The Project Management Institute (PMI) global standards provide guidelines, rules and characteristics for project, program and portfolio management. The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide is where the PMI published the Practice standards that describe the use of a tool, technique or process. The PMBOK Guide is also one of the main resources that candidates study in preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam in order to become PMP Certified.
The good news is that there is a new PMBOK Guide, 6th Edition on it’s way, expected by the third quarter of 2017. There are some exciting additions like a new chapter on the the Project Manager’s role covering areas like the PM as a Leader, a strategic thinker and a business expert. Further additions include more detailed information about the Business Case, as well as a Project Benefits Management Plan. There is also more coverage of Agile and a new Agile Practice Guide will accompany the PMBOK Guide.
To read more, or rather watch the summary from J. LeRoy Ward from IIL that gives a good overview of what’s coming!