Managing the Project Stakeholders

Recall that a stakeholder is anyone who has a vested interest in the outcome of the project. Traditionally, the project stakeholders refer to the recipients of the project deliverable, but there's more to being a stakeholder than just that. Stakeholders include the project team, vendors, customers, management, and even the project manager. The project manager has to manage more than just the project team. The stakeholders need some management, too. Often, the stakeholders need more attention than the project team, because they're worried, fretting, and just anxious about the deliverable you're creating for them. Much of stakeholder management is simply communicating with the stakeholders. There are two inputs:

• Communications management plan. (This plan tells you who needs what information, when they need it, and the expected modality of the communication.)

• Organizational process assets

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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