This chapter discusses the importance of stakeholder engagement on the agile project. This is an essential practice that ensures a successful product delivery. We concentrate on important concepts such as:
• Getting the right stakeholders for the project • Cementing stakeholder involvement • Managing the interests of stakeholders
The uniqueness of the agile project requires that stakeholders participate in demonstrations that show progress and product capabilities. This practice keeps the stakeholder engagement levels very high. In addition, stakeholders remain informed about the project status on a regular basis. In order to avoid surprises and unacceptable products, frequent discussions of what “done” looks like need to occur. In addition, discussions with regard to estimations and projections should occur so that stakeholders can make decisions from unbiased information.