Jim Varnado

Jim Varnado
Jim has over 30 years of broad based experience and his qualifications include:

Consultant – Served as project management consultant on scheduling related issues including integrated schedule development, work breakdown structure development, project coding systems, resource loaded schedules, Earned Value methodology, and reporting. Project Manager – Managed numerous projects across a broad range of industries including construction, information technology, utility, chemical, refinery, offshore, and telecommunications. Supervised project teams on several occasions.

Scheduler – Created coding structures, developed activity detail, updated and reported on schedules ranging in size from 100’s to 22,000 activities. Proficient in most software packages including Primavera P6, Primavera P3, Primavera SureTrak and Microsoft Project. Established, hired and supervised project controls teams on numerous occasions.

Cost Engineer – Developed several cost management systems and tracked project costs on numerous occasions. Utilized earned value analysis. Jim also teaches Project Management and Primavera scheduling courses. He is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) through the Project Management Institute. GPM is also a registered educational provider.

Affiliations – PMI, (Project Management Institute), Certified PMP. AACE (Association for Advancement Cost Engineering)
Education – BA Business, University Louisiana Monroe, 1971.