Resume of David Knigge
Senior Manager, WSR Consulting Group, LLC

With over 20 years of experience as a project manager, technologist, and business and litigation consultant for organizations varying from small startups to multi-billion dollar enterprises, Mr. Knigge demonstrates a unique mix of technical, managerial and business expertise. Excellent communications and an emphasis on providing business solutions by utilizing improved processes and technology have lead to many successful experiences.

Areas of Expertise


Project Management/Executive Management:

  • President and CEO of a growing $9M technology organization.
  • Managed two large 75+ man year development efforts addressing mission critical applications for government. Role as project director and chief architect for these multiyear efforts. The applications were built using leading edge methods and technology.
  • Directed the entrance of a health care organization into a new line of business including the implementation of several large national customers, new technology integration and operational setup. The new business line will generate in excess of $2 million annually.
  • Managed application development for a leading technology company's consulting organization. Included were application development, methods & practices consulting and strategic information systems efforts. Managed as many as three concurrent projects and generated as much as $1 million in quarterly revenue. Project size varied from as few as three to as many as twenty participants.
  • Developed and trained hundreds of systems professionals in methods, estimation, project management, modeling, design, application testing as well as business re-engineering over the last seven years.
  • Managed the implementation of various financial, customer service and operational applications for a billion dollar energy utility.

Technology and Systems Consulting:

  • Performed as systems architect, designer and modeler for a comprehensive Medicaid claims processing application employing fuzzy logic and artificial intelligence features. The successful project allowed staffing reductions of more than 50%.
  • Designed and developed an internal systems methods and practice client server application for a national financial service organization. The application was completed 3 months ahead of schedule and under budget.
  • Performed as systems architect, designer and modeler for a client server system development application prototype employing statistical analysis, artificial intelligence and advanced object oriented modeling techniques. This highly complex prototype was completed in less than 4 months.
  • Provided systems development services as methodologist, modeler, trainer, Database Administrator (DBA) and developer on abroad range of business and engineering applications.

Business and Litigation Consulting:

  • Consulted and provided expert witness services in several large-scale system failure litigation matters in North America and Asia. Work involved analyzing records, coming to opinions, writing expert opinions for court, and in some cases preparing for testimony. Specific areas of expertise in these cases include:
  • System readiness for production
  • Actual vs. contracted for service levels
  • Systems design and architecture adequacy for intended purpose
  • Systems and acceptance testing
  • Quality of documentation and impact on ability to maintain the systems
  • Adherence to industry standards (in project management, and software development methodologies, and in data base design, construction, and recovery)
  • Quality and failures in file and database conversion
  • What is "good programming?"
  • Provided business re-engineering consulting enabling a customer service organization to establish work performance standards and improve efficiency in order to address a more than 20% increase in work load without work force expansion.

Experience

WSR Consulting Group, LLC  4/95 to Present

Strategic Partner/Senior Manager

Archon Technologies, Inc. 6/00 to Present

President, CEO

Certus Corporation, Inc. 4/99 to 5/00

Vice President

Archon Technologies, Inc. 1/95 to 3/99

Principal Consultant

Affirmitech, Inc. 1/94 to 1/95

Principal Consultant

KnowledgeWare, Inc. 3/93 to 12/93

Western Regional Manager,

Managing Consultant

InfoQuest Solutions, Inc. 6/92 to 3/93

Managing Consultant

Prevail Solutions, Inc.  11/91 to 5/92

Chief Technologist / Director

Public Service of Colorado 5/88 to 5/91

Research and Development Manager

Public Service of Colorado 7/83 to 5/88

DBA, Application Developer

Specific Industry & Methodology Experience

Commercial Industry:

Internet Services, Health Care, Telecommunications, Gas/Electric Utilities, Government, Banking/Finance, Software Development, Insurance

Public Sector:

Health Care/Medicaid, Transportation, State Government

Business Functional:

Accounting, Finance, Operations, Human Resource, Materials Management, Customer Information Systems, Legal/Litigation, MIS (internal), Claims Processing

Process Management:

Testing and System Appraisal, (Total Quality Management) TQM, Project Management, Estimation and Statistical Process Improvement

Application Development Methodologies:

Business Process reengineering (BPR), Information Engineering, Structured, Object Oriented, Expert Systems, Iterative, Incremental, Prototype, Spiral, Evolutionary, Waterfall

Education & Speaking

University of Colorado, Boulder 1983

B.S., Business Finance and Information Systems, 1983
Magna Cum Laude

Speaker at numerous conferences and seminars on system development tools, methods, project management and systems analysis and design

 

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