What is a Stakeholder Communication Plan?
A stakeholder communication plan outlines the strategy for communicating with stakeholders in a project. It should include objectives and goals, plans for engaging stakeholders, methods for assessing stakeholder satisfaction, and methods for improving communication channels. The plan should also provide clear guidance for tracking and evaluating the effectiveness of the communication plan.
What's included in this Stakeholder Communication Plan template?
- 3 focus areas
- 6 objectives
- 6 projects
- 6 KPIs
Each focus area has its own objectives, projects, and KPIs to ensure that the strategy is comprehensive and effective.
Who is the Stakeholder Communication Plan template for?
This stakeholder communication plan template is designed for project managers and communication professionals across all industries to plan and execute effective communication strategies with stakeholders. This template provides a step-by-step approach to creating a stakeholder communication plan that can be tailored to any project or organization.
1. Define clear examples of your focus areas
Focus areas are the primary goals of your stakeholder communication plan. For example, you may want to focus on improving stakeholder communication, strengthening communication channels, or enhancing communication quality. You should define each focus area and list the objectives and action steps that you plan to take to achieve your goals.
2. Think about the objectives that could fall under that focus area
Objectives are the measurable goals you want to achieve for each focus area. For example, under the focus area “improve stakeholder communication”, you may have objectives like “increase stakeholder engagement” and “increase stakeholder participation.”
3. Set measurable targets (KPIs) to tackle the objective
KPIs are the measurable targets that will help you track and evaluate progress towards your objectives. For each objective, you should set initial and target values for the KPI you’re measuring. For example, for the objective “increase stakeholder engagement” you might measure the number of stakeholder meetings, and set an initial and target value for that KPI.
4. Implement related projects to achieve the KPIs
Projects (actions) are the initiatives you need to complete in order to achieve the KPIs. For example, to increase the number of stakeholder meetings, you might implement an action that involves increasing the frequency of stakeholder meetings. To increase stakeholder participation, you might implement an action that involves establishing a communication plan.
5. Utilize Cascade Strategy Execution Platform to see faster results from your strategy
Cascade Strategy Execution Platform enables project managers and communication professionals to quickly and easily create and share stakeholder communication plans. With Cascade, you can collaborate with stakeholders, track KPIs, and measure progress in real-time so you can quickly adjust your strategy and achieve better results.