Social Good: Leading Development Projects

PODCAST | With Guest Jane Canniff | 7 March 2018

Projectified with PMI | 34 min. | Transcript

Social Good — Leading Development Projects

Jane discusses how project management is changing and how it differs in the for-profit and global development sectors, including what she's learned about transition, adaptation and finding purpose in work that can save lives.

About our Guest – Jane Canniff

After building a successful IT consulting career in the corporate world, Jane took these skills to lead global development projects and programs for World Vision International and CARE USA.

Jane discusses how project management is changing and how it differs in the for-profit and global development sectors, including what she's learned about transition, adaptation and finding purpose in work that can save lives. To skip ahead to specific conversation points, scroll on the progress bar and click on the time mark to the point of the conversation that you want to hear.

  • @01:30 — the global development landscape, goals
  • @04:00 — the need for project leadership
  • @05:45 — moving from corporate to development sector
  • @11:45 — building local capability and commitment
  • @15:20 — communication and cultural considerations
  • @19:40 — technology and infrastructure challenges
  • @25:00 — the value of curiosity and encouragement
  • @27:00 — returning to for-profit world with new perspective
  • @28:55 — working with a cross-cultural, global team
  • @31:50 — making the transition to social-good project work

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Jane Canniff

Project and program leader for social good and owner of Tango Consulting, LLC.