Following on from our popular e-book “Seven Steps to Successful Consultation”, we thought we’d look at the next step to success. After you’ve implemented the seven steps, what comes next?
Successful Stakeholder Engagement – 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.
If you haven’t yet seen it, you can get a copy of the Seven Steps to Successful Consultation e-book here.
One of the essential tools to help you manage the stakeholder engagement process effectively throughout the project, and ensure smooth and continual transition from one phase to the next is a stakeholder management system. 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. Hope you find it useful and easy to navigate.