PMBOK 6th Edition – Changes expected
The Project Management Body of Knowledge (or PMBOK) is a complete collection of methods, terminologies, best practices, and guidelines that are considered and adopted as standards within the project management industry.
As Project Management Professionals and practitioners discover new changes that the PMBOK undergone. These changes are overseen by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI is global not for profit member association of the Project Management Professionals which collects, analyzes, and publishes the PMBOK within a book. The latest edition, the 6th edition is expected to be released in the market until the end of 2017, here we are going to discuss some of the updates this latest edition is expected to bring:
Agile Practices: The new edition will introduce some fresh content that emphasizes the importance and relevance of the agile process. The PMBOK 6th Edition is expected to include a number of references to the agile practices.
The PMI Talent Triangle: The PMBOK 6th Edition is expected to come with a completely new chapter on the role of Project Managers. This section is will discuss the significance of the PMI Talent Triangle along with the skill sets that are in demand for the project managers to help them make more competitive.
The Closing Contract Authority: This is one of the major changes that will arrive in the PMBOK 6th Edition. The PMI came to a deduction that several project managers do not have the authority to close procurements or contracts, therefore the activities related to this task have been shifted to control procurement.
Knowledge Areas: The Process Groups are same as the previous editions while there is a slight change in the names of two Knowledge Areas. Project Time Management will now be addressed as Project Schedule Management. Also, Project Human Resource Management will change to Project resource Management.
Apart from these, there are several other changes the new edition is expected to bring. To know more about project management, its practices and concepts, join the Project Management courses by Synergy. Being a proud partner of one of the biggest brands in the world, Synergy offers hi-end courses for students and professionals who wish to make a career in the field of Project Management.