If you are running a department, project or team, there are two things you need to know about your various stakeholders (a) their relative importance and (b) their support for you/your project. To proactively engage stakeholders requires knowing who are the VIPs and who are the Fans.
Use the panel on the ‘project chassis’ one pager to explore: how focused the project is on its key stakeholders? Specifically:
Map your stakeholders to identify if any important stakeholders (VIPs) feeling alienated or neglected. You will find them in the shaded area of this matrix!
Putting stakeholders at the centre of a project (and keeping them there) is one of the greatest opportunities, as well as challenges, facing project leaders. Explore this topic here: