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We have officially run into our first big bump in the road as we are coming a conclusion with our project. After weeks of limited to no communication contact with our main client Mandy, Jordan, liaison, has told us that Mandy had left P&G last week. I assume with all the commotion she forgot to mention it to us, but the "cold shoulder" of communication kind of explains things. Luckily, we still have Jordan who has been a great contact and helper with our project. Sara, Kelsey and I are meeting today to put some things together and begin to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at CAPSTONE!
These last few weeks have been a little bit of a stand still. We have been slowly creeping along, but there always seems to be a little bit of a communication problem with reaching our client. We have finalized our ideas and have begun research to effectively back them up with hard evidence. Our client has also begun their research independently, which is nice because we get to use their resources and combine our findings with theirs for a more collaborative approach. We have discussed as a group, with our client, and with Drew that we probably will not meet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at CAPSTONE!
Last week we met as a team and finalized our top ideas in which we ended up with 19 results for the two brands. We were still waiting to hear back from Mandy to discuss the findings from her Seattle trip as well as to speak with her about our next steps. Jordan has been a great liaison between Kelsey, Sara, myself and Mandy. She suggested that we come down to P&G for a brief sit down with the both of them to reveal information on both ends. The meeting went perfectly as we asked our needed questions and were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at CAPSTONE!
Another slow week for the Bounty and Charmin team. As we know our client is very busy, it is still very hard to hear back from them on a continuous basis. We have emailed them a few times trying to hear back on her recent business trip where she discussed our project and progress, but have yet to hear back. We may try different forms of contacting them, or ask Drew to reach out for us. In the mean time, we have picked out our favorite, most feasible ideas within the constraints of Costco's business and plan to propose and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at CAPSTONE!
This past week has been one of the slower weeks for our team and project, but that’s ok as we continue to move forward. Last week, in our capstone class, we discussed our greatest fears or challenges. Even though we have not run into any kind of true problems in comparison to other groups, both Kelsey and I stated that we are nervous that we won’t have ample or valid research to back up our innovative product concepts. I believe and hope that we will come up with validated research results, but it is always in the back of my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at CAPSTONE!
As a group, I think we are feeling pretty confident on how our project is going. As I read blog posts from other groups, it makes me feel very thankful that we have not run into any large problems. We’ve had a few communication barriers, but that seems to be common amongst any business process. This past weekend, Drew conducted his Innovation Tools class in which our group and Jordan Waldron sat in on. We worked closely with three student in the class to come up with more innovative ideas for Bounty and Charmin. The two days were time well... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at CAPSTONE!
We had great success this week! We spent most of Thursday at P&G headquarters with Mandy and Jordan working on SIT for our products. Mandy is a great client to have with our project, as she is so knowledgeable about the Costco business as well as Bounty and Charmin. Because the brands operate so differently in Club stores than they do nationally, we had a few questions that needed to be answered before we could officially move onto the SIT session. The SIT sessions were a huge hit. We separated into groups and came up with so many valuable ideas.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at CAPSTONE!
Blog post 3. Oh wow. Even though it is only the third post, I feel like things are really getting real. As we met with Drew last Monday, things went quite well. Everything was on track and we gained some greater insights with our big picture. Later that night, we met and held an SIT session with Sara, Kelsey, and myself. We had our physical product in front of us that helped us become more familiar with it and also helped with innovating it. We came up some solid ideas, but still need to do more work. We have another... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at CAPSTONE!
In the past week, the three of us had put some time aside to go and visit our specific retailer that deals with our products and company. It was nice to visualize how and where our product is sold, which helps me connect more with the project. Even though we realized we were thinking completely too hard about some sections, Kelsey, Sara, and I have completed our Charter and sent it in to our client. We are still waiting to hear back, but are optimistic that she will be on the same page as us. Emotions throughout this past week... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at CAPSTONE!
Starting the Capstone project and class had me eager and nervous all at the same time. Doing more than hypothetical situations and working on a real life project/problem for a company really started to get my emotions going. Not only having the emotions of ending the MS program, but then being paired with Proctor and Gamble, the world’s largest consumer products company, was extremely appealing to me. I was a bit skeptical of what the project actually entailed upon receiving a brief from our client, as for it seemed very vague. Things then started to shape up as we had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at CAPSTONE!
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