Who are the stakeholders in your project?

Think about the project you're currently working on and make a list of all its stakeholders. Consider anyone who will be affected by the change, product, or solution that will result from your project. Be sure to also include anyone who THINKS they will be affected by the project.

Why do this?
Stakeholders are not just the project sponsors and audience, but also those who think they'll be affected by the result of the project, even if you don't agree.
Being able to identify ALL stakeholders and consider their opinions (even if they aren't decision-makers) will help you to launch a project more smoothly and with greater buy-in.
What's next?
Review your list. Have you spoken with all of the stakeholders listed? If not, why not? Make a plan to check in with any you haven't spoken with yet.