E61 - Details of the Dramatic Changes to the PMBOK 7th Edition

Season #1

Are you familiar with the upcoming changes to the PMBOK? What do you think will be the impact to our profession and community? In this episode Cyndi Dionisio and Mike Griffiths share the details on the PMBOK 7th edition update.

After 50+ years and 6 editions of the PMBOK, PMI is taking the PMBOK 7th edition in a different direction. The changes to the Standard and Guide are meant to align with the evolution within the industry. The working draft is a move towards a Principled-based Standard to apply regardless of your delivery approach.

A focus of the 7th edition is to move from Outputs to Outcomes. This is a significant change to the approach as the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups will no longer be in the PMBOK. We learn instead about the 12 Principles and Performance Domains. The key point of the discussion is that the PMBOK is undergoing a major re-write and will make a significant impact on our profession and industry.

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