PDIA in Practice 5: People as The Source of Capability in PDIA

The Practice of PDIA: Building Capability by Delivering Results Podcast is a 12 part series that will walk you through the PDIA or Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation approach to solving complex development problems. 1,500 development practitioners in 90 countries have used the PDIA approach. Learn more about PDIA or download our free DIY Toolkit. Watch the Practice of PDIA videos.

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Camila Lobo: Welcome to Part 5 of the Practice of PDIA: Building Capability by Delivering Results Podcast series. This 12 part series, based on a video series used for our PDIA online course, will walk you through the PDIA or Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation approach to solving complex development problems. More than 1,500 development practitioners in 90 countries have used the PDIA approach.

‘People’ are vital to PDIA and in today’s podcast, Professor Matt Andrews will discuss who you need to do PDIA and how you get them to engage. 

Matt, can you share some of your research and thoughts about leadership 

Who is the Leader?  

Camila Lobo: So Matt, if the champion alone is not sufficient for change, then who do you need to do PDIA? 

Initiating Agency in PDIA

You speak a lot about teams. Can you share some of your wisdom on building teams? 

Building Teams

Matt, if you are working with a small team, how do you think about creating broad agency? 

Broad Agency

Camila Lobo: Thank you for listening to Part 5 of the Practice of PDIA: Podcast series. Tune in to listen to Part 6 where we will discuss how to construct problems. To learn more visit bsc.cid.harvard.edu.