My career in technology

Resume of Jim Adcock, The SharePoint Therapist

JIM ADCOCK
jim-at-adcock-dot-net
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(512)415-9654
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jimadcock
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SUMMARY

  • A SharePoint Architect, Administrator, Analyst, Developer and Speaker with ten years of experience with SharePoint
  • Strong focus on governance and user adoption, collaborating with end-users to create solutions that streamline business processes
  • Seventeen years of technology experience, with leadership roles in multiple organizations
  • Over eight years of experience developing multi-tier solutions using VB.Net, C#, MS SQL Server, and ASP/ASP.Net.

EXPERIENCE

SharePoint Consultant – Focal Point Solutions
6/2016 – Present

  • Migrate clients from older versions of SharePoint to SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016, from building the new environment to migrating the data
  • Resolve issues in existing SharePoint 2010 and 2013 environments
  • Make recommendations on system and information architecture, security considerations and governance
  • Tools and Technologies: SharePoint 2010/2013/2016, Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2014, PowerShell, SPDocKit, ShareGate

Director of Enterprise Development – Dynamic Systems
8/2013 – 5/2016

  • Set direction for Enterprise Software Development team
  • Collaborated with business to define process challenges and design software solutions to reduce costs and capture new business opportunities
  • Using Agile methodologies, delivered functionality for maximum business impact
  • Planned and implemented migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013, including governance, system architecture, information architecture, and migration strategy
  • Planned and implemented ERP migration from eCMS to Viewpoint Vista, including data migration, report conversion, and business processes changes
  • Integration of Vista data to SharePoint 2013 for integration into business processes
  • Tools and Technologies: SharePoint 2007/2013, Viewpoint Vista, Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2014, SharePoint Designer, PowerShell, InfoPath, Crystal Reports, ChristianSteven Crystal Reports Distribution (CRD)

SharePoint Consultant – Maxon Solutions
6/2012 – 8/2013

  • Planned migration from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013, including governance, system architecture, information architecture, and migration strategy

SharePoint Administrator – GSD&M
9/2012 – 5/2013

  • Designed solutions to streamline business processes and eliminate redundant data entry
  • Wrote PowerShell scripts to automate common activities
  • Improved system reliability and performance, reducing logged events by 96% and decreasing page load time by >28%
  • Tuned SharePoint search with Authoritative Pages, Best Bets, metadata, key words and synonyms to create more effective results.
  • Tools and Technologies: SharePoint 2010, PowerShell, SharePoint Designer, InfoPath

SharePoint Consultant – HDRI
4/2012 – 8/2012

  • Assignment at Veterans Administration Financial Services Center to complete their SharePoint 2010 implementation
  • Installed and configured SharePoint 2010 Farms
  • Designed policies for access control, branding, site ownership and management, site creation and utilization
  • Implemented consistent branding and navigation, enhancing user experience
  • Implemented custom solutions created by the development team
  • Corrected configuration issues in existing SharePoint farm
  • Tools and Technologies: SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Designer, PowerShell

SharePoint Consultant – Overwatch Systems
3/2010 – 3/2012

  • Originally brought in as an independent consultant, was hired as Lead SharePoint Administrator in December 2010
  • Automated business processes, freeing end users to spend more time identifying and capturing new business opportunities and less time managing the capture process
  • Created and led governance board comprised of significant stakeholders in multiple departments
  • Identified opportunities for improvement of internal SharePoint sites and site management policies and implemented the improvements
  • Migrated content from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010, reorganizing and pruning content to conform to standards established by the governance board
  • Drove adoption of SharePoint in departments with history of underutilization
  • Developed complex event handlers, forms, features and workflows
  • Tools and Technologies: SharePoint 2010, MOSS 2007, Visual Studio 2005, C#, SharePoint Designer, InfoPath, Idera SharePoint Migration Manager, K2 Workflow

Secretary – Austin Software process Improvement Network (A-SPIN) Board of Directors
6/2010 – 6/2011

  • Organized and promoted monthly A-SPIN meetings

Vice President – LPJC Board of Directors
2/2010 – Present

  • Organized monthly Board meetings
  • Identified opportunities for improving services for LPJC members and implemented the improvements

Consulting & Career Development
12/2008 – 3/2010

During the economic downturn, I stayed active on a number of fronts. I provided SharePoint consultation to several small companies. I volunteered at LPJC, presented about SharePoint and Social Media at several venues, involved myself in professional technical organizations, and kept my skills fresh with updated training. My volunteer efforts were rewarded with the role of Vice President on the Board of Directors of LPJC, and Secretary on the Board of Directors of A-SPIN.  After re-employment, I continued many of my memberships and activities.

