So if you are currently in the middle of your PMP exam prep, then you can expect to see questions about situational project management on your exam. Therefore the article is not intended as a book review but as an introduction to the topic.
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Like i wrote in my previous article "What is the current edition of the PMBoK Guide and when will the new edition be released?" the public review of the exposure draft has just begun and it is still a long road until the final version will be released towards the end of 2017 respective the beginning of 2018 when the printed version will become available.
Nevertheless it is interesting yet having a look on the upcoming changes the new version will bring us.
Of course this is high level and feels like a BETA version, but the major changes should be finalized already since public review has started, right?
Well, here we go:
Agile and other iterative practices
As some of us already heard there will be some new content to emphasisze the importance and relevance of agile and other iterative practices.
Different from previous editions, the PMBOK®Guide –Sixth Edition will contain numerous references to adaptive and iterative practices, including agile. This decision was made in response to the requests of PMIs stakeholders. This content will include:
PMI Talent Triangle™
Will the new PMI Talent Triangle™ find its refelction in the upcoming PMBoK Guide Version? Of course!
The PMBOK®Guide –Sixth Edition will contain a new chapter 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 project management, leadership, and strategic and business management.
Many key concepts addressed in the first three chapters of the PMBOK® Guide are covered, in abbreviated form, in Section I of the Standard. Section II of the Standard contains a description of the project management processes, organized by Process Group, along with their key benefits, inputs and outputs.
Processes; Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
The Process Groups remain the same in the Sixth Edition, although two Knowledge Areas have new names:
Project Time Management is now Project Schedule Management, emphasizing the importance of scheduling in project management. This aligns with PMI’s Practice Standard for Scheduling.
There are three new processes in the Sixth Edition:
Estimate Activity Resources is still part of the Planning Process Group, but it is associated with Project Resource Management processes instead of Project Schedule Management processes.
Since we do not know about deleting processes now, the overall number of processes seems to increase to 50!
In addition, some processes have different names. For example, to align with research showing that project management is more about facilitating and managing than controlling, we have shifted several processes from a Control function to a Monitor function. In other cases, we have aligned the process name with the intent of the process. The chart below identifies the overall name changes.
The function of the Close Procurement process has now been captured within Control Procurements and Close Project or Phase. Research shows that few project managers have the authority to formally and legally close a contract. Project managers are responsible to determine that work is complete, records indexed and archived, and responsibilities transferred appropriately. Thus, they have now included work associated with Close Procurements within the aforementioned processes.
Project Management Plan Components and Project Documents
Please note the following changes to the project management plan components and project documents:
This is what we know about the upcoming changes yet. There may be additional changes; as a result from the actual exposure draft review for instance.
We will update this article accordingly.
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