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Project stakeholders

Individuals, groups, communities and organisations that are likely to be positively or negatively affected by, or have an interest in, a project's outcomes or processes. This may include both internal and external stakeholders.


Project stakeholders have considerable power and influence in respect of the project's scope. Some project stakeholders may be responsible for obtaining the forecast benefits of the project on behalf of the project sponsor, and in this regard have (or should have) an active interest in the specification and quality of the project's deliverables.


  • Actively participating in the definition and planning of the project.
  • Reviewing deliverables as required by the project manager.
  • Demonstrating ongoing commitment to the project.
  • Actively using the project's deliverables to achieve the forecast benefits.
Last updated
10 May 2013