PMP Exam Prep Study Group Sessions:
Class Dates: January 15th - April 16th 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: DeVry University
5200 Belfort Road (Next to Dave & Busters) DeVry Rm. 318.
(Reg. closes 01/10/2015)
Hardship Program Available
Maximum class size: 15 (waiting list now forming)
Instructors: Cheryl Reynolds, PMP, PMI-ACP; Paula Rives, PMP; Michael Turner, PMP; Willie Harris, PMP; Kevin Johns, PMP; Ken Perry, PMP, Ralph Lofton, PMP;Tom Henkel, PMP
- The Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) 5th Edition. (PMI members can download an electronic version of the PMBOK for free at www.pmi.org )
- PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy 8th Edition
- Click to download the Fall PMP Exam Prep Schedule
About the Instructors
Cheryl Reynolds, PMP
Cheryl has been in Project Management for over 25 years and has been in Jacksonville, FL for 10 years.
Her project management experiences include the Military, Aerospace and Defense industry, Logistics 3PL, and Information Technology.
Cheryl has Bachelors in Management from the University of Dayton, an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She earned her PMP in 2000 and again in 2011. She recently received the PMI-ACP certificate in Oct 2013 following an educational event held by PMI-NEFL.
Cheryl has facilitated the NE-FL PMP Study Group for the last 2 years resulting in 20 additional PMPs for PMI.
Paula Rives, PMP
Paula is currently the President of Higher Moves, a company she founded in 1999 to creatively develop business strategy and manage change within businesses. At 16 years old she initiated her career as an instructor for classes that were part of a multifaceted health, wellness and recreation program. She continued by moving into Information Technology (IT) with a groundbreaking distance education project at Florida State University while earning a Master's degree. After progressive positions in the IT field, Ms. Rives developed and led the award winning distributed processing team at the Florida Department of Labor. Other projects included creative multimedia projects with a redesign of Betty Crocker and development of innovative learning systems and curriculum.
Her recent projects for Florida Blue included developing plans for a Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform. As a part of this project, Florida Blue became the first payer to participate in a 2012 national interoperability showcase, demonstrating the use of open source technology standards for care coordination, across a simulated nationwide environment between providers and health insurance payer bi-directionally.
She enjoys cutting-edge projects and being the “Botox” for businesses by smoothing out the wrinkles of change through cross-functional collaboration with internal and external partners.
Michael Turner, PMP
Michael is a Senior Project Manager with the Information Technologies Division for the City of Jacksonville. He has 15+ years experience in the technology field focused on mid-to-large scale telecommunications-infrastructure projects with variable complexity. His extensive knowledge includes network management, technology migration and process improvements to increase productivity and reduce cost.
During Michael’s tenure with the City he has managed annual budgets of over $14M, been a key subject matter expert for RFP’s, contract administration and technology convergence. He is a trusted advisor to senior leadership recommending quantifiable budget reductions, saving taxpayers millions of dollars, while maintaining service levels and customer satisfaction.
His recent role has allowed him the opportunity to manage and mentor four project managers of varied experience while establishing project management methodologies and best practices for an always changing technology environment.
Michael is a proud son of a Master Chief of the United States Navy and Registered Nurse. He is a graduate of N.B. Forrest High School and the Florida State College of Jacksonville.
Willie Harris, PMP
Willie has been in Project Management since 2005, working with Honeywell Inc., for 27 years. He has held various management roles since 2002, principally in Maintenance and Operations. His most recent duties from March 2012 to March 2014 were in the Helmand Providence, Afghanistan in support of the United States Marine Logistics Command Albany, Retro-Grading assets for OEF.
Willie has a degree in Business Administration from Everest University of Jacksonville, and an MBA in Project Management from Kaplan University. He earned his PMP in July of 2014. In the late 90's he also performed duties as a TQL Facilitator, and later served as an OSHA General Industry Complaint Safety Trainer .
Willie is a former US Marine serving from 1982 to 1987; additionally, in January 2014 he was ordained as a Minister.
Kevin Johns, PMP
Kevin earned his PMP certification through the PMI-NEFL chapter study group in 2008 and wants to “pay it forward” for the next group of future PMPs.
Kevin has over 20-year’s experience in multiple facets of IT/ technology project management including the US Air Force, Barnett Bank through to Bank of America, and most recently at Black Knight Financial Services.(formerly LPS). He has implemented technology projects in e-Commerce, credit cards, mortgage servicing, and mortgage originations, along with roles in communications,
strategic planning, and setting up and managing a portfolio PMO of 28 initiatives.
Kevin has a BSBA from Mount Olive College and a MS in Management from Florida State University. He earned his PMP certification in 2008 and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt
Kevin was born and raised here in Jacksonville and “came home” after retiring as a Master Sergeant from the US Air Force in 1995.
Ken Perry, MBA, PMP
Ken Perry is a Certified Project Management Professional who practices project management daily at Landstar System Inc. and trains professionals on project management and project leadership most recently at the University of North Florida.
Ken’s work experience provides real-world insights into the connection between employee behavior and bottom-line project results. He has managed projects for Landstar, Bank of America, Blue Cross, Convergys, Citi and AT&T. He has managed projects from 5 to 43 Information Technology, creative and business professionals with budgets ranging from $10,000 to $4,000,000.
Ken's passion for serving is evident in all aspects of his life. He has managed projects for United Way, American Lung Association and most notably the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation which has raised over $2 million for Hospice Northeast. He is currently the president of the local chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis and a past president of the local chapter of The Project Management Institute.