Identifying Project Stakeholders
A project stakeholder is any individual or group that can affect, be affected by or believe to be affected by a project during its life cycle and/or its output and can influence its success. A development project has multiple stakeholders with varied and often conflicting interests.
A project participant is any person that is directly involved in the development process, often as a party to the project management plan. Developers, lenders, operators and investors are the key participants in development projects.