Project Management on the Edge

John Cropper
John Cropper

Session Type: Roundtable

Host: John Cropper and Peter Marlow 

John Cropper and Peter Marlow will be explaining how NGOs manage complex projects. Come and find out:

  • What NGOs have done to professionalise project management
  • How Agile is being incorporated
  • What the on-going challenges are

and…how you can help

“Only a couple of gunshot wounds, everything is quiet tonight”.

Just how do you manage a response to an earthquake that has killed thousands, including staff and family, taken out your warehouse, ports and the airport? Or maybe your idea of issue management is that an airstrike has just destroyed your water distribution system. Do you feed refugees if they include mass murderers? Just how do you access people in a war zone? Possibly your stakeholders include violent extremists, who would kill you if they saw you….


John is a professional Programme and Project Manager with extensive international NGO management experience. He has worked in over 40 countries and is passionate about the ability of effective and efficient project management to help make the world a better place one project at a time. He is responsible for all of Humentum’s project and programme management capacity building

Peter is project manager with extensive experience in the UK private and public sectors. He is director of Project Managers Against Poverty which runs an e-mentoring scheme for project managers who work in international development at