Name Alan Champion Dougall
Address 2 Waytown Close, POOLE, Dorset, BH17 9WF
Evening: +44 (0)1202 385014
Mobile: 0793 0696 428
Date of birth 19th October 1956
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Nationality British citizen
Registered Partnership Ref: 17257 84310 (IR35-compliant); VAT Reg. No.: 781 4136 31
Status Married with three children (19, 18 & 13)
Health Very good (non-smoker)
Interests volleyball, running, cycling, swimming, skiing, triathlons
writing/directing Christian poetry/drama, DIY, chess, bridge
hosting/entertaining foreign students, learning French
Activities Vine Christian Fellowship, Poole (Trustee / Treasurer: 1990-93)
Sunday School teacher / Youth Leader (since 1975)
Sandbanks Volleyball Club (Wessex League 2nd division)
Christchurch Runners (since 1996)
Working at the forefront of technology, I have a broad experience in analysing systems, producing quality
solutions and supporting technical services for:
• engineering industry: Siemens, BAE Systems, CSEE, Ferranti, Plessey, British Gas
• investment banking: ING-Barings, ABN AMRO, N&P Building Society
• software industry: Patriate, TesCom, Mait, ISDE, VSF, COGNOS
• academic institutions: University of Westminster, Bournemouth University
• start-up ventures: meta-CASE (incl. Queen’s Award for technology), e-commerce
• associate contractor to supplier partner: Rational, CM-Logic
Over 20 years hands-on experience across the entire spectrum of systems & software development:
recommending processes, delivering solutions, systematic testing and providing reliable support:
• Configuration Management process consultancy and implementation
• ClearCase / MultiSite / ClearQuest / ClearDDTS administration & customisation (Perl/VB)
• Web / Database Design: e-commerce and remote hosting (ASP/JSP/PHP/CGI & SQL/XML)
• Systems Engineering: real-time embedded systems; telemetry/communications systems
• Software Engineering: CASE, CM and CAST development tools (Ada/C++)
• Methods Engineering: meta-modelling, UML, OOA/D, Shlaer-Mellor, SSADM4+ & HOOD
• Systems Testing: analysis and automation for GUI/batch regression tests
• Project Management: business analysis, project bidding and effective team leading/member
• Process Improvement: process modelling and change management
• Customer Support: tool supplier vetting and liaison with product issue tracking
• Network Services: administration of Unix/SunOS/NT/W2K/XP & TCP/IP, IIS/Apache settings
Other relevant activities:
• developed Excel-based bookkeeping software integrated with tax-return software (QMS Ltd)
• built/rebuilt PCs and installed operating system and business system software
• developed a PowerPoint quiz presentation incorporating dynamic Excel score charts
• assistance to developers on development forums and in A-level computing (VB, VC)
Key IT Skills
CM & ClearCase (MultiSite, UCM), ClearQuest, ClearDDTS, ClearTrack, CVS, PVCS, VSS.
Testing Text Director (XRunner, WinRunner), Rational Test Studio (Visual Test).
Web & RDB Design ASP, JSP, PHP, Perl, SSI, XHTML (jEdit, FrontPage, TextPad), XML, XSL.
SQL (Access, mySQL, Oracle, Sybase), Tcl, VB (Access, Excel, PowerPoint).
Analysis & RDD, RequisitePro, Rose 98i, SSADM-SF, UML.
Development Ada (APEX, VADS), C/C++ (Sun Workshop, Visual Studio), Purify, Quantify.
Standards & Methods CMM, ISO 9000, RUP, HOOD, Shlaer-Mellor, SSADM4+.
Administration & Unix (SunOS/Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Ultrix, Linux (RedHat), FreeBSD), Apache, Motif.
Documentation Windows (NT4, W2K, XP), IIS, FLEXlm (SAMsuite).
Access (VB), FrameMaker, Excel & PowerPoint (VB), Visio, Word.
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1974 - 1978 Heriot-Watt University, EDINBURGH
Degree: B.Sc. (Hon) in Computer Science
Awards: ICL Award for 1st in Computer Science I
Content: Pascal/Algol/Fortran Programming, Compiler Writing, Operating Systems, Information
Systems, Communications, Pure/Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Natural
Language Translation, Computational Techniques and Computer Hardware.
Thesis: Simulation of Human Memory - A study of short-term memory involving research and
practical experiments in human learning, recognition and retention. The results were
compared with the development of two simulation models: Dr J S Reitmann’s original model
(1970); my proposed memory wheel model avoided defects in the original.
Experience: tutoring Computer Science, missionary (voluntary), lifeguard, labourer and salesman.
