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Initial Stakeholder List

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.

What is a stakeholder?

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:

  • Sources of influence.
  • Relationships and conflicts of interest.

Identifying Stakeholders

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:

  • Those who must be consulted or involved in design and delivery.
  • Those who will contribute to the work, again they need to be involved at appropriate design and planning stages (e.g. delivery partners).
  • Those who will be directly affected by the outcomes (e.g. customers).
  • Anyone who has expectations of, or an interest in, the work (e.g. Lobby groups).

Below is a list of potential stakeholders that are worth considering:

  • Programme Led Project Delivery Group.

  • Finance.

  • Other Programme and Project Managers.

  • Users.

  • Customers.

  • Public Relations.

  • Residents and Community Groups.

  • Employees.

  • ICT.

  • Any Key Individuals.

  • Human Resources.

  • Members.

  • Regulators (Health & Safety, Central Government).

  • Legal.

  • Project Team Members.

  • Neighbouring Councils.

  • Trade Unions.

  • Pressure Groups.

  • General Public.

  • Other Council Departments.

  • Suppliers and Subcontractors.

The next stage is to consider any initial risks to the project.

  • Modified: Apr 3, 2013 3:39:08 PM