Alan Prosser

Technical Lead/Systems Analyst/Process Improvement/Metrics Subject Matter Expert

Summary of Qualifications

Alan Prosser brings over twenty-four years applications developer and systems analyst experience in the Information Technology industry with an emphasis on improving the processes of software development. Thirteen years supporting software tool development for Space Shuttle software and nine years supporting business applications in Consumer Industries & Retail sector at EDS and three years supporting the Program Office as a Metrics Subject Matter Expert.

Detail oriented, with strong technical, communication, mentoring and organizational skills. A quick learner, with multiple years experience in over two dozen computer languages, four database systems, over half dozen operating systems and multiple Software Development methodologies. Experienced Metrics SME and CM SME and as PM.

Certifications and Expertise


Years of Expertise

Technical Expertise: (HW, SW, Apps, OS, etc. – List only relevant)

Application Development on Mainframe, PL/I, IMS, JCL +

Application Development Object Oriented C++/Java, J2EE

Application Development cross platform (zOS, Unix, Windows)

Specialized independent testing incl Y2K and Disaster Recovery

Support applications written in Java accessing Oracle databases






Project Expertise: (Process Improvement, Change Mgmt, etc.)

Process Improvement, Configuration/Change Management

Process Improvement Metrics (High Maturity non-EDS / EDS)

Requirements Analysis (formal, separate from Developer duties)

Project Management




Training plus ~1

Industry Expertise: Consumer Industries and Retail,

Manufacturing, Financial Services

Government (NASA, pre-EDS)




Relevant Project Experience

EDS Program Office, 04/06 to 06/09

Project Type

Program Office support and Process Improvement


Metrics Subject Matter Expert


  • Support PMs and PM SMEs with Software metrics tasks. (Train Project Managers in aspects of estimating projects)

  • Provide expertise to improve Software Development Processes

  • Metrics Analysis team

EDS BPAD Consumer Direct, Des Moines, IA 06/99 to 03/06

Project Type

Application Development


Information Analyst/Specialist. Also CM SME, ME SME and PM at times


  • Support several cross platform applications using Java, Oracle, Unix, VB, Windows, CICS, IMS, and mainframe.

  • Support server side Java (J2EE) and converted to use EDS’s Reusability Component Framework (RCF Struts).

  • Served as CM SME for high level organization full time for a while then part time while they went through GSMS transformation.

  • Special projects such as core Y2K team, PM for IPACS, DR testing.

EDS CRM, Des Moines, IA 6/98-6/99

Project Type

Application Development


Systems Engineer


  • Developed and modified legacy (PL/I IMS) order management system for multiple clients.

Enterprise Systems Associates, Overland Pk, KS (for EDS Des Moines, IA) 11/97-5/98

Project Type

Application Development


Contractor to hire


  • Support legacy order processing system for EDS

NASA Space Shuttle Software, Houston, Texas, 01/86 to 10/97

(IBM, LORAL, Lockheed Martin contractor)

Project Type

Development of software to fly Space Shuttle


Many, from Sr Associate Programmer to Sr Engineering Systems Analyst, some time as independent Requirements Analyst and independent verifier/tester all in CMM Level 5 Environment


  • Help build the development environment for the Space Shutle. Created tools to automate processes to improve quality and productivity.

  • Developed testing methodology for Object Oriented class library in C++.

  • Serve on multiple Configuration control boards for tracking changes to software and processes and defects. Write processes and procedures for Shuttle Software development after Challenger incident.

  • Write detailed requirements and perform independent testing for some critical applications.

Education and Training


(515)577-3304 or

References available on request.

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