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Definition of Stakeholders

The term stakeholders in the context of Scrum refers to individuals who have an interest in the outcome of a project but are outside the Scrum Team. Examples of stakeholders include customers, users, managers, marketers, suppliers and other involved parties. These individuals usually have varying expectations, needs and requirements regarding the product being developed.

It is important to understand these expectations and incorporate them into the development process. Therefore, communication and collaboration with stakeholders are essential within Scrum. This is often done through reviews or demos where feedback is collected to guide product development. A good example of this is the Sprint Review. It ensures that the final product meets the expectations of those who have a stake in it.

There are also alternative terms you can use such as “interested parties” or “key players”.

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