Answer this question: What are Block’s six steps to stakeholder management and what should be accomplished in each step?
Using this book:
Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage
Jeffrey K. Pinto, 2016
At least 3 references are needed.
Stakeholder management is integral because it is the life-blood of effective project relationships. It means that stakeholders are important and should be recognized as such by project leaders and organizations alike (Eskerod, Huemann & Savage, 2015). In this sense, Block provides a useful model or a process that can be used in stakeholder management. Block provides six steps that one can use to manage stakeholders. The six steps include; assess the environment, identify the goals of the principal actor, assess your capabilities, define the problem, develop solutions and finally test and refine the solutions (Pinto, 2016). Therefore, this paper will address Block’s six steps to stakeholder management and what should be accomplished in each step. The first of these steps is to assess the environment (Pinto, 2016). This is where one needs to understand the scope of which the project might influence the environment. This calls for an investigation into the project’s impact. For instance, will the project be high profile or low key, and is the project small or is it going to demand a great deal of attention…………..