This handbook is based on the premise that the multi-functional disciplines inherent to both Government and industry acquisition agencies are integral parts of program management and must be fully integrated to ensure successful Integrated Project Management of DoD programs. This handbook examines the interrelationships, synergism, and dependencies of the various project management activities leading to contract award and initial program execution. No attempt is made to cover any of the subjects in extensive depth; rather, the intent is to view the composite of the various subjects from a different perspective—that of Integrated Project Management. Numerous excellent courses are currently available through Defense Acquisition University (DAU) to strengthen knowledge within individual subject areas. A few courses such as ACQ 101, ACQ 201, PMT 250 and PMT 352 focus on the need for a multidisciplinary approach to specific aspects of program management. Additionally, the DoD Acquisition Deskbook provides extensive process information and a reference library that was used in the compilation of this handbook. But the purpose of this handbook is different. This handbook emphasizes the key interrelationships between pieces within (and between) each stage and interdependencies with the parallel and interactive industry efforts. This handbook also provides insights into the appropriate roles of both the Government and industry organizations within the acquisition phases and each stage of the integrated framework. The handbook is intended to build upon the reader’s existing knowledge base of the individual subject and describe how both the Government and industry activities progress from requirements definition areas within the acquisition process through program execution. The handbook is applicable to processes applied within both the competitive and sole source environments.