Topic Teasers Vol. 106: Hidden Easter Eggs in PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition

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I’m just slammed at work and I’m ashamed to admit that I don’t have time to go through the new A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). I know that they’ve added the Agile Practice Guide, but is there anything I absolutely must know in order to keep my job, do good projects and keep my skills up to date? I need the six simple steps version, especially since I’m thinking about applying for a new job in the next three months?

A. Since the PMBOK® Guide is the international standard for our profession, a project manager cannot lead projects successfully until he or she takes the time to sit down and read the Sixth Edition from cover to cover. Otherwise you are violating your certification mandates and the PMI Code of Ethics.

B. Sometimes the future of project management is anticipated, but buried in the overabundance of riches of information found in the PMBOK® Guide. If you’re a busy project manager, you may need some clues to interpret what is being projected for your future. None of us can afford to be members of the “One Sock Club,” trying to fulfill a customer need and manage a project as a single person.

C. If you are too busy as a project manager …

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