We would like to thank the many people who have helped in making this book a reality:
Bjoern Bierl, Purasitt Patanakul, Sabin Srivannaboon, and Diane Yates for providing the excellent industry examples used in this book.
Wayne Olmstead and Mary Willner for reviewing our drafts and supplying numerous corrections and insights that made their way into the final manuscript.
Andrea Hayes-Martinelli for her writing contributions to the industry examples and copyediting expertise throughout the book, which greatly contributed to the quality of the final manuscript.
David Churchill, Roger Lundberg, Rick Nardizzi, and Gary Rosen for their invaluable viewpoints, opinions, and insights about programmanagement as it is practiced in industries today.
Tim Rahschulte and Mark Lilly for sharing their collaborative writing model and providing encouragement, motivation, and feedback to Russ and Jim during our early writings.
Our many colleagues and coworkers who have contributed to the concepts presented in this work in many ways.
We are truly blessed to be associated with such a wonderful and supportive community of people!