Points of View sites
15 Aug 11

Explanation and description
The short paper by Doug Fitzgerald (Word file) gives a good overview of the concept of stakeholder analysis, drawing upon the references given later on this page, and others.
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The (PDF) paper by Elias and Cavana (2000) at the NZ Operations Research Society Conference is a very good introduction to the history and basic concepts underlying stakeholder analysis. It has a useful literature review. [Doug Fitzgerald, 21 Aug 01]

Quality Guide - Stakeholder Analysis gives brief look at stakeholder analysis. This page is well presented, with interesting graphics and text, but the amount of information that is detailed is brief and not overly sophisticated. [Nazre Sobhan, 21 Nov 00]

Bob Dick of Southern Cross University gives a brief overview of stakeholder analysis within action research. [Bronwen Harrigan, Jun 00]

The Livestock Environment and Development Initiative within the FAO provides a brief overview of stakeholder analysis in developing their projects, depending upon pointers to more detailed guidelines from DFID. [Julia Phillis, 28 May 02]

Tools and techniques (incl checklists)
The American Society for Quality provide an Excel-based template for listing 'stakeholders', as part of the tool kit for the Six Sigma process improvement process. It is useful, even though it includes 'attitude' and 'activity' as characteristics of the stakeholder, whereas it can be better to include them as ratings of desire for the actions or options [EJL, 6 Mar 08]

The International Institute for Environment and Development provides a detailed examination of 'stakeholder power analysis', with some useful checklists. This institute is an independent, not for profit organization in London. [Leesa Sparkes, 20 Mar 03]

The Enterprise Development Impact Assessment Information Service (supported by Manchester University in the UK) gives Word, pdf, and html versions of its stakeholder analysis techniques, with several checklists, for use in its Jul 01 toolbox of project management. [Julia Phillis, 28 May 02]

The Nonprofit Policy and Technology project run by OMBWatch (a lobby group in the US) describes the concepts of Outrage and Policy Maker in listing stakeholders and their clout. [Rahul Joshi, 18 NNov 01]

UNICEF gives a Stakeholder Analysis Matrix, which is similar to the various other lists available on other sites but still useful. [Bronwen Harrigan, Jul 00]

The paper by William Trochim of Cornell University shows how stakeholder views can be grouped into 'concept maps' as a means of representing sets of values. The paper contains many references to the theory underlying this technique. [Jijia Duan, 12 Sep 00]

Examples in action/applications in specific areas
A paper about usability analysis brings out another application of stakeholder analysis. It is brief but makes an interesting point about using stakehlder interviews rather than focus groups (which is a stakeholder analysis toool that is often used but rarely described or studied thoroughly, EJL). Mark McLaughlin prepared the paper as part of one of his courses at Carlton University. [David Early, 20 Mar 03]

Bas de Baas, a software project manager with his own site (pushing his course and books), has a detailed consideration of stakeholder analysis within software project management. Personal views, supported with some references and experience. [David Early, 20 Mar 03]

Ramirez from the International Development Research Centre in Canada provides a comprehensive discussion of stakeholder analysis in conflict management. [Doug Fitzgerald, 21 Aug 01]

Pleasing everyone is not an easy task. To illustrate how this principle of planning can be implemented into a process, the National Transport Library’s document, Working Together on Transportation Planning: An Approach to Collaborative Decision Making (from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration) is worth perusing. This document focuses on the planning of transportation systems, however, it has credibility and useability for those studying systems planning. The document includes a four-stage consensus model taken from Frank Blechman of George Mason University. [Stephen Groves, 17 Aug 00]

Product Line Analysis: A Practical Introduction is an interesting site is sponsored by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. [Jodie Forlonge, 2 Oct 00]

The North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium (US) provides quite a detailed description of how to form a Technology Plan for schools. This description also gives many good points about basic principles to be followed in doing the planning process, including stakeholder analysis and other principles. Has some references about planning. [Marshitah Mohammad, 14 Aug 00]

The role of stakeholders in designing GIS for the US State of Georgia shows how they are can be used and who they are for this project. [Mohammed Chowdhury, 23 Aug 01]
http://gis.state.ga.us/Stakeholders/stakeholders.shtml Note that this site might not work on all browsers.