A substantial part of influence comes from informal power. Stakeholders usually also have personal ambitions and interests. They often try to influence the processes and outcomes of the projects to their interests. Understanding and being able to influence and use these informal personal interests and the resulting politics is essential to ensure the success of projects.

Assess the personal ambitions and interests, the informal influence of individuals and groups, and the personalities and working styles of others.

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