As of a part of SharePoint Business Analyst series (which is a part of my book, The SharePoint Business Analyst Guide), another key topic is making sure they have the correct stakeholders and that they understand what a stakeholder truly is. I have covered some of this in this blog post.
- Who and what really is a “stakeholder”? “Anyone who can cause an issue, receive a benefit from or affect your project.” – I said that 😉
- Primary, Secondary & Peripheral
- Do we have the right stakeholders involved?
- IT / Administrators (Windows, AD, InfoSec, SQL, SharePoint, etc.) / Infrastructure / Architecture / Developers / Help Desk or Support
- End users / Other developers/project teams (not directly on this project)
- Past parties involved with project (if needed)
- Change Management
- Managers (related or ones whose actions could put a stop to everything)
- Project Managers
- Trainer / end user adoption
* What is each person going to get from this project
I have also included a stakeholder assessment guide in my book.