This article is part 13 (and the final part) of a series of articles featuring the ODI Background Note A guide for planning and strategy development in the face of complexity.
Additional useful resources relating to planning and strategy in the face of complexity
Beinhocker, E. (2006). The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Press.
Chapman, J. (2004). System Failure: Why Governments Must Learn to Think Differently. London: DEMOS.
Ellerman, D. (2004). ‘Parallel Experimentation: A Basic Scheme for Dynamic Efficiency.’ Riverside, CA: University of California.
Funnell, Sue C. and Patricia J. Rogers (2011). Purposeful Program Theory: Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models. Chichester: John Wiley/Jossey-Bass.
Mintzberg, H., Ahlstrand B., Lampel J. (1999). Strategy Safari: a guided tour through the wilds of strategic management. New York: The Free Press.
Rogers, P. and Hummelbrunner, R. (2012). Methodological challenges in using program theory to evaluate pro-poor and equity-focused programs, in ‘Evaluation for equity’. New York: UNICEF.
See also the accompanying ODI background note: ‘Providing practical guidance for in-country programming: the value of analysing knowledge, policy and power’, which outlines how to use this framework to guide in-country programming.
Additional useful resources on planning approaches
Brown, S. and Eisenhardt K. (1998). Competing on the Edge – Strategy as structured chaos. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Dewar, J. (2002). Assumption Based Planning: A tool for reducing avoidable surprises, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Hummelbrunner, R. (2010) Beyond Logframe: Critique, Variations and Alternatives, in ‘Beyond Logframe; Using Systems Concepts in Evaluation’. Tokyo: Federation for Advanced Studies on International Development.
Ringland, G. (1998). Scenario planning: Managing for the future. New York: John Wiley and Sons.
outcomesmodels.org, with a series of papers on outcome theory by Paul Duignan and examples of outcome models for various fields.
www.giz.de/en, which contains material on GIZ’s impact model and other planning-related tools.
www.outcomemapping.ca, with articles on the outcome mapping (OM) approach to planning (intentional design) and examples for the fusion on OM and logframe.
www.gbn.com/about/scenario_planning, which contains material and case examples on scenario planning from the corporate sector.
This article is the final part in this series.
See also these related series:
- Exploring the science of complexity
- Managing in the face of complexity
- Taking responsibility for complexity.
Article source: Hummelbrunner, R. and Jones, H. (2013). A guide for planning and strategy development in the face of complexity. London: ODI. (https://www.odi.org/publications/583-exploring-science-complexity-ideas-and-implications-development-and-humanitarian-efforts). Republished under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 in accordance with the Terms and conditions of the ODI website.