term ‘Stakeholder’ is a broad term that applies to: People inside the
organization, but usually outside of the project team, who are in some way
affected by the project. Typically Stakeholders will be users of the output
from a project or benefit from its introduction. They may also have to change
their role, function or method of working as users of new systems, processes or
might also be external customers and suppliers, as they might be directly
affected by the changes resulting from a project. Stakeholders could include
those who identified the need for project activity.