Stakeholder

[steyk-hohl-der]

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.

Examples

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.

Cite This Term

"Stakeholder." ScrumDictionary.com. Accessed Dec 14, 2018.
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