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Identify stakeholders 2 years 8 months ago #21001

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I believe changes to project plans or documents need to go through a change control process. However, does it apply for identify stakeholders too? if any new stakeholders are identified and added to the stakeholder register, does it need to go through a change control process.

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Identify stakeholders 2 years 8 months ago #21007

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I can only comment from my experience in practice: in the real world, I haven't done change control on my stakeholder register because it's a living document not subject to version control. I'm sure someone else will tell you what the "official" PMI position is on this though!
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Identify stakeholders 2 years 8 months ago #21013

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From the PMI perspective, change control process is mastered by configuration management. We define the configured items (CIs) upfront during planning phase such that if a change occurs to any of predefined CIs, change process is triggered. CIs can be any hardware, software ,people, documents or any entities that may impact or be impacted by the project progress. Also,The analysis of stakeholder power/interest/influence can be a factor here to determine wether or not change process is required.

Practically speaking, however, processes can always be tailored to organization needs and to its best interest. As Elizabeth indicated, it could work by just updating the registerer without the need of a formal approval. Enlarging CIs in our project can sometimes be recognized as a waste if the need is not assessed properly.
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