E61 – Details of the Dramatic Changes to the PMBOK 7th Edition
Are you familiar with the upcoming changes to the PMBOK? What do you think will be the impact to our profession and community? In this episode Cyndi Dionisio and Mike Griffiths share the details on the PMBOK 7th edition update.
After 50+ years and 6 editions of the PMBOK, PMI is taking the PMBOK 7th edition in a different direction. The changes to the Standard and Guide are meant to align with the evolution within the industry. The working draft is a move towards a Principled-based Standard to apply regardless of your delivery approach.
A focus of the 7th edition is to move from Outputs to Outcomes. This is a significant change to the approach as the Knowledge Areas and Process Groups will no longer be in the PMBOK. We learn instead about the 12 Principles and Performance Domains. The key point of the discussion is that the PMBOK is undergoing a major re-write and will make a significant impact on our profession and industry.
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Mike Griffiths is an enthusiastic practitioner with a long history of contributions to the agile and project management community. He helped create the agile approach DSDM in 1994 and has been using agile approaches ever since.
He served on the board of the Agile Alliance, the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN) and remains active in the agile community. Mike is a frequent contributor to PMI standards and co-wrote the agile content for the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition.
He was chair of the author group for the PMI Agile Practice Guide. He also helped create the PMI-ACP Credential and wrote RMC’s PMI-ACP Exam Prep books. Mike is currently co-lead on the PMBOK® Guide 7th edition.
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Cynergy2 is a project management consulting, training development and training organization, with experience in working with government and commercial enterprises.
Cynthia Snyder Dionisio is a professional project management author, consultant, and instructor. Ms. Dionisio provides consulting and training services for LinkedIn Learning, academia, government and private industry.
An accomplished author and facilitator, she has written a dozen books on project management and trained thousands of project managers. Cynthia has been the Chair for three editions of the PMBOK® Guide.
In 2009 she was awarded PMI’s Distinguished Contribution Award and in 2018 she was presented with the PMI Fellow Award.
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