John Coleman

John Coleman

Summary

I am a results-oriented and seasoned IT Project Manager with over a decade of experience in managing significant business initiatives that produced value and met given objectives. Experienced in initiating, planning, controlling, executing and closing of IT related projects. Proven abilities include leading high performance local, global or virtual teams, working with cross functional groups, communicating effectively with stakeholders and managing others.

Summary of Qualifications

Dynamic IT- Project Manager utilizing measurable objectives, priorities-driven resourcing, and effective time management based on PMBOK tools and techniques. Core competences include:

·Expertise in requirement gathering & milestone establishment.

·Direct experience with deployment and ongoing support of e-Business/e-Banking/e-Brokerage solutions.

·Solid background in system analysis, software development & high availability solutions.

·Expert in information systems technology, project planning, strategic planning and troubleshooting, quality control, forecasting, scheduling and planning, and tracking of results.

·Agile developer – flexible on approach yet dedicated to deadlines and quality.

·Responsible for development and management of budgets, determining project scope, liaising between clients and staff throughout project lifecycle, and ensuring objectives were met.

TECHNICAL SUMMARY

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: MICROSOFT PROJECT, VISIO

ENTERPRISE DATABASES: ORACLE ENTERPRISE 9I, 8I, 7.

WEB: ORACLE INTERNET APPLICATION SERVER 9, 4, 3, 2; ORACLE PORTAL, APACHE

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES: COBOL PL/SQL, UNIX SCRIPTS, CGI, HTML

PLATFORMS: SUN SOLARIS, INTEL WINDOWS SERVER/ LINUX CLUSTER, SAP

MS OFFICE: WORD, POWERPOINT, EXCEL, ACCESS

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY (Part-time-work study), Chicago, Illinois 09/06 – Present

Technical Academic Liaison

  • Created new relationships with various vendors to promote extended real world relationship for both graduate, undergraduate students and university personnel.

SKILL ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS,Chicago, Illinois12/05 – Present

·Completed ITIL Foundation training and certification.

·Attended several project management (PMP Certification in progress) and e-business workshops/ trainings.

·Currently seeking both MCSE and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications.

OPT 4 Derivatives, Berkeley, California 09/03 – 12/05

Vendor relations/Project Manager/Litigation Support Technician

  • Worked with business units and IT teams to develop assessments, project plans and schedules, cost projections, resource requirements and allocations, risk mitigation strategies, training and communication plans.

WELLS FARGO, San Francisco, California12/99 – 09/02

Production Support Engineer/Project Manager

·Performed detailed requirements analysis by discussing requirements with subject experts, line of business representatives, prospective users, and/or other individuals who could contribute requirements for the project.

NILES SOFTWARE, Berkeley, California08/98 – 06/99

Help Desk Operations Manager/Project Manager (Contract)

·Managing Data Center Operations, Help Desk, Desktop Support, Networks, Server Administration, Computer Operations and Program Development for worldwide operations.

Newark Electronics, Chicago, Illinois02/97– 08/98

PC Support/Help Desk Manager/Project Manager (Contract)

·Directed the daily operation of the technology that supported the distribution centers, back-office operations and direct client support applications.

Motorola, Arlington Heights, Illinois06/96– 01/97

Software Help Desk Manager/Project Manager (Contract)

·Established, maintained and routinely improved customer support and deployment policies and procedures.

FRANKEL AND COMPANY, Chicago, Illinois07/95 – 06/96

Directory Specialist/Project Manager (Contract)

·Served as project manager for large systems implementation.

NORTHERN FUTURES CORPORATION, Chicago, Illinois10/90 – 06/95

Assistant MIS Director

·Performed administration, supervision and direction of the MIS activities and administrative oversight of the various information and communication system programs.

Work experience

Custom

Areas of Expertise

·Strategic Planning & Execution

·Large-Scale Project Management

·Management Consulting

·High-Profile Client Relations

·Team-Building & Leadership

·E-Business/E-commerce Technologies

·Interactive Industry Dynamics

·Strategic Partnership & Alliance Building

·Business Development & Negotiations

·Business Process Re-engineering

·Business Resumption Planning

·Customer/Client Advocacy

·Call Center Management

Certifications:

ITIL Foundations –Fall 2007

Candidate for PMP–Expected Completion Summer 2009

Work experience

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY (Part-time-work study), Chicago, Illinois 09/06 – Present

Technical Academic Liaison

  • Create new relationships with various vendors to promote extended real world relationship for both graduate and undergraduate students.

SKILL ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS, Chicago, Illinois12/05 – Present

·Completed ITIL Foundation training and certification.

·Attended several project management (PMP Certification in progress) and e-business workshops/ trainings.

·Currently seeking both MCSE and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications.

OPT 4 Derivatives, Berkeley, California 09/03 – 12/05

Vendor relations/Project Manager

  • Worked with business and IT to develop assessments, project plans and schedules, cost projections, resource requirements and allocations, risk mitigation strategies, training and communication plans using Ms Project.

WELLS FARGO, San Francisco, California12/99 – 09/02

Production Support Engineer/Project Manager

·Performed detailed requirements analysis by discussing requirements with subject experts, line of business representatives, prospective users, and/or other individuals who could contribute requirements for the project.

NILES SOFTWARE, Berkeley, California08/98 – 06/99

Help Desk Operations Manager/Project Manager (Contract)

Newark Electronics, Chicago, Illinois02/97– 08/98

PC Support/Help Desk Manager/Project Manager (Contract)

Motorola, Arlington Heights, Illinois06/96– 01/97

Software Help Desk Manager/Project Manager (Contract)

FRANKEL AND COMPANY, Chicago, Illinois07/95 – 06/96

Directory Specialist/Project Manager (Contract)

NORTHERN FUTURES CORPORATION, Chicago, Illinois10/90 – 06/95

Assistant MIS Director

aCTIVE PROFESSIONAL aSSOCATIONS Memberships

ACM – Association for Computing Machinery Membership number: 0509856

NBMBAA – National Black MBA Association Membership Number: MBR-034169

BDPA – Black Data Processing Associates

PMI – Project Management InstitutePMI ID No.:1261377

Objective

Summary of Qualifications

I have been called dynamic in my approach to IT Project Management utilizing measurable objectives, priorities-driven resource and time management. Core competences include solid background in system analysis, software development and high availability solutions.

I am an ambitious e-Business expert with an accumulation of extensive years of experience in an increasing variety of Information Systems Management Capacities offering fresh insight and a passion for innovation. A strategist with the capability of mapping a creative business vision while transforming and providing organizations with the tools, technologies and navigational skills to bridge the ever changing IT world.

I am a leader and mentor with a focus on team building and inspiring individuals to reach their highest levels of achievement utilizing unique client relationship and management skills that allowing effective interfacing with the top executive levels. I am an innovative and energetic professional, skilled communicator/team builder and adept negotiator with excellent project coordination skills.

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Development with a focus in Project Management.

Education

Education
Jan 2009 - Present

PhD in Organizational Development

Capella University
Sep 2007 - Dec 2008

MBA

Jan 2005 - Aug 2007

BGS