PDIA in Practice 8: Sequencing - Using Change Space Analysis to Identify Entry Points

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 8 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.

Effective sequencing is key to doing PDIA. A failure to sequence effectively could lead, in principle and practice, to premature load bearing (where change demands are introduced before they can be managed by your country or organization). In today’s podcast, Professor Matt Andrews will discuss how to use the triple A change space analysis to identify entry points.

Matt, once one deconstructs their problem and draws a fishbone diagram then what should they do next?

Finding Potential entry points

Problem driven sequencing

Camila Lobo: Thank you for listening to Part 8 of the Practice of PDIA: Podcast series. Tune in to listen to Part 9 where we will discuss crawling the design space for solutions. To learn more about finding entry points in PDIA, download our toolkit at bsc.cid.harvard.edu.