In September of 2017, a new Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), the Sixth Edition, was released. It will be the basis of most of the questions on the new PMP exam on March 26, 2018.
What's the Same in the PMBOK Sixth Edition?
The Sixth Edition retains the five Process Groups and ten Knowledge Areas from the PMBOK Fifth Edition.
The Purpose of the PMBOK
PMI describes the PMBOK this way: Good practice, for most projects, most of the time. The PMBOK is a toolkit, not a recipe.
What's Different in the PMBOK Sixth Edition?
Three New Processes
- 4.4 Manage Product Knowledge
- 9.6 Control Resources
- 11.6 Implement Risk Responses
One Relocated Process
- 6.4 Estimate Activity Resources became 9.2 Estimate Activity Resources
One Eliminated Process
- 12.4 Close Procurements (its work is combined into other processes)
The Fifth Edition contained 47 Processes. The Sixth Edition contains 49 Processes.
Agile concepts are found throughout the Sixth Edition.
Progressive Elaboration and Rolling-Wave Planning are agile tools that have appeared in previous editions of the PMBOK. They appear again in the Sixth Edition.
"Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments" is a section in the beginning of all ten Process Groups.
Welcome to Your New Toolbox