Chapter Changes in the Third Edition


We upgraded the description of the Project Manager. We added a significant section on the skills required: Technical, Behavioral, and Business and Strategic. This originated from work by Vijay Kanabar on the PMI Curriculum Project. As a result, we added a chapter devoted to the Project Manager.

Chapter 7: The Project Manager


The PMBOK 6th Edition emphasizes Stakeholder Engagement. Therefore, we added a new Chapter on stakeholders.

Chapter 7: Stakeholders


The PMBOK 6th Edition renamed the “Time” Chapter as “Schedule (finally). Therefore, we rewrote the cost and schedule chapters, which are now:

Chapter 7:10  Cost Estimation
Chapter 7:11  Schedule Estimation
Chapter 7:12  Earned Value
Chapter 7:13  Cost and Schedule Tracking


We added a new part to the book on Agile Project Management. It covers:

Part III   Agile Project Management.

Chapter 20:  The Agile Framework.

  • Why Agile? A comparison of Waterfall, Evolutionary and Agile. When Not to Use Agile.
  • The Agile Framework, Scrum, The Agile Team, Agile Planning, User Stories, and The Product Backlog.
  • Estimating Agile Projects, Relative Estimation & Story Points, Agile Cost Tracking  & Velocity.
  • The role of the Project Manager in Agile,

Chapter 21: Agile Sprints

  • Agile Start Activities , Sprint Planning, The First Sprint
  • Daily Scrums , The Sprint Work, and the Sprint Backlog
  • Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives , and Sprint Velocity.

Chapter 22:   The SAMPL App

  • SAMPL Agile Start Activities: Vision, Business Case, and SAMPL Scrum Team
    SAMPL Estimation  and Tracking, Burndown charts.
    SAMPL Sprint #1: Daily Scrum, Review, and Retrospective
  • Examples of Sprint Activities
  • SAMPL Cost and Schedule Tracking



Chapter Changes in the Second Edition

Chapter Mapping between First and Second Edition of 

The Art and Science of Project Management



1st Edition


2nd Edition



Chapters 1,2 ,3,4,5

(Projects and their environment) Part I

Same as First Edition

(Projects and their environment) Part I


Chapters  12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24

(The Knowledge areas) Part III

Chapters  6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18

(The Technical Skills) Part II


Chapters 6,7,8,9,10,11

(The Process Groups) Part II

Chapters 21,22,23,24,25,26

(Process groups, Processes and Knowledge areas) Part IV


Chapters 25

(The “New Kitchen” Project) Part IV

Chapters 19 (A new Kitchen) Part III
Chapters 20 (The Picnic templates) Part III
Chapters 27

(Microsoft  Project Tutorial)  Part V