Business Analyst Project Leader - Computer Software Programming Resum
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Business Analyst/ Project Leader Resume

Desired Industry: Computer Software/Programming SpiderID: 8484
Desired Job Location: Braintree, Massachusetts Date Posted: 8/26/2006
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 9/5/2006
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization:
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Willing to Relocate:

Gerald L. Brookbush
27 Freedom Trail
Norfolk, Massachusetts 02056
Telephone - (508)384-7423
E-mail -

Subject: Cover Letter

Dear Sirs;

At the beginning of year 2000, I took an early retirement and pursued several hobbies and interests. Including: reading, travel, wood working and various charitable and civic activities.

I served on my town’s Economic Development Committee in 2002 through 2003.

I have been doing “pro bono” work for a fraternal and a charitable organization, performing the following:

- Designed, developed and maintained a data base using Microsoft Access, for the repository of membership records, reports, labels, etc.,
- Designed, developed and maintained a spread sheet using Microsoft Excel, to capture and report financial collections and deposits information,
- Designed and produced reports showing pertinent information from both Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel.

As my resume would indicate, I have considerable experience and expertise in business analysis, systems development, project coordination and leadership across a broad range of applications. I am a proponent of “team work” and have several years experience working on projects that subscribe to this concept. Although it has been a few years since I have worked in a business analyst or team leader capacity, I bring much experience and have much to offer a prospective employer. I have a list of personal and professional references available, upon request.

I am in good health and am anxious to return to work and become productive in the work force once again.


. .
Gerald L. Brookbush

27 Freedom Trail, Norfolk, Ma 02056
(508) 384-7423

Several years software development experience in the insurance, finance, health care, government, Utilities and manufacturing industries. Worked on several projects from inception through implementation. Involved in total system design and software development.

Team Leader
• Lead application development teams of up to 30 programmers and analysts, supervised technical support team, directed development costs and scheduling.
• Staffed, organized, actuated, controlled development projects.

System Development
• Performed analysis, design and programming, documenting system design and procedures.
• Implemented risk analysis, recognition and reconciliation procedures.
• Identified procedural inefficiencies, labor savings, cost savings, timesavings and service improvements.
• Developed, tested and implemented application systems.
• Wrote cost/benefit analysis reports, design documents, specifications and progress reports.

Business Applications
• Involved in all aspects of development projects including initial needs study, cost/benefit analysis, risk analysis, design, development and implementation. Experience in the areas of:
Banking and Financial: Factoring, Stock Transfer, Mutual Fund Administration.
Brokerage: Back Office Securities and Accounting processing.
Government: Department of Commerce Cargo Tracking and Reporting.
Health Care: Patient and Bed Tracking and reporting.
Manufacturing: Inventory Control, Project Planning and Reporting, Labor Reporting,
Safety violation information gathering and reporting.
Insurance: Term Conversions, Agency Accounting, Policy Administration, Underwriting.
Utilities: Year 2000 Compliance.
Military: Inventory Management and Stock Control, Personnel Records, Meteorological

Computer Systems and Languages

Systems Operating Systems / Tools Languages
IBM 360, 370 & 3090 MVS/XA ViaSoft Tool Set SCOBOL
Sylvania 9400 TSO/ISPF Project Workbench DBASE
IBM PC IDMS Microsoft Word, Excel, Access SMAP

GERALD L. BROOKBUSH (continued) Page 2


Keane, Inc., Lexington, Ma. 1996 – 2000
Principal Consultant, Business Analyst
Worked on the Year 2000 Compliance problem. Involved in Project Planning, Methodologies and System Development/Modification Life Cycle, concepts, utilized and tested new software tools applied to the universal Year 2000 business dilemma. Client companies include:

New England Electric Putnam Investments Fidelity Investments Insurance Systems, Inc. (ISI)

Logica North America (formerly Data Architects, Inc.) Lexington, Ma. 1967 – 1992
Senior Consultant, Analyst, Project Development Manager, Team Leader
Interfaced / coordinated with client companies on a broad range of assignments with an emphasis on software development projects and business studies. Directed software engineering teams and was directly involved in the software engineering process. Client companies include:

New York Life Insurance Co. Bank of Boston ACACIA Life Insurance Co.
MONY Life Insurance Co. Home Life Insurance Co. Mutual Benefit Insurance Co.
Prudential Life Insurance Co. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. U.S. Department of Commerce
Attorney General, Wisconsin Attorney General, Massachusetts McDonald & Co., Brokerage
Bradford Mutual Funds Children’s Hospital, Boston Mass. Logica North America

Accomplishments in the areas of:
Stock Transfer Group Insurance Individual Life Insurance
Agency Accounting Mutual Funds New Business/Underwriting
Policy Administration Funds Transfer Term Conversion
Criminal History Brokerage and Securities Materials Handling and Tracking
Patient and Facilities Tracking Payroll Accts Receivable, Accts Payable

Previous Experience, 1960 – 1967
Programming and Analysis
With: Data Architects, Inc., Sylvania Electronics Systems Inc. and the U.S. Army.


