About the PMBOK® Guide

On 1983, a dedicated group of Project Management Institute (PMI®) volunteers gathered to create a project management body of knowledge. This effort would later evolve into the global standard for project management: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Though business has changed considerably through the decades, good project management practices remain critical drivers of the most successful business outcomes. Today, the PMBOK® Guide is widely acknowledged as the comprehensive authority on effective project management practices.

About the Sixth Edition

For the first time, the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition includes guidance on applying good project management practices within agile and adaptive environments. The addition of this new knowledge makes it one of the strongest, most versatile resources for today’s project management practitioner.

Each section (or Knowledge Area) of the Guide now has four introductory parts: Key Concepts, Trends and Emerging Practices, tailoring Considerations and Considerations for Agile/ Adaptive Environments.

The Sixth Edition also features greater emphasis on the strategic and business knowledge aspects of project management, with a discussion of project management business documents in the first three chapters. It includes a new section on the role of the project manager, which discusses the PMI Talent Triangle® and the skill sets organizations demand that make project managers more competitive and relevant – technical, leadership, and strategic and business management. In addition, you will find an appendix on Agile, Iterative, Adaptive and Hybrid Project Environments.

The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition is available on PMI web site https://www.pmi.org/pmbok-guide-standards/foundational/pmbok, where the PMI members can access electronic version of the guide for free.