PMBOK® Guide - Seventh Edition
Since the PMP certification exam is changing on 2 January 2021 and PMBOK Guide 7th edition s expected to be released soon, we will take a look at what's changing, and share quality content on the topic.
In 2020 PMI was adaptive to the people, and to the environment. First, PMI postponed the exam changes that were initially planned for July 2020. Then, PMI allowed a fully online PMP exam from the comfort of your home. It is not surprising that the Institute is now moving from processes to principles. As shared in a the official PMI blog “our ultimate goal with the Seventh Edition, of course, is to make your job easier - to give project management professionals like you greater flexibility to be proactive, innovative, and nimble in response to change - whether it’s disruption from a new technology, competitors, or from a health crisis like COVID-19.”
For the big picture of what and why it is changing, you definitely can take a look at the post from the PMI Vice President, Global Experience & Solutions. It’s important to note that the PMBOK® Guide is two documents in one: The Standard for Project Management - the consensus-based standard for the profession, and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, which provides a framework for applying the Standard. The entire PMBOK® Guide - Seventh Edition will launch with a digital and interactive element, delivered through PMIstandards+.
If you want to read a full in-depth analysis of all upcoming changes, you will find the following two articles useful since they provide a lot of clarity on the changes by also explaining the differences between the two versions of the PMBOK Guide:
- Getting Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition, Part 1
- Getting Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition, Part 2
- Getting Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition, Part 3
- Getting Under the Hood of the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition, Part 4
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