Change Management

IFAD Fail Faire: How to make failure a stepping stone to success

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On 29 October 2013, IFAD organized an event that challenged the common thinking around failure – and raised awareness about how learning from failure is a key to success. The event benefitted from the insights and experience of renowned personalities such as: Tim Harford, Aleem Walji, Dave Snowden and Ashley Good.

Presentation Tim Harford

A guide for managing projects and programmes in the face of complexity

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Authors: Hummelbrunner, R. & Jones, H.
Publication date: 2013

Complexity heightens the importance of effective management, but poses challenges for the tools and approaches used most widely to manage international development projects.

This ODI guide, which follows 'A guide to planning and strategy development in the face of complexity', addresses the challenges managers face steering development interventions towards their intended goals in the face of three types of challenges:

A guide for planning and strategy development in the face of complexity

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Authors: Hummelbrunner, R. & Jones, H.
Publication date: 2013

This Background Note is a guide, explaining how planning and strategy development can be carried out despite complexity. While it is true that complex situations require a greater focus on learning and adaptation, this does not render plan­ning irrelevant.

A guide for planning and strategy development in the face of complexity

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Authors: Hummelbrunner, R. & Jones, H.
Publication date: 2013

This Background Note is a guide, explaining how planning and strategy development can be carried out despite complexity. While it is true that complex situations require a greater focus on learning and adaptation, this does not render plan­ning irrelevant.

The Change Management Toolbook: A collection of tools, methods and strategies

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Authors: Nauheimer, H.

The Change Management Toolbook is a collection of more than 120 tools, methods and strategies that you can apply during different stages of personal, team and organisational development, in training, facilitation and consulting. It is divided into three principal sections: Self, Team and Larger Systems.

The Politics of Evidence: Conference Report

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Author: The big push forward
Publication date: 2013

This conference report presents the background, discussions and outcomes of the ‘Politics of Evidence’ Conference, held on April 23 and 24, 2013 at the Institute of Development Studies. 

Dealing with complexity through “actor-focused” Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

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Authors: Van Ongevalle, J. et alii.
Publication date: 2012

This paper reports the results of a collabora­tive action-research process (2010-2012) in which 10 development organisations (nine Dutch and one Belgian), together with their Southern partners, explored if and how a va­riety of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) approaches and methods helped them deal with processes of complex change.

Realities of Change: Understanding How African NGO Leaders Develop

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Author: Rick James, et al.
Publication Date: July 2005 

INTRAC Praxis Paper 6

Appreciative Inquiry

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Appreciative inquiry (AI) is a major breakthrough in organization development, training and development and in "problem solving," in general. AI is based on the assertion that "problems" are often the result of our own perspectives and perceptions of phenomena.

Ten Guiding Principles of Change Management

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Authors: Booz, Allen, Hamilton 
Publication Date: 2004