Project Management: Managing stakeholders

Your project’s success or failure will depend on the actions of your stakeholders. Sometimes project managers can become too focused on the project’s scope, quality, timelines, and budget to pay attention to stakeholders. This can cause unnecessary delays or cost overruns that can negatively impact your project. If you don’t manage stakeholders effectively, they can become roadblocks rather than partners in project implementation. So, in this article, we will show you how to implement effective stakeholder management successfully.Stakeholders in a project
It shouldn’t be difficult to identify stakeholders in project management. They are all the people who are affected by the project. Another definition of a stakeholder states that it is any person who has an interest or a connection to a project. This means that everyone who is affected by the project’s outcome is a stakeholder. There are two types: internal and external. External stakeholders include the project management board and project sponsors, departments, government agencies, third-party providers, and external entities like the government. Stakeholders are important players that can either help or hinder your business. Cheat Sheet: Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities
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The roles and responsibilities of project stakeholders depend on the organization they are working for and the specific project they are involved in. We know that there are two types, so their roles differ. There are two types of stakeholders. They don’t have the right to vote on company decisions. They can however present new ideas or decisions to the board for review and comment. The role of external stakeholders often reflects the environmental concerns, government, or community.Identifying stakeholders in a project
It is important to make sure you identify stakeholders in time. Prioritizing stakeholders based on their involvement in the project and their influence would be a better way to go. The project is approved by sponsors. To help you identify stakeholders in a project, there are a few steps:Review the enterprise and environmental factors: The enterprise environmental factor (or EEF) may include information such as industry standards, company structure and competition.
Ask questions: It’s a great way to get stakeholders involved.
Interview key influencers and experts: This is a great way to identify stakeholders.
Chapter of a project: It identifies the clients, key sponsors, and the project head.
Stakeholder management process
The stakeholder management process includes