Stakeholder Relations

Make proper stakeholder management a habit.

The challenge

  • Stakeholders come in a wide variety, often with competing and conflicting demands.
  • Some stakeholders are hard to identify. Those hidden agendas may derail your efforts.
  • Understanding your stakeholders' relative importance allows you to prioritize your IT agenda according to the business needs.

Our advice


  • Stakeholder management is an essential factor in how successful you will be.
  • Stakeholder management is a continuous process. The landscape constantly shifts.
  • You must also update your stakeholder management plan and approach on an ongoing basis.

Impact and results 

  • Use your stakeholder management process to identify, prioritize, and manage key stakeholders effectively.
  • Continue to build on strengthening your relationships with stakeholders. It will help to gain easier buy-in and support for your future initiatives.


The roadmap

Besides the small introduction, subscribers and consulting clients within this management domain have access to:

Make the case

  • Storyboard: Manage Stakeholder Relations (ppt)

Identify stakeholders

  • Stakeholder Management Analysis Tool (xls)

Analyze your stakeholders

Assess the stakeholder's influence, interest, standing, and support to determine priority for future actions 

Manage your stakeholders

Develop your stakeholder management and communication plans

  • Stakeholder Management Plan Template (doc)
  • Communication Plan Template (doc)

Monitor your stakeholder management plan performance

Measure and monitor the success of your stakeholder management process.



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