Your success in any aspect of your career will often come down to ensuring that those who need to know are in the know and those who need to make those critical decisions have enough information to do so in a reasonable amount of time.
Here’s a quick list to help manage your stakeholder expectations:
1. Clearly articulate the scope of your work – what you won’t do is just as important as what you will do!
2. Clearly articulate your expectations of what your stakeholders will do…and won’t do.
3. Determine the constraints in which you are working – clearly define the boundaries of your analysis.
4. Agree on working arrangements.
5. Know how your stakeholders like to be communicated with and agree on a communication method and schedule.
6. Determine what information needs to go to the different groups of stakeholders.
7. Discuss how the information in your reports will be used.
8. Determine up front your expected milestone dates and when progress reviews will be held.
9. Determine what success looks like from the outset, both at the end of the engagement and throughout.
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