PMBOK guide

Project Management Knowledge Guide (PMBOK® Guide)

In 1983, a group of volunteers from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) came together and designed the basics of project management skills. Later, this knowledge developed into a global standard for project management: Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). Although the way companies operate over the decades has changed considerably, good project management practices have remained key to achieving the best business results. The PMBOK® guide is today widely recognized as a comprehensive standard for effective project management.

Sixth edition of the PMBOK® guide

For the first time, the sixth edition of the PMBOK® guide contains instructions on the use of good project management practices in agile and adaptive environments. With this addition, PMBOK® is one of the strongest and at the same time versatile project management knowledge guides for today's project managers.

Each area of ​​knowledge in the PMBOK® guide now contains four introductory parts: key concepts, trends and emerging practices, adapting different views and aspects to an agile or adaptive environment.

The sixth edition also places greater emphasis on aspects of strategic and business knowledge in project management, with the first three chapters discussing project management business documents. It includes a new section on the role of the project manager, which addresses the PMI Talent Triangle® and the skills and knowledge that organizations require from project managers to become more competitive - technical, managerial and strategic knowledge.

PMBOK® sixth edition also includes an appendix on agile, iterative, adaptive and hybrid project environment.

You can purchase the book on the PMI® website (, where a guide for all PMI members is available free of charge in an electronic version.

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