Dragon1 EA Method

    Stakeholder Definition

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    Dragon1 Definition for Stakeholder:
    A stakeholder is an individual, group or organization that is affected by, has effect on, has interest in or concerns of something, for instance an organization.

    Stakeholder Definition Summary

    What is a Stakeholder?

    Types of Stakeholders

    Let us define Stakeholder. Types of stakeholders with regards to organizations are: Owner/Clients (the primary stakeholders), End Users, Shareholders, Clients, Employees, Managers, Architects, Contractors, Government, Suppliers and Chain partners.

    Stakeholder Management and Moderating The Program of Requirements

    Any architect, whether you're an enterprise architect or software architect, should agree on delivering certain services with its owner/client: design, construction, inspiration, review, audit or advice.

    The owner/client and architect are wise to agree on architecture design & construction contracts. The owner/client often is the one paying for the design and construction. The owner/client will or should tell you who, which stakeholders, to consult for requirements and for what domains of the solution.

    You as an architect also proactively discuss with the owner/client all the stakeholders to approach and for what. It is your job as an architect to moderate the program of requirements, collecting the requirements from the stakeholders. So here you see how important stakeholder management is.

    Stakeholder Roles

    The diagram below shows the different roles stakeholders have.

    dragon1 stakeholders roles

    Stakeholder Onion Diagram

    Just defining groups of people as stakeholders has no meaning. Identifying stakeholders because of their relationship with the organization and defining that, is very meaning full.

    A generic diagram to do that with is called the Stakeholder Onion Diagram. On the Dragon1 platform, it is easy for you to model your stakeholders with a Stakeholder Onion Diagram

    stakeholder onion diagram

    Enterprise Strategy

    Stakeholder as an entity is part of the enterprise strategy. In the Dragon1 Enterprise Strategy Reference Model, you'll find the position of stakeholder amongst other entities.

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