Stakeholder Management, 4 Mistakes and Improvements

Way back in a few years ago, I managed a number of new initiatives in an IT firm. The job might be quite similar to the Innovation Manager in some companies, involving 40% product idea validation and the rest 60% I dare to say mostly stakeholder management — enabling cross-functional teams to deliver the next big thing. And OH! the enormous pain it had caused me due to their lack of interest and response.

The UX team changed designers half way and had to spend long hours reworking; The tech team delayed the promised progress but never could…