A key stakeholder of the project is contacted
A key stakeholder of the project is contacted for a requirements document approval, but shows no interest. The project manager decides to have a friendly, informal discussion with him to understand the reason for his lack of interest. During the conversation, the stakeholder expresses his displeasure that two of his key suggestions were not addressed on the project. He feels as though his approval or feedback doesn't really matter since his main requirements are not being captured. What is the best option for the project manager in this case?
Agree with stakeholder and doesn't take his approval on requirements. Remove his name from the list of stakeholders and avoid communicating with him further on project status
Incorporate the requirements of the stakeholder and then take his approval
Talk to your project sponsor about the issue and take his approval before taking any further action
Explain to the stakeholder that although his suggestions were appreciated, it is not possible to address all of them in this release due to project constraints. You will revisit them for the next phase