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PMBOK Guide® – Sixth Edition: updates

As you are aware, PMI regularly updates PMBOK to align it to the latest project management practices. The continuous improvement is reflected in the previous editions of PMBOK. The project management experts around the globe author the changes by in-depth analysis of best project management practices. The rigorous reviews are performed by another set of experts to ensure the correctness of the content.  In this article, we are summarizing major changes you need to know:

  • Exam implementation will happen in Q1 of 2018.
  • If you plan to take exam in 2017, no worries PMBOK 5th edition is good.
  • Core remains the same: PMBOK is primary reference for PMP exam and PMP Exam is not the test of PMBOK.
  • Release Date of Sixth Edition PMBOK – September 2017
  •  Harmonization of process groups, tools, and techniques.

  •  Role of project manager is defined and explained in a new chapter.
  • Time Management is now Schedule Management
  • Human Resource Management is now Resource Management
  •  Every Knowledge Area features four new sections:Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments
  • There will be 49 Processes from current 47 processes.

There have been tremendous improvement and evolvement in the project management methods in recent years and PMI has implemented them in PMBOK to increase chances of the success of the projects.

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