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3 de enero de 2013

PMBOK® 5th is Out!

PMI members are now able to download a PDF version for free of the new release of the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Once logged into www.pmi.org, just click here, enter your PMI password  and start downloading. You will get an encrypted document with your name at each page foot.

If you rather prefer paperback format, you can order it from PMI marketplace (price is $49.50 for PMI members and $65.95 for non members).

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) was first published by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a white paper in 1983 in an attempt to document and standardize generally accepted project management information and practices. The first edition was published in 1996.

The latest English language PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition has just been released on December 31, 2012.

The new version has increased the number of processes from 42 to 47. One major change is the “new” project management knowledge area called Project Stakeholder Management. It is not entirely new since processes are close related to those in knowledge area Communication Management in version 4th.

If you are curious about comparing version 5th against version 4th, here is my representation of the map of 47 processes now present in the new version 5th:

... and here is the same representation for the 42 processes in version 4th:

For a better image resolution, you can download both diagrams in a PDF document by clicking here.