Project Management

Use our stakeholder analysis series to perfect your projects

As project manager, your ability to incorporate stakeholders' needs into the project can help guarantee that your work will serve your client's business goals. This three-part series on stakeholder analysis can get you started.


With many projects, success comes via a two-pronged approach: working from a clear vision of how the project supports the organization’s business goals and using solid project methodology to keep work moving forward.

Often, the key to understanding how the project will benefit your client's business is obtaining clear and detailed information about the project stakeholders. TechRepublic contributor and consultant Lauri Elliott has developed a system designed to gather and utilize stakeholder information in projects. Her system is based on three Ps:
  • Process: How can I best discover the needs of my stakeholders?
  • Preparation: What information do I need to collect from stakeholders, and how do I plan to use that information?
  • Performance: What is the most effective way to act upon the information gleaned from the stakeholder analysis?

Using her "three Ps" method in a three-part series on TechRepublic, Elliott outlined how to get the critical information necessary for understanding the needs, goals, and motivations of a project's stakeholders. The following articles will take you from compiling stakeholder information to how you can best use your analysis to bring the project to a successful completion:

Tell us about your best projects
For all the conflict that projects can bring out, there are also times when everything seems to fall into place. What must be done to make them successful? Tell us what you believe are five attributes of a successful project, and we’ll compile them for future articles.

 

With many projects, success comes via a two-pronged approach: working from a clear vision of how the project supports the organization’s business goals and using solid project methodology to keep work moving forward.

Often, the key to understanding how the project will benefit your client's business is obtaining clear and detailed information about the project stakeholders. TechRepublic contributor and consultant Lauri Elliott has developed a system designed to gather and utilize stakeholder information in projects. Her system is based on three Ps:
  • Process: How can I best discover the needs of my stakeholders?
  • Preparation: What information do I need to collect from stakeholders, and how do I plan to use that information?
  • Performance: What is the most effective way to act upon the information gleaned from the stakeholder analysis?

Using her "three Ps" method in a three-part series on TechRepublic, Elliott outlined how to get the critical information necessary for understanding the needs, goals, and motivations of a project's stakeholders. The following articles will take you from compiling stakeholder information to how you can best use your analysis to bring the project to a successful completion:

Tell us about your best projects
For all the conflict that projects can bring out, there are also times when everything seems to fall into place. What must be done to make them successful? Tell us what you believe are five attributes of a successful project, and we’ll compile them for future articles.

 

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