The Agile concept is incorporated in all 10 knowledge areas. Each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings.
4.PMI Talent Triangle
The PMBOK® Guide –Sixth Edition will contain a new chapter on the role of the project manager which discusses the PMI Talent Triangle™ and the skill sets organizations demand that make project managers more competitive and relevant—technical project management, leadership, and strategic and business management.
The first 3 chapters of the book have been completely rewritten to highlight importance of project management’s role in the business value creation and any organizational change. In the new edition, the role of the project manager has been expanded as a leader, business expert and strategic thinker.
6.Some Other Changes
The PMBOK® Guide itself is taking on more of a voluntary instead of mandatory tone in some areas. For instance, for Requirements Collection, they might now say something to the effect that, “Here is a list of possible choices of tools. Choose any of these that best might fit your current project."
All 10 knowledge areas will focus on new topics like Key Concepts, Approaches in Agile, Tailoring Considerations, Trends and Emerging Practices, Iterative and Adaptive Environments and so on.
There will be various notations throughout the new PMBOK® Guide differentiating between processes that are “Ongoing” (continuously executing) vs. "Non-ongoing processes.” This concept will be emphasized for the first time in the new PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition.
The Product Scope vs Project Scope concept will also be emphasized for the first time in the new PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition.
There will be a distinction between "Communication" (as in communicating between two people) and "Communications" (artefacts, such as published emails).
The new strategy, “Escalate Responses” provides for a PM escalating risk to the appropriate party so that the risk is no longer his/her responsibility.\
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