PMP Exam Prep Study Sessions: September 4, 2014 - December 4, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: DeVry University 5200 Belfort Rd (Next to Dave & Busters) Room: 318
Hardship Program Available
Maximum class size: 25
Instructors: Cheryl Reynolds, PMP; Paula Rives, PMP; Michael Turner, PMP; Ralph Lofton, PMP; Ken Perry, MBA, PMP
Contact the VP of Education and Certification for more information.
- 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.
Ralph Lofton, PMP
Ralph is a 25 year U.S. Navy veteran who moved to Jacksonville in 1992. He received his Master’s in Business Administration with honors from the University of Phoenix and Master’s in Project Management with Honors from Keller Graduate School of Management. Ralph works for the Navy as a Quality Assurance Specialist for the repair and modernization of U.S Navy Ships.
Ralph is a Project Management Professional and is also a member of the NEFL PMI Chapter Toastmasters Group. Ralph is also a PMP Exam Study group facilitator.
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. Most project fail due to poor or non-existent business requirements or the lack of interpersonal skills. Ken looks forward to applying his project management skills in more diverse industries, organizing and planning information, deliverables, risks and issues to ensure the organization’s goals are met.
Ken has been IIBA Northeast Florida President since 2009, Ken was president of the local chapter of PMI 4 years total since 1999.
He has been a project manager since 1997, a business analyst 5 years prior and in IT for over 25 years. His current positions; managing strategic projects at the afore mentioned Landstar System Inc. and senior instructor at University of North Florida’s Center for Project Management from 2001 to 2012, Ken knows what it takes to create effective project expectations and how to built a winning team.