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The Project Management Book by Richard Newton

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Who has a valid interest in the project?

What is this about and why is it important?

Projects have customers. Typically, the customer has a set of requirements and some money. A project is set up which spends the money to fulfil the requirements. As long as the project really does fulfil the requirements and spends no more than the allocated money everyone is happy.

Well that is the theory. The real world is more complex. As well as the customer, usually there are a range of other stakeholders who have differing interests in a project. There are good reasons for considering the interests of this wider group of stakeholders. If you do not, projects can struggle to deliver, deliverables may be less successful and business cases may be unachieved. ...

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