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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Facilitating Stakeholder Involvement

Two crucial roles for a project’s stakeholders, then, are early input and regular feedback. How can these activities be facilitated within an organization? For some shops, this in-house recruitment can represent a big change, especially if management and business partners have hitherto shown little interest in being involved. The key is to communicate the necessity of this involvement not from a project level but from an executive level, and to then wed it to the shop’s definition of project success. At the project level, initiating stakeholder involvement is a little easier, mainly because it becomes a tactical job at that point. As discussed next, a combination of two broad techniques can be used to push ...

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