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Project Management - Instructors

John Kailey

  • PMP

John Kailey has 20 years of Project Management experience, and has been a PMP since 2000. He is currently employed at the U.S. Department of the Treasury as a Project Manager and has taught Experiential Learning classes for eight years. John is also a retired US Army Colonel, having served a tour in Iraq.

Ali Kazmi

  • Certificate of Excellence from the Governor of Georgia

Z. Ali Kazmi is a certified Management and Information Technology professional with over eighteen years of experience working for companies like Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), IBM, ThyssenKrupp, Xerox and McKesson Corporation. He's currently working for Scicom Infrastructure Services, an Atlanta based consulting firm, as Engagement Director.

Mr. Kazmi has led multiple complex programs and projects to fruition in the US, Canada and Europe in myriad of industries including Health Care, Financial Services, Government, Engineering, Mergers & Acquisitions and Technology. He's has been involved in establishing new Program Management Offices (PMO) from scratch, as well as elevating the standard of existing PMOs. He is the recipient of the Certificate of Excellence from the Governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal, for leading the FEMA Disaster Recovery Project, where he led the IBM, Dell, AT&T and Georgia Technology Authority teams.

Teaching comes naturally to Mr. Kazmi and as an instructor at Emory he has taught different courses, including Introduction to Project Management, Risk Management Tools & Techniques, Project Scope Tools & Techniques, Project Cost Tools & Techniques, Communications Tools & Techniques, Scheduling Tools & Techniques, SQL Level 1 and PMP Boot Camp. He's also one of the writers of current Project Management courses. Mr. Kazmi always makes an effort to bring the best of both worlds to his classes, by blending business world experiences with theory.

Michael Martin

  • BS Civil Engineering, West Viriginia University Institute of Technology
  • MBA Business Administration, University of North Florida
  • Certified Blockchain Expert; RSA Archer Associate Certification
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Certificate of Membership, Blockchain Council
  • Business Process Model & Notation (BPMN) Certificate
  • Certified AuraPortal Consultant
  • Certified IBM Cloud Services Professional
  • Certified ProjectFRAMEWORK Assessor

Michael G. Martin is an internationally recognized subject matter expert and thought leader with extensive experience in the areas of Project Program & Portfolio Management (PPPM), Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (EGRC), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), and Organizational Change Management. He is currently the Enterprise Program Management Office (ePMO) Leader for Spirent™ Communications. He is also the Founder and Managing Director of the M2 Consulting Group, Ltd. Prior to his role at Spirent™, Michael led global PPPM and EGRC/ERM initiatives at some of the most recognized organizations in the world, including IBM, Arthur Andersen LLP, KPMG LLP, and Microsoft Corporation.

Michael is a frequent speaker to professional organizations, companies, and universities and has been published extensively on these subjects, including his debut book -- Delivering Project Excellence with the Statement of Work, 2nd Edition (Management Concepts, Inc. 2010) -- Mandarin Chinese version, 2011. He is also author of The Government Manager's Guide to the Statement of Work (Management Concepts, Inc., 2014) and Federal Statements of Work: A Practical Guide (Management Concepts, Inc. May 2008) and contributing author on the, Field Guide to Project Management, 2nd Edition (Dr. David Cleland, Editor, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004), The 77 Deadly Sins of Project Management (Management Concepts, Inc 2009) and How to Write a Statement of Work, 6th Edition (Peter S. Cole and Michael G. Martin, Management Concepts, Inc. 2012). He has held numerous positions within the Project Management Institute (PMI®) including past President and Chair of the Atlanta Chapter, PMP exam development committee member, Director of Public Relations, PMI® Risk Management SIG, and member of the PMI® Research Membership Advisory Group.

Matthew Muga

  • PhD in Information Systems & Technology, Claremont Graduate University
  • MS in Information Security and Assurance, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MS in Global Business Leadership, University of San Diego
  • BS in Information Systems, University of Redlands
  • BA in Psychology, UC San Diego
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – LSSBB
  • PMI Project Management Professional - PMP
  • Professional Scrum Master - PSM I

Dr. Matthew Muga is a Senior Technology Leader and Educator based in Atlanta, Georgia. He specializes in Lean Continuous Improvement, IT Program & Project Management, and Strategic Technology Planning focused on driving Transformation. He received his PhD in Information Systems & Technology from Claremont Graduate University where he was a Jones Fellow. He also holds an MS from Carnegie Mellon University in Information Technology and an MS from the University of San Diego School of Business in Global Leadership. Prior to that, he attended the University of Redlands and UC San Diego where he obtained undergraduate degrees in Information Systems and Psychology.

Matthew has held several Executive positions in the areas of Engineering Operations and IT for over a decade. He ran International IT Operations for multiple companies and has extensive field expertise having led complex, multimillion-dollar global IT projects on the ground in over 34 countries across six continents. He has lectured in both the academic and corporate arenas throughout the world. While within the Fortune 500, he taught numerous seminar and technical training classes in areas such as Technology Leadership, IT Project Management, International IT Operations, Application Development, Process Engineering, and Engineering Operations Management.

Matthew has worked for Customers such as Samsung, Apple, Nokia, Microsoft, Google, and Motorola and he is a long-standing member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Before Emory, he has served as Lecturer and Adjunct Professor in Information Systems at San Diego State University specializing in the areas of Systems Development and Project Management. When he is not at work, Matthew loves spending time with his family and friends, cooking, writing, exploring the Great State of Georgia, and enjoying life.

Tim Peek

  • PMP

Tim Peek, PMP, is an instructor, project manager and program manager with over 30 years of experience in many industries, including Information Technology, Insurance, Health Care, Human Resources, Marketing and Finance. He is able to blend practical insight into the classroom by applying real world examples to the course materials. An expert in organizational change management, program management, project management, and project lifecycle methodologies, he has taught hundreds of individuals globally including PMP and CAPM Exam preparation training. He has devoted the last fifteen years developing course materials and delivering training in the classroom and in virtual settings around the world. An award winning public speaker, he is able to keep the class entertaining and interactive to reinforce the class topics for better student retention.

Kevin Postich

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Volunteer-of-the-Year Award, 2002, PMI Atlanta Chapter
  • CCNA Certified CISCO Network Administrator, Cisco Systems, 2003

Kevin Postich is a practicing Sr. Project Manager with Fiserv Corporation in Norcross, GA. There he leads projects employing best practices as outlined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to ensure success in all areas, as measured by project sponsors and key stakeholders. With over 25 years of experience managing complex Projects and Programs, Kevin Postich brings a wealth of knowledge into the classroom. He is a certified project manager (PMP), certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in Newtown Square, PA. He has spent the last several years managing complex programs and various internal projects for Fortune 500 customers such as McDonalds Corporation, Ford Motor Company as well as the U.S. government.

Kevin's background is quite diverse. He has worked for large service firms such as Electronic Data Systems (EDS), and General Electric (GE), as well as technology and manufacturing firms like Fiserv and General Dynamics. From initiation to closure Kevin will outline program and project planning techniques including scope & requirements gathering, work breakdown structures, triple-constraint and project variances, as well as risk management and quality assurance techniques. Kevin enjoys bringing difficult concepts into easy-to-understand, everyday language so those students choosing this great career path will not only continue as a project manager but thrive as a project manager!