  • Speaker at Austin PMI’s PMO LIG meeting – “Using SharePoint for Project Management”
  • Speaker at LPJC and TweetCamp San Antonio
  • Member LPJC Board of Directors
  • Volunteer at LPJC, Meeting Management Team
  • Member, Central Texas SharePoint User Group
  • Member, San Antonio SharePoint User Group
  • Member, SharePoint Saturday San Antonio planning committee
  • Member, Agile Austin
  • Member, Austin Software Process Improvement Network (A-SPIN)
  • Updated SharePoint, .Net and MS SQL training

Contract .Net Developer – Modis
9/2009 – 11/2009

  • Developed eCommerce solutions using C#, ASP.Net, MS SQL 2005
  • Managed internal SharePoint site, including developing Workflows and BDC connections
  • Tools and Technologies: MOSS 2007, Visual Studio 2008, C#, ASP.Net, MS SQL 2005, SharePoint Designer

Consultant – Sierra Systems Inc
8/2008 – 11/2008

  • Assigned to Hanson Inc
  • Configured and customized code of Hansen Dynamic Portal web application for multiple clients
  • Tools and Technologies: JavaScript, XML, CSS, Hansen 7 Dynamic Portal

Programmer Analyst – Insight Global Inc
5/2008 – 7/2008

  • Assigned to DHI Mortgage Inc
  • Added functionality to VB.Net client-server application
  • Created SQL tables, stored procedures, and views
  • Tools and Technologies: VB.Net, MS SQL 2005

SharePoint Web Developer – DFI Resources LLC
9/2007 – 3/2008

  • Developed web applications integrated into SharePoint 2007, delivered in a timely fashion with exacting UI design specifications
  • Implemented business process improvements, including increasing efficiency of finance department by eliminating 20 hours of monthly manual data entry
  • Administered SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Administered and deployed Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Designed workflow with Skelta SharePoint Workflow Accelerator and Windows Workflow Foundation (.Net 3.0), improved and increased reliability of existing workflows
  • Maintained existing InfoPath forms
  • Tools and Technologies: SharePoint Portal Server 2003/2007, ASP.Net, VB.Net, C#, Visual Studio, Windows Workflow Foundation, MS SQL 2005

Software Engineer IV – Commemorative Brands, Inc.
10/2006 – 9/2007

  • Maintained and improved existing E-Commerce web application
  • Redesigned and developed E-Commerce web application for scalability, flexibility and reliability improvements
  • Created and modified stored procedures and DTS Packages, and maintained MS SQL 2005 database
  • Tools and Technologies: ASP.Net, C#, Visual Studio, MS SQL 2005

Consultant – KForce
9/2006 – 9/2006

  • Assigned to DFI Resources LLC
  • Developed web parts for SharePoint Portal Server 2003
  • Developed InfoPath forms
  • Designed workflows using Skelta SharePoint Workflow Accelerator
  • Tools and Technologies: ASP.Net, C#, SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Skelta, InfoPath

Technical Lead – IBM and Ciber assignment at IBM
3/2004 – 3/2006

  • Full life-cycle redesign of existing custom project tracking application and reporting tool, from requirements gathering though closure and hand-off
  • Developed ASP.Net web application over MS SQL 2000 and MS Project Server
  • Design complex relational database with normalized data following business rules
  • Create SQL stored procedures
  • Deploy and oversee management of servers running Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Project Server 2003, SharePoint Services, IIS, SQL Server 2000, Brio Broadcast Server, and Citrix Metaframe
  • Design reporting output for Data Warehouse migration project using Brio/Hyperion
  • Tools and Technologies: RUP, UML, OOP, MS SQL 2000, ASP.Net, VB.Net, Visual Studio, MS Project Server, SharePoint, Citrix, Brio/Hyperion

Project Manager – FPMI Solutions
6/2001 – 12/2003

  • Assigned to Darnall Army Community Hospital, Fort Hood
  • Lead a team of developers to design, develop, deploy, and maintain ASP/SQL applications and website architecture
  • Developed ASP.Net web applications over MS SQL 2000 using VB.Net and C#
  • Developed ASP web applications over MS SQL 2000 using VBScript
  • Design relational databases with normalized data following business rules
  • Create SQL stored procedures
  • Tools and Technologies: ASP, HTML, VBScript, MS SQL 2000, ASP.Net, VB.Net, C#, Visual Studio, MS Project, Photoshop, UNIX (Solaris), Cisco IOS, Security Technologies, Section 508, HIPAA

