Jim Rommens (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimrommens) is a seasoned, accomplished project manager, having worked at major companies in industries such as telecommunications, energy, medical systems and health care. Beginning his career in PC support and software development, Jim moved to management positions, including those of project manager as well as supporting project managers in various PMOs (project management offices). He has assumed other roles, such as business analyst and tester, making him well-versed in the various roles of the SDLC (software development life cycle).
Jim has a truly eclectic background with many varied interests, including project management, quality management and customer service, teaching and training, writing and editing, and career development and mentoring others.
For most of his adult life, Jim has maintained a strong interest in continuing education and possesses two graduate degrees (MS in Computer Science and MA in Theological Studies), an undergraduate business degree in market research and industrial and organizational psychology, and has achieved further certification and training as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL), Certified Tester Foundation Level – Agile Tester Extension (CTFL – Agile Test Extension), and Test Manager – Advanced Level. Jim’s interests have also extended to quality and efficiency areas with a Lean Sigma Technician certification and public speaking as a Dale Carnegie graduate.
Jim incorporates key learnings and experiences from these various fields in his teaching classes as an adjunct instructor from the graduate level to the associates level for both online and classroom-led courses in the areas of project management, quality, and computer systems.
Jim’s prime motivators in life, extending beyond career and job, follow the acronym APV – the ability to do a job well, the passion to do high-quality work, and the value inherent in his work for others. This work for others transcends the business world into various service and volunteer opportunities, including previously held church roles such as that of deacon; serving at a nursing home through one-on-one visits, playing group games and delivering church sermons; tutoring inner-city students, and packing and delivering meals for the elderly and shut-ins.