Need Finding

Power/Interest Matrix

In this matrix, power refers to how much influence the stakeholder can have on the project), while interest refers to their interest in the issue.

Format Method, WorkshopTimeframe 1hGroup Size 1 - 15Facilitation Level LowRequired Materials Pen and paper, Post its, (Stakeholder) Importance/Influence Matrix Template in A0 printed 9 (or online) version



This tool can help map the stakeholders' relations (power and interest) to your project to proceed in the best way. Furthermore, it can contribute to understanding what is needed to motivate the stakeholder.


Stakeholders may have power in a variety of ways. It is crucial to view every stakeholder from different perspectives.