Stakeholders are all the people involved in a project, the customer, the supplier, the boss, the user, you name it. As a project manager you have to deal with them, they will determine if your software project will be a success or a failure. This will describe the image a software project manager should have engraved in his mind. If you see it, you will surely recognize it.
Ever got a present where you thought "what is this?" Ever got something from your superiors nicely wrapped in a paper with in neon letters project on it, where you thought "what?" Problems, ideas or just plain stupidity are quickly labeled project and handed over to a project manager. The intake is to clarify what is meant so the project manager is not getting the blame.
Whatever you do, what ever you make,you should know what to do or to make. After an intake the global contours of the project are outlined by goals and scope. You should get more specific though. Its this getting more specific that requirements determination is all about.
During the project the requirements stated at requirements determination should be validated. This validation goes two ways: are we meeting the requirements, and are the requirements still valid. This section handles the requirements made to the product part of the project.
Ina project its all about getting the approvals to keep on going. This section handles giving feedback on the requirements made to the process. Are we still within time and budget, and are the project constrains still the same
A risk is the possibility of loss of some kind. Its all about what can be different from what we believe right now. Not just what can go wrong, but possibilities can arise also if the future brings not what you think it will. "Dealing with uncertainty" would be a good subtitle for this section of the guide.
Thissection will cover two aspects of doing projects in a larger context, your organization. The aspects are how to handle policies issued on what systems you may use, and how it should be constructed, and how you can introduce a "project approach" into an organization in such a way, your own job as a project manager will be more effective.