Agile Project Management Practices are now part of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition!
On September 6th 2017, the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition was released.
The sixth edition of the PMBOK® Guide contains a combination of both subtle and significant changes. We no longer , for example, “manage time”, but rather practice “schedule management”. Likewise “stakeholder management” is out, and “stakeholder engagement” is in.
One of the most significant changes to PMBOK® Guide — Sixth Edition, is the addition of Agile Project Management techniques. For the first time, each project management knowledge area now includes a section entitled “Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments”. These sections provide descriptions of how agile practices may be integrated within the traditional project environment. An appendix will include additional detail on agile and on other adaptive and iterative approaches.
The sixth edition also includes greater emphasis on strategic and business knowledge, including discussions on project management business documents.
Together the changes within this latest edition of the PMBOK® Guide signal both the maturing and evolving of project management.
For a complete analysis of the changes between the 5th and the 6th Edition of the PMBOK® Guide, watch Kiron Bondale walk you through what you need to know, in the webinar recording PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!
For some perspective on how to start integrating agile techniques within a more traditional waterfall environment, watch Kiron’s recent live presentation in YouTube titled “It’s hard being agile while getting drenched in a waterfall.”
Planning to write the PMP Exam? Here is what you need to know.
On March 26, 2018, the PMP® (and PMI-ACP®) exams will be based on the Sixth Edition of the PMBOK® Guide (until March 26, 2018 the exam will continue to be based on the 5th Edition of the PMBOK® Guide). Historically, in the final months prior to the introduction of the updated PMP Exam based, there is a rush of people wanting to write the exam on the current version. The result is that as March 26, 2018 (the date for the new exam) gets closer, it will likely become more difficult to book an exam session — especially in some of the more popular areas. We therefore not only recommend that you do not wait until the last minute to book your exam, but that you plan on writing no later than by mid-February so that if you do not pass the exam on your first try (yes that definitely can happen!), you will still have sufficient time to rewrite the exam based on the current version and not end up having to study for your second attempt using the updated PMBOK® Guide.
WCP has you covered!
To help you prepare for the exam, WCP is running the following PMP®/CAPM® sessions:
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