Consultant Information for Bruce Lill
Bruce has been providing consulting services nationally for over fifteen years. He started consulting in 1981 building front-end controllers for high-end graphic arts equipment. His designs have helped some of the largest publishers integrate disparate graphic arts equipment to reduce the effort required to publish magazines and catalogs. After working with Intel to help customers build controllers with 80386s, he found that software development was more enjoyable than hardware design.
Where better to learn about project management than in the IS department of a large company. Bruce joined Sprint as a project leader and spent the next years learning and refining his project management and negotiation skills. It was in 1990 that Bruce learned about Lotus Notes with version 2.0. After starting a pilot project with Lotus Notes, Bruce realized that Notes was the future and decided to commit himself to Notes. He spent 2 years to design and implement the first Notes network at Sprint. This entailed everything from Notes administration, developing applications, training users, to holding internal seminars on the benefits of using Notes.
After becoming one of Kansas City's most accomplished Notes programmers and network architects, Bruce joined Sykes Enterprises where he started as a senior consultant, two years later became the Branch Manager. Bruce started the Notes consulting practice for the Kansas City office. He became a Certified Lotus Instructor and opened an Lotus Authorized Education Center. Within 3 years he had taken Sykes, with no presence in the Notes market place, to being one of the leaders with 7 Notes consultants on staff.
He then left to start the Kansas Branch office for Integro, which at the time was a growing Lotus Notes consulting firm. This allowed him to broaden his skills and to travel. He designed the Notes infrastructure for international companies with locations worldwide. He would train the administrators and developers then help with the implementation. He has now taught classes on 3 continents. He was responsible for taking Integro into new products and technologies such as IBM Content Manager and WebSphere.
After 7 years of working for others else he decided to start his own company. Now instead of trying to keep "bodies busy" and inflate projects under the guise of Project Management, he spends his time providing cost-effective solutions using the Extreme Programming methodology for customers such as the State of Kansas.
Bruce maintains a reputation for delivering outstanding results ahead of schedule. Using his project management skills and considerable knowledge of Lotus Notes, he can deliver the most complex and demanding projects on time and under budget. Testimony to his customer oriented approach are his faithful customers which include his very first Notes customer.
In Bruce's years of consulting he has provided solutions for:
- Hallmark International
- Massachusetts State Police
- Lee Apparel
- International Paper
- Time Life
- World News & Report
- Hill’s Pet Nutrition
- Dairy Farmers of America
- State of Kansas
- Perceptive Software
- American Century Investments
Bruce is an experienced public speaker and has presented seminars worldwide for Lotus, covering the implementation of Lotus Notes company wide and advanced Notes design.
Bruce did a Jumpstart on DB2 & Domino development for Lotusphere 2009 and IamLUG conference. He has also presented sessions on DB2 domino integration and Using Domino dojo at EntwicklerCamp in Germany.
Bruce wrote the Lotus Intermediate XPage course along with the basic development and administration courses.
A DB2 & Domino integration guru that has presented sessions on integration and web development at Lotusphere, IamLUG and EntwicklerCamp.
Have an expertise in both administration and development that lets me build applications that are secure, well performing and installable.
A member of the Redbook - Lotus Notes and Domino version 8 Best Practices for Web Development wiki team with primary responsibility for the web 2.0, JSON and DB2 integration content.
A member of the Redbook – Lotus Notes and Domino version 8.5 Deployment Guide wiki team with primary responsibility for the Administration, 8.5.1 New Features and new web server features.
A member of the Redbook – Building Domino Web Applications using Domino 8.5.1, wiki team with primary responsibility for the resources, sample application design, server configuration and skills needed.
A member of the IBM Redbook redesign team. We are helping IBM create and maintain the knowledge that was in books, on a new site based on Lotus Connections, Sametime and Portal.
As a member of the IBM Development Partners, provide ideas and feedback regarding future IBM products. This access has provided me with the ability to work with all IBM products.