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TOPIC: Identify Stakeholders

Identify Stakeholders 10 months 1 week ago #19014

  • Qifei Zeng
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Identify Stakeholders is part of the Initiating process group, but its input include project management plan. However, isn't project management plan an output of the Develop Project Management process, which is part of the Planning process group? How can an output of a later stage be the input of an earlier stage?

Any insights on this would be greatly appreciated.

Identify Stakeholders 10 months 1 week ago #19020

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I recommend that you do not look at the Process Groups as a linear function. It is far better to view the Project Management process as a large, continuous loop. For example, if you identify an area that needs bolstering, you would naturally go to the starting point of that particular process group.

"Initial" stakeholders are usually identified during business case writing (or "pre-project" as it were). However, as the PM Plan and other subsidiary plans are being developed, other stakeholders to the project will be identified, and as they are, the entire Manage Stakeholder knowledge area will be performed.

Hope that helps.

Harry J. Elston, Ph.D., CIH, PMP
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