Definition of Stakeholder

A person with a legitimate interest in the Product, Process, or Team.

Someone who the Scrum Team ignores ‘at their peril.’

A person who reviews the Team’s Increment at the Product Review.

A person who is involved with, affected by, or has an effect on, the Team. Note: While Team Members are stakeholders, the word Stakeholder [uppercase] is usually reserved for external stakeholders.


Throughout the Sprint, but especially during the Product Review, Stake­holders add new Items to the Backlog.

When Stakeholders want to modify the Team’s priorities, they must go through the Product Owner.

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"Stakeholder" Accessed Jun 17, 2024.