Topic 2.1: The stakeholder management process
A stakeholder taxonomy is therefore a categorical grouping of all the stakeholders you are likely to encounter in your project.
Such classifications are especially useful when trying to identify our likely project stakeholders, as we can use them to ensure that no group is overlooked.
Over the next few topics, we will introduce and define the stakeholder categories typical to most projects.
The inner-circle represents direct stakeholders – those high-need individuals and groups you will interact with on a regular basis.
The outer, indirect stakeholders should not be overlooked, however, as they bring their own unique suite of costs and benefits to project performance.