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PM Crash Course™ for IT Professionals by Martha Young, Rita Mulcahy

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Chapter 7. Identifying and Managing Stakeholders

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Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to:

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Develop a list of stakeholders for your project

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Be able to conduct a stakeholder analysis

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Explain the business value of a recognition and rewards system

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Understand the value of maintaining an issue log

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The term “stakeholders” encompasses everyone involved with or affected by the project, plus those who can positively or negatively affect the project. Stakeholders on a project can be a project manager’s best friends or worst enemies.

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