The book describes how to manage and successfully deliver large, complex, and expensive systems that can be composed of millions
of line of software code, being developed by numerous groups throughout the globe, that interface with many hardware items
being developed by geographically dispersed companies, where the system also includes people, policies, constraints, regulations,
and a myriad of other factors. It focuses on how to seamlessly integrate systems, satisfy the customer's requirements, and
deliver within the budget and on time. The guide is essentially a "shopping list" of all the activities that could be conducted
with tailoring guidelines to meet the needs of each project.