How to identify the stakeholders?
There are different stakeholders in software development and it is important to identify them and understand their role in the process. The stakeholders in software development can be divided into two general groups: product owners and management.
1. Product owner
A product owner is typically the person who defines the product vision, identifies the market need, creates the product specification, develops and tests the product, and maintains communication with users and customers. A product owner also typically has authority to change or add features to the product.
Management represents stakeholders that have a vested interest in making sure that the projects they fund are completed on time, within budget, and with the desired quality level. They include project managers, executives, line managers, directors of engineering, and customer service representatives. They play an important role in ensuring that all stakeholder demands are met and that stakeholders are kept informed about progress.