Stakeholder Mapping: The Complete Guide to Stakeholder Maps
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If you're going to get involved with managing design projects then you're going to need to be able to balance the needs of different stakeholders to get the job done to the business's satisfaction. One technique for assisting with the management of stakeholders is stakeholder analysis and stakeholder mapping. This allows you to determine who the stakeholders in the project are and how much of your attention and effort each stakeholder should be given to keep your project on track. This is an essential skill in design project management.
Here’s the entire UX literature on Stakeholder Maps by the Interaction Design Foundation, collated in one place:
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