A few years back (already !), I compiled a very minimal digest of the PMBOK Guilde 5th edition. Since then, PMBOK 6 has been published, turning this work obsolete. Wanting to create a new version of my publication, i started digging into what changed between the two versions of the PMBOK.
This first post is the result of the beginning of this effort – it is, literally, work in progress.
The first difference, that appears on the first pages, is the growing influence of Agile. The PMBOK is now created in collaboration with the Agile Alliance. A few elements of agile were already present, but they were still marginal.
Despite this collaboration, the PMBOK 6 appears to be more an evolution than a revolution, building additional content on the previous version. Knowledge areas and process groups are unchanged, and the process themselves are mostly the same. On the other hand, the new version appears to be significantly larger, with an additional 150 pages plus an Agile guide of almost 170 pages.
But that’s just a first glance. Let’s dig into more details
Good news, the fundamental definition of a project has not changed: “A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.”
(to be continued)