This fourth edition is made possible by a large network of colleagues and clients and the cumulative experience of literally millions of projects. “Best practices” are moving forward in this field through the generous exchange of ideas and experiences during conferences, at trade shows, and over coffee with friends. I have the privilege to both travel with the project management movement and to record the journey. To all of the project teams and project leaders who continue to innovate and move the state of the art forward, I wish to thank you for your example and the freedom with which you share what you learn.
There are, of course, particular friends and colleagues that made a direct contribution to this edition, and to whom I owe particular recognition.
Terry Schmidt has written wonderfully about the Logical Framework Approach in several books. For this edition, he brilliantly introduces this project initiation technique in a concise, yet explicit manner. This technique is long overdue for projects in the corporate world.
Alan Shalloway has been shaping the agile approach to software development for over a decade. Not only is he an expert, but he also is a teacher who is willing to examine his own perspectives in pursuit of a better way. I thank him for exhibiting tremendous patience and commitment as we combined our divergent views to forge an explanation of one of the most recent developments in our field, project management on agile software development projects. ...