PMBOK Guide 6.0 coming in September

Posted by mikeberry | CAPM,PMP | Tuesday 1 August 2017 12:29 am

September 6, 2017,  PMI will release Version 6 of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide.  The updates in the new guide reflect slight adjustments to the framework expanding it to encompass managing equipment as well as human resources, and changing terminology from “control” to “monitor” in many areas.  In addition, PMI will publish the new Agile Practice Guide which will become PMI’s definitive resource for all things Agile.   The PMP and CAPM tests will not change until January, 2018.



Knowledge Area Name Changes:

Project Time Management > Project Schedule Management
Project Human Resource Management > Project Resource Management

Process Name Changes:

Plan Stakeholder Management > Plan Stakeholder Engagement (Planning)
Plan Human Resource Management > Plan Resource Management (Planning)
Perform Quality Assurance > Manage Quality (Executing)
Control Communications > Monitor Communications (M&C)
Control Risks > Monitor Risks (M&C)
Control Stakeholder Engagement > Monitor Stakeholder Engagement (M&C)

New Processes:

Manage Project Knowledge (Added to Executing)
Implement Risk Responses (Added to Executing)
Control Resources (Added to M&C)

Deleted processes:

Close Procurement’s

Advice for passing the PMP Exam

Posted by mikeberry | PMP | Monday 10 December 2012 11:02 pm

The PMP, or Project Management Professional certification, indicates a person possesses years of industry experience participating in projects, and they understand the PMBOK framework.

The PMBOK, or Project Management Body of Knowledge, is a framework comprising 42 processes useful to managing formal projects.

Legendary in the industry, the PMP exam is one of the toughest professional exams out there.  It consists of 200 questions and takes most people the entire 4 hour allotment of time to complete.

The test is put together using Blooms Taxonomy, a learning framework that describes different ways people process learned information.   Recalling lists versus selecting the best option from a set of viable options are examples of categories in Blooms Taxonomy.

One major tip for passing the PMP exam is to expect to be reading questions in street lingo.  For example, the question may be a short story about a manager asking for something from her project manager.  The question will contain no terminology…you will be expected to translate the street lingo into the particular framework component being described and select the correct answer from the choices given.

I teach a PMP Exam Prep class and have many students who pass, and a few who don’t.  What’s the difference?  Quality study time.  Be sure you take this exam seriously so that you can benefit from the PMBOK framework concepts.

John C. Maxwell Leadership Coach