Chapter 10

Project Stakeholders

Stakeholders are a key component of the project context. As with all components of the project context, project success or failure depends on the project manager’s and project team’s ability to identify, plan, and manage this larger environment in which the project exists.

Stakeholders have a stake in the project; they are critical to project success and include the resources that

  • Do the work of the project
  • Identify project requirements
  • Consume the product of the project

A stakeholder is anyone positively or negatively affected by the project. This is a broad definition and includes many people.

In the deck project, stakeholders include:

  • The project manager.
  • The property owner, who is the sponsor as he provides ...

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