1970 - 1974 Dunfermline High School, DUNFERMLINE
SCSE: Mathematics (A*), Arithmetic (C), Physics (A), Chemistry (B), Biology (B), History (C),
Woodwork (B) and Engineering Drawing (A)
Higher: Mathematics (A), Physics (B), Chemistry (B), Electrical Engineering (C), Mechanical
Engineering (C) and Engineering Drawing (B)
SYS: Mathematics: Calculus & Geometry (B) and Mathematics: Numerical Analysis, Programming,
Applied Mathematics & Statistics (B)
Experience: lifeguard, waiter (silver service), goods receiver, labourer (various), market gardener
Professional & Vocational Courses Attended
STC Christian Arts (2001)
Java interactive self-training course (2000)
ClearQuest Customisation (1999, 2000)
ClearCase UCM Administrator (1997, 2000)
ClearDDTS Administration (1997)
NVQ Bible Training Leadership Course (1996-97)
RDD-100 Systems Engineering (1996)
CATS Test Methodology (1996)
SSADM 4.2 (1994/95)
Windows NT (1993)
Methods Engineering/Business Modelling (1991/92)
Presentation Skills (1989)
Real-time Development (1984)
OSI Network Design (1982)
Management Training (1981)
EE outreach / OAC sketch training (1979, 2002)
Presentations & Courses Given
ClearCase UCM for developers/documentors (2002)
ClearCase for project managers (2002)
ClearCase developers' workshop (2001-02)
ClearCase/MultiSite administration (2001)
ClearCase/ClearQuest for developers (2000)
ClearCase/ClearDDTS for developers (1997-9)
Quiz Presentations (1999, 2002)
Church/Street Dramas (1995+, 2000+)
RDD-100 Facilities Management (1997)
Testing & CM Strategies (1996)
CASE & CM Products (1994-95)
Automated Software Testing (1993)
Methods Engineering (1991/94)
Configuration Management (1985)
Communication Systems (1984)
BASIC Programming (1980)
Fortran Programming (1978)
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10/02 – 01/03 Belaf Language Study Holidays, Genevieve Browne Ltd, HOTPEC (Cameroon)
Business: Web Development (various businesses, plus a third-world country charity)
Title: Web developer, Database design/administrator
Role: Provision of generic back-end database management (mySQL, XML, XSL) with front-end
9/02 – 10/02 ING-Barings, London Wall, London, UK
Business: Investment Banking (contracted by CM-Logic Ltd, CM consultants)
Title: CM consultant / ClearQuest developer / ClearCase administrator
Role: Responsible for developing ClearQuest workflow (with Perl, Oracle) and integrating with
ClearCase (UCM) on e-commerce projects (NT4,W2K)
7/02 - 8/02 Maersk Data, Copenhagen, Denmark
Business: Travel / Shipping (contracted by CM-Logic Ltd, CM consultants)
Title: CM consultant & ClearCase administrator
Role: Responsible for upgrading ClearCase (SunOS/Solaris/NT/W2K). Responsible for toolset
deployment, administration, training. Proposed ClearQuest integration plan.
1/01 - 4/02 Roke Manor Research Ltd, Roke Manor, Romsey, Hants, UK
Business: Siemens Mobile Telecom Industry (contracted by W A Consultants Ltd agents)
Title: CM consultant & ClearCase administrator
Role: Responsible for introducing CM process with ClearCase & MultiSite with ClearQuest
(Unix/NT). Single-handed responsibility for site toolset deployment, workshop training,
process maintenance (Perl triggers) and product administration & online/intranet support.
Expert planning in conjunction with Siemens sites in Germany, Austria, Italy, Canada and
US. Assisted with SunOS/Solaris/NT/FreeBSD/Linux secure TCP/IP network configuration
and IIS web-server administration on NT.
Achievements: Established base ClearCase as company CM standard, importing existing CM systems from
CVS and SourceSafe.
6/00 -12/00 Anthony Black Associates Ltd, Christchurch, Dorset
Business: E-Commerce and Charitable trusts
Title: Web developer / Technical Services director
Role: Developed MLM affiliate software (in Perl,PHP,mySQL on Unix), and tested integration with
Actinic shopping cart software and secure payment systems. Responsibility for the
infrastructure and back-office operations within a start-up e-commerce business.
8/96 - 5/00 BAE Systems, Grange Road, Somerford, Christchurch, BH23 4JE
Business: Communications and Defence Industry (formerly Siemens)
Title: Development Tools consultant / engineer
Role: Responsible for the introduction of new technology: process definition, tool evaluation, roll-
out plans, deployment, training and support for various development tools and configuration
management processes. I developed an IDE using ClearCase (SunOS, NT4) integrated with
ClearQuest (with Perl,VB,SQL) to satisfy company CM policies on multiple projects. This
included maintenance and migration from VSS, PVCS and ClearDDTS & ClearTrack,
problem chasing on the development and process issues, automating reports (Crystal
Reports). Complementary to this, I provided web-based information to support other
methods & tools including RUP, UML, RDD, APEX, Purify, Rose, Rational Test Studio, MS
Developer Studio. Assisted with SunOS, NT & Apache web-server administration.
Achievements: Advised on all technical / licensing aspects for development tools across the whole business
unit, and contributed significantly to reducing software tools costs from an annual budget
exceeding £500k. I also developed an intranet site (ASP,JSP,VB) for BAE Systems running
club to maintain and monitor performance in club / external races.
2/96 - 8/96 ABN AMRO, London, EC1M 4BH
Business: Investment Banking (contracted by TesCom International, Test Strategists)
Title: Configuration Management consultant & administrator
Role: Reporting to the Project Manager, I established and administered the configuration
management procedures including formal delivery/release acceptance, problem/change
management, h/w & s/w configuration tracking, installation co-ordination, tools support and
CM workflow/training. Also provided integration test strategies, test rule definition and test
scenario design using formal test methodologies (CATS and Visual Test).
Achievements: TesCom provided the QA and test plan/execution roles in ensuring that the CREST project
was developed and resilient in time for the system going live. The system under test
comprised a trading service network comprising NT clients and SQL Server (on NT4) and
Oracle database (on Ultrix). On completion of the contract, I was awarded a bonus on
achieving the first phase targets and renewal of the testing/CM contract with TesCom
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5/94 - 12/95 ISDE Ltd, Camberley, GU15 3HQ
Business: CASE / CM supplier/consultancy
Title: Principal Consultant / Engineer
Role: Reporting to the Managing Director, I was responsible for migrating CASE/metaCASE
products to MS Windows. I supported a client-server issue traceability tool for tracking
customer enquiries and problem reports from customers through to code impact.
Achievements: Development (using Ada,Visual C++) and marketing (using VB) of an IS CASE tool which
generated Informix SQL, in partnership with N & P Building Society (now Abbey National)
undergoing process improvement. In collaboration with the University of Westminster, I
produced a data/process modelling case study for an SSADM4+ CASE tool conformance
test. Supported products on Windows 3.11,SunOS,Ultrix,AIX.
Under contract initially, I assisted in the transfer of the business from VSF Ltd and provided essential
continuity for customer confidence.
4/92 - 5/94 VSF Ltd, Crest House, Ringwood, BH24 1EU
Business: Systems Engineering Solutions
Title: Automated Test Engineer & Project Manager & Product Support Manager
Role: Reporting to the Engineering Executive, I supported the Virtual Software Factory (VSF)
metaCASE product and enhanced its automated test capabilities. This involved
specification, design and redevelopment of the system through testing and customer
Achievements: Funded by COGNOS Inc., I acted as the QA manager responsible for ISO 9000 reporting
and quality testing of the product releases, development and testing of built-in regression
test capabilities (X/WinRunner) and customer methods product consultancy. After taking
responsibility for the metaCASE product, I redesigned the GUI for MS Windows. Supported
products on OS2,SunOS,Ultrix,AIX.
Prior to joining VSF Ltd, I was contracted by COGNOS Inc. (Canada) to advise on their future product
architecture and contingency plans as a VSF customer.
As a contractor for Mait Ltd, I assisted CSEE’s due diligence exercise to assess the value of Ferranti
Defence Systems Integration contracts/prospects during their receivership.
5/86 - 1/92 Systematica Ltd, BOURNEMOUTH (bought by Mait Ltd, Winchester)
Business: CASE/metaCASE developer/supplier
Title: Graphics Editor Team Leader & Chief Designer
Role: Reporting to the Engineering Manager, I was responsible for the specification, architecture,
development and integration of a configurable rule-based CASE tool (c.500k lines of Ada,C
for Ultrix,SunOS,AIX,OS2 platforms).
Achievements: Funded by venture capital, I led the VSF system design team and developed the graphics
models for generic diagram/text editors. The first prototype was achieved in 1987 and
subsequently achieved £1m sales worldwide in its first year of trading. As product design
authority in 1989, I liased with IBM to specify the CUA GUI & NLS (for OS/2).
VSF (Virtual Software Factory) metaCASE attained a Queen's Award for Technology in 1991 as an IBM
Partner for its AD/Cycle project. SSADM-SF (built on VSF) was the first version 3 product to achieve a
CCTA 3-star rating in 1990.
7/83 - 3/86 Plessey Controls plc, Sopers Lane, Poole (now Marconi)
Title: Senior Principal Software Engineer & Group Leader
Achievements: I was part of the system design team developing a telex exchange for BT, involving real-
time signalling and stress testing.
9/78 - 7/83 British Gas Corporation, Marine Drive, Edinburgh (now BG Transco)
Business: Gas Distribution
Title: Technical Analyst / Programmer promoted to Technical Services Officer
Role: Reporting to the IT Manager, I developed a variety of office automation software (PLZ,
BASIC, Z80 assembler).
Achievements: After maintaining an existing telemetry system, I developed the graphical front-end, the
database administration facility, the remote-site polling cycle and watchdog facility for a
safety-critical command and control system (in Fortran, Macro-11).
As part of an IT82 sponsorship, I developed a public information retrieval system for the Edinburgh
International Festival/Fringe. I developed a graphics package that was presented alongside a LAN/WAN
system on BBC Tomorrow's World.
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