Welcome to episode 14 of The Everyday PM Podcast where we discuss stakeholder management and dealing with various personality types.
A huge part of our role as project managers is to deal with people. Stakeholders are defined as a person or party with an interest in your project. The process of stakeholder management starts with identifying who has an interest in the project and what their needs are. Once you have this understanding documented, you will plan for various tasks like status reporting and approvals to engage each of your stakeholders. Proper stakeholder management is key to the success of any project. For this reason, Ryan Myers and I discuss this very topic and guidance on how best to manage them.
Whether you're managing people as part of your project or daily life, it's important for us to understand each person's role. Doing so will not only help in our daily interactions, but in satisfying our collective expectations and needs for the project (we call life).
What are your thoughts on the stakeholder management process? Do you have any best practices to share in regard to working with and managing people? Just remember that at the end of the day, stakeholders are just people like you and I.
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