13.0 Project Stakeholder Mgt.
Agile Considerations and Emerging Practices
The volatility of a project should dictate how a project manager engages stakeholders and how the team is managed and developed. Adaptive teams engage with stakeholders directly. Many times, in these types of projects, clients, users, and developers exchange information and collaborate in a dynamic co-creative process that leads to higher stakeholder involvement. As the field of project management continues to expand, the definition of a “stakeholder” is broadening to include parties external to the organization conducting the project. Groups such as regulators, environmentalists, financial organizations, media, and lobby groups may be identified as stakeholders if they are affected by the work and have a vested interest in the outcome of the project.