The Sixth Edition of the PMBOK Guide has been out for about 6 weeks now and today we are finishing the second 5-day workshop on this guide. There are many things we like about the new edition and somethings we do not like.
Here are our professional views from the perspective of someone who has been using the guide since the first edition (my PMP was on the first edition) and who have also been delivering workshops on the guide since the second edition. Continue reading →
The PMP certification is a good certification and it is valuable but it is NOT the best certification in project management. Does the PMP certification still have value? Also, it is not the best route for organizations that want to enhance the performance of their projects. This is a view we have shared often.
Why the above opinion? Why do we think the PMP certification has lost some of its value?
Well, it has been roughly two weeks since the new PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition is out and the online community is flooded with posts on this topic. Some posts go through extensive details even comparing page count on a chapter by chapter basis.
As someone who has been using the PMBOK Guide, since the first consolidated edition in 1996, and who have learned project management pre-PMBOK Guide, we have a few posts on the subject as well.
Today’s post, the 5th in the series, is about tailoring. What does tailoring refer to in the new guide? Read on: Continue reading →
With the recent release of the PMBOK Guide edition, I felt it is important to reflect back on something I wrote a long time ago and worth sharing again.
Before we move on to this article. This article focuses on the size of the guide not because we are interested in how many KG it weighs or how many pages but to answer a fundamental question: is the current size of the guide appropriate to its valuable content?
Then a related question: cannot we have the valuable information in the guide (all parts) transferred via 600 pages, 400 pages, or even a 200 pages document?
We can discuss content and specific topics in other blog posts.
I have been leading a PMP exam prep workshop all week and every time we do this workshop we get questions like what we are listing today. We have touched on these points in the past but as the fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide will be coming to an end and the sixth edition arrives in the next few weeks, it is an opportunity to ask.
We have touched on these points in the past but as the fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide will be coming to an end and the sixth edition arrives in the next few weeks, it is an opportunity to ask these questions again.
The challenge is there anyone out there, in the PMI world? Is there anyone in PMI that can answer these questions for us? Continue reading →