Lynton Howes

Project Management Institute emphasises Stakeholder Management

PMBOK5 - now with extra Stakeholder Management addedThe latest edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) now includes a whole new section on stakeholder management, reflecting a growing awareness among project managers of the criticality of people change management aspects for successful project implementations.

Released late last year and impacting all PMI certification exams by August 2013, the new 5th edition now has a whole new Knowledge Area, called Project Stakeholder Management, taking the total number of Knowledge Areas from nine to ten.  While stakeholder management is not new to PMI, it was previously addressed in less detail (via 2 processes, as opposed to the 4 new processes) in the Communications Knowledge Area.

  The four new processes are:

  • Identify Stakeholders;
  • Plan Stakeholder Management;
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement; and
  • Control Stakeholder Engagement.

By elevating stakeholder management to its own Knowledge Area, PMI is saying it’s really important. And what they seem to be strongly emphasising in PMBOK 5 is that the project manager must keep the stakeholders engaged throughout the project, not just informed.

At Adapt2 Consulting, stakeholder management is absolutely central to our methodology, and we have the expertise to ensure that it is integrated seamlessly within projects of all sizes.

Learn more about how we do it or  contact us to let us explain how we can help your project succeed.


PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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