Project Manager: For our project Kick-off meeting next week, here is the list of potential stakeholders who need to be there for the meeting. Their valuable insights will help us a lot in making the scope document.
Project Sponsor: Hmm... I think we should ignore #1 and #4 because I strongly feel that these two are not going to make any significant impact on the project, per se.
Project Manager: (thinking) My entire effort of carefully identifying key stakeholders will now go down the drain, thanks to his personal preferences.
Project Stakeholder Management
The ability of the project manager to correctly identify and manage the stakeholders in an appropriate manner can mean the difference between success and failure.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - Stakeholder Management
Project Manager: We have a Requirements Gathering meeting with the client in some time. Be ready!
Team: Yes Sir!!
Project Manager: Why is this here?!!?
Team: This client keeps changing the requirements at the drop of a hat. So we have planned to freeze them once finalized.
The requirements document once finalized needs to be agreed and approved by all stakeholders before the project starts.
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Project Manager: Sir, your review comments on the project development have been long overdue. We can't start with the next sprint tasks till then?¢?‚¬?¦ PLEASE CALL BACK!
Contingency planning needs to be defined when creating risk register along with mitigation plan.
Boss: Team, here is the new application we have to work on and these are the features.
A month later...
Boss: Team, the client is happy with our work so far but... he has suggested just a few features to be added.
Employee 1: (Thinking) There goes my vacation, out of the window!
Employee 2: (Thinking) "A FEW" features!?!
Establish effective change control supported by review and approved by relevant stakeholders before implementation.