PMBOK v5.0 to be released January 2013

PMBOK v5.0 to be released January 2013

Got wind of the release of PMI’s PMBOK v5.0 from Mike Griffith’s blog.   It seems to be set for release on January 2013.  Mike is a legitimate source since he directly worked on the revisions to it, specifically chapter 6 which will have more Agile integrations:

My contributions were on chapter 6 and while I had submitted corrections and updates to the PMBOK Guide before, this was the first time I had worked on a Chapter Core Team.  On the plus side it provides first kick at suggesting updates, but on the negative side you then have to reconcile the thousands of review feedback suggestions.

My hope was to get more agile content into the PMBOK v5 Guide since 65% of PMI membership work on IT projects and agile has penetrated the IT industry. This means for many readers the previous PMBOK Guide seemed oddly deficient in its coverage of common practices. We got some agile coverage included, but it was much smaller than I hoped for. Yet perhaps it opens the door for future expansion in later versions.

I volunteered as well to be a reviewer of the exposure draft version earlier this year, though I ended up reading and reviewing the changes more than contributing any feedback.  I have put off updating my detailed PMP study guide, but once the draft version is officially out I will get started in updating the guide and will post it for sale as a Kindle book on Amazon.

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