The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition will be available in print and digital formats on 6 September 2017.
PMI members can download a free digital copy upon its release.
Translations (print and digital) in 11 additional languages will be available in October 2017.
Here is an overview about the major changes that will happen:
Agile and other iterative practices
As some of us already heard there will be some new content to emphasize the importance and relevance of agile and other iterative practices.
Different from previous editions, the PMBOK®Guide –Sixth Edition will contain numerous references to adaptive and iterative practices, including agile. This decision was made in response to the requests of PMIs stakeholders.
PMI Talent Triangle™
Will the new PMI Talent Triangle™ find its reflection in the upcoming PMBoK Guide Version? Of course!
Many key concepts addressed in the first three chapters of the PMBOK® Guide are covered, in abbreviated form, in Section I of the Standard. Section II of the Standard contains a description of the project management processes, organized by Process Group, along with their key benefits, inputs and outputs.
Processes; Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
The Process Groups remain the same in the Sixth Edition, although two Knowledge Areas have new names:
There are three new processes in the Sixth Edition:
Estimate Activity Resources is still part of the Planning Process Group, but it is associated with Project Resource Management processes instead of Project Schedule Management processes.
The total number of processes will count up from actually 47 to 49!
In addition, some processes have different names.
Project Management Plan Components and Project Documents
Please note the changes to the project management plan components and project documents
additional Changes (as known yet):
“Lessons Learned Register as new ITTO:
New Appendix Information:
This is what we know about the upcoming changes yet. There may be additional changes until the final version will be released.
We will inform you accordingly.