Education and Training

Mathematics and Science, Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho
Business Management, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
Computer Programming, U.S. Army
Principles of Computer Programming, Sylvania Electronics, Inc., Needham, Massachusetts
Project Management and Systems Development, Worcester Polytechnical Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts
Time Management and Principles of Project Management, Keane Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts

Additional Information:
Selected Achievements


(1) As a result of a study done for a life insurance company, we were awarded the follow-on development work recommended in the study. I was selected to head up the development project. The objective of this development project was to provide on-line access and update capability of the policyholder master file from within the home office as well as from the various agencies around the country.

• I organized and recruited three people needed to work on a project plan,
• I, along with the planning team created the project plan and identified the additional staffing and skills needed to complete the project,
• I, along with the planning team presented the project plan to our management and to the client senior management,
• We obtained the approval of senior management, staffed the project with eight more technical people from our company and four people from the client’s shop, bringing the total to sixteen people, including myself,
• Detail design specifications were written and reviewed by the appropriate management and the “using” department people,
• Computer programs were written and unit tested,
• Client user procedures and documentation was written and approved,
• Status was reported on a monthly basis, to management,
• We performed the system testing,
• We performed user training,
• The computer system was installed into the operational production environment,
• We turned the completed system, along with the documentation over to the client,
• A victory party was held and accolades were passed out to all who contributed to the success of the project,
• I wrote a “post mortem” report on the project for the project files, identifying improvements that might be considered in future projects,
• I wrote performance reviews for all who worked on the project, for their personnel files,
• I worked with our personnel department in reassigning the people who worked on the project.

Results: The system provided a significant improvement in turn around time from application to issuance of policy. It reduced clerical errors and improved service and saved the company several clerical positions. The project took sixteen months from inception to completion, with an overrun of 12 %, but with a payback period of two and one half years, a six-month improvement from the original estimate.


(2) Due to waste, inefficient replenishment of materials and supplies and lack of control,
a computer based inventory control system was proposed to the United States 7th Army. I had the opportunity to work on that system while serving in the US Army.
I was assigned to the “Plans, Policies and Procedures” Department at the 7th Army Stock Control Center. This department’s responsibilities included interpreting the Department of Defense’s policies, rules and regulations for logistics and supply and for computer programming specifications.

• I worked with computer programmers to generate program specifications,
• I was involved with unit and system testing in validating computer output results,
• I met with logistics experts in documenting suggested improvements to existing
inventory and supply processes,
• I worked with system developers in designing and testing automated processes,
• I took computer programming classes, and wrote some of the computer programs
for the system,
• I was involved in designing the “requisitioning objectives and re-order points”
• I worked with inventory control teams in providing lists of inventory, suppose to
be at each of the depots, for their inventory validation and checking,
• I was promoted and received a citation for my hard work and expertise.

Results: The system made it possible to realize a considerable cost savings to the US 7th Army by ordering in cost effective volumes, helping to control “black market” selling of popular inventory items and maintaining control and timely replenishment of critical supplies.


(3) While working for a major military contractor, engaged in developing various
weapon systems, we received a directive from the Department of Defense, to use
tighter controls on our development projects. This directive resulted in a software project to develop a “project management control tool”.

• I contributed to the study and analysis of the tool requirements,
• I wrote some of the system interface requirements documents,
• I assisted with the detail design,
• I wrote and tested some of the computer software,
• I was later assigned to a software development project that utilized the project management tool and was able to provide feedback for improvements to the tool.

Results: The project management tool was used on several subsequent projects. The tool captured actual effort, costs and elapsed time and compared them to previously entered estimated costs and schedules as well as updating and computing current “critical paths” with new projected “costs to complete” estimates and schedules. The tool was designed in such a way as to allow enhancements as project management concepts became more sophisticated and advanced. This tool contributed greatly to tighter controls and provided management with current and accurate actuals compared to estimates and provided updates and projections. Use of this tool allowed the project manager to better control projects and reduced overruns and led to more military contracts being awarded to the company.

(4) A newly formed consulting company, started and incorporated by two principle owners who had connections with a family owned brokerage firm, was awarded the company’s first contract. The company’s first contract involved a study resulting in a software development project. The purpose of the software system was to automate three major parts of the brokerage business: Order/Trade processing, Security accounting and Customer accounting.

• I was part of a four man team that did the analysis and design of the Order/Trade processing subsystem,
• I wrote the detail specifications on the principle part of the subsystem,
• I was the lead programmer on the subsystem,
• My team created and executed the test plan,
• We trained the client on the use and operation of the system,
• The Order/Trade subsystem was successfully installed.

Results: The control and accounting of orders and matching trades was achieved. This timely control and accounting resulted in better service and contributed to more timely payment for services rendered. The timely control also reduced the amount of cash being tied up to cover the cost of “margin trades” for the customers of the client firm, by providing accurate follow up on outstanding orders.

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