Kay Wais is the President and founder of Successful Projects and an experienced project management instructor. She is known for her passion for project management and her innovative ways of teaching project management, including the creation of numerous training products including the Project Risk board game, the scheduling challenge, earned value simulation and the estimating game.
Kay has 23 years of project management experience, a Master's degree in Project Management, a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). She has helped many students become PMP-certified.
Kay has presented numerous project management workshops and classes and has trained many other project management instructors. She has taught project management for many years at Viterbo University, UW-La Crosse, UW-Green Bay, UW-Superior, UW-Stout, UW-Stevens Point, Western Technical College, and the Rochester Community Technical College. She assists with project management curriculum design for many colleges, corporate training programs, and publishers (such as McGraw-Hill). She founded the La Crosse PMI chapter, became its first president, and has served in various positions on the board. She started the Certificate of Project Management program in 2007.
Kay and her husband, Ed Wais, founded The AVS Group in 1989, AVS Properties in 1998, and Successful Projects in 2001, all of which still operate under their ownership today. They live in Dresbach, Minnesota.