Jim has been a Systems Development Manager with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) for more than 25 years. Jim currently directs all Divisio... Read More
Business Analyst and Project Manager Consultant at Safe Bridge Solutions
March 2012-January 2013
Completed the business requirements phase and coordinated the user acceptance testing and implementation of a document repository migration for a local financial group. Conducted the business requirements working sessions, Provided User Acceptance Testing (UAT) leadership and guidance for the Madison, Wisconsin and Great Bend, Kansas offices.
Information Technology Manager at Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Madison, WI 53708
January 1986-June 2011
• Served as an Applications Development Section Leader for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR), Division of Technology Services • Completed the strategic planning and initial integration of Individual Income, Sales, and Excise taxes • Integrated property and assessment information with municipal and county governments • Served as a staff member of the Wisconsin Electronic Recording Council to provide technical support for the creation of administrative rules and standards governing property records electronic recording • Served as the DOR GIS point of contact on the State Agency Geographic Information Council (SAGIC), to develop a state-wide parcel data layer in support of State and County mapping solutions. • Coordinated the analysis of all Legislative Fiscal Notes for the Division of Technology Services, producing change management and project management estimates. • Focused on business automation needs for the State and Local Finance Division • Provided department-wide training sessions on Accelerated Improvement. • Led a number of electronic filing and web service development projects to streamline DOR and local government processes, including the Real Estate Transfer Return e-filing (eRETR) system o Served as the eRETR Project Manager during the Requirements and the Development phases o As Scrum Master, established an agile development model that allowed DOR to build the system in ten months and complete a state-wide rollout two months ahead of schedule o Met or exceeded all Return on Investment (ROI) targets, saving the DOR in excess of $400,000 annually and the private sector nearly $2 million dollars annually o Served as the Project Manager for the development of Municipal Assessor Reporting Web Application and File Transfer system o Served as the Project Manager and Designer for the Configuration Management and Change Control methodology used to govern the Integrated Property Assessment System (IPAS) project o Served as the Project Manager to develop a Trusted Submitter Security layer for all electronic filing applications under the IPAS umbrella, providing role-based layer of services and application access customized to each client o Developed and provided a series of on-site Training Sessions for businesses, county officials, and the general public using the eRETR system o Served as Project Manager for the development of web services with third-party software vendors to streamline reporting between county and state government