Now you have identified and prioritised your stakeholders, you need to decided how you want to engage them and at what stage(s) of your project.
This tool will help you do this. It also aims to identify how you will manage relationships between the research team and stakeholders. This document includes appropriate definitions to assist you in identifying the different levels of engagement with the project stakeholders
Engagement is used as an umbrella term to describe any process that involves contact with the stakeholders, from providing information to running formal consultation processes. (Dialogue by Design 2008)