Ask 100 people to define Change Management, and you'll get 100 different definitions. At the end of the day, the definition is just semantics. What really matters is whether you can implement a Change Management program in a practical way that allows you to support your organization in successfully achieving its goals. Whether you're a Change Manager, a consultant, or the tech. guy who was told to "figure out some Change Management stuff," this blog will help address common issues and topics you're likely to run into along the way.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Change Management Checklists: Stakeholder Management

I'll get right to it.

Stakeholder Management Activities
  • Conduct a Stakeholder Analysis
  • Develop a checklist of behaviors stakeholders should demonstrate by the end of each project phase
  • Identify how far along the change curve you want each stakeholder group to be at specific points throughout the project
  • Create a Stakeholder Management plan
  • Conduct a Change Impact Assessment
  • Create a plan to involve stakeholders in the project
  • Remember that project team members are stakeholders, too
  • Prepare to help stakeholders through the inevitable performance dip that accompanies a change
  • Work with Human Resources and your organization's leadership to identify ways to motivate your stakeholders to adopt the change
  • Celebrate every time a stakeholder group successfully adopts the change
Let me know: Do you agree with this list?  What else would you add?


  1. To be successful in your career, a positive interaction with people working around is a key. In a similar manner, it is extremely important to identify and manage stakeholders. Stakeholder management is important to the success of every project. Involving and engaging with the right people in a positive manner is highly important for project success.

  2. The change management procedure is the grouping of steps or workout that a change management group or project pioneer would take after to apply change administration to an undertaking or change. Thanks!!!