A Pocket Guide to Stakeholders? Engagement
The first question I would ask if I were in your shoes would be “Why should I spend my time reading what this guy has to say?” The answer is quite simple, because it’s always better to learn from someone else’s mistakes rather than from your own. Stakeholder Engagement is (arguably) the most underestimated area of project management, and yet so decisive for achieving project success. Effectively engaging stakeholders can make or break a project, more than any methodology, tools or techniques. The material in this book includes a generic foundation, to make sure that key concepts are not missed, as well as my personal approach. Moreover, while primarily addressed to Project Managers, almost everything in this book is also applicable to any stakeholders for any type of endeavor? I also included examples to highlight issues and demonstrate concepts? While highly unlikely for anyone to truly know the real-life scenario that inspired my example, the facts and situations presented are so common that most likely occurred even in your personal experience.