A new version of PMBOK GUIDE 6 is coming

This year, the Project Management Institute® PMI® is conducting consultations on the next edition Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Six Edition, which is scheduled to be released simultaneously in 10 languages in the third quarter of 2017.

PMBOK® Guide is both a standard developed in accordance with the guidelines of the American National Standard Institute and a guide for project management practitioners. The standard presents processes (inputs to the process, tools and techniques used, outputs from the process) based on good practices in project management. The guide also includes key concepts (basics for a given area of knowledge), emerging trends (approaches not yet widely used) and tips for adapting project management (including the tools and techniques used) to the project environment.

Standard part PMBOK® Guide was already consulted in the spring of this year. Currently, anyone interested in project management can comment on entries in the guide. We have time for this until July 27. If you are interested in making a contribution, please visit: link.

What can we expect from the new release? First of all, Agile. Agility in project management has been a leading topic in project management discussions for several years. If you thought this was just a passing fad, you should take into account the results of the Pulse of Profession® study conducted by the Project Management Institute®. They show that the number of organizations taking an agile approach to their projects is constantly growing. If not to all, then at least to some. Of course, this does not mean that the classic approach to project management is no longer valid. It still is and will be the right solution for some projects. Therefore, another one PMBOK® Guide while maintaining proven good practices in classic project management, it is also intended to present a dynamically developing agile approach.

Important information for people preparing to obtain the PMP® certificate will certainly be the announcement that the exam will be adjusted to the updated standard no earlier than in the first quarter of 2018.

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