PMP Exam Prep – Project Stakeholder Management

Project Stakeholder Management

  • Includes the processes required to identify the people, groups, or organizations that could impact or be impacted by the project, to analyze stakeholder expectations and their impact on the project, and to develop appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions.

4 Processes in Project Stakeholder Management

  1. Identify Stakeholders
  2. Plan Stakeholder Management
  3. Manage Stakeholder engagement
  4. Control Stakeholder engagement

Identify Stakeholders

  • Identify the people, groups, or organizations that could impact or be impacted by a decision, activity, or outcome of the project.

Key Inputs

  • Procurement documents
  • Project Charter
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Organizational Process Assets

Tools and Techniques

  • Stakeholders Analysis

Key Outputs

  • Stakeholder Register

Plan Stakeholder Management

  • The process of developing appropriate management strategies to effectively engage stakeholders throughout project life cycle, based on analysis of their needs, interests, and potential impact on the project.

Key Inputs

  • Project Management Plan
  • Stakeholder Register

Tools and Techniques

  • Expert Judgement
  • Meetings
  • Analytical Techniques

Key Outputs

  • Stakeholder Management Plan
  • Project Documents Updates

Management Stakeholder Engagement

  • The process of communicating and working with Stakeholders to meet their needs and expectations, to address issues as they occur, and to foster appropriate stakeholder engagement in project activities throughout project life cycle.

Key Inputs

  • Stakeholder management Plan
  • Communications Management Plan
  • Change Log
  • Organizational Process Assets

Tools and Techniques

  • Communications Methods
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Management Skills

Key Outputs

  • Issue Log
  • Change Requests
  • Project Managment Plan Updates
  • Project Documents Updates

Control Stakeholder Engagement

  • The process of monitoring overall project stakeholder relationships and adjusting strategies and plans for engaging stakeholders.

Key Inputs

  • Project Management Plan
  • Work Performance Data
  • Issue Log
  • Project Documents

Tools and Techniques

  • Information Management Systems
  • Expert Judgement
  • Meetings

Key Outputs

  • Work Performance Information
  • Change Requests
  • Project Management Plan Updates
  • Project Documents Updates
  • Organizational Process Assets Updates
"Material in this blog post are based on the text, Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project
Management Body of Knowledge (PEMBOK Guide), Fifth Edition, Project Management, Institute, Inc 2013"

"The definitions in this blog post are taken from the Glossarey of the Project Management Institue,
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK Guide) - Fifthe Edition,
Project Management Institue, Inc. 2013"

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