The grocery industry has experienced intense change and competition in recent years, but has hit a tipping point with the disruptive merger of Amazon and Whole Foods Markets. This article focuses on the projects to be initiated by the merger.
One facet of the Amazon – Whole Foods merger is that Amazon is acquiring a large number of ideal delivery points. This article discusses these delivery points as a potential asset, as well as how this asset fits into the full asset mix that Whole Foods provides.
Whole Foods is known as an upscale, higher end (i.e. more expensive) provider of groceries, whereas Amazon is the ultimate efficient provider (i.e. less expensive) of nearly any retail consumer product. Will the cultures behind these two forces collide or will they blend and create more value?
This article looks at a potentially very valuable asset of Whole Foods – the stores as data points. How Amazon might leverage the data, whether this data might be more valuable combined with Amazon’s existing data assets and what addition benefits might result from this merger.
Projects change and with those changes you need some controls. Along with those controls you also need to be able to recognize the depth and complexity of the change. Too often leaders, organizations and stakeholders miss the important elements, causing planned or expected changes to go awry.
Scrum Edge is an on-demand project management utility. When you’re trying to determine how useful a program is, it’s important first to determine what your needs are. Scrum Edge is designed to accompany the efforts of those project managers utilizing Scrum methodologies. Will this program help you?
Chronemics within the confines of team communication is an art and a science that falls under the umbrella of nonverbal communication. Difficult to grasp for the novice project manager, it becomes an invaluable ally for the seasoned professional. Are you hip to the theories–and the practice?
As with anything in life there will be changes. Sometimes you know about the change and sometimes you don’t. As a project manager you have to be prepared for changes, seen and unseen and you have to prepare your team for unknown changes while maintaining the integrity of the project.
Whether you’re a mega-giant project management firm or a two-person office, if you don’t employ some effective change management tools, you could end up like superstore Best Buy or—worse—be a customer dissatisfaction disaster like Netflix..
Are you frustrated because a key player on the team won’t adapt to change? Don’t worry. There are ways to make things work. When someone opposes your leadership, extra communication with the person always makes the situation better.