The following article is a sample from the full BVOP™ Ultimate Guide and is part of the preparation for the BVOP™'s modern Agile Project Management Certification Program.
In the early stages of planning the entire product, its vision, and features, defining stakeholders and searching for proper potential users or customers who may provide valuable information about what needs to be developed may be a hard and extensive process.
Careful analysis and filtering of the stakeholders and user input is a very important initial stage for the entire future development.
Stakeholders and users management activities may include:
- Defining stakeholders and users.
- Managing research sessions.
- Managing remunerations.
- Managing tools and environments.
Defining stakeholders and users
The Business Value Oriented Project Management (BVOPM) office collaborates with the Business Value Oriented Product Management (BVOPDM) office in defining stakeholders and users and evaluation of their value.
Managing research sessions
Collecting information, conducting interviews, surveys, focus groups, or other activities requires time and attendance for anyone involved in the research process. Planning, schedules, and agendas may be needed. The BVOPM office supports these activities.
If the participants in the research sessions are external individuals or organizations, their remunerations may need to be calculated and planned.
Managing tools and environments
The collected information or the process of collection of information may require special needs. Planning and providing the appropriate tools and environments according to the organizational current resources is needed for optimized and productive initial stages of product research and development.