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Can you integrate stakeholder needs analysis with other tools or models, such as financial analysis?

Absolutely. Your analysis should not stop once you have completed the Alignor 3-Step Process. As you develop packages of possible actions into a proposal, you should further evaluate how those actions would affect stakeholder interests. For example, you can integrate the actions as assumptions in financial models. You can also model “fighting alternatives” scenarios, discounted for likelihood of success. Do not forget to model the effects of various possibilities on the interests of other stakeholders as well. For example, to the extent you can refine the possible actions or fighting alternatives into assumptions for a financial model of your counterparts, you will be able to make a more persuasive presentation to influence others’ decision-making.