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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About PMBOK® Guide 4.0

We PMBOK Guide reference highlights.know you're busy, so we've created this handy, up-to-date reference that highlights Project Management Institute®'s (PMI®'s) top 10 changes of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) from the Third Edition to the Fourth Edition. Save yourself precious time and energy and discover what you need to know about the new PMBOK® Guide 4.0:

  1. 1. All process names are in a verb-noun format
  2. 2. A standard approach to discussing Enterprise Environmental Factors and Organizational Process Assets is employed
  3. 3. Change requests now include:
    • Change Requests
    • Corrective Action
    • Preventive Action
    • Defect Repair
  4. 4. The processes decreased from 44 to 42
    • Process Deletions:
    • Process Additions:
      • Identify Stakeholders
      • Collect Requirements
    • Combined Processes:
      • Plan Purchases and Acquisitions and Plan Contract to Plan Procurements
      • Request Seller Responses and Select Sellers to Conduct Procurements
  5. 5. A clearer distinction is made between the project management plan and project documents used to manage the project
    • While project documents are used to assist the project manager in managing the project, they are not part of the project management plan
  6. 6. A clearer distinction is made between the project charter and the project scope statement
  7. 7. Deletion of Process Flow Diagrams at the front of each chapter
  8. 8. Addition of Data Flow Diagrams for every process that shows where inputs come from and where they go to
  9. 9. Triple constraint expanded to include quality, resources and risk
  10. 10. New appendix on interpersonal skills
    • Effective project managers acquire a balance of technical, interpersonal, and conceptual skills that help them analyze situations and interact appropriately

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