There are always people to thank when you have taken up an endeavor such as authoring a book. In particular, we would like to thank the Faculty and Staff of the Executive MBA program at Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. There are many individuals there who make that a great program, but in particular we would like to thank Professors Ken Milani and John Affleck-Graves, who laid the foundation on which this effort was built.
We would like to thank Vince Malina, George Beardsley, and Catherine Callahan for proofreading and correcting our manuscript.
We would also like to correct an error from our previous book, The Essentials of Strategic Project Management. During the production of that book, we had an excellent intern, Erin Ellis. Unfortunately, Erin was not properly identified, and we wish to correct that here and thank her for the hard work and professionalism that she applied to the project.