Web Technologist – Dell Computer Corporation
7/2000 – 5/2001

  • Develop and test E-commerce and Intranet ASP web applications over MS SQL 2000
  • Document and review code of existing applications for adherence to code standards, identify and remove orphaned stored SQL procedures, ASP code, and pages, increasing application efficiency
  • Performance test data model of E-commerce application
  • Tools and Technologies: ASP, HTML, VBScript, MS SQL 2000, IIS, Visual Studio, Visio, XML, MSF

Senior Support Technician – Dell Computer Corporation
2/1999 – 7/2000

  • Provide hardware, operating system and software technical support via telephone for Dell’s desktop and server computer systems to their largest customer accounts
  • Tools and Technologies: Windows 95/98/NT/2000, HTML, JavaScript, Novell Netware

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Experience using programming methodologies, concepts, structure, and documentation, including RUP, MSF, UML, and Object Oriented Programming 
  • Languages:  VB.NET, C#, VBScript, T-SQL, JavaScript (ECMA), HTML, XML, as well as exposure to other programming languages, including FORTRAN and C++
  • Tools:  SharePoint, Microsoft Project, Visual Studio, Brio/Hyperion, Citrix, Photoshop
  • Technologies:  .Net (1.1, 2.0. 3.0), ASP (Active Server Pages), Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Server) (Website, FTP, and e-mail services), SQL database design and administration.
  • Installation, troubleshooting and repair of PC and server hardware.
  • Section 508 web accessibility standards. 

MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Vice President, LPJC Board of Directors
  • Communications Coordinator, Austin SharePoint & Office 365 User Group (formerly Central Texas SharePoint User Group)
  • Member and Past Organizer, San Antonio SharePoint User Group
  • Panelist, SharePoint Shop Talk
  • Member and Past Secretary, Austin Software Process Improvement Network (A-SPIN) Board of Directors
  • Past Member, Agile Austin
  • Past Member, Austin PMI
  • Keynote Panelist, SharePoint Engage 2015
  • Speaker, SharePoint Saturday San Antonio 2017
  • Speaker, SharePoint Saturday Houston 2017
  • Speaker, SPTechCon Austin 2017
  • Speaker, SharePoint Engage Phoenix 2017
  • Speaker, SharePoint Engage Raleigh 2016
  • Speaker, ShareFriday Cincinnati 2016
  • Speaker, Oklahoma City SharePoint User Group
  • Speaker, Dallas SharePoint User Group
  • Speaker, SharePoint Saturday Houston 2016
  • Speaker, SharePoint Saturday San Antonio 2016
  • Speaker, SPTechCon Austin 2016
  • Speaker, SharePoint Engage 2015
  • Speaker, SPBiz Conference (2015)
  • Speaker, SharePoint Saturday Houston 2015
  • Speaker, SPTechCon Austin 2015
  • Speaker, SP24 Conference (2014)
  • Speaker, Houston SharePoint User Group
  • Speaker, Innotech Austin 2013
  • Speaker, SharePoint Saturday Dallas 2013
  • Speaker, SharePoint Saturday Houston 2013
  • Speaker, SharePoint Saturday Austin 2013
  • Speaker, SharePoint Saturday San Antonio 2012
  • Speaker, SharePoint Saturday Houston 2012
  • Speaker, SharePoint Saturday Austin 2012
  • Speaker, San Antonio SharePoint User Group
  • Speaker, Austin O365 & SharePoint User Group/Central Texas SharePoint User Group
  • Speaker, Austin PMI
  • Speaker, NxNW Club
  • Speaker, First English Lutheran Stephen Ministry
  • Speaker, St. Martin’s Stephen Ministry
  • Speaker, TweetCamp San Antonio
  • Speaker, LPJC

CERTIFICATION, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Bachelor of Science In Information Technology – University of Phoenix (degree in progress)
  • Project+ Certification – CompTIA certified project manager
  • MCP+SB Certification – Microsoft Certified Professional + Site Building
  • MCSE Certification – Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • MCP+I Certification – Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet
  • i-Net+ Certification – CompTIA certified internet web developer
  • CIW Associate – Prosoft Certified Internet Webmaster Associate Certification
  • IASL2 Certification – United States Army Information Assurance Security Level 2 Certified
  • CompTIA A+ , Network+ Server+ Certifications – CompTIA certified computer, server systems, and network administration and support technician
  • SharePoint 2007 Administration and Development Training – Pilothouse Consulting
  • HIPAA Training – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy training
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