Sitka Technology Group

WSLCA 2019 Summer Conference

Redesign of Montana Trust Lands Management System Panel

Redesign of Montana Trust Lands Management System:  Replacing a data management highway while keeping the users moving
Presented:  Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Panelists:  Dan Rogers (Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation), John Burns (Sitka Technology Group), and Emma Dixon (Sitka Technology Group)


Panel Overview
Like any infrastructure, software needs to be maintained and eventually, when it has reached the limits of its architecture, replaced. And much like a busy highway, a platform with active users who depend on it for their daily work cannot be shut down while a replacement is built. Replacing software presents an opportunity to leverage advancements and innovations to produce a superior final product.

Learn how the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation (DNRC) is working with Sitka Technology Group to build a phased replacement for their Trust Lands Management System, bringing their users into an expanded, modernized platform without halting operations. 

The panel focuses on:

  • Moving from business analysis to detailed scope of work
  • Taking a phased approach to replacing an enterprise platform, including identifying phases of implementation that will allow a gradual transition into the new system; improving and expanding workflows while preserving interoperability with existing patterns; and adapting requirements to a variety of different stakeholders
  • Implementing advanced spatial capabilities to support management practices that are aligned with the landscape
  • Building on a flexible architecture that will enable access from multiple platforms, support public-facing components, and provide reporting services to support high level decision making and oversight

Panel Chapters

Montana Trust Lands Overview
YouTube Link | 16 minutes 48 seconds


Sitka Rollout Process
YouTube Link | 8 minutes 17 seconds


Montana Trust Lands Management System Demo

YouTube Link | 9 minutes 4 seconds


Questions & Answers

YouTube Link | 12 minutes 14 seconds