If you manage your stakeholders well they will actively support you. If you ignore your stakeholders they will sabotage your project (stakeholdermap.com).
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Learn how to use the Basic Stakeholder Analysis Technique
Analyse your stakeholders online with stakeholder analysis software
Watch a video tutorial on how to complete a stakeholder analysis
Learn how stakeholders will try to influence your business
Check you have identified all stakeholders with this stakeholder list
See an example Stakeholder Analysis for an IT project