What fun and what an honor to host a fireside chat with Professor Jose Luis Nueno of IESE Business School and Merkle CTO Matthew Mobley! In brief, he discussed the intense pressures already hurting traditional retailers in the EU and US before the Covid-19 pandemic, which had resulted in falling revenue. Now weakened further by the pandemic, they face tough challenges adapting to the new normal.
Nowadays words like “agile”, “lean”, “scrum” or “kanban” have been abused so many times that some of its initial values or ideas have been lost. Many people think (and say) they are agile because they do stand-ups; some others are trying to come up with new “smart” acronyms (SAFe, LeSS…) for unknown reasons (because the old buzzwords don’t sell anymore?)