Project success usually needs a larger level of involvement by project stakeholders: direct user, indirect user, manager of users, senior manager, operations employee, the "gold owner" who funds the project, developers working on different systems that integrate or interact with the one under development. Typically, users or their representatives, who have the authority and ability to produce info concerning the system being designed and to create pertinent and
timely choices concerning the requirements, and prioritization therefore.
We need to work with our stakeholders, obtaining regular feedbacks, in order to identify what they suppose they require. Individuals don't seem to be superb at defining, significantly in detail, what they require. This may facilitate in providing solutions that reflect our stakeholders actual wants. However, there are some factors that affects stakeholder
participation. some of which are: location, availableness, communication channels, relationship e.t.c.
For a successful stakeholder participation, the following should be ensured:
Although gaining access to stakeholders, let alone gaining their active participation can be arduous for some reasons, yet, gaining real access to stakeholders isn’t impossible. First and foremost, one will need to understand why active stakeholder involvement is very important and what the impact to the project will be if one do not have it. this may help to educate, persuade and also determine their level of involvement. Also, one might have to keep up a regular communication stream thanking the stakeholders for their participation (always a polite thing to do regardless) and reminding them of the positive impact that they are having on the effort.