5 Steps to Identify and Engage your IT Project’s Stakeholders

I start this post to remind my readers once again about the current state of It Project Management. According to recent studies by PwC and Forbes, bad IT projects are becoming increasingly common, with a reported 75% of IT projects failing to meet their objectives. The Project Management Institute (PMI) also reports that poor stakeholder engagement is a leading cause of project failure.

But, there is hope! By following these five key tips, you can improve your chances of success and ensure that your IT project is a success:

  1. Identify your stakeholders early on. The first step in successful stakeholder engagement is identifying who your stakeholders are. This includes everyone who will be impacted by the project, from your team members and customers to your company’s management and shareholders.

2. Understand their needs and concerns. Once you know who your stakeholders are, it’s important to understand their needs and concerns. This will help you tailor your communication and engagement strategies to meet their specific needs.

3. Communicate effectively. Clear and timely communication is key to keeping stakeholders informed and engaged. This includes regular updates on the project’s progress, as well as addressing any concerns they may have.

4. Involve them in the decision-making process. Stakeholders are more likely to be engaged if they feel like they are a part of the process. Involve them in key decisions and solicit their input and feedback.

5. Show them the value of the project. Finally, it’s important to demonstrate the value of the project to your stakeholders. This includes highlighting the benefits the project will bring and how it will positively impact their work or lives.

By following these five tips, you can increase your chances of success and ensure that your IT project is a success by engaging stakeholders properly . And remember, if you need further help, feel free to reach out to me. And please comment and let me know your thoughts. Do you agree or did I miss something ?