• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Stakeholders play a crucial role in software development projects, but understanding who stakeholders are, what their roles and interests are, and communicating effectively with stakeholders can be challenging. Key concepts covered in this 13-video course include the importance and elements of communication in software projects; learning how to define and identify stakeholders; and learning how to describe different types of stakeholders for software projects. First, learners observe how to specify types of stakeholders involved in a project, including their rights, responsibilities, ethical, and oversight obligations; learn how to gain access to stakeholders and its importance; and begin to understand challenges associated with stakeholder communication and how to overcome them. Next, learn to identify how Agile projects affect stakeholder communication; learn concepts of stakeholder engagement, how it is displacing stakeholder communication, and how to plan for engagement; and learn how to improve communication through active listening, and how customer feedback can be constructively obtained. Finally, learn different strategies for working with stakeholders to improve their participation; and examine best practices used to improve stakeholder communication.

Learning Objectives

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Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Program/Project Management and Acquisition