The 8th Step to Successful Consultation

April 6th, 2018

Following on from our popular e-book “Seven Steps to Successful Consultation”, we thought we’d look at the next step to success when it comes to Stakeholder Consultation and Engagement. So after you’ve implemented the seven steps, what comes next?

Successful Stakeholder Consultation – The next step

The infographic below explains the next step: ensuring your engagement is embedded in every stage of your project life cycle.

All 8 Steps to Successful Engagement are a way of presenting a framework for integrated engagement principles into your project lifecycle. It outlines fairly high-level practice pointers only, to keep it simple and readable. I’d love to hear your feedback on it.

The 8th Step to Successful Consultation

If you haven’t yet seen it, you can get a copy of the Seven Steps to Successful Consultation e-book here.

Consultation Management System

One of the essential tools to help you manage the stakeholder engagement process effectively throughout the project, and ensure the smooth and continual transition from one phase to the next is a stakeholder management system. The ability to maintain an updated record of stakeholders, document consultation activities and outcomes, answer basic questions who-what-where-when-why at every stage of the project has proven vital to the success of an engagement program.

How sophisticated the documentation system is depending on the scale and nature of your project. A while ago we put together a simple flowchart to help you navigate through some of the basic considerations when choosing a stakeholder management software. Our list contains the must-have features you need to look for in stakeholder software. No.1 is a Dashboard to view all your data summarised.

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