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"Jim Coleman gets our teams
organized, clarifies complex issues, and gets decisions made. His
experience and ability to communicate help to remove barriers for our
technical managers. This keeps them accountable and keeps the projects
moving as well. He often does what in-house project managers can't."
Dennis R. Mally
VP Business Ops,
The Cross Company
Division of Cross & Trecker
Jim Coleman has led these successful projects through jhColeman LLC and
others. Projects are organized by management and
Management and Reviews
managed a research project developing a device for soldier cooling; for the
U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
coordinated schedules and technical interfaces during product development
projects; for Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, The
Budd Company (body), Lear (interior), EDS (services), International (truck
International (dies) .
development of automotive program and system level workplans for several major $500
million+ vehicle programs; for Ford Motor Company.
supervised planning of automotive system development activities; for Cross & Trecker
(machine tooling), CalsonicKansei (engine cooling, exhaust),
supervised the development and coordination of plans for system
(information, controls) development and
launch for a new $1 billion fabrication and assembly plant; for
supervised construction planning of a $1.5 billion foreign airbase
(strategic, tactical buildings; infrastructure; runways) funded by the US
government; for Negev Airbase Constructors.
integrated structural and finish contract schedules for the construction of
the $5 billion subway system; for the Washington Metropolitan Transit
supervised planning for multiple simultaneous plant engineering projects on coal-fired and nuclear power generation facilities;
for Detroit Edison.
developed and delivered custom training to technical staffs and
managers; for Saturn, EDS, Ford, General Motors, CalsonicKansei,
Integrated Management Systems, Inc. (services), Comshare (IT), and
developed and delivered custom training to engineering staffs on product
requirements and testing management; for Ford Motor Company and International.
developed and delivered custom training to executives and directors on
project management processes and strategies; for Ford Motor Company,
General Motors Corporation, The Cross Company (machine tooling),
American Sunroof Corporation (various systems), and Integrated
Management Systems, Inc..
Cost and contract
management, developed and delivered training to project
managers to prepare them for the Project Management Professional exam; for
International Institute for Learning.
developed and delivered training to skilled trades on planning and solving
problems based on plans; for the United Auto Workers. SERVICES TOP
designed and supervised development of the system used to define functional
requirements on all North American vehicle programs; also, a system for
providing current information on packaging and ergonomic requirements; for Ford Motor Company.
designed and supervised development of a system that models technical
staffing requirements based on product development cycle plans; for Ford
Motor Company and General Motors Corporation.
productivity and performance, designed and supervised development
of a system that plans and tracks engineering hours (budget, earned, actual)
against time to management multiple simultaneous projects; for Bechtel Power
designed and supervised development of a system that incorporates document,
deliverable, issue/action, change, and resource management tools; for
Integrated Management Systems, Inc.
designed and supervised development of a system that defines deliverable
requirements at project events, enables posting of deliverable documents,
and creates project deliverable-event templates; for CalsonicKansei.
supervised a department that specified project controls for new corporate
projects and maintained a center-of-expertise on project management
software; for Bechtel Power.
designed and developed intranet-based sites to store plans, updates, and
deliverables; for Ford Motor Company and CalsonicKansei. SERVICES