Originally published on Medium by OS.UNIVERSITY R&D team In May 2017, Hristian Daskalov, project lead at the Open Source University on exchange at Riga Technical University, took part in Latvian ‘Youth Speak Forum’, organized by world’s largest students-led organization AIESEC and their partners from world’s leading consultancy — Ernst & Young (EY).
2017 will be the year of The Internet of People (IoP), what I also like to call – the Sharing Economy 2.0. My personal experience over 2016 gave me a lot of reasons to believe that would be the case, and I would like to share just a couple of them.
Key point – no matter if we think of stakeholder management as a strategic planning exercise, or as a principle of doing business, it all goes down to a set of simple rules, which the brightest and most successful of all innovators have applied into their recipes for success.
The article is about emphasizing the great importance professional stakeholder analysis and stakeholder management have in corporate environment where agile methodology is deployed as an alternative for traditional project management. The Agile approaches, typically used in software development, primary help businesses respond efficiently to unpredictability, the same with stakeholder management itself.
In December 2014 I was a guest of “Boom & Bust”, maybe the top economic programme to be broadcast on Bulgarian television, containing in-depth analyzes, different points of view on the subjects discussed and innovative solutions, presented by financial, economic and entrepreneurial leaders.
In that regard, I have to mention that there were representatives, participating in the forum, from a broader circle of stakeholders – academia, young entrepreneurs from the University Business Club (also partnering to the event), representatives of foreign investors, current political and economic advisors of the cabinet members. It’s good to remind the audience of the arguments discussed back then, as the topic is once more on the governmental agenda. Especially now, when we know, and have seen, what might happen when you divert from the common sence arguments and the pillars of stability, discussed earlier.
The book also presents how innovative projects for business-academia cooperation are being planned and managed, analysing the path to implementing the latest international standards for stakeholder management, according to the 5th Edition of PMBOK®, which turns the publication into a useful reference guide for PMPs, working in different areas of corporate management.