The only certain factor you can count on in Project Management is Change. How well do you manage rapidly changing methods and shifting priorities? Find tips for every PM on adapting and embracing change, as well as getting the rest of your team on board.
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.
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.
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?
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.
As the adage goes, “the only thing constant is change.” Change management is now a regular feature in most companies and seamless execution of this process becomes critical for organizational success. Change involves all stakeholders of the enterprise, but is primarily driven by the project manager.
Creativity can be a great thing, but in the world of project management, change can mean a lot of time getting everyone on board. If you allow creativity to flourish within your team, the project will benefit–and it doesn’t necessarily mean making changes, either.
ADKAR is the acronym for Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, and Reinforcement. It depicts the five stages for an individual to make a successful change. The steps are sequential and cumulative, and an individual has to attain the goals of one stage before moving on to the next stage.
Leavitt offered a new approach to looking at organizations, in which every organization consists of four interactive components. This approach is now widely used for making organizational change more effective. Keep reading to learn more about these components and their interactive behavior.
Change is difficult to implement, but the formula proposed by Beckhard and Gleicher makes it easier by combating resistance with three variables of change. Learn more about the formula and its variables in this explanation.
As a project manager, you need to adapt to new things each time you start a new project or work with a new team and different stakeholders. A look at singer Rod Stewart’s career may be just the ticket to understanding environmental change—he did it with ease.
Corporate sustainability could have been a tradition and our environment wouldn’t be the way it is now, had society paid heed to the early warnings against wasteful use of natural resources. Today, social/environmental projects seem like tall orders as problems to be addressed are all-encompassing.
It can be easy to dismiss change management as unnecessary, especially when the changes being undertaken seem innocuous. However, there are many benefits of change management – especially if you consistently undertake the change management process each time your company is faced with change.
Failure to communicate during an important project can be fatal to success. Find out how to stay on track with a change control checklist. You’ll find included a link to a free, downloadable Word document you can use for this purpose.
Using SMART goals in your change management process can ensure any change within your organization runs effortlessly, especially when it comes to resistance to change. Here, Jean Scheid offers up an example of how SMART goals and change management tools can make changes flow smoothly.