his specialties were cost estimation, risk analysis, schedule networks, reliability, and economic tradeoff analysis.  In his government experiences he worked with people and organizations that developed a number of the new Project Management methodologies that are standard practice today.  He also spent many years in the private sector leading special projects in energy, insurance, automotive and consulting.  


Do I have to buy additional materials?

Although the following items are not required for this course, participants may find these resources helpful when preparing for the PMI exam:

Estrella, John A, Charles Duncan, Sami Zahran, James L. Haner, and Ruben Jen, PMP Practice Makes Perfect: Over 1000 PMP Practice Questions and Answers, John  Wiley & Sons, Indianapolis, IN, 2012. ISBN:978-1-118-16976-6.

Heldman, Kim, PMP Project Management Professional Exam: Deluxe Study Guide, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Indianapolis, IN, 2016. ISBN:978-1-119-17970-2

Heldman, Kim, Vanina Mangano, and Brett Feddersen, PMP Project Management Professional Exam: Review Guide, 3rd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Indianapolis, IN, 2016. ISBN:978-1-119-17972-6

Can I obtain or use my Financial Aid money for this program?

No. This is a non-credit course and does not qualify for federal aid.

Can I register for this course if I am an international student?


When is the registration deadline for this course?

Please register no later than Monday, January 13, 2020 for the January session

Please register no later than February 3, 2020 for the February session

Is University of Michigan-Dearborn an official testing center for the PMP® exam?

No.  The PMP®  Exam is not included in this course.  For testing centers, please visit

Are there refunds available if I cannot attend this course?


What if I cannot attend all course sections?

Unless the University of Michigan-Dearborn closes for inclement weather or an emergency, there will be no make-up dates for this course. If you need to miss class for any reason, you will be responsible for covering the material yourself. 

Are there discounts available?

-A $100 registration discount is available to currently enrolled students at any UM campus, alumni from any UM campus, and all employees currently employed within the UM system.  Verification is required. 

-Group discounts are available for 5 or more registrants from a sponsoring organization or company. Restrictions may apply.

Contact program manager for more details.

Can I have this training provided at my work location?

Yes, we have the ability to offer this program onsite at your corporate location.  Contact program manager for more details.

Where should I park?

Please see Visitor Parking information listed on UM-Dearborn's website.

Contact Us

University of Michigan-Dearborn
Extended Learning & Outreach 

Professional Education Center
Dearborn, MI 48128
Phone:  313-593-4000
Fax: 313-593-4070

Extended Learning and Outreach

Professional Education Center (PEC)
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