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Project Management

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As an Authorized Training Partner of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Oakland UniversityProject Management Institute Logo offers two Project Management courses: Project Management Principles and Agile Project Management Principles and Practices. See below for complete descriptions of both offerings. 

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.

Contact
Course content questions:
Project Management Principles: Dean Baker, Instructor, dabaker@oakland.edu
Agile Project Management Principles and Practices: Manjinder Sodhi, Instructor, manjinder.sodhi@outlook.com
Registration questions: oupace@oakland.edu or 248-370-3177

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Project Management Principles

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Project Management Principles is an introductory course covering key predictive project
management principles for students to begin building a foundation in project management. The
class sessions and outside assignments generate 18 hours of education requirements. Students
seeking PMP certification will also need to take the Agile Project Management course to earn an additional 18 education hours and meet the PMI’s 35-hour education requirement to sit for the PMP exam.

Course Structure
The course is highly interactive, uses a “learn by doing” approach, and creates a high energy
positive learning environment addressing cognitive and behavioral skills. The class consists of
short lecture presentations followed by discussion or exercises performed as a class or small
groups with report and discussion. As individuals students complete exercises between classes,
which are shared and/or discussed in class. The purpose of the exercises is to apply the principles
from the lectures to learn by doing. Every exercise includes a specially formatted worksheet
(usually a single page) to organize results for reporting, consolidating, and comparing.


Course Materials
Project Management Principles aligns with the 6th and 7th editions of the PMBOK® Guide. The
course includes the Predictive Projects eWorkbook 6th edition (450 + pages) consisting of topics,
slides, and exercises covering the full spectrum of predictive project management from which
selective topics are covered. Upon completion of the course students receive the instructor guide
(150 + pages) which allows students to continue a self-study of topics not covered in the
introductory course timeframe as prep for PMP exam.

PMP Certification Requirements
Four- year degree, three years leading projects, 35 hours project management education/training
or CAPM® Certification

OR

High School diploma or global equivalent, five years leading projects, 35 hours project
management education/training or CAPM® Certification

Details on additional requirements to sit for the exam can be found on the PMI website

Agile Project Management Principles and Practices

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As an Authorized Training Partner of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Oakland University offers the Agile Project Management Principles and Practices Course in a 100% live online, instructor-led format.

The course provides students with a solid foundation of Agile principles and practices. Throughout the course, students will be presented with best practices in Agile approaches including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Extreme Programming (XP), and Feature-Driven Development (FDD).

Oakland University's Agile Project Management Principles and Practices Course fulfills the PMI’s
prerequisite of 21 contact hours of training in Agile practices required to sit for the PMI-ACP Certification exam.

Why Agile?
As more organizations move towards flexible, value-driven cultures to deliver faster and better solutions that meet the customer requirements, the Agile approach provides cross-functional collaborative teams and engaged stakeholders to the organizations to meet the dynamic needs of the market. The need for “Organization Agility” has been never been greater. As reported by PMI in their "Achieving Greater Agility" report, "Organizations with high agility report more projects successfully meeting original goals and business intent".

The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® is the Project Management Institute’s fastest growing certification.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the Agile mindset, practices, and principles.
  • Identify the best approach for a project and apply it to deliver successful solutions.
  • Apply the Agile Methodology to provide value-driven solutions to customers.
  • Engage with and manage stakeholders to provide transparency in decision making and
    success measurement.
  • Create a collaborative environment to build and manage high-performing and
    continuously improving agile teams.
  • Identify risks, problems, and issues that affect a project and engage the team to execute
    mitigation plans.

Prerequisites for PMI-ACP Exam:

  • Secondary Degree
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices
  • 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years. A current PMP® or
    PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
  • 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years
Schedule and Pricing
Spring 2023 Courses (Live Online Format)

*Registration for both courses will open soon. Please join the program email list to receive updates on registration. Students who are looking to sit for the PMP Exam will earn the 35 Project Management Education hours required by the Project Management Institute upon completion of both courses.

This live online course provides a live classroom environment in a virtual setting. Students meet synchronously with both course instructors and other students during class meetings. This best represents the type of real team environment encountered in today’s digital workplace while utilizing the 100% virtual model required in the current environment.

*Students who sign up for both courses will receive 15% off...no discount code needed.

Project Management Principles
 
Dates: Feb 6 - Feb 23, 2023
Days: Monday/Thursday
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
*18 total contact hours
Location: Live Online via Zoom virtual meeting software
Course Cost: $900* 
Books: An E-workbook will be included at no extra cost.
 
Agile Project Management
 
Dates: March 14 - March 30, 2023
Days: Tuesday/Thursday
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
*21 total contact hours
Location: Live Online via Zoom virtual meeting software
Course Cost: $900* 
 
*A 10% discount is available for OU alumni on individual course purchases and groups of 5 or more. E-mail oupace@oakland.edu for information. Students are required to attend all class sessions in order to receive their 35 and/or 21 PDUS and a certificate.