Nearly every project or change initiative involves understanding who is interested in what is being planned – and whether these stakeholders will help or hinder. A simple analysis is used to identify these enablers and blockers, to establish an approach to manageing them and to outline the beginnings of a communications plan.
This simple analysis can take the form of a basic Q&A. This is readily presented and worked with using a mind map – in this case MindManager. One additional benefit to this approach is that relationships between stakeholders can also be mapped.
The branch can be held as a MindManager map part so it’s easy to add new branches.
I think the key part of the analysis is the “Management Strategy” topic – how will you manage this particular stakeholder ……?
“Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer“
- Sun-tzu Chinese general & military strategist (~400 BC)