About the Office of Application Development (OAD)

The Office of Application Development (OAD) provides comprehensive application development services to Commonwealth government agencies on all technology platforms. OAD is a customer focused organization with professional staff performing project management, business and technical analysis, development, testing and quality assurance, data services, and enterprise level geographic information systems design and support.

The Office of Application Development includes two branches reporting directly to OAD:

Integration Solutions Services Branch

This branch is responsible for the design, documentation, and quality assurance of development architecture and standards. The branch will provide support for all new application development; enhancement of legacy systems; research and analysis of new development tools and platforms; and provide leadership in application development domains for the enterprise.

Project Management Office (PMO) Branch

This branch is responsible for oversight of all projects within OAD. The Project Management Office will ensure projects are following the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standards necessary for successful implementation of application development initiatives. The branch will provide mentoring and training for project managers; review project deliverables; and provide leadership and sponsorship for projects within OAD.

Additionally, there are five Divisions within the Office of Application Development:

Division of Agency Application Development

Division Director: Sandy Harp

This division provides project management, systems analysis, and application development and support for new and legacy systems of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches.

The Division of Agency Application Development consists of four branches:

Education Services Branch
Branch Manager: Becky Poling

This branch is responsible for project management, analysis, and application development support for the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet's Unemployment Insurance Program.

General Government Services Branch
Branch Manager: Sandy Harp, Acting

This branch is responsible for project management, analysis, and application development support for over 50+ agencies within the Commonwealth.

One Stop Services Branch
Branch Manager: Gargi Chatterjee

This branch is responsible for project management, analysis, and application development support for the Kentucky Business One Stop. The Kentucky Business One Stop is the central Portal for business interactions with the Commonwealth and supports multiple agency program functions.

Transportation Services Branch
Branch Manager: Chris Lindsey

This branch is responsible for project management, analysis, and application development support for the Transportation Cabinet.

Division of Data Management Services

Division Director: Marcella Wright

The Division of Data Management Services provides data support to customer agencies and application development staff for all projects and legacy systems. The division will assist with the creation and/or updating of data models; extraction, transformation and definition of customer data; and the creation of master data for business centric Commonwealth applications.

The Division of Data Management Services consists of three Branches:

Data Intelligence Branch
Branch Manager:  Kari Welch

The Data Intelligence Branch is responsible for the development and support of Commonwealth data warehouses; data for program compliance and reporting; and on-going support for new data analysis programs.

Data Management Branch
Branch Manager: Meena Shaik

The Data Management Branch is responsible for data modeling; data standards, governance and stewardship; master data management; and data services tools administration.

Data Services Branch
Branch Manager: Kristi Kays

The Data Services Branch is responsible for data profiling, data integration, data quality services. This branch is responsible for development of services which enhance the quality, efficiencies and effectiveness of data within Commonwealth .

Division of Development Support Services

The Division of Support Services provides internal and external customers with development services such as application testing; management of test and development environments; management of application integration with enterprise upgrades; quality and audit services; and administrative support. The division will assist all development activities in ensuring applications meet quality standards; audit requests are managed appropriately, and test and development environments are securely administered.

The Division of Development Support Services consists of two branches:

Quality Services Branch
Branch Manager:  John Barnes

The Quality Services Branch is responsible for providing support to the Division of Agency Application Development, Division of Data Management Services, Division of Geographic Information Systems, Division of Revenue Application Development, and the Division of Support Services.  The branch also coordinates with other agencies as required to support OAD initiatives.  Support includes providing project management information system (PMIS) support, internal financial analysis, training, contract maintenance, asset provisioning, procurement, audit coordination, building maintenance, and general office and administrative support.

Testing Services Branch
Branch Manager: Carrie Cottew

This branch is responsible for assisting the customer with user acceptance testing using specified acceptance test scripts in order to confirm and prove that the user's needs, expectations and the systems functional, performance and operational requirements are met.

Division of Geographic Information Systems

The Division of Geographic Information Systems collects, compiles, and facilitates the production of geospatial data for the Commonwealth. It is this Division's responsibility to be an active voice in leading the direction of GIS across state government through cabinet and agency engagements as well as participation in the Kentucky Geographic Information Advisory Council (GIAC).

Division of Revenue Application Development

The Division of Revenue Application Development provides project management, systems analysis, and application development and support for new and legacy systems of the Department of Revenue within the Finance and Administration Cabinet.

The Division of Revenue Application Development consists of four branches:

Business Analysis Branch
Branch Manager: Stephanie Clay

This branch is responsible for the analysis of Department of Revenue project and development support requests. This branch will be responsible for ensuring requirements to enhance legacy systems or support new development are accurately documented to ensure business needs are met.

Distributed Development Branch
Branch Manager: Ashiq Zaman

This branch is responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of 80+ distributed and desktop applications. This branch is responsible for the development and support of legacy and new applications which provide tax administration services and functions to Department of Revenue employees and taxpayers.

Mainframe Development Branch
Branch Manager: Lisa Shelton

This branch is responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of 37+ mainframe applications. This branch is responsible for development and support of legacy and new applications which provide mission critical tax administration functions.

Revenue Project Management Branch
Branch Manager: Debra Weber

This branch is responsible for the assessment and initiation of project work requested by the Department of Revenue. This branch will be responsible for all phases of projects within the division.

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Contact Information:

Division of Agency Application Development
Sandy Harp, Director
(502) 564-6241

Division of Data Management Services
Marcella Wright, Director
(502) 564-6286

 

Office Location:

669 Chamberlin Avenue
Frankfort, KY 40601

OAD Customers:

Cabinet for Economic Development

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Education and Workforce Development Cabinet:

  • Department of Education
  • Department of Workforce Investment

    Finance and Administration Cabinet:

    • Commonwealth Office of Technology
    • Department of Revenue
    • State Risk Insurance

      General Government:

      • Executive Branch Ethics Commission
      • Kentucky Board of Elections
      • Kentucky Board of Nursing
      • Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners
      • Kentucky Racing Commission
      • Kentucky Tourism
      • Local Government
      • Registry of Election Finance

        Governor's Office

        Justice and Public Safety Cabinet:

        • Kentucky State Police

          Kentucky General Assembly

          Transportation Cabinet:

          • Department of Vehicle Regulations