6th Edition PMBOK® Guide–Process 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Engagement: Outputs

This is probably one of the simplest posts I’ve done in a long while.   I’m covering the outputs for the process 13.2 Plan Stakeholder Engagement, and there’s only one, which shouldn’t be surprising given the title of the process.   Notice, however, that most knowledge areas have a process called Plan X Management, where “X” is the name of the knowledge area.   In the case of stakeholders, however, PMI feels best to refer to this process as stakeholder engagement rather than stakeholder management.   This is perhaps because some of your stakeholders will be upper management and it would be presumptuous of you as a project manager to try to “manage” them.   Engaging, them, however, is okay.

13.2.3  Plan Stakeholder Engagement:  Outputs Stakeholder Engagement Plan

This identifies the strategies and actions required to promote productive involvement of stakeholders in the decision making process and the execution of the project plan.   The stakeholder engagement plan may include specific strategies or approaches for engaging with individual stakeholders or groups of stakeholders.   The stakeholder register is the main focus of this plan.

The next process is the executing process group, “Manage Stakeholder Engagement.”  (Here it is the engagement you are managing, not the stakeholders themselves.)     I will start with the inputs to that process.


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