5 Easy Places and Ways to Identify Project Stakeholders

stakeholder management Jun 16, 2019
5 Easy Places and Ways to Identify Project Stakeholders

It's always better to over-identify, rather than under-identify stakeholders.  Missed stakeholders, particularly those that are self-appointed, can hold your project back from achieving success.  Here are five easy ways and places to identify stakeholders:

  1. Consult Project Charter: Project Sponsor, project manager, possibly project team members, and other stakeholders may be listed here.
  2. Brainstorming: Get together with the team and ask for their help.
  3. Organizational Charts. Review organization charts. If they don't exist, you may have to draw them up and review with others to make sure they are correct.
  4. Collaborate with BA: The business analyst working with the project may have valuable insights.
  5. Ask: It never hurts to ask. Ask everyone you speak with "Who else should I speak with?" and "Have I missed any important stakeholders?"

How do you identify stakeholders?


Want to learn more about how to integrate these practices into a project methodology?  Check out our Micro Guide to the PROJECT Methodology.

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