Michael R Royce
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A Few Examples
Do you have an interest of improving your company's computer and business flow?
With over 25 years experience, I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly!!!!!
What makes me different than most other professionals, simply, I provide the
service that others only talk about. I not only identify the real source of
problems, I also solve these problems without trying a lot of things that will
I am most interested in converting the many hundreds
of thousands of mainframe & PC-DOS COBOL applications to
I offer a distinctive blend of vision, creative computer skills
and commitment with a collaborative style of leadership that gets
quick results that everyone can use.
Try to envision how a few of my project solutions would help your organization:
The position I liked best & most responsible:
With only 3 years of computer development experience
(and NO Unisys experience - this would be unheard of in the
consulting business of today - too bad because clients lose
a lot of good people)
, the best position I have had with
my career was 10 years as IT Director / Systems Analyst /
Programmer for the Concord School District. I liked that
position best because I created the Unisys mainframe computer
system 6-months after CSD purchased their computer. I added
applications (payroll, budgets, account receivable / payable,
personnel, student records / scheduling, health records,
food services, attendance, report cards, guidance analysis, utility usage
(electricity, fuel oil & gas), etc.) purchased from Unisys
and extensively altered or custom built to meet the ever
changing user needs.
I designed & installed equipment to network the computer
system that tied all 12 schools together with the business
office. This was my most productive work environment because
I was free to do everything that was necessary to solve
It seems I did this so well that Unisys technical staff, from
throughout New England, visited the school district's data
center to understand what I was doing that was so much better.
(One team manager told me that nobody was utilizing computer
resources and producing results like I was. At the time, I
didn't think much about this comment but over the years I have
learned he was correct - not very many computer systems work
well - most IT departments & software vendors are not responsive
to user needs).
Most challenging project completed:
I rewrote the Unisys financial package that did not work at
all. This is a very long story but the net result is that
the school district had a full functional financial system
and Unisys paid the school district $10,000 for my batch
program changes that they could not fix themselves. Unisys
did not want my new on-line program (workhorse of the system
- theirs didn't work at all) because they thought it was too
complicated. My on-line program was 50% smaller and accomp-
lished more. Over time, I rebuilt the payroll & financial
systems, taking the best features of each totally unrelated
application and making them work seamlessly together.
Very good working with clients:
At the Bank of Boston (now Bank of America), the payroll systems
manager told me I was the only consultant that gave him what he
(Again, I provide service, I get things done correctly)
Creative computer processing:
On a Y2K project, one phase was to merge on-going development
from other departments with source code that was Y2Ked. With
my process, I could merge
125 programs per day.
Other contractors would merge
5 per day.
I offered to share my process
with other Y2K contractors but they were not interested
(nor did the company care).
Flexible creative computer projects:
The past few years, I have donated consulting days to our
Public TV Auction, Channel 11, Durham, NH (1 day per auction
day - 57 consulting days so far). These consulting days are
very diverse - that is, I need to be very creative instantly.
With my extensive experience, I have many supporting stories.
Just ask, chances are I have already solved your typical kinds of problems
I have many success stories. A small investment in my service will save your
company many times over. Just E-mail me a general description of your problems
to start me thinking.