Stakeholder | Definition of Stakeholder by Scrum Dictionary



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." AccessedJan 23, 2022.