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PM Tip, Week of 22 March 2020

5 Superior Stakeholder Questions for Project Leaders to Ask

Whether you are a project manager or a business analyst, these five open-ended questions posed to the project sponsor and other senior executives can get you vital information you need for project success in a short amount of time:

  • What does success look like to you? – Learn what is most valuable to manage the triple constraints appropriately.
  • What are your biggest challenges and opportunities? – Confirm your project is solving the most critical problems.
  • What happens if we don’t change or succeed? – Determine the importance of project success for future reference and communication plans.
  • Who will be impacted, and to whom else should I speak? – Grow and confirm your stakeholder register, so no one important is missed.
  • What else may impact the project? – Grow and confirm your risk register, so priority risks, especially those outside your project, are not missed.
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