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On January, 15th, PMI(r) published 37 pages of the draft standard PMBOK7.
The main change – and challenge – there are PRINCIPLES instead processes now. PMBOK Standard 7th delivers 12 main project management principles.
Knowledge areas will be described later (probably in electronic form only).
The draft is devoted to soft skills area at 90% level. It seems a bit strange to me ’cause hard skills in the PM area are of high value as well.
The draft presents the “umbrella” approach to project management, including predictive (waterfall), agile and hybrid models. As a part of this approach the project leader role is introduced. This role unites project manager, scrum master and other leadership roles.
Another ‘strange’ item for me is the descriptive approach. Standards are usually predictive. But this one contains descriptions, examples, and references to ‘others”.
The PMP 2020 new version seems to be in line with this draft.
March, 26th – PMP, PMI-ACP
May, 21st – CAPM
June, 25th – PgMP, PMI-BA
The PMI has announced the changes in PMP and other Project management certifications in connection with PMBOK Sixth is available since September, 6th.
The main change is a new chapter concerning project manager’s leadership skills: communication, team skills, business strategy understanding, and others.
Some updates concern new terminology and chapters renaming.
The exam update is announced in Q1 2018 with more strict date coming soon.
PMI.org announced key dates for new versions of PMBOK, Standard for Program management, and Standard for Portfolio management:
- June, 26th – July, 26th: PMBOK 6th Guide public discussion and review
- 3rd-4th quarter 2016 : drafts of Standards for Program and Portfolio management to be published for review
- 3rd quarte 2017: PMBOK Guide 6th official launch in 10 languages
- 1st 2018: PMP certification update for new version
The PMBOK 6th edition coming soon. The Standard for Project Management is to be published by April, 6th. Next 30 days experts discuss it, and next PMBOK 6th draft would be published.
PMI published main news and differences. And the preliminary process table with changes marked is below:
I recommend a very interesting and useful post about gaining life priorities by personal projects.
The PMI published an updated “Project management professional Examination Content Outline” which is effective from November, 2nd.
The main updates (thanks to Oliver F. Lehman for in-depth analysis):
– Number of tasks increased from 37 to 42.
– There is a stronger focus on stakeholders and communications with them.
– Clearer separation of management plans and work-level plans (I made a comment on that during the piloting session).
Students, be ready!