by Gaylord Wahl

Today's Environment

As most project leaders know, strong support from key project stakeholders can make or break project success – especially if the project has a broad impact across the organization. Understanding and managing stakeholders’ engagement and garnering their support is a must-do for project leaders.

Point B’s Perspective

An effective way to visualize how project stakeholders will impact your project is to map them on a grid that indicates their importance to project success and their level of support for the change the project will produce.

Try to move and keep key stakeholders in the upper right-hand quadrant, by making sure they see how project benefits align to their strategic or department goals.