Audience: People needing to better understand and involve stakeholders (eg, project managers).
Suggested Time: 20-60 minutes.
The Stakeholder Analysis can be used in a number of situations, including strategic planning, business planning, contract preparation, mediation, merger negotiations, etc.
It involves listing the organisation's stakeholders; identifying which of these are most important; and then closely examining the relationship the organisation has with these key stakeholders.
The first step is to create a mindmap of the stakeholders.
|Example Stakeholder Mindmap|
The third step is to complete the Stakeholder Analysis table.
|Example Stakeholder Analysis Table|
You can choose what to label the columns in the table, depending on what you need to achieve. I find the headings in the example above useful in many circumstances.