For business improvement projects, the ability to effectively engage with stakeholders to define clear priorities, align deliverables, and drive adoption are extremely important. In fact, it is the 20% that contributes to 80% of project success.
For project managers, this means having a clear understanding of who stakeholders are, the goals they are trying to achieve, and key challenges preventing them from executing. This allows you to focus efforts and resources on solving the right problems.
But those who have managed large projects know, stakeholder management is easier said than done.