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Product Management

Stakeholder Management

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Stakeholder management involves identifying, analyzing, and engaging with individuals or groups who have an interest or Influence in the product's success. It aims to build relationships and ensure their needs and expectations are met to achieve successful outcomes.
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  1. Intro to Stakeholder Management

    Stakeholder Management involves the identification, analysis, and engagement of stakeholders to ensure their needs and expectations are met. It is a critical aspect of product management and requires a strategic approach to achieve success.
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  2. Common Stakeholder Management Challenges

    These are common challenges people face when gaining expertise in stakeholder management. Tackling these challenges head-on can help you learn this skill quicker.

    I’m a Product Manager at a startup. We are developing a new feature that requires significant changes to the existing infrastructure. The engineering team is already overwhelmed with other projects and deadlines, so they are resistant to making these changes. What are the best steps for me to address their concerns about workload and bring them on board with this project?
    I’m a VP of engineering at a tech company. We are planning to adopt a new technology stack to improve performance and scalability. The development team is hesitant as they are comfortable with the existing stack and are nervous about the learning curve. What should my approach be to get this group of stakeholders to understand why this is important and get their support?
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  3. How to Manage Stakeholders

    Effective stakeholder management involves a range of activities, including stakeholder identification, analysis, prioritization, and engagement. This requires clear communication, Active Listening, and a willingness to adapt to changing stakeholder needs and expectations.
  4. Managing Difficult Relationships

    Managing difficult stakeholder relationships requires a proactive approach that involves identifying potential conflicts, addressing concerns, and finding mutually beneficial solutions. This requires strong communication skills, Empathy, and the ability to negotiate effectively. It is important to establish trust and build positive relationships with stakeholders to ensure project success.
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