PMP Cert. Study Group - Next Session Spring 2015

PMP Exam Prep Study Sessions: Next Session - Spring 2015
6:00 p.m.  - 8:00 p.m.

Location: DeVry University 5200 Belfort Rd  (Next to Dave & Busters) Room: 318

Pricing *PMI NEFL
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(Reg. closes xx/xx/2015)
$100 $150

Hardship Program Available

 Maximum class size: 25 (waiting list will be available)

Instructors:  Cheryl Reynolds, PMP; Paula Rives, PMP; Michael Turner, PMP;  Willie Harris, PMP

Contact the VP of Education and Certification for more information.

Reading List

  1. The Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) 5th Edition. (PMI members can download an electronic version of the PMBOK for free at )
  2. PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy 8th Edition
  3. icon Click to download the Fall PMP Exam Prep Schedule

About the Instructors

Cheryl Reynolds, PMP

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 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 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.

WillieHarrisWillie 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.


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