PMBOK ® Guide Fifth Edition Review

PMI just released the draft version of PMBOK® Guide 5th edition for review; and I had the chance to go through it.

There are some changes in the new Guide, the biggest change is that they
introduced 7 new processes, one new knowledge area “Project Stakeholder Management“, and removed 2 processes “Manage Stakeholder Expectations, Report Performance “, so now we have 47 processes and 10 knowledge areas, below are the new changes:

  • Seven new processes
Process Knowledge Area Process Group
Plan Scope Management Scope Planning
Plan Schedule Management Time Planning
Plan Cost Management Cost Planning
Plan Stakeholder Management Stakeholder Planning
Manage Stakeholder Engagement Stakeholder Executing
Control Stakeholder Engagement Stakeholder Monitor & Control
Control Communication Communication Monitor & Control
  • Project Stakeholder Management“, which has four processes:
    • Identify Stakeholders: This process was originally in the communication management knowledge area.
    • Plan Stakeholder Management.
    • Manage Stakeholder Engagement.
    • Control Stakeholder Engagement.
  • Removed process :
    • Manage Stakeholder Expectations
    • Report Performance

Comparison between the 4th and 5th PMBOK® Guide in terms of Knowledge Areas

Knowledge Area

4th

5th

Comments 
Integration

6

6

 
Scope

5

6

New Plan Scope Management process
Time

6

7

New Plan Schedule Management process
Cost

3

4

New Plan Cost Management process
Quality

3

3

 
Human Resources

4

4

 
Communication

5

3

New Control Communication process, Identify Stakeholders process moved to Stakeholder Knowledge Area, both Manage Stakeholder Expectations and Report Performance were removed.
Risk

6

6

 
Procurement

4

4

 
Stakeholder

0

4

Total new knowledge area, with 3 brand new processes, and Identify Stakeholders process which was originally within communication Knowledge area
 

42

47

 

Comparison between the 4th and 5th PMBOK® Guide in terms of Process Groups

Process Group

4th

5th

Comments

Initiation

2

2

Planning

20

24

Added Plan Scope, Schedule, Cost, and Stakeholder Management processes
Executing

8

8

Added Manage Stakeholder Engagement, removed Manage Stakeholder Expectations
M&C

10

11

Added Control Stakeholder Engagement, Control Communication, removed Report Performance
Closing

2

2

 

42

47

This is just a brief, more details are coming soon.

References: PMI Website

About Wafi Mohtaseb

Software Development & Management Specialist, Technology enthusiast, Project Management Professional PMP, Agile Certified Practitioner PMI-ACP, & Certified ScrumMaster

14 Responses to “PMBOK ® Guide Fifth Edition Review”

  1. That gives clear picture. cool.

  2. Interesting, how can the PMI members get the draft version of the 5th edition?

  3. Hello!
    Actually, you do not have to be a PMI member to comment on any of our exposure drafts. Anyone in the world can access the link and make recommendations to PMI draft standards. If you are a PMI member, however, you can access copies of published, current editions of PMI standards via download, and you may print a current copy of the PMBOK® Guide.

  4. Dave and Rich (@RichEarthPM) Reply April 18, 2012 at 7:48 am

    We still cannot really tell whether or not the PMI adopted the changes proposed by a consortium of high-expeienced PMs, and endorsed by a signed petition of over 250 which bring sustainability to our profession (literally and figuratively). I’m a little concerned after looking at it – looks like they may have left most of those proposed changes out.

  5. The least clear section in the 5th draft is on “Control Stakeholder Engagement”. It is a new process, but little indicates what actually happens, what WP data is used, and how or why this data is different from the other Control processes.

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