Stakeholders… Who are they?
Stakeholders are people who have key roles in, or concerns about, your project/architecture/…
What’s the use in identifing stakeholders?
This is a discipline called “Stakeholder Management“. Here you are going to identify the most powerful/influencial stakeholders early and ensure their input is used to shape your project/architecture/… This to ensure a smooth change.
A basic tool for this is the “Stakeholder Map” where you document the stakeholders, their key concerns & identified class.