I hope this new post finds everyone doing well!

 

Today I want to share with you some upcoming changes that will no doubt change how we communicate and act as project managers. The new version of PMBOK is being released later this year and as with previous versions, our vernacular, templates and even the certification exam will experience the necessary updates.

 

Here are some of the specific changes that should help you transition forms and templates in preparation for the official release date. Several processes will experience name changes to reflect the philosophical evolution of the Project Management Institute.

 

1- “Control Risk” changes to “Monitor Risk”

2- “Control Communications” changes to “Monitor Communications”

3- “Plan Stakeholder Mgmt.” changes to “Plan Stakeholder Engagement”

 

Other changes include:

 

1- A new chapter dedicated to the Talent Triangle

2- Iterative and Adaptive processes like Agile will be included in PMBOK 6 Ed.

3- ITTO’s will be deemphasized

4- Three processes will be added and two others deleted.

 

A few minutes of introspection should signal to anyone certified with the PMBOK 4th Edition or earlier, that a new PMP exam prep course is the perfect means to get professionally updated.

 

Anyway, it looks like 2017 will continue to be an exciting year for the project management profession and project managers everywhere.