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About IPM

Every business has good ideas; but even the best ideas have no value if they can’t be brought to life. Since 1988, IPM has helped more than 400 companies in multiple industries identify, plan, and execute their good ideas—more than 4,000 projects and counting.

More than 30 years ago, we helped shape the professional project management field. Today, we use those established processes to plan and execute initiatives, with the aim of helping your business achieve its strategic goals and positioning you for future success.

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OUR APPROACH

IPM doesn’t just hand you a plan and walk away; we help you execute that plan, from development through delivery, so that you reach your objectives quickly and efficiently.

Our full-time consultants are committed to the success of your most complex initiatives. Working onsite at your business, they seamlessly integrate into your teams, using their leadership skills, experience, and objectivity to identify risks and pitfalls and ensure your project goals align with your strategy.

IPM consultants will help you turn your strategy into an actionable plan, with the processes and tools you need to accomplish your goals and sustain performance even after IPM’s work is complete.

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Our Collective Experience

An IPM account manager directs each engagement and onsite consultant, ensuring high standards for quality and acting as a conduit between your business and the collective knowledge of our IPM family.

IPM selectively recruits, trains, and develops employees with strong interpersonal skills to complement their solid business and technical acumen. They receive ongoing education from our full-time, internal trainers, and attend industry conferences and training to keep current on evolving best practices. Our training and development averages more hours per year per employee than most Fortune 500 companies. Most of our consultants have Project Management Professional (PMP) designations, and many are Six Sigma certified.

Beyond their professional skills, all IPM employees embody our fundamental values: honesty, integrity, caring, respect, responsibility, excellence, humility, and spirituality. They share a deep commitment to our clients and a passion for excellence.

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Our Centers of Excellence

To help foster expertise and knowledge sharing in our targeted service lines and project types, IPM has established centers of excellence—dedicated teams of subject matter experts whose collective intelligence is yet another way for IPM customers to tap into our rich resources and thousands of years of combined experience.

This expertise helps IPM provide insight into complex problems and challenges, and foresight in helping you identify the challenges that lie ahead.

Training and education at IPM is driven by our Knowledge and Process Management (KPM) team, which uses evolving industry best practices as a toolbox of skills for our consultants to use.

All of these components ensure that when you hire us, you don’t just get an individual consultant, you get the support of the entire IPM team.

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Our Office Locations

Headquartered in suburban Chicago, IPM has regional offices in Boston, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and New Jersey.

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Our People Are Our Greatest Asset

It’s not a software or a product that makes IPM a successful business consulting firm—it’s our people—our family.

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Our Mission & Beliefs

Our essential purpose is to provide exceptional leadership to transform strategies and solutions to sustainable results. We are dedicated to uncompromising integrity, continuous improvement, and job security for our greatest asset: our people. Through our dedicated and talented family of professionals, IPM provides unmatched quality, caring, and value to our clients. IPM’s Mission is honored each time a client’s expectations are exceeded, each time an employee achieves his or her dreams, each time IPM earns an employee’s loyalty, each time a worthy cause benefits from our efforts, and each time the company positively influences our society and the world in which we live.

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OUR FUNDAMENTAL VALUES

Our values are our cornerstone. With a passion for excellence, honest and ethical conduct, and uncompromising integrity, IPM achieves high-quality results and consistently meets its commitments to its clients.
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HONESTY

Truth always.

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INTEGRITY

Courage to choose the moral and ethical path.

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CARING

Selfless dedication to helping others.

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RESPECT

We are each important, relevant, and unique.

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RESPONSIBILITY

Duty to contribute personally, professionally, and socially.

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EXCELLENCE

Value and quality delivered beyond expectations.

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SPIRITUALITY

Belief in an intrinsically good, higher power, and in purpose beyond self.

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HUMILITY

Inward perspective that drives gracious behavior.

Honors & Awards

Great Place to Work®

IPM Among Best Consulting & Professional Services Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

Crain's Chicago Business

IPM Among Top 100 in Crain’s Chicago Business’s 2019 Best Places to Work in Chicago

Malcolm Baldrige

IPM Earns 2018 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Forbes

IPM Recognized as One of Forbes' 25 Best Small Companies in America

Inc. 5000

IPM Named to Inc. Magazine’s Prestigious Honor Roll List of Fastest-Growing Companies

SPI Research

Profits, Performance, Customer Satisfaction Put IPM Among the “Best-of-the-Best” by SPI Research

Our History

1988

C. Richard Panico, IPM’s CEO and President, establishes Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM) in Burr Ridge, IL.

1991

IPM establishes its longest continuous client relationship to date—one that still exists today and is served by our Central and Eastern regional offices.

2000

The first IPM company branch opens its doors in St. Louis to better serve the Life Sciences industry.

2004

The Chicago Better Business Bureau honors IPM with the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, the first of many accolades for IPM.

2005

To better support the Life Sciences industry and Silicon Valley businesses, IPM opens an office in San Francisco.

2007

IPM opens its doors in Boston, introduces its Integrated Project Mercy philanthropic program, and makes Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies.

2008

IPM celebrates its 20th anniversary, marking two decades of successful business.

2011

Employee headcount reaches 100 IPM family members.

2014

Continuing to expand, IPM opens two more company branches, in Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

2015

IPM opens its seventh office in Parsippany, NJ.

2017

The Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) Recognition Program presents IPM with the prestigious ILPEx Gold Award for Achievement of Excellence.

2018

IPM earns a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest performance-excellence recognition a U.S. organization can receive. IPM celebrates its 30th anniversary.