PMI is updating the PMBOK Guide, once again. As they have done with prior updates, an exposure draft is available from now through April 6, 2016 for comment by PMI members in good standing.
Key changes to this edition are:
- The inclusion of more detailed information on agile and other iterative practices including:
- Information about agile and other practices often used in an adaptive environment in each Knowledge Area section (Sections 4–13)
- An appendix to The Standard for Project Management on agile and other iterative practices
- A new chapter on the role of the project manager which discusses the PMI Talent Triangle™, including greater emphasis on the strategic and business knowledge aspect of project management
It seems that each release of the PMBOK Guide includes a bit more input from advocates for Agile methods. It’s good to see the Standard keeping pace with current notions of best practices.