The next stage of the Project Assessment Workshop is to spend some time creating an initial list of Stakeholders. This list should help you identify who needs to be actively involved in the project. At this stage it will just be a list of the main parties. This will be revisited as part of the Project Definition Workshop later.
A stakeholder is any person or organisation that will be affected by your project and/or has the potential to influence its success or block its progress. It is vital to the success of every project that stakeholders are recognised and managed correctly. Stakeholders may directly influence the project and knowing who to engage, and how to engage them, will impact on the entire project. Stakeholder Management is important as it helps you to develop strategies to optimise support and reduce risk by identifying:
You should ensure that you identify your key stakeholders as early in the project as possible. Key stakeholders are those who can seriously aid or hinder the successful delivery of your Project. These include:
Below is a list of potential stakeholders that are worth considering:
Programme Led Project Delivery Group.
Other Programme and Project Managers.
Residents and Community Groups.
Any Key Individuals.
Regulators (Health & Safety, Central Government).
Project Team Members.
Other Council Departments.
Suppliers and Subcontractors.
The next stage is to consider any initial risks to the project.