John Nicholas is professor of operations and project management and former associate dean of the Graduate School of Business at Loyola University Chicago. He is an active teacher, writer and researcher in project management and manufacturing management, conducts executive seminars and consults on project management and process improvement. He has authored numerous academic and technical publications and led projects for companies such as Lockheed-Martin Corporation, Bank America and Argonne National Laboratory. He has a BS in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, an MBA in operations research from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a PhD in industrial engineering and applied behavioral science from Northwestern University.Herman Steyn, PhD, is professor in the Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa where he specializes in project management He has been involved in project management in industry since 1975, has managed a variety of large and small engineering projects (system, product, and process development) in the minerals, defense and nuclear industries, and has also managed project portfolios. In 1996 he was appointed to his current position at the University of Pretoria where he initiated a masters' program in project management; currently the only Masters' program in Project Management on the African continent that is accredited by the PMI (USA). He also initiated and coordinates a comprehensive continuing-education program in project management that has been attended by more than 4000 people from 1997 to 2008. Besides teaching graduate courses, consulting, and conducting research in project management, over the last decade Herman has conducted more than 100 seminars and workshops on project management.