Successful stakeholder management can make or break a project. Stakeholder Mapping helps a team to identify how to involve each stakeholder on the project.
A complex project
At the beginning of a project
Stakeholder Mapping is the act of visualizing how all your different stakeholders can affect a project.
In this exercise, you first write down all the stakeholders, no matter how small or large their impact may be. Then you place each stakeholder on a 2x2 grid based on their interest and influence on the project. Lastly you decide how to involve each stakeholder on the project.
This helps you determine your communication methods and how close you keep each stakeholder to the project's details.