When You’re Managing Stakeholders in a Virtual Environment, Good Communications Are Vital


What’s the secret to managing project stakeholders in a virtual environment? Project management expert Rich Maltzman, PMP®, says the principles of stakeholder management are largely the same, whether you’re operating virtually or not. You still need to identify all the stakeholders; assess their power, attitude, and interest; and try to get them all on board. But in a virtual environment, he says, good communications are at a premium: not only do you need to keep the stakeholders informed and up-to-date, you also need to pay attention to the nuances of tone, tempo, and other paralinguals that may not translate easily into an email or text.
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Project Managers Need to Manage the Stakeholders, Too


Every project has stakeholders—individuals or institutions that are involved in, will be affected by, or have influence over the project’s outcome. It’s the project manager’s job to deal with them. A successful PM needs to know who the stakeholders are, understand their expectations, and (probably most important) manage their influence over the project.
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