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

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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