Definition: Stakeholders are all those people who are interested in, or impacted by, some action, project or decision.
Also Known As: stakeholder, shareholder,
Alternate Spellings: stake holders
A project to move a company's product training program to the Internet would include as stakeholders the project team, the Project Manager, the Development Manager, and potentially several additional layers of management in the Technology Department. Additional stakeholders would include people from the training function, who are the internal customer, the sales and marketing people, the quality control/assurance function, an outside firm used to update the web site, the customer service people who will take the calls when there are problems with the site, etc.