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Learn More About Project Management

Using project management strategies can help you become a stronger leader and more effective at developing and executing projects at your business. To learn more, consider these resources as recommended by Diane Flynn-Brake, director of business project management at Ace Hardware Co.; and David Sanchez, senior strategy realization consultant with Integrated Project Management Company. 

Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know That Everyone Else Does Not

In this book, author Andy Crow discusses the traits that make the best project managers stand out in the minds of their teams, managers, customers and stakeholders. The book discusses an effective project manager’s attitude, focus and prioritization, communication and approach. 

Project Management Institute

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s leading association for those who consider project, program or portfolio management their profession. For a nominal yearly membership fee, you get access to more than 1,000 webinars to help you learn more about project management, and tools and templates to help you be more efficient and effective. Learn more at pmi.org.

People and Projects Podcast

Hosted by keynote speaker Andy Kaufman, this podcast features interviews with thought leaders and experts. Use the insights you receive from these conversations to help you deliver the best results to your company. Find them at PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com.

Integrated Project Management Company

Integrated Project Management Company (IPM) is a consulting firm that advises on and executes complex and strategic initiatives for a wide range of clients. IPM also has case studies and articles that explore important aspects of project management. 

Here are a few articles for further reading.

Resource Constraints: Why Project Prioritization Falls Apart | IPM (ipmcinc.com)  (2020)

IPM Experts Share Project Prioritization Insights – Podcast | IPM (ipmcinc.com) (2017)

9 Competencies Your Project Manager Needs to Succeed | IPM (ipmcinc.com) (2013)

Be a Better Project Manager – 3 Tips | IPM (ipmcinc.com) (2013)

Frozen Strategies and Transformed Transformations | IPM (ipmcinc.com) (2020)

5 Keys to implement strategic initiatives with pandemic-level speed | IPM (ipmcinc.com) (2020)

When Forced to Focus: The Awesome Power of Prioritization | IPM (ipmcinc.com) (2020)

About Jesse Carleton

Jesse Carleton
Jesse Carleton has visited independent hardware retailers, conducted original research on the industry and written extensively about the business of hardware retailing. Jesse has written for more than a dozen of NHPA’s contract publishing titles, all related to the hardware retailing industry. He also was instrumental in developing the Basic Training in Hardware Retailing courses now used by thousands of retailers across the country.

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