The stakeholder matrix

The next stage is to identify which stakeholders are critical to the project's success. A simple matrix can help (see Figure 4.2).

This matrix positions stakeholders in terms of their "power" and "support", measures that help to determine who should participate in managing the project. Power is not just the authority derived from a person's job but also includes knowledge and expertise. Support indicates the degree to which someone will back the project. Both may change, so although the matrix is relevant when drawn up, it is likely to become out of date soon after.

When the individuals identified in the stakeholder map are placed on the matrix the degree to which the project has effective and authoritative sponsorship will quickly become apparent. The top half of the matrix

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