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 an extensive and challenging process.
Careful analysis and filtering of the stakeholders and user input is a critical initial stage for the entire future development.
Stakeholders and users management activities may include:
- Defining stakeholders and users.
- Management of research sessions.
- Management of remunerations.
- Management of 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 and evaluating stakeholders and users.
Management of research sessions
Collecting information, conducting interviews, surveys, focus groups, or other activities requires time and attendance for anyone involved in the research process. Plans, schedules, and agendas may be needed. The BVOPM office supports these activities.
Management of remunerations
If the participants in the research sessions are external individuals or organizations, their remunerations may need to be calculated and planned.
Management of tools and environments
The collected information or the process of information collection may require special needs. Planning and providing the appropriate tools and environments according to the current organizational resources is needed for optimized and productive initial stages of product research and development.