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PMI (Project Management Institute) was expected to roll out the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition by the third quarter of 2017.  AND IT IS OUT. 

What are the changes in the Sixth Edition?

>> Approaches to Agile.

Every knowledge area will be inclusive of approaches to Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments’. This section will detail the integration of agile practices in project backgrounds.

 >> PMI Talent Triangle™.

PMI spells the details about the technical skills, business intelligence, and leadership considered the key skills for success. It is also known as Talent triangle. 

>> The size of the book.

The fifth edition PMBOK® Guide, has 13 chapters that spans 415 pages. The sixth edition is expected to be quarter the size of the 5th edition, which means it should be close to 84 pages and the number of chapters too have come down to 10. So, sixth edition should be 10 chapters with 84 pages in the draft version.

>> Inputs, Tools & Techniques, Outputs (ITTOs).

The sixth edition will not dwell deep into ITTOs, rather it will be covered at a high level.

>> Alignment with Process Groups.

The sixth edition will be divided based on the 5 process groups, and not the 10 knowledge areas. This is considered as a major change. The Role Delineation Study (RDS) conducted by PMI has presented its findings and proposed the changed to be aligned with process groups.

>> Combination of first three chapters.

In the sixth edition, the first three chapters  combined as one – the interpersonal skills of the project manager and organizational skills will be merged in to one.

>>Two processes are expected to be deleted.

The Close Procurement process and Estimate Activities Resources are more likely to be deleted.

>>Two knowledge areas to be renamed.

Time Management  and Human Resource Management to be renamed.  Time management will be renamed Schedule management, while Human Resource Management becomes Resource Management.

 >> Knowledge Areas to feature four section.

Every knowledge areas will have four new sections, namely, Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, Tailoring Considerations and Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments.

 >> An exclusive chapter on role of Project Manager.  

This chapter on Project Manager will cover the key concepts about core competencies, expertise, leadership skills expected in leading a project.

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