The office of Extended Learning & Outreach is now accepting enrollment in our 35 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.

Limited seats are available.

Program Details

The PMP Certification Prep Course totals 36 contact hours over a three week period.  Instruction will take place in the Professional Education Center (PEC) at the University of Michigan Dearborn campus on Thursday evenings and all day Friday.  More information on the course schedule is provided below.  

  • Summer session 2018

    Wednesdays:  June 6th, 13th, & 20th  |  From 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Fridays: June 8th, 15th, & 22nd  |  From 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Times include two 30 minute breaks (determined by instructor).

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

    • 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 Philosophes
      • 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
      • Postproject Evaluation
      • Identify and Document Lessons Learned
      • Archive Project Documentation
    • Practice Exams


  • 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.  


Contact Us

University of Michigan-Dearborn
Extended Learning & Outreach 

Professional Education Center
Dearborn, MI 48128
Phone:  313-593-4079
Fax: 313-593-4070

Program Manager: 
Candice Stegink
2030 PEC
Phone: 313-593-4079
Fax: 313-593-4070