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PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition is available to order or free download for PMI Members


By Project Managers, For Project Managers

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition is the latest version of this leading global resource for project managers.

The PMBOK® Guide is developed by active practitioners and subject matter experts, then reviewed by the project management community before it is released, to assure it always reflects the current state of the profession.

In response to market research and customer input, information on agile will now be included.

What to expect

The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition (in English) will be available in print and digital formats on 6 September.

Translations in 11 additional languages will be available in print in October.

PMI members can download digital copies of English and all translated versions on 6 September.

What’s new?

A section on the role of the project manager.

Two renamed knowledge areas

  • Project Schedule Management
  • Project Resource Management

Four new sections in each knowledge area

  • Key Concepts
  • Trends and Emerging Practices
  • Tailoring Considerations
  • Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments

Greater emphasis on strategic and business knowledge, with a discussion of project management business documents.

A new section on the role of the project manager, including the PMI Talent Triangle®—technical, leadership and strategic and business management.

An appendix on agile practices.

Video on changes to the PMBOK: https://youtu.be/KaFmtY18ykw

What does this mean for the Exam?

The Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exams will be updated in Q1 and Q2 2018 to correspond to the release of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition and the Agile Practice Guide



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