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PMP Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Cynthia Snyder

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Chapter 3: Who Are All These People? Planning Stakeholder Management

Exam Objective

arrow.png Perform stakeholder management planning to ensure effective engagement of stakeholders throughout the project.

Many a project has met its demise by failing to manage stakeholders effectively. When I introduce the process of identifying stakeholders in Book II, Chapter 3, I discuss how to conduct a stakeholder analysis to assess how much influence each stakeholder has on a project and whether that influence was favorable toward the project — or not so favorable.

In this chapter, I show you how to manage stakeholders and their level and type of engagement on a project. You’ll probably encounter some stakeholders whom you want to encourage to support your project, and you’ll likely also find others whom you’ll be happy with if they just don’t actively resist your project.

Because of the potential numerous stakeholders with a wide range of influence, it is imperative to engage in careful upfront planning to ensure effective engagement of all stakeholders.

Quick Assessment

1. Name three components of the project management plan that can be helpful in planning stakeholder management.

2. Which element of the project management plan identifies project team reporting structure that can be used for managing stakeholders?

3. Organizational culture is an example of a(n) ______ ______ ______ that influences